Wednesday, September 18, 2019

Xeno attacks: SA gov’t must do more – Mahama

Ghana’s former President, John Mahama, has blamed the South African government for the latest xenophobic attacks in South Africa. Describing the attacks as heartless in a tweet Wednesday Mahama asked the South African government to...

SA reeling after looting and attacks on foreigners in Joburg

The violence, looting and targeting of foreigners that left a trail of despair and destruction in Johannesburg, the economic powerhouse of SA, has left the country in a "state of shock". At least two people...

Texas shootings: Random gun attacks leave five dead

At least five people have been killed and many more injured in the second mass shooting in the US state of Texas in a month. First to be shot was a policeman who stopped the...

DR Congo Ebola deaths top 2,000

The numbers of people who have died in the current Ebola outbreak in the east of the Democratic Republic of Congo has reached the 2,000 mark, government figures show. The health authorities have struggled to...

Senior US official resigns after viewing porn on work computer

A senior Justice Department official resigned after being found to have watched porn on a government computer, according to newly released summary of an investigation by DOJ’s inspector general. The summary does not name the...

UK Parliament to be suspended in September

September - and only a few weeks before the Brexit deadline. Boris Johnson said a Queen's Speech would take place after the suspension, on 14 October, to outline his "very exciting agenda". But it means the...

Top Rwandan businessman gunned down in Mozambique

The leader of the Rwandan community in Mozambique has been shot dead in the capital, Maputo. Officials say Louis Baziga was in his car at midday on Monday after leaving his home in Matola, a...

DR Congo gets new cabinet after seven months

The new cabinet in the Democratic Republic of Congo, announced on Monday morning seven months after the inauguration of President Félix Tshisekedi, reflects the continued influence of former leader Joseph Kabila, reports the BBC's...

UK Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn calls off Ghana trip

British Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn has cancelled his four-day fact-finding trip to Ghana. Corbyn has since invited key Tory rebels and party leaders to a meeting on stopping a no-deal Brexit, the Mirror reports. He issued his invitation...

Burkina Faso soldiers killed in ‘barbaric attack’

At least 10 soldiers have been killed by militants in northern Burkina Faso, the military has said. Many others were wounded in the attack in Koutougou, in Soum province - which borders Mali - and...