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UK to send 250 troops to Mali for peacekeeping operations

British soldiers during the official ceremony welcoming the deployment of a multi-national NATO battalion in Tapa, Estonia, April 20, 2017. REUTERS/Ints Kalnins LONDON (Reuters) – Britain is to send 250 troops to the troubled African nation of Mali next year helping take part in the world’s deadliest peacekeeping operation. The United Nations said in February […]

South Africa’s top court says public protector acted in bad faith

JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) – South Africa’s Constitutional Court ruled on Monday that an anti-corruption official who has accused President Cyril Ramaphosa of serious misconduct had acted in bad faith when investigating an apartheid-era bank bailout. Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane listens during a briefing at Parliament in Cape Town, South Africa October 19, 2016. REUTERS/Mike Hutchings/File Photo […]

Libyan warplane makes emergency landing on road in southern Tunisia

TUNIS (Reuters) – A Libyan warplane made an emergency landing on a road in the southern Tunisian town of Beni Khadash on Monday and its pilot has been detained, according to Tunisia’s state news agency TAP. The Tunisian Ministry of Defence said the pilot informed the authorities that he was forced to make the landing […]

Kenyan finance minister arrested on graft charges

NAIROBI (Reuters) – Kenyan Finance Minister Henry Rotich was arrested on Monday on suspicion of corruption related to the construction of two dams. Despite Kenya’s notorious graft, it is unprecedented for a sitting minister to be arrested for corruption. Kenya’s Cabinet Secretary for National Treasury (Finance Minister) Henry Rotich holds up a briefcase containing the […]

At least seven killed in bomb attack in Somalia’s Mogadishu

Workers are seen on a construction site as smoke billows from the scene of an explosion in Mogadishu, Somalia July 22, 2019. REUTERS/Feisal Omar MOGADISHU (Reuters) – At least seven people were killed and 27 others wounded when a bomb went off outside a hotel near the international airport in Somalia’s capital Mogadishu on Monday, […]

Mum declines invite to sister’s £10,000 Caribbean wedding

That’s an expensive wedding (Picture: Getty, Mumsnet) Weddings are probably the most expensive party the bride and groom will throw. They’re no cheap affair for guests either and some have been forced to skip it. One wedding guest, however, was more conflicted than the average invitee as it was her sister getting married. But the […]

Pageant winner ousted after tweets on Muslims, African Americans

Photo: Jezebel DETROIT (AP) – The Miss World America organization has stripped its Michigan pageant winner of her title, which she says was because of tweets she made about Muslims and black people. Kathy Zhu was crowned the pageant’s Michigan winner last week. She’s a University of Michigan conservative who’s active with a group called […]

Loud explosion and gunfire heard in Somali capital Mogadishu

MOGADISHU (Reuters) – A loud explosion was heard in Somalia’s capital Mogadishu on Monday morning, followed by heavy gunfire. “The blast takes place at the first checkpoint on the K4 road that leads to Mogadishu airport. We have no details so far,” shopkeeper Farah Hussein told Reuters. No one immediately claimed responsibility for the attack, […]

Kenyan finance minister to be arrested and charged over graft – prosecutor

Kenya’s Cabinet Secretary for National Treasury (Finance Minister) Henry Rotich holds up a briefcase containing the Government Budget for the 2019/20 fiscal year in Nairobi, Kenya, June 13, 2019. REUTERS/Baz Ratner NAIROBI (Reuters) – Kenya’s finance minister will be arrested and charged over allegations of corruption related to the construction of two dams, Kenya’s chief […]

S.Africa’s Ramaphosa seeks review of ‘flawed’ graft watchdog report

JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) – South African President Cyril Ramaphosa on Sunday said he will seek an urgent judicial review of what he described as an irretrievably flawed report in which the country’s graft watchdog said he misled parliament over a campaign donation. South African President Cyril Ramaphosa delivers his State of the Nation Address at parliament […]