Friday, September 17, 2021

Woman on trial for texts ‘driving boyfriend to suicide’

A 20-year-old US woman whose boyfriend took his own life nearly three years ago after she repeatedly urged him to suicide has gone on trial. Michelle Carter is charged with involuntary manslaughter for her role...

South Africa falls into recession

South Africa has fallen into recession for the first time in eight years after economic growth shrank by 0.7% between January and March. The downturn, due to weak manufacturing and trade, follows a 0.3% fall...

US warns it may leave UN Human Rights Council

The US says it is considering withdrawing from the UN body on human rights, highlighting what it calls a "biased" stance on Israel. UN ambassador Nikki Haley said the US was "looking carefully" at its...

Third London Bridge attacker named

The third London Bridge attacker has been named as Youssef Zaghba, a Moroccan-Italian man. Pakistan-born Khuram Butt, 27, and Rachid Radouane, 30, both from Barking were the other two attackers. Meanwhile, another victim has been named...

Florida shooting: ‘Multiple fatalities’ in Orlando

Police in Florida say there have been "multiple fatalities" in a shooting at an Orlando industrial estate. The shooting happened early on Monday morning in the east of the city, the Orlando Sentinel newspaper reports. It...

ECOWAS agrees to admit Morocco to West African body

West African regional group Ecowas has in principle approved Morocco's membership application despite the country being in North Africa. But Ecowas leaders meeting in Liberia said the implications of its membership still needed to be...

Akufo-Addo didn’t lose ECOWAS election – Botchwey

The Foreign Affairs Minister Shirley Ayorkor Botchwey has laughed off claims that Ghana’s president Akufo-Addo garnered a disappointing two votes to lose out on the ECOWAS chairmanship slot to Togo’s Faure Gnassingbè. Social media is...

Charles Taylor’s ex-wife charged with torture

The ex-wife of former Liberian President Charles Taylor has appeared at Westminster Magistrates' Court in London to face torture charges. Agnes Reeves Taylor, 51, is suspected of ordering and carrying out torture between 1989 and...

Faure Gnassingbè is new ECOWAS chair

Togo President, Faure Gnassingbè has been elected the new chair of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS). President Gnassingbè takes over from Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf. The Togolese leader became the new ECOWAS...

Qatar row: Four countries cut links with Doha

Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Bahrain and the United Arab Emirates have cut diplomatic ties with Qatar, accusing it of destabilising the region. They say Qatar backs terrorist groups including Islamic State (IS). The Saudi state news agency...
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