Thursday, October 21, 2021

French Catholic priests abused 216,000 victims since 1950

Some 216,000 children have been victims of abuse by members of the Catholic clergy in France since 1950, the head of a panel investigating abuses by Church members says. Jean-Marc Sauvé was speaking at the...

Second South African mayor dies in car crash

South Africans have paid tribute to the second mayor to die in a car crash in under three weeks. Naledi local municipality mayor Neo Schalk was killed on Sunday morning after an accident outside of...

Swedish artist who cartooned Prophet Mohammed killed

A Swedish artist who survived two murder attempts after drawing a cartoon of the Muslim Prophet Mohammed has died in a horror car crash. Lars Vilks, 75, was killed Sunday when the police car he...

Pandora Papers: Kenyatta’s family’s secret assets exposed

The family of Kenya's President Uhuru Kenyatta, that has dominated the country's politics since independence, secretly owned a network of offshore companies for decades, according to a huge leak of financial papers. The Pandora Papers...

Doumbouya: Guinea coup leader sworn in as president

Col Mamady Doumbouya has been sworn is as Guinea's interim president after leading a coup which saw the overthrow of Alpha Condé. The former French legionnaire, 41, becomes Africa's second-youngest leader, after Mali's Assimi Goïta,...

Prominent Nigerian shot dead in the face

A prominent Nigerian doctor has been gunned down as he returned from a commemorative lecture in honor of his late wife - a government official who became famous for busting cartels which sold fake...

Ecuador jail: Death toll in Guayaquil prison fight passes 100

At least 116 people are now known to have died in a fight between rival gangs in Ecuador's jail, officials say, making it the worst prison violence in the country's history. At least five inmates...

WHO horrified over sexual exploitation by aid workers in DR Congo

World Health Organization (WHO) staff were among 83 aid workers who sexually abused women and girls while tackling the Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo, a report finds. The abuses, which included nine...

Qatar Airways suffers $4bn annual loss on pandemic hit

Qatar Airways announced on Monday that it suffered a more than $4bn loss in revenues over the last fiscal year, as lockdowns triggered by the coronavirus pandemic slashed demand for long-haul travel. The major loss,...

Liberian leader’s birthday billboards line streets

Billboards with large portraits of Liberian President George Weah are being lined up on the streets of the capital Monrovia, ahead of his 55th birthday on 1 October. The billboards being erected by the Monrovia...
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