Nelson Mandela Has Not Fully Recovered

Former South African President Nelson Mandela is doing well after being discharged from hospital, although he is still not fully recovered, a government spokesman said on Thursday. “He is not yet fully recovered, but he […]

Swaziland Police To Arrest Women Wearing Miniskirts

Women in Swaziland risk arrest if they wear miniskirts or tops which expose part of their stomach as they will be violating moral standards, a police spokesperson has said. “I have read from the social […]

Pope Benedict Calls For End To Syria Violence

Pope Benedict XVI has reiterated his call for an end to bloodshed in Syria during his traditional Christmas message, the Urbi et Orbi, in Vatican city. He made this call In front of thousands of […]

Italian President Dissolves Parliament

President Giorgio Napolitano has dissolved Italy’s parliament following the resignation of Prime Minister Mario Monti. The move helps pave the way for a national election in February. Napolitano dissolved the Italian parliament Saturday, after consulting […]

Pope Pardons Then Expels Butler

Pope Benedict XVI pardoned his former butler Paolo Gabriele, who was sentenced to 18 months in prison for stealing secret papal memos, but banished the once loyal servant from the Vatican forever. “This morning the […]

UN Security Council Okays AU Military Intervention In Mali

The UN Security Council has unanimously approved plans for an African-led military intervention in Mali aimed at reunifying the embattled North African state. The resolution, approved in New York on Thursday afternoon, calls for political […]

Mandela’s Ex Winnie In Trouble

A new investigation into the 1988 disappearance of two men last seen in the company of Winnie Madikizela-Mandela, the ex-wife of Nelson Mandela has been opened by a specialised missing persons unit in South Africa, […]

Rwanda Genocide: ICTR Jails Augustin Ngirabatware

A UN war crimes court has sentenced a key organiser of the 1994 Rwandan genocide to 35 years in prison. The sentence was imposed on Augustin Ngirabatware, a former government minister in Rwanda. He is […]

Kagame Commissions Mulindi Liberation Museum

President Paul Kagame on Monday laid the foundation stone at the proposed Rwanda Patriotic Front Liberation Museum in Kaniga Cell, Mulindi Sector in Gicumbi District. Kagame who was accompanied by First Lady Jeannette Kagame and […]

ICC Acquits Former DRC Militia Leader Ngudjolo

Mathieu Ngudjolo Chui, a former Congolese militia leader has been acquitted by the International Crminal Court of seven war crimes charges, including those related to the massacre of a village in the Democratic Republic of […]

Zuma Promises Greater Economic Freedom As ANC Conference Opens

South African President Jacob Zuma has defended his record at the opening of the African National Congress (ANC) conference at which his position is being challenged. His deputy, Kgalema Motlanthe, is contesting the party leadership. […]

Nelson Mandela Has Lung Infection

Former South African President and freedom icon Nelson Mandela is being treated for a lung infection, the president’s office has said. This is the first time officials have revealed why Mr Mandela, 94, was rushed […]

Incumbent John Mahama Declared Winner Of Ghana Election

Ghana’s electoral commission has announced that incumbent President John Mahama has won the Presidential election. The commission said that Mr Mahama had won 50.7% against opposition leader Nana Akufo-Addo on 47.74%. “Ladies and gentlemen, based […]

Nelson Mandela Admitted In Hospital

South Africa’s former president Nelson Mandela has been admitted to hospital in the capital Pretoria to undergo tests, officials say. The office of President Jacob Zuma said 94-year-old Mr Mandela was doing well and there […]

Hamas Leader Returns To Gaza After 45 Years

The political leader of Hamas, Khaled Meshaal, has visited the Gaza Strip after 45 years of exile from Palestinian territories. The leader was delighted to have been back in Gaza after a very long time […]

Ghana Votes New President Today

Election fever seems to have gripped voters in the Ashanti Region, as the day they have been looking forward to is finally here, Friday, when the Ghanaian electorates go to the polls to elect a […]

Kofi Annan Urges Kenyans Not to Vote for Indicted Politicians

Kofi Annan has urged Kenyans not to vote for politicians facing trial at the International Criminal Court (ICC) in next year’s election. Mr Annan, former UN secretary general and now African Union envoy overseeing the […]

DR Congo Soldiers Retake Goma City

Democratic Republic of Congo’s national army yesterday retook the eastern city of Goma, two days after M23 rebels withdrew. The rebels seized the city two weeks ago but were forced to pull out by regional […]

9 dead in collapsed Japan tunnel

Nine people are now confirmed to have died after a major tunnel collapsed in Japan, officials say. The bodies were found in three vehicles that were crushed by fallen concrete panels in the Sasago tunnel, […]

Israel Suspends Palestine’s Revenues Over UN Vote

Israel has responded to Palestine’s successful bid for UN non-member observer state status by halting the transfer of tax and tariff money it collects for the Palestinian Authority (PA). Finance Minister Yuval Steinitz said on […]