International

AU joins global call for calm and talks in Tunisia

The African Union (AU) has joined the European Union and the US in calling for dialogue and calm in Tunisia after the president suspended parliament and sacked...

Washington Post to make COVID vaccination compulsory for staff

A US-based newspaper, Washington Post, says all employees will be required to present proof of full vaccination against COVID-19 by September as a prerequisite of...

One dead, four missing after explosion hits German chemicals site

One person has been killed and four others are missing after an explosion rocked an industrial park housing several chemical companies in western Germany. The cause of...

Senegal hospitals overwhelmed by Covid patients

Two week after the World Health Organization issued a warning about the resurgence of Covid-19 in Africa, Senegal’s health ministry has raised alarm that hospitals...

President Ouattara to meet former President, Gbagbo

Ivory Coast’s President Alassane Ouattara is set to meet his predecessor Laurent Gbagbo on Tuesday This will be their first meeting since the post-election...

14 killed in Niger Republic attack

Armed men on motorbikes have killed no fewer than 14 civilians in an attack on a village in western Niger, near the restive border with Mali. The raid happened on Sunday...

Haiti bids farewell to slain president Moise

Haiti said farewell Friday to its slain president under tight security, just over two weeks after his assassination rattled a country mired in poverty, corruption and...

Sierra Leone lawmakers vote to abolish death penalty

A majority of lawmakers in Sierra Leone’s parliament voted Friday to abolish the death penalty. Capital punishment in the West African state will be replaced with life...

Rwandan forces kill 30 jihadists in Mozambique

Rwandan forces deployed to help contain an Islamist insurgency in Mozambique have killed at least 30 jihadists. Security officials in Mozambique said the troops were...

UK sanctions Equatorial Guinea Vice-President

The United Kingdom has placed travel ban on the vice-president of Equatorial Guinea and four others it accuses of corruption. The European country also froze all assets...