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Malian Soldiers

Peace deal between Mali, Tuareg rebels imminent – Chief negotiator

Mali has been embroiled in a civil clash.

African youth to form quarter of world population by 2025, says Zuma

By 2040, half of the world’s youth population would be Africans with women and girls been a majority, Ms. Zuma said.

165 illegal African immigrants rescued off Libyan coast

The rescue operation was carried out by a Libyan naval patrol boat.

Iran President, Hassan Rouhani

Reformist’ candidate wins Iran’s presidential election

Hassan Rouhani polled more than 50 per cent of the votes.

Gaddafi’s billions heading back to Tripoli

The monies were stashed in South Africa.

UN condemns use of its name to send text messages

The text messages sparked fears of renewed violence in the country.

President of Zimbabwe

Zimbabwe’s external debt hampering her access to funds- IMF

The IMF approved a SMP for Zimbabwe.

Sudan: Peacekeeper killed, 2 others wounded in shelling on UN logistics base

The UN has condemned the attack.

Syria, Russia say U.S. fabricated chemical weapons report

A Syrian official described the claims as “a statement full of lies.”

U.K. warns airlines not to bring U.S. whistleblower, Snowden, to its soil

The alert was issued by the Risk and Liaison Overseas Network, part of the U.K. Border Agency.

Mandela’s condition remains serious, says South African President, Jacob Zuma

South African President, Jacob Zuma, on Thursday night said the condition of ailing former President Nelson remains serious but continues to improve. Mr. Zuma said after his visit to Mr. Mandela in hospital that the former president remained in critical condition, and urged the world to continue to pray for his speedy recovery. “Madiba’s health […]

Syria death toll rises to 93,000 – UN

The UN said an average of 5,000 people have been killed monthly since July, 2012.

Zimbabwe: President Mugabe Sets Election Date

Cape Town — President Robert Mugabe has proclaimed July 31 as the date for Zimbabwe to hold general elections which are expected to end the power sharing deal with Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai. According to Zimbabwe’s Newsday, The President “circumvented Parliament and gazetted Statutory Instrument 85 of 2013 to proclaim the election date” and set […]

Italy’s Berlusconi wanted Gaddafi dead – sources tell news agency

The ex-Italian premier was a friend of Mr. Gaddafi.

Ethiopia won’t stop Blue Nile Dam project, welcomes dialogue with Cairo

Ethiopia says the Nile Dam project poses no threat to Egypt water supply. The Ethiopian Government said it would not halt the on-going Renaissance Dam Project on the disputed Nile river “for a single second” due to pressure and war threats from Egypt. The Ethiopian Foreign Affairs Minister, Tedros Adhanom, who stated this on Wednesday […]

Khatami, reformists’ back sole moderate in Iran presidential vote

The moderate candidate is a Shiite cleric, Hassan Rohani.

Assad’s advance on rebel bastion of Aleppo threatens peace talks-France

 France argues for arming Syrian rebels.

Russia says Iran nuclear push is peaceful

Put also condemned Iranian leader’s rhetoric on Israel.

Ghana’s National Security Coordinator debunks insecurity at Kotoka Airport

Gbevlo Lartey said UN reports testified to the improvement in security situations at the airport.

Ex-CIA man who leaked US phone, internet programs may be extradited

The two secret programs have alarmed the world.

UN says can’t accept Russia’s offer of Golan troops

An agreement between Syria and Israel bars Russian soldiers from Golan, UN said. The United Nations, UN, on Friday thanked Russia for offering to replace peacekeepers from Austria in the Golan Heights but said an agreement between Israel and Syria bars all permanent members of the Security Council from the UN observer mission there. President […]

I did not want to be Pope, Francis tells students

The pope was elected in March. The head of the Catholic Church, Pope Francis, who has railed against “careerism” in the Church since being elected to his post three months ago, said on Friday that he never yearned for the post. Popes are appointed by cardinals in a highly-secretive process. The Argentine-born Jorge Mario Bergoglio, […]

Six Ugandan bankers in court for theft of pensioners fund

The suspects allegedly stole billions of Ugandan shillings belonging to Pensioners.

Russia could replace Austria in UN Golan monitoring force- Putin

Austria wants to withdraw its 380 members from a UN Force in the Golan Heights.

Queen Elizabeth’s husband, 91, to undergo “exploratory” surgery

The surgery will be done on his abdomen.