Pope Francis has arrived in South Sudan on his first trip to the world’s youngest country joined by the head of the Church of England and the Church of Scotland Moderator on a pilgrimage of peace. The pope arrived just a day after a regional official said 27
A judge in Kenya has sentenced a former police officer to death for the murders of three people, including a prominent human rights activist in 2016. Three other men received long prison sentences in connection with the case. In her verdict delivered Friday,
Pope Francis on Friday urged the leaders of South Sudan to make "a new start" for peace, warning that history would remember them for their actions, as he began a three-day visit to the violence-wracked country. ...
“Our capacity is not fully utilized,” Baijnath said in an interview. “So should there be an increase in deliveries, we would be able to step up.” That surplus capacity partly stems from the demise of South Africa’s gold industry, where output peaked
Award-winning director, who was arrested in July, is released from Evin prison in Tehran The acclaimed Iranian film-maker Jafar Panahi has been released on bail after starting a hunger strike to protest against his almost seven-month detention, a rights group
Pope Francis began a visit to South Sudan on Friday with an impassioned plea to its fractious leaders to turn their backs on the violence, ethnic hatred and corruption that have stopped the world's youngest country from achieving peace ...
New Wigan Athletic boss Shaun Maloney has denied reports that former Bristol City defender Steven Caulker has departed the club. This comes after reports of the former England international defender already departed the club. “He trained this morning,” said
On January 30, 2023, Iraqi border guards in Halabja province, near the border with Iran, detained a three-person video crew from the independent Shar Press media agency for about three hours, according to a report by the agency and Shar Press correspondent
The Israeli prime minister’s latest power grab should prompt his opponents to turn to an unlikely ally He’s not a usual suspect. He’s known for having won a Nobel prize for economics, and for writing the international bestseller Thinking, Fast and Slow, rather
The South African Revenue Service has postponed telling DA leader John Steenhuisen whether it will provide him with the declaration of US dollars by the Sudanese businessman who bought game from President Cyril Ramaphosa's Phala Phala farm. ...
SA Tourism's interim chief financial officer, Johan van der Walt, has been linked to an agency identified in the controversial Tottenham Hotspur sponsorship proposal that made headlines this week. ...
A 33-year-old serial rapist has been sentenced to two life imprisonment terms after pleading guilty to raping several woman, including a minor, and being part of a gang-rape between 2016 and 2018. ...
Like most aquatic sports, water polo
NAIROBI — The killing of a senior Islamic State operative by U.S. troops in a Somali cave complex last week has cast a spotlight on a shadowy financial network stretching from the Horn of Africa to the continent's southern tip that Islamic
CAIRO — The United States has stepped up pressure on Middle East allies to expel the Wagner Group, a military contractor owned by an oligarch with close ties to Russia's president, from chaos-stricken Libya and Sudan where it has expanded in recent years,
Kenya has announced plans to re-open its Mandera border crossing with Somalia as part of efforts to improve border security and crack down on smuggled goods. Kenya says plans to re-open the Mandera border post with Somalia are nearing conclusion, after
Paris, February 3, 2022 – Russian authorities must stop their efforts to silence reporting on the country’s invasion of Ukraine and stop harassing foreign outlets covering the conflict, the Committee to Protect Journalists said Friday. On January 24, the
The Road to Hope, a Colorado-based non-profit that partners with individuals and organizations to help build self-sustaining communities, is expanding their efforts to Benin, Africa. DENVER, Feb. 3, 2023 /PRNewswire/ -- The Road to Hope has announced that,
Summary First crimes-against-humanity trial for SwitzerlandVerdict due on June 1Alieu Kosiah was convicted of war crimes in 2021Child soldier, rape victim appear in court GENEVA, Feb 3 (Reuters) - The appeal hearings of a former Liberian rebel commander
The Corruption Perception Index (CPI) released this week by global anti-corruption watchdog Transparency International delves into the correlation between corruption and insecurity, and ranks states on their performance in 2022. In the CPI analysis of regional
NAIROBI, Feb 3 (Reuters) - A Kenyan court sentenced three police officers and their civilian informant to decades in prison on Friday for the 2016 murder of human rights lawyer Willie Kimani and two others. The case triggered outrage in Kenya, where police
ABIDJAN, Feb 3 (Reuters) - Ivory Coast's cotton output for the 2022/23 season is expected to fall by 50% to 269,000 tonnes due to parasites, Agriculture Minister Kobenan Kouassi Adjoumani said on Friday. A tiny green grasshopper-shaped parasite called
LONDON, Feb 3 (Reuters) - Nigeria's dollar-denominated government bonds fell on Friday ahead of a review of its credit rating by S&P Global, after the West African oil producer was downgraded by another ratings agency, Moody's, a week earlier.