Friday, March 22, 2019

Trump knew about email hack, Cohen tells Congress

US President Donald Trump's former lawyer Michael Cohen has claimed Mr Trump knew beforehand about a leak of hacked Democratic emails. In congressional testimony, Cohen also said Mr Trump directed plans for a Moscow skyscraper...

Akufo-Addo congratulates Buhari on his re-election

Ghana’s President Nana Akufo-Addo on Wednesday congratulated Muhammadu Buhari on his re-election for a second successive term as the President of Nigeria. Buhari has been re-elected for a second four-year term, according to final results...

Buhari re-elected Nigeria president

Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari has been re-elected for a second four-year term, final results from Saturday’s general election show. The 76-year-old defeated his main rival, former Vice President Atiku Abubakar, with a margin of just...

SA funeral firm to sue pastor for ‘resurrection stunt’

A group of funeral directors in South Africa say they will sue a self-styled prophet who claims to have resurrected a dead man. A viral video of Pastor Alph Lukau shows him shouting "rise up"...

‘Fake Kenyan president’ arrested

Police in Kenya say they have a busted a seven-man syndicate which allegedly impersonated President Uhuru Kenyatta and other government officials to defraud local business tycoon Naushad Merali of a huge sum of money. One...

George Pell: Cardinal found guilty of sexual offences in Australia

Cardinal George Pell has been found guilty of sexual offences in Australia, making him the highest-ranking Catholic figure to receive such a conviction. Pell abused two choir boys in the rooms of a Melbourne cathedral...

Senegal election: Macky Sall ‘heading for victory’

Senegalese President Macky Sall is headed towards a second term in office, his prime minister has alleged. Mohammed Dionne said preliminary results suggested Mr Sall had secured about 57% of the vote in Sunday's elections,...

Nigeria election 2019: Atiku Abubakar challenges Muhammadu Buhari

Nigerians are finally going to the polls for the country's general election following a last-minute postponement of the vote a week ago. The main challenger to President Muhammadu Buhari, 76, is the former vice president,...

Japanese minister apologises for being three minutes late

Japan's Olympics Minister, Yoshitaka Sakurada, has publicly apologised after arriving three minutes late to a parliamentary meeting on Thursday. Opposition MPs said his tardiness showed disrespect for his office and boycotted a meeting of the...

Venezuela crisis: Maduro closing border with Brazil

Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro has announced the closure of the border with Brazil as a row over foreign humanitarian aid continues. The embattled leftist leader went on TV to say that he was also considering...

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