Saturday, August 8, 2020

Colombia landslide: Over 250 dead

Colombia's security forces are searching for hundreds of missing people after heavy mudslides left at least 254 dead. About 1,100 soldiers and police are involved in the rescue effort. Heavy rain flooded the city of Mocoa...

Protesters burn parliament in Paraguay

Demonstrators in Paraguay have set fire to the country's parliament during violent protests against a bill that would lift presidential term limits. One activist was killed by a blow to the head which the opposition...

Mozambique university bans ‘improper dressing’

A university in Mozambique's northern Nampula province has banned workers, students and teachers from coming to the campus "improperly dressed." In a notice stuck on walls at Unizambeze university, administrators prohibit women from wearing: Tight-fitting...

US: Assad’s overthrow no longer a priority

The United States has said that it is no longer focused on ousting President Bashar al-Assad as it seeks a new strategy to end Syria's civil war. American officials have been shifting away from their...

Zuma sacks finance minister in major reshuffle

South Africa's President Jacob Zuma sacked finance minister Pravin Gordhan in a major cabinet reshuffle after days of speculation that has rocked the country's markets and currency, replacing him with home affairs head Malusi...

Brexit: EU’s Tusk to issue negotiation guidelines

European Council President Donald Tusk is due to issue draft guidelines on how the EU intends to negotiate the UK's departure from the bloc. The proposals will be sent to the governments of 27 EU...

Ghanaian UNICEF Director in SA goes missing

It is becoming increasingly difficult for rescuers in South Africa to find the Ghanaian UNICEF Director who went missing in that country. Charlotte Nana Yaa Nikoi according to local media was last seen on March...

American Airlines pilot dies on Dallas flight

A pilot died on Wednesday during a flight from Dallas to Albuquerque, New Mexico, American Airlines have confirmed. The Boeing 737-800 was two miles from landing when the captain declared a medical emergency, an Albuquerque...

Ivanka Trump to be assistant to US president

Ivanka Trump is officially joining her father's administration as an unpaid employee with the title Assistant to the President, the White House says. The US first daughter bowed to pressure following an outcry from ethics...

Ahmed Kathrada funeral: South Africa’s Zuma asked to stay away

South Africa's President Jacob Zuma has not attended the funeral of veteran anti-apartheid activist Ahmed Kathrada at the request of his family. Mr Kathrada called on Mr Zuma to resign last year after he became...

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