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Rwanda locking up street children, abused

Rwandan authorities are rounding up street children in Kigali and detaining them in a so-called “transit” center where guards beat them and there isn’t enough food or water. This is one of the ways Kigali keeps its pristine image – an image often lauded in travel articles. Human Rights Watch’s Amy Braunschweiger speaks with Central…

How Trump’s two-state peace deal will work

US President Donald Trump on Tuesday unveiled his long-awaited Israeli-Palestinian peace plan, saying it will enshrine Jerusalem as Israel’s “undivided” capital and enable Israeli sovereignty in parts of the West Bank, while also providing for an eventual Palestinian state with “eastern Jerusalem” as its capital. He hailed the plan as marking “a big step towards…

Iranian plane skids off runway into highway

A Caspian Airlines plane slid off the runway onto a highway on landing at an airport in southwestern Iran on Monday. But all passengers were evacuated without injury, Iranian state media reported. “It ran out of runway when landing at Mahshahr airport with no casualties,’’ state news agency, IRNA, said. Some other Iranian media outlets…

Why crashed Afghan passenger plane records high casualties

A local passenger plane has crashed in Afghanistan’s south-eastern province of Ghazni and a high number of casualties is feared, officials said on Monday. “The plane crashed in Deh Yak district around 1.00 p.m. (1100 GMT). “The plane caught fire immediately after the crash and it is unlikely that anyone survived the accident,’’ provincial governor…

Boris Johnson says UK has ‘crossed Brexit finish line’

The UK can put “years of rancour and division behind it” after Parliament passed legislation implementing the Brexit deal, according to Boris Johnson. With the EU bill awaiting royal assent, the prime minister says the country has “crossed the Brexit finish line”. The EU’s top officials are expected to sign the agreement in the coming…

Africa’s richest woman, Isabel dos Santos, faces money laundering, other charges

Angola’s billionaire former first daughter Isabel dos Santos has been charged with money laundering and mismanagement during her stewardship of state-owned oil firm Sonangol. Documents leaked this week alleged the daughter of ex-president Jose Eduardo dos Santos, dubbed Africa’s richest woman, plundered state coffers to build her fortune, estimated at $2.1 billion (1.82 billion euros)….

Zimbabwe ready to host sustainable development forum, says Minister

 Zimbabwe is ready to host the Sixth Africa Regional Forum on Sustainable Development (ARFSD) that will be held in Victoria Falls from 24 to 27 February under the theme ‘2030-2030: A Decade to Deliver a Transformed and Prosperous Africa through the 2030 Agenda and Agenda 2063.” This was said Monday by the country’s acting Labour,…

Harry, Meghan foreclose change of mind, say no other option

The Duke of Sussex has said he is “taking a leap of faith” in stepping back from being a senior royal, saying “there really was no other option”. Speaking at an event on Sunday evening, Prince Harry said he and Meghan had hoped to continue serving the Queen, but without public funding. “Unfortunately, that wasn’t…

Three men stabbed to death in London

Three men have died in a stabbing in east London. Police said they were called at about 19:40 GMT on Sunday to reports of a disturbance in Elmstead Road in Seven Kings, Ilford. The BBC reports that the three men, aged in their 20s or 30s, were found by emergency services with apparent stab injuries,…

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