Friday, February 26, 2021

Algerian president calls for early elections

Algerian President Abdelmadjid Tebboune has called early elections. In a live television address on Thursday night, he announced the dissolution of the lower house of parliament - a year ahead of schedule - and said...

Hotel Rwanda ‘hero’ in court for terror trial

The man portrayed as a hero in a Hollywood movie about the Rwandan genocide, Hotel Rwanda, Paul Rusesabagina has appeared in court for the start of his trial. He is facing terrorism charges with 20...

Princess Latifa: ‘Hostage’ ordeal of Dubai ruler’s daughter revealed

The daughter of Dubai's ruler who tried to flee the country in 2018 later sent secret video messages to friends accusing her father of holding her "hostage" as she feared for her life. In footage...

Judge wants to jail Jacob Zuma for contempt

A South African judge says he wants ex-President Jacob Zuma to be given a jail sentence for failing to appear before him to answer corruption allegations. Mr Zuma, 79, ignored a summons to appear before...

Bobi Wine supporters denied bail once again

A Ugandan military court in the capital, Kampala, has for the second time denied bail to 36 supporters of the opposition National Unity Party led by musician-turned-politician as Bobi Wine. They include Bobi Wine’s personal...

Sudan’s ex-VP arrested over bread protests

Hassabo Mohamed Abdel Rahman, who once served as vice-president to Sudan's ousted long-serving leader Omar al-Bashir, has been arrested for fomenting weeks of protests against rising food prices. Other senior members of Bashir's administration have...

Guinea declares Ebola epidemic: First deaths since 2016

Guinea has officially declared that it is dealing with an Ebola epidemic after the deaths of at least three people from the virus. They - and four others - fell ill with diarrhoea, vomiting and...

Ghana-born surgeon ‘unsticks Gorilla Glue woman’

A top Ghana-born plastic surgeon in the US has successfully removed Gorilla Glue from the scalp of a woman who sprayed it on her hair last month mistaking it for hairspray, TMZ videos show. It...

Man, 70, collapses and dies after receiving COVID-19 vaccine

An elderly man collapsed and died in New York City on Sunday morning shortly after receiving a COVID-19 vaccine, officials revealed Monday. The man, who was in his 70s, fell as he left Manhattan's Jacob...

Somalia misses deadline to hold presidential vote

Somalia has missed a key deadline to hold a presidential election on 8 February, plunging the country into political uncertainty. The first term of incumbent President Mohamed Abdullahi "Farmajo" Mohamed ends on Monday. Talks between the...

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