Sunday, July 21, 2019

Ethiopia: Army chief shot dead

The chief of staff of the Ethiopian army, Gen Seare Mekonnen, has been shot dead in the capital, Addis Ababa, state media confirm. He and another officer died trying to prevent a coup attempt against...

Tory leadership: Sajid Javid knocked out of contest

Sajid Javid has been knocked out of the Tory leadership race, leaving three contenders vying for the job and to be the next PM. The home secretary received 34 votes coming behind Jeremy Hunt with...

Egypt’s ousted president Mohammed Morsi dies during trial

Egypt's former President Mohammed Morsi, who was ousted by the army in 2013, has died after fainting in a courtroom, state TV says. A former top figure in the now-banned Islamist movement Muslim Brotherhood, Morsi...

Nigeria suicide blast kills 30 football fans in Borno

At least 30 people have been killed in a suicide attack in north-eastern Nigeria, while watching a televised football match, officials say. Another 40 were injured in the triple suicide bombing, according to the state...

Outrage in Tanzania over wig and hair extension tax

A row has broken out in Tanzania over the government's decision to impose a tax on wigs and hair extensions. Many male and some female MPs applauded and thumped their desks in approval when Finance...

Kenya MP arrested ‘for slapping female colleague’

A Kenyan MP has been arrested for allegedly slapping a female colleague because she did not allocate money to his constituency. Rashid Kassim is accused of slapping Fatuma Gedi, who sits on the budget committee,...

Tanzania imposes 25% wig tax

Tanzania's finance minister has announced a 25% tax on all imported wigs and hair extensions and a 10% tax on those made in the country in a bid to raise more revenue. Philip Mpango announced...
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Trump would ‘take’ foreign information on rival in 2020 election

Donald Trump has said he would accept damaging information on his opponent during the 2020 election campaign, even if it came from a foreign government. In an interview with broadcaster ABC News, the president denied...

Botswana decriminalises homosexuality in landmark ruling

Botswana's High Court has ruled in favour of decriminalising homosexuality in a landmark decision for campaigners. The court rejected laws that impose up to seven years in prison for same-sex relationships, stating they were unconstitutional. The...

Mali attack: ‘100 killed’ in Dogon village

Nearly 100 people have been killed in attack in a village in central Mali inhabited by the Dogon ethnic group, reports say. The attack happened in Sobane-Kou, close to Sanga town, according to French-language news...

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