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.
Reformist’ candidate wins Iran’s presidential election
Hassan Rouhani polled more than 50 per cent of the votes.
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 […]
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.
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.