Colombian doctors remove live grenade from soldier’s head
Doctors worked with the danger of the grenade exploding.
Hillary Clinton emerges first female U.S. presidential flagbearer
Hillary Clinton’s victory came exactly eight years after she conceded the 2008 primary election victory to then Senator Barack Obama.
Malawi’s ‘dismal failure’ allowing brutal killing of albinos for rituals – Amnesty International
Since November 2014, no fewer than 18 people have been killed and five abducted without a trace.
UN warns Nigerian Government against early returns of IDPs
The Nigerian government says insurgents are less potent in the north-east region
English teacher jailed for 25 years over child sex abuse
The teacher filmed some of the abuse and sold material through paedophile forums on “dark web” internet sites.
UN Secretary General, Ban Ki-Moon, seeks action against illegal wildlife trade
The UN chief says more countries should outlaw illegal wildlife products.
German journalists smuggle bottles into French football ground to test security
Three reporters succeeded while one was caught.
KFC closes franchise in Botswana, renders 400 jobless
The company says shutting down was the last resort.
Al-Shabaab hotel siege in Somali capital ends; over 16 slain
The terrorist group said it killed 30 people.
Leaders of Egypt’s Journalists’ Syndicate referred to trial
Egypt was second worst jailer of journalists worldwide on December 1, 2015, according to CPJ’s most recent annual prison census.
Former Chadian dictator, Hissene Habre, jailed for life for rape, human rights abuses
A total of 69 victims, 23 witnesses and 10 expert witnesses testified during the trial which opened on July 20, 2015.
Iranian pilgrims may not attend 2016 Hajj, Saudi Arabia warns
Saudi Arabia says it rejects attempts to politicise Hajj rituals.
Nigeria, Niger Republic to deepen agricultural cooperation – Buhari
The president received the special envoy of Nigerien president on Friday.
Senegalese court set to give judgement in ex-Chadian dictator’s case
Mr. Habré’s government of political murder and systematic torture of 40,000 people.
Azerbaijani reporter Khadija Ismayilova ordered released on suspended sentence
The Baku Court of Serious Crimes in September 2015 sentenced Ismayilova to seven-and-a-half years in prison on tax evasion and embezzlement
Child rapists face castration, death sentence in Indonesia
“The decree also allows judges to hand down life sentences or death sentences to people convicted of child rape.”
Afghan Taliban appoints new leader after Mansour’s death
Taliban spokesman says all shura members have pledged allegiance to Sheikh Haibatullah in a safe place in Afghanistan.
Human remains point to blast on Egyptair flight MS804
Egyptian authorities are still investigating the incident.
ECOWAS Parliament urges Liberia to reconsider proposal on becoming Christian state
A representative says it is unlikely the bill will pass.