Ex French president Sarkozy vows to vanquish ‘Gaddafi gang’
Investigators say former Libyan leader, Muammar Gadaffi, bankrolled Sarkozy’s election.
Why we did not sign Africa free trade agreement — Zambia
Nigeria too did not sign the treaty.
South Korea’s ex-president Lee Myung Bak arrested on graft charges
Myung Bak, who becomes the fourth former South Korea president to be arrested on corruption charges, risks 45 years in prison
Kenyan woman wins $25,000 in damages after giving birth on hospital floor
Kenya is one of the world’s 10 most dangerous countries for women in labour, with 488 women dying of pregnancy-related causes per 100,000 live births
Israel investigates possible breach of privacy by Facebook
The investigation is coming a day after Cambridge Analytica, a British consulting company, was accused of harvesting data of Facebook users without permission
600 guests for British Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s wedding
Around 200 guests have also been invited to a private reception at Frogmore House, hosted by the Prince of Wales.
Russian presidential candidates spent $28 million on campaigns – Election Commission
According to the CEC, eight registered candidates collected 1,660,334,418 rubles.
Kenya Airways puts 9-month pretax loss at $59 million
“Elections contributed to a 20 per cent drop in domestic traffic.”
Vatican communications chief resigns amid ‘lettergate’ controversy
He said he was leaving in order not to “delay, damage or even block’ an ongoing reform.
More Cameroonians arriving Nigeria amid crisis — UN
The UN warns the Nigerian government against forcible return of those fleeing Cameroon.
Ex-president Sarkozy faces second day of questioning in Libyan funds case
Sarkozy has denied wrongdoing.
Zambia uncovers $8 billion tax scam at prominent mining firm
The country’s tax agency says the company classified imported spare parts and other consumables as mining machinery, which attract no custom duty
British lawmakers invite Facebook’s Zuckerberg to explain data policy
A cross-party committee of British lawmakers is examining the role of Facebook as part of an inquiry into the role of “fake news” in British politics
Ex-French President Sarkozy arrested over Gaddafi money
France opened a judicial inquiry in 2013.
Zambia bans cabinet minister from parliament for slapping lawmaker
Verbal abuse is common among members of parliament in Zambia but physical assault is rare.
Pope to visit Roman jail to perform pre-Easter feet-washing ritual
The pope will visit the prison infirmary, wash the feet of 12 prisoners.
Facebook under pressure as U.S., EU call for probes into data practices
Facebook shares closed nearly 7.0 per cent on Monday.
ICC to go ahead with inquiry into killings despite Philippines’ withdrawal
Philippines has initiated the process to withdraw from the International Criminal Court
Egypt poll: Sudan’s Al-Bashir backs Al-Sisi’s election bid
Ties between the two countries have appeared to fray in recent months, as Cairo grew restless over a Sudan-Turkey naval agreement.