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 […]
Morsi backers march as envoys seek solution in Egypt
The protesters demand Morsi’s reinstatement.
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.
Sudan’s Bashir denied passage through Saudi airspace
Mr. Bashir is wanted by the International Criminal Court.
China reiterates opposition to U.S. sanctions on Iran
The U.S. wants to impose more unilateral sanctions on Iran.
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. […]
Germany chides Egypt on “selective justice’’ against pro-Morsi protesters
The pro-Morsi protesters vowed to continue the protests.
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.
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.
Israeli-Palestinian peace talks to resume after three years
The talks will resume in the U.S. on Monday.