Rwanda Genocide: French Officials Face Investigation

Rwanda Genocide: French Officials Face Investigation

Rwanda has opened a formal investigation into 20 French officials it says are suspected of involvement in the genocide of 1994. Chief prosecutor Richard Muhumuza said French authorities had been contacted and full co-operation was expected. Relations between the two countries have been strained since the mass killings. About 800,000 people, mostly Tutsis, died at […]

World’s Oldest Living Person, Marks 117th Birthday (Photo)

World’s Oldest Living Person, Marks 117th Birthday (Photo)

Italy’s Emma Morano, the world’s oldest living person, marked her 117th birthday today, blowing out all the candles on her cake. Beaming at the attention, Morano took in the festivities for her milestone celebration sitting in an armchair in her one-room apartment in the northern town of Verbania, joined by her two elderly nieces, a […]

Plane Carrying Brazillian Team

Plane Carrying Brazillian Team

A plane carrying a South American football team has crashed in Colombia – killing 76 of the 81 people on board. The plane was carrying the Brazilian side Chapecoense to Medellin airport when it fell from the sky after suffering electrical problems. The jet split in two when it crashed in mountains shortly at around […]

Nigerian Forces ‘Killed 150 Protesters’

Nigerian Forces ‘Killed 150 Protesters’

Nigeria’s security forces have killed more than 150 peaceful protestors since August 2015, a human rights group has claimed. Amnesty International said the country’s military used live ammunition and deadly force against pro-Biafra protestors who were campaigning for independence from Nigeria. Nigeria’s police denies allegations that it used unnecessary force. The country’s army said Amnesty […]

Katumbi Says He May Support Tshisekedi for DR Congo Presidency

Katumbi Says He May Support Tshisekedi for DR Congo Presidency

Moise Katumbi, an opposition leader in the Democratic Republic of Congo, has told the BBC’s Focus on Africa TV programme that he will support fellow opposition leader Etienne Tshisekedi for the presidency “If the people say he’s the better candidate”. Mr Tshisekedi has run in the last two presidential elections in 2006 and 2011. He […]

ISIS Leader Seriously Ill After Assassin POISONS His Food

ISIS Leader Seriously Ill After Assassin POISONS His Food

ISIS ringleader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi is reportedly seriously ill after having his food poisoned by an assassin. Meals prepared for the ISIS leader and three other commanders of the terrorist organisation were allegedly poisoned in the Be’aaj district, southwest of Nineveh. A source told Iraqi news agency WAA the four are suffering from ‘severe poisoning’ […]

Tunisia Sentences 31 To Death For Attack On Minister

Tunisia Sentences 31 To Death For Attack On Minister

A Tunisian court has handed 31 people death sentences over a 2014 attack on the home of then interior minister Lotfi Ben Jeddou, a judiciary spokesman said on Monday. The 31, who included Algerians as well as Tunisians, were sentenced in absentia and some are reported to be already dead. Al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb […]

Fight Broke Out As Wife Storms Venue of Husband’s Wedding to New Girlfriend

Fight Broke Out As Wife Storms Venue of Husband’s Wedding to New Girlfriend

There was confusion at the Harare Magistrates’ Courts yesterday after a wife stormed the wedding between her husband and his new lover. The wife identified as Magdalene Chamunorwa showed up at the court in the company of her relatives and thoroughly beat up the said girlfriend. She revealed to the marriage officer, Mr Tendai Mahwe, that […]

US Fund To Pay $412m Over Africa Bribery

US Fund To Pay $412m Over Africa Bribery

Leading US hedge fund Och-Ziff has been ordered to pay $412m (£316m) to settle charges that it paid millions in bribes to top officials across Africa to secure mining and investment rights. It is the first time a fund has been sanctioned under US foreign bribery laws, the US justice department said. Its investigation details […]

Many Dead In Congo Anti-Kabila Protests

Many Dead In Congo Anti-Kabila Protests

At least 17 people have died in the Democratic Republic of Congo during protests calling for President Joseph Kabila to step down. Three of them were police officers, one of whom was burnt alive, according to the Interior Minister, Evariste Boshab. But opposition groups said 50 people died, with one witness saying police fired live […]

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