Thursday, October 21, 2021

German elections: Centre-left narrowly wins against Merkel’s party

Germany's center-left Social Democrats have narrowly beaten the party of outgoing Chancellor Angela Merkel in federal elections, according to preliminary results. SPD leader Olaf Scholz says he has a clear mandate to form a government,...

Kenyan Policeman sacked while in a nine-month coma

A Kenyan police officer has woken up from a nine-month coma to find he had been sacked for desertion. Neither the family nor the police force had any idea where Constable Reuben Kimutai Lel was...

Kenya film board bans documentary about gay coupl

The Kenyan film board says that a documentary film about the life of a gay couple in Kenya has been banned in the country. In a statement, the KFCB said that the film, I am...

George Floyd murder: Chauvin appeals against conviction

The former Minneapolis police officer convicted of the murder of African-American man George Floyd in 2020 says he will appeal against his conviction. Derek Chauvin, who is white, says there were issues with the jury...

Hotel Rwanda hero Paul Rusesabagina convicted on terror charges

A man who was portrayed in a film as a life-saving hero during the Rwandan genocide has been convicted of terrorism by a court in Rwanda. Paul Rusesabagina, 67, was found guilty of backing a...

Russia shooting: Gunman kills several at Perm University

A gunman has killed six people at a university in the Russian city of Perm, officials say. The assailant walked on to the campus on Monday morning and started shooting. Students and teachers barricaded themselves inside...

Aukus: US and UK face international backlash over Australia defence deal

The US and UK are facing growing international criticism over a new security pact signed with Australia. The deal - seen as an effort to counter China - will see the US and UK give...

UK, US and Australia launch pact to counter China

The UK, US and Australia have announced a historic security pact in the Indo-Pacific, in what's seen as an effort to counter China. It will let Australia build nuclear-powered submarines for the first time, using...

Nigeria to lift Twitter ban ‘in a few days’

Nigeria's Information Minister Lai Mohammed has said the country would "in a few more days" lift the ban on social media platform Twitter. He, however, did not give a specific date when pressed, Reuters news...

ECOWAS tried to stop Alpha Conde from usurping constitution – Ayorkor Botchwey

Ghana's Foreign Affairs Minister, Shirley Ayorkor Botchwey, has revealed that ECOWAS tried on several occasions to stop Guinea's deposed President Alpha Conde from usurping that country's constitution to seek a third term. Addressing journalists at...
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