Foreign

Nicolas Maduro

Venezuelan Opposition leader Juan Guaido declares himself president

The opposition leader promises a transition to a new government in a nation suffering a hyperinflationary economic collapse.

Zimbabwe on map

Zimbabwe soldiers accused of beatings amid protest crackdown

Lawyers and activists say Zimbabwe police and soldiers have killed at least 12 people.

Landslide used to illustrate the story. [PHOTO CREDIT: CP24.com]

Landslides, flooding leave 6 dead, 20 missing in Indonesia

Landslides and floods are common in Indonesia during the rainy season.

Ethiopia on map

Ethiopia pardons 13,000 people accused of treason, terrorism

The beneficiaries have since been handed certificates of pardoning.

Donald Trump

1.4 million U.S. workers may lose jobs in new industrial revolution re-skilling –Report

A World Economic Forum (WEF) report published says re-skilling would cost approximately $34 billion.

South Sudan on map

South Sudan bans bleaching products

South Sudan’s ban follows similar moves by Rwanda, South Africa, Kenya and Ghana.

Migrant boat used to illustrate the story [Photo credit: CBC]

13 killed as overloaded boat capsises in Central Indonesia

Weak implementation of security policies frequently triggers such incidents in Indonesia.

Italy's Deputy Prime Minister, Luigi Maio

Row as Italy accuses France of exploiting Africa and fueling migration

Italy’s deputy PM wants the EU to impose sanctions on France.

Emmerson-Mnangagwa-ngwena

Zimbabwe president returns, vows `heads will roll’ after violence

The president cut short an overseas trip.

Labour opposition leader Jeremy Corbyn

British Labour leader Corbyn tilts toward new EU referendum option

The UK is in the deepest political crisis in half a century.

Omar Al-Bashir, Sudan President

Sudan freezes credentials of two journalists

The freeze is to continue until a review of both journalists’ status is carried out.

Rwanda on map

14 miners killed in Rwanda tin mine after hill collapses

Rwanda’s mining industry, quarrying excluded, employs 43,000 people.

Lupando Mwape/ former Zambia VP

Former Zambia VP dies at 68 in South Africa after illness

Lupando Mwape served as the vice president from October 2004 to October 2006.

Angela Merkel

Bowing to U.S. pressure, Germany bans Iran airline from its airspace

The measure did not constitute the imposition of general sanctions against Iran, the source said.

Egypt on map

Egypt to invest $9bn in refineries upgrade

Egypt currently has eight refineries with a capacity of 38 million tonnes.

A Refinery used to illustrate the story.

Japanese refiners load first Iran oil cargo since U.S. sanctions

Japan is the last of the four biggest Iranian oil buyers in Asia to resume imports.

Mali on map

Eight UN peacekeepers killed in Mali

UN peacekeeping and French forces are stationed in northern Mali.

Al-Shabab

Dozens killed in al-Shabaab attack on Somali military base

There were contradicting tallies as to the number of people killed.

Kenya on map

Kenya police arrest nine after deadly hotel attack

Police say 21 people were killed in the attack on a Nairobi hotel and office complex.

Laurent Gbagbo

ICC halts release of former Ivorian President Gbagbo in spite acquittal

The 73-year-old was acquitted on Wednesday.

Ahmed Hussein-Suale

Slain Ghanaian undercover reporter buried amidst tears

Mr Hussein-Swale was shot dead Wednesday night.

Emmerson-Mnangagwa-ngwena

Zimbabwean govt orders another Internet services shutdown

The earlier directives are already the subject of a pending High Court application.

Laurent Gbagbo

What the return of Gbagbo could mean for Ivory Coast’s 2020 election

Gbagbo and his co-accused, youth militia leader, Charles Blé Goudé, were arrested for having allegedly orchestrated the murder, rape and persecution of opponents after he lost the election in Côte d’Ivoire in December 2010.

Kennedy Agyapong, a member of Ghana's ruling New Patriotic Party (NPP),

Ghanaian politician who threatened slain undercover reporter leaves country

Kennedy Agyapong departs for China after he was questioned by the police over Wednesday night’s murder of Ahmed Hussein-Suale.

Czech Republic [Photo: Opportunity Desk]

Czech Republic offers Nigerians, others money to leave country

Anyone who voluntarily leaves and promises not to return not only to the Czech Republic but to the EU will be eligible for 4,000 euros.