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President of Zimbabwe

Jonathan congratulates Mugabe

Mr. Mugabe recently won a re-election. President Goodluck Jonathan on Monday congratulated President Robert Mugabe of Zimbabwe on his victory in last week’s presidential elections as announced by the country’s electoral commission at the weekend. Mr. Jonathan in a statement by presidential spokesman, Rueben Abati, urged Mr. Mugabe and his party, ZANU-PF to rededicate themselves […]

Four-year-old re-elected mayor of U.S. community

A dog and a rooster have also been in the running for mayor.

Morsi backers march as envoys seek solution in Egypt

The protesters demand Morsi’s reinstatement.

103 African migrants land in Malta

Many of the immigrants are believed to be from Somalia.

A petrol station used to illustrate the story

Ghanaian minister defends increase in price of petrol, kerosene

The price of petrol was increased by about 20 per cent.

Americans offer to serve term for whistleblower Bradley Manning

Supporters hope to help sway the military for a lower term for Manning.

Omar Al-Bashir, Sudan President

Sudan’s Bashir denied passage through Saudi airspace

Mr. Bashir is wanted by the International Criminal Court.

A nuclear plant in Iran used to illustrate the story

China reiterates opposition to U.S. sanctions on Iran

The U.S. wants to impose more unilateral sanctions on Iran.

President John Mahama

President appeals to striking Ghanaian university lecturers to call off strike

The lecturers have vowed not to call off their strike.

Obasanjo says Zimbabwe’s election credible, fair

Robert Mugabe’s party is in the lead in announced results. Former Nigerian president, Olusegun Obasanjo, on Friday in Harare described Zimbabwe’s harmonised election as credible and fair. Mr. Obasanjo, who is the head of the AU observer mission, said that the bloc’s report noted some problems with the voters’ roll and of people being turned […]

Obama willing to change controversial surveillance programme

The concession is a fallout of leaks by ex-CIA man, Edward Snowden. President Barack Obama on Thursday told lawmakers he is open to changing controversial surveillance programmes in order to restore public confidence and provide assurance the government is not violating citizens’ privacy, participants said. “We understand the American people really do need to know […]

Over 1,000 killed in Iraq’s deadliest month in years

The number of deaths in July is the highest for any month, in years. A total of 1,057 Iraqis were killed and another 2,326 wounded in acts of terrorism and violence in the month of July, a UN report has revealed. According to the UN Assistance Mission for Iraq (UNAMI) report made available at the […]

U.S. to close embassies over security fears

The U.S. embassies in some countries will be closed on Sunday. The United States will close some of its embassies around the world on Sunday over security concerns, an official has said. Marie Harf, a State department spokeswoman, told reporters that “The Department of State has instructed certain US embassies and consulates to remain closed […]

White House “very disappointed” by Snowden asylum

Snowden said “Law is winning” The United States said it was “very disappointed” that ex-CIA operative, Edward Snowden, who leaked its secrets, was given a Russian asylum on Thursday. White House press secretary, Jay Carney, who gave a briefing in Washington, said he did not want to “ascribe motives” to Russia’s decision to grant Mr. […]

Mali elections free, fair, says ECOWAS

ECOWAS sent 250 observers to Mali.

Germany chides Egypt on “selective justice’’ against pro-Morsi protesters

The pro-Morsi protesters vowed to continue the protests.

Snowden gets Russia asylum, leaves airport

Mr. Snowden is to stay for one year in the first instance.

1983 British papers reveal planned World War III Queen’s speech

The Cold War was particularly tense in 1983.

Gadaffi minister sentenced to death by Libyan court

 A lawyer said the ruling has to be confirmed first by the Supreme Court.

U.S. soldier who leaked cables to Wikileaks acquitted of most serious charges

Bradley Manning was found guilty of lesser charges.

Mohammed Morsi

EU chief says Morsi ‘well’ after meeting deposed Egyptian President for 2hrs

Supporters of the deposed president insist they’ll continue with their protest.

EU chief visits Egypt, insists Muslim Brotherhood must not be excluded

Catherine Ashton began her visit on Monday.

FBI recues over 100 children in sex trafficking raids

The operations was the FBI’s largest to date focusing on the recovery of sexually exploited children.

Mali counts votes in presidential election that saw large turnout

Results sheets will take days to reach the capital Bamako, a spokesperson said.

Benjamin Netanyahu, Israeli Prime Minister

Israeli-Palestinian peace talks to resume after three years

The talks will resume in the U.S. on Monday.