Saudi Arabia denies involvement in Jeff Bezos phone hacking
Jeff Bezos is the owner of the Washington Post newspaper, whose columnist, Jamal Khashoggi, was murdered inside the Saudi consulate in Istanbul in 2018.
Trump to offer first detailed impeachment defence as pivotal week begins
Trump is charged with abusing the powers of his office and obstructing a congressional inquiry into his conduct.
Putin sends amendments to parliament to change presidential term limits
The amendments have induced suspicion that Mr Putin is preparing options for retaining a leadership position when his current term ends in four years.
World leaders, CEOs, celebrities arrive Davos for WEF
Nigeria will be represented by some ministers and top government functionaries.
Equatorial Guinea speeds up investment drive with Nigerian investors
The delegation from Equatorial Guinea met with several Nigerian executives from the Africa Finance Corporation, Polaris Bank, Sterling Bank, First Bank, UBA and Zenith Bank.
How Africa’s richest woman exploited family ties, shell companies and inside deals to build an empire
Luanda Leaks, a new investigation by the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists and 36 media partners, exposes two decades of unscrupulous deals that made dos Santos Africa’s wealthiest woman.
Prince Harry set to lose royal titles, military appointments
Prince Harry’s official title was “His Royal Highness The Duke of Sussex.”
EU condemns human rights abuses in Burundi ahead of 2020 elections
The general elections in Burundi would be held in May.
German minister travels to Libya as pressure builds on peace efforts
Libya has been in turmoil since the 2011 overthrow of long-time dictator, Moamer Gaddafi.
Iran president says U.S. sanctions made nation “stronger”
Mr Rouhani was quoted as saying that Iran’s resistance and responses to the U.S. threats had compelled the Americans to step back.
Australian tourism industry seeks urgent help as cost of bushfires grows
The fires, which have killed 29 people and razed bushland across an area the size of Bulgaria, have hit several coastal towns at the height of the profitable summer season.
House Democrats name team to prosecute Trump in Senate trial
“The naming of these managers does not change a single thing,” said White House spokeswoman Stephanie Grisham in a statement.
Italian judge arrested for trading sentences for sex favours
According to prosecutors, the judge repeatedly received “considerable sums of money, precious objects, other goods and services including sexual favours.’’
South Africa boycotts 2020 Futsal over Morocco’s Occupation of Western Sahara
“South Africa has no issue in playing in Morocco but in line with SA government and AU resolutions, we will not play in Western Sahara.”
Human Rights Violations and Violence: Nigeria, Somalia, other African hotspots
The nations named in the 2020 World Report of Human Rights Watch, range from Nigeria in the west, through Central Africa and the Great Lakes region to Somalia in the east.
Iran’s Judiciary wants Britain’s ambassador expelled for alleged “participation” in protests
Iranian officials arrested Robert Macaire on Saturday claiming that he participated in anti-government protests.
Suspects arrested for downing of Ukranian airliner – Iran
The judiciary spokesperson for Iran, Gholamhossein Esmali, said “extensive investigation has taken place and some individuals are arrested”.
Nigerien president sacks army chief, others after terrorist attack on military base
Terrorists struck military targets for the third time in a month on January 9, killing 89 soldiers at a barracks north of the capital Niamey.
Britain summons Iranian ambassador for detaining diplomat
Iran accused British Ambassador Rob Macaire on Sunday of attending an “illegal demonstration” in Tehran.
Flights cancelled, delayed as heavy rains leave Dubai airport waterlogged
The rains began Saturday and continued overnight until Sunday, causing disruption in flight operations.