Saturday, May 8, 2021

Rebels kill Chad’s president Idriss Déby

Chad's President Idriss Déby has died suddenly in clashes with rebels in the north of the country at the weekend, the army has said on state TV. His death came shortly after provisional election...

Covid-19: US to advise against travel to 80% of countries

The US state department is to advise Americans to avoid 80% of countries worldwide because of the coronavirus pandemic. In a note to the media about its updated travel guidance, it said the pandemic continued...

Namibia denies entry to gay couple’s surrogate daughters

A Namibian court has refused to issue a gay man emergency travel documents so that he can bring home his twin daughters from South Africa where they were born by surrogate. The authorities say Phillip...

Cape Town fire: Residents evacuated on city’s outskirts

South African emergency workers have evacuated three 17-storey residential buildings overlooking Cape Town as a huge fire burns along Table Mountain. The blaze spread quickly after breaking out on Sunday morning near a memorial to...

Russia will face ‘consequences’ if Navalny dies – US

The US has warned Russia there will be "consequences" if the opposition activist Alexei Navalny dies in jail. The UK, France, Germany, and the European Union have also expressed their concern over his treatment. Navalny's doctors...

Thousands stranded in traffic over Kenya Covid rules

Thousands of motorists and passengers were stuck in traffic for hours after police blocked major roads in Kenya's capital, Nairobi, to enforce a Covid curfew to battle infections. Videos and pictures posted on social media...

YouTube blocks TB Joshua over gay cure claim

YouTube has suspended the account of influential Nigerian TV evangelist TB Joshua over allegations of hate speech. A rights body filed a complaint after reviewing at least seven videos showing the preacher conducting prayers to...

Indianapolis mass shooting: Eight dead at FedEx facility

Eight people have been killed and many injured in a shooting in the US city of Indianapolis, police say. Witnesses heard several gunshots at a FedEx facility and one said he had seen a man...

Defiant Zuma dismisses court deadline as ‘a sham’

South Africa's ex-President Jacob Zuma has rejected as "a sham" a request by the country’s top court to suggest what punishment he should face if found guilty of contempt of court. He faces possible sanctions...

Floyd’s death should be ‘undetermined’, defence expert says

George Floyd's death should have been classified as "undetermined", an expert has told the murder trial of former US police officer Derek Chauvin. Forensic pathologist David Fowler told the court in Minnesota that the cause...

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