Wednesday, February 1, 2023

Hissene Habre: Chad’s ex-president seeks to overturn verdict

Chad's ex-President Hissene Habre has gone to court to challenge his conviction for crimes against humanity. His lawyers argue that the trial by a special court jointly set up by Senegal and the African Union...

Trump election: Russia ‘tired’ of US hacking ‘witch-hunt’

Russia says US allegations that it ran a hacking campaign to influence the American presidential elections are "reminiscent of a witch-hunt". Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov told reporters Moscow was tired of the accusations. He said a...

Mahama leaves for ECOWAS meeting on Gambia’s political turmoil

Ghana’s former President, John Dramani Mahama has left Accra for Abuja to attend an ECOWAS meeting over the political turmoil in The Gambia. Former President Dramani together with other West African leaders had earlier met...

Ivory Coast unrest: Calm reported after two-day mutiny

A rebellion in Ivory Coast over soldiers' pay appears to have passed. Residents and correspondents in the second city, Bouake, described calm on the streets - a day after troops briefly seized the defence minister. The...

Australian minister Sussan Ley stands aside over expenses scandal

Australia's health minister has temporarily stood aside after using a taxpayer-funded trip to purchase an apartment worth A$795,000 (£473,300; $585,200) on Queensland's Gold Coast. Sussan Ley said she made an "error of judgement" in billing...

Gunfire as Ivory Coast troops mutiny

Gunfire has been heard in three cities in Ivory Coast in a mutiny by soldiers over pay, officials say. The mutineers seized weapons from two police stations in the country's second city, Bouake, and took...

Former CIA director James Woolsey quits Trump transition team

Former CIA director R. James Woolsey Jr., a veteran of four presidential administrations and one of the nation’s leading intelligence experts, resigned Thursday from President-elect Donald Trump’s transition team because of growing tensions over...

Russian hacking claims: Joe Biden tells Trump to ‘grow up’

US Vice-President Joe Biden has told President-elect Donald Trump to "grow up" and criticised his attacks on the intelligence community. On Friday, Mr Trump will be briefed on allegations Russia meddled in the US presidential...

US adds Bin Laden’s son to terror list

Hamza bin Laden, a son of Osama bin Laden, has been officially designated a global terrorist by the United States. Hamza, who is now in his late 20s, was named an official member of al-Qaeda...

Sweden’s Queen Silvia says palace is haunted by ghosts

Queen Silvia of Sweden believes her royal palace is haunted, according to a documentary to be aired on Swedish public television on Thursday. She said she shares 17th-century Drottningholm Palace, with "small friends ... ghosts". "It's...