Foreign

Colombian doctors remove live grenade from soldier’s head

Doctors worked with the danger of the grenade exploding.

President of Zimbabwe

How my successor will emerge — Zimbabwe’s Mugabe

Mr. Mugabe says war veterans have no business to talk about succession in the party.

Obama endorses Clinton for president

Democratic challenger Bernie Sanders says he will help Clinton defeat Republican frontrunner, Donald Trump.

Monkeys

Monkey causes countrywide power outage in Kenya

The monkey was alive and had been handed over to the Kenyan Wildlife Service..

Hilary Clinton to visit Nigeria

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.

SOME NIGERIAN RETURNEES

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

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.

Abdel Fattah el-Sisi, Egyptian President

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.

Iran President, Hassan Rowhani

Iran pulls out of Hajj 2016

More than 60,000 Iranians took part in last year’s Hajj exercise.

Mecca

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

Indonesian President, Joko Widodo

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.

Egypt Air Consortium

Human remains point to blast on Egyptair flight MS804

Egyptian authorities are still investigating the incident.

CPJ

Chinese blogger detained for ‘provoking trouble’

Chinese officials have accused or convicted several writers of “picking quarrels and provoking trouble.

BBC censored during Obama’s visit to Vietnam

BBC’s Vietnamese language service, which regularly reports on rights abuses in Vietnam, is blocked inside the country, according to news reports.

ECOWAS Parliament urges Liberia to reconsider proposal on becoming Christian state

A representative says it is unlikely the bill will pass.