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President of Uganda Yoweri K Museveni gestures as he speaks during a news conference in a hotel in St Julians, Valletta, Malta on the first day of the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM), Friday Nov. 25, 2005. CHOGM was opened by Britain's Queen Elizabeth II on Friday and the event is due to hosted by Uganda in two years time. (AP Photo/Martin Cleaver)

Uganda vows to implement gay law despite new U.S. sanctions

Uganda says the sanction will be inconsequential The United States imposed sanctions on Uganda Thursday over the East African nation’s anti-gay law, which can see homosexuals jailed for life. The U.S. government said it was cancelling a military exercise and cutting funds to a number of programmes it is running with the Ugandan authorities. Tougher […]

Russia restarts amassing troops on Ukraine border, NATO says

“We now see a new Russian military build-up at least a few thousand more Russian troops deployed to the Ukrainian border.” Russia has increased the number of troops it had stationed on the border with Ukraine, in spite of calls from the international community for a draw down, the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation NATO, has […]

35 persons still missing in Malaysian boat mishap

The official said that the accident happened at about 12:30 a.m. local time on Wednesday.

AU set to re-admit Egypt

“Following the constitutional referendum and the presidential election, the council decided to lift the sanction on Egypt,’’ Mr. Katende said. The African Union, AU, says it will re-admit the Arab Republic of Egypt following the election of a ‘democratic’ president in the country. The AU Peace and Security Council announced this on Tuesday in Addis […]

UN appoints first Arab as top human rights official

Mr. Zeid holds a BA from John Hopkins University and a PhD from Cambridge and married with three children. The United Nations on Tuesday in New York announced the appointment of Jordanian Prince, Zeid al-Hussein, as the new UN High Commissioner for Human Rights and the first Arab to assume the role. Mr. Zeid, who […]

World Cup: Three Chinese fans die

A man, identified only by the surname Zhou, died of a stroke while watching the match between Uruguay and Costa Rica.

Death toll from Kenyan attack rises to 48

“We can confirm 48 deaths and three more injured who have been evacuated and rushed to hospital”.

Mandela’s family ends mourning

The mourning period ended with a cleansing ceremony and burning of the black mourning clothes.

Ghanaian universities woo Nigerian students

Ghana’s diplomat assured Nigerians, interested in studying in Ghana, of stable academic calendar and facilities.

Swapped U.S. soldier returns home

Mr. Bergdahl was handed over on May 31 in return for five senior Taliban detainees at the Guantanamo Bay prison for terror suspects.

ECOWAS court rules Gambia failed to investigate journalist murder

The Committee to Protect Journalists welcomes today’s ruling by a West African regional court, which found that the Gambian government failed to conduct a meaningful investigation into the murder of journalist Deyda Hydara. The ruling is the first ECOWAS case relating to the murder of a Gambian journalist. Hydara, the founder of the independent newspaper The […]

Taliban kidnap 35 professors

Mr. Manapal said tribal elders had started negotiating their release with the Taliban.

Rebels take over Iraq’s second largest city, Mosul, free prisoners

Mosul is the second city to be taken over by rebels this year, after Fallujah.

Al-Sisi sworn in as Egypt’s new president

The former army chief says he will restore security in Egypt. Egypt’s new strong man and retired field marshal, Abdel Fatah al-Sisi, was on Sunday sworn in as the country’s second democratically-elected president. At a ceremony attended mainly by African and Middle East leaders, Mr. Sisi said his priority will be restoring security to the […]

Security threat forces Gbagbo’s party chief to postpone visit to ex-first lady

“It shows that there is still limitation on freedom of movement and association; this is unfair and against democratic principles.”

Quebec passes right-to-die legislation

The legislation was passed in a free vote by 94 votes to 22.

Kenyan police seize 300 elephant tusks being packed at port city

“The ivory was being prepared for loading and export to a destination we are yet to establish.” Kenyan authorities seized 228 whole elephant tusks and 74 others in pieces as they were being packed for export in the port city of Mombasa, police and wildlife officials said on Thursday. Poaching has surged in the last […]

Russia praises Syrian election, criticises foreign monitors’ reaction

“Moscow sees the vote as an important event which safeguards the continued functioning of state institutions in Syria.” Russia on Thursday said observers had found the Syrian presidential election in which Bashar al-Assad retained power to have been fair, free and transparent. The Russian Foreign Ministry spokesman, Alexander Lukashevich, who spoke on in Moscow, told […]

G7 threatens more sanctions on Russia over Ukraine crisis

The G7 countries urged Russia to recognise the results of the Ukrainian election. The group of seven (G7) leaders on Thursday urged Russia to complete its troop withdrawal from the Ukrainian border. The leaders stated that they were ready to intensify targeted sanctions against Russia. The group also welcomed the May 25 election in Ukraine […]

Burundi expels UN official caught carrying arms at airport

Mr. Mutua is second UN official expelled from Burundi in less than two months. The Burundian Government has ordered an official working for the United Nations Office for Burundi to leave the country within 48 hours after he was caught carrying arms at the Bujumbura International Airport. Abednego Mutua was caught by immigration police in […]

Co-Founder of Cheki.com.ng ‎shot dead in Kenya

Mr. Eaton was shot during an armed robbery The co-founder of online auto mart, Cheki.com.ng ‎and CEO of One Africa Media, Carey Eaton, has been shot dead in Kenya this morning. Mr. Eaton was shot during an armed robbery at a friend’s home in Nairobi in the early hours of Thursday, One Africa Media announced […]

China punishes 422 porn websites

Over 9,000 advertisements and over 300,000 pieces of information with pornographic contents were deleted.

Israel rejects Palestinian unity cabinet

Israel says it would not negotiate with a government that leans on a terrorist organisation.

South Africa rejects World Economic Forum education report

The country was branded as having the worst maths and science education system in the world.

Indian woman gang-raped, strangled, disfigured with acid

A few days back; two cousins aged 14 and 16, were abducted, raped and killed.