Africa

Ugandan pop star & government critic Bobi Wine freed on bail

Ugandan pop star, government critic Bobi Wine freed on bail

28 August 2018 – To chants of “People power! Our power!” Ugandan pop star turned government critic Bobi Wine was freed on bail yesterday, ending days of incarceration during...

Burkina Faso breaks diplomatic ties with Taiwan

Burkina Faso breaks diplomatic ties with Taiwan

25 May 2018 – Burkina Faso has broken diplomatic ties with Taiwan, the West African nation’s foreign minister said last night, in the latest blow to the self-ruled island that...

South African President Jacob Zuma resigns

South African President Jacob Zuma resigns

15 February 2018 – South African President Jacob Zuma resigned yesterday in a televised address to the nation, ending a turbulent tenure marred by corruption scandals that sapped the popularity...

World Health Organization revokes appointment of Mugabe

World Health Organization revokes appointment of Mugabe

23 October 2017 – The head of the World Health Organization revoked his appointment of Zimbabwe’s President Robert Mugabe as a “goodwill ambassador” yesterday after the choice drew widespread outrage and...

Ethiopia’s Tedros to be next leader of UN health agency

Ethiopia's Tedros to be next leader of UN health agency

24 May 2017 – Africa, where deadly viruses such as HIV, Ebola and Zika emerged, has its first chief of the U.N. health agency. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, a former Ethiopian...

Truck-bomb kills 9 policemen in Egypt’s Sinai Peninsula

Truck-bomb kills 9 policemen in Egypt’s Sinai Peninsula

10 January 2017 – At least nine Egyptian policemen were killed yesterday, and another ten injured when a massive truck bomb exploded at a security checkpoint in the Sinai Peninsula, according to...

Debris recovered from Mauritius from missing MH370

Debris recovered from Mauritius from missing MH370

7 October 2016 – Debris recovered from the Indian Ocean island of Mauritius is from missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370, according to a statement by Transport Minister Liow Tiong Lai...