Saturday, February 22, 2020

German archaeologists ‘abducted’ in Nigeria

Nigerian police say gunmen have kidnapped two German archaeologists in the north of the country. A police spokesman said the pair were abducted from Kaduna state on Wednesday morning. The police say the two were part...

African countries must not quit ICC – Mahama

Former President John Dramani Mahama has called on African countries threatening to quit the International Criminal Court not to pull out. The relationship of the African Union and the International Criminal Court has hit the...

Mexico’s foreign minister rejects Trump deportation policy

Mexico has condemned new guidelines issued by the United States, under which almost all illegal immigrants can be subject to deportation. The new rules include sending undocumented people to Mexico, even if they are not...

Mahama wins African Political Leader of the Year Award

Former president John Dramani Mahama will be decorated with the African Political Leader of the Year Award in South Africa today, February 23, 2017. The African Leadership Magazine is awarding him for his contribution towards...

South Africa’s decision to leave ICC ruled ‘invalid’

South Africa's decision to withdraw from the International Criminal Court (ICC) has been ruled "unconstitutional and invalid" by the High Court. South Africa notified the UN of its intention to leave last October, accusing the...

Kim Jong-nam killing: Senior N Korea diplomat named as suspect

Malaysian police have named a senior North Korean embassy official they want to question in connection with the killing of Kim Jong-nam. Hyon Kwang Song is one of three North Koreans being sought, along with...

Foreign-owned shops attacked in South Africa

More than 30 foreign-owned shops were looted last night in two neighbourhoods in South Africa's capital, Pretoria, a police spokesman was quoted by the local TimesLive news site as saying. Bongi Msimango said: "The looting...

Melbourne plane crash: Five killed as aircraft hits shopping centre

Four US citizens and an Australian pilot have died after their light plane crashed into a shopping centre in Melbourne, Australia. The charter flight appeared to have had a "catastrophic engine failure" shortly after taking...

Trump names Lt Gen HR McMaster as national security adviser

US President Donald Trump has named Lt Gen HR McMaster as his national security adviser. He will replace Lt Gen Michael Flynn who was fired after just three weeks and three days in the job. A...

Tanzania threat to list gay people

The threat to publish the names of suspected homosexuals in Tanzania has been defended by the deputy health minister in a fierce row on Twitter. Homosexual acts are illegal in the East African nation and...