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Zimbabwe orders drastic measures as another 42 die in bus accident

Zimbabwean President Emmerson Mnangagwa on Friday sent a condolence message after yet another 42 people died on Thursday night when a bus they were traveling in caught fire along the Bulawayo-Beitbridge road in southern Zimbabwe. At least another 20 people were also injured in the accident. The accident is the second major fatal accident in…

Brexit: UK PM May faces showdown in cabinet

Theresa May faces a crunch cabinet meeting later as she tries to win colleagues’ support for a draft Brexit agreement between the UK and EU. Senior ministers will gather in Downing Street at 14:00 GMT amid calls to reject the deal from both senior Brexiteers and some Remain supporters. The Democratic Unionists have warned it…

Ex-US marine opens fire on bar, kills 12, self after

A former U.S Marine opened fire in a California country music bar on Wednesday night, killing 12 people — including the sheriff’s sergeant who was the first to respond to the scene. Police said Ian David Long, 28, used a smoke device and a .45-caliber handgun to lay waste to the Borderline Bar & Grill,…

Buhari felicitates with Cameroon’s Paul Biya at another inauguration

President Muhammadu Buhari, on Friday, felicitated with President Paul Biya on his inauguration Tuesday for another term of office following his victory in the October 7, 2018 presidential election. The Nigerian leader commended his Cameroonian counterpart for sustaining the long history of good neighbourliness with Nigeria and cooperating in the current push against Boko Haram…

US unleashes tough sanctions on Iran

The US unleashed its “toughest ever” sanctions against Iran on Monday, a move that has already sparked mass protests in the oil-rich nation. The Trump administration reinstated all sanctions removed under the 2015 nuclear deal, targeting both Iran and states that trade with it. They will hit oil exports, shipping and banks – all core…

ECOWAS seeks technical body to coordinate PSS projects with EU.

The Commission of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) has urged for the establishment of a technical committee for the coordination of activities which falls under the purview of the European Union Support Project to the ECOWAS Peace, Security and Stability Regional Mandate Programme (ECOWAS-EU PSS). The President of the Commission Jean-Claude Kassi Brou stated…

Gunmen kill 7 in attack on bus carrying Coptic Christians in Egypt

Gunmen have attacked a bus carrying Coptic Christians in southern Egypt, killing at least seven people, a church official says. No group has immediately claimed responsibility for the attack. Fourteen others were injured when gunmen started shooting at the bus after intercepting it en route to St Samuel monastery in the southern province of Minya, church spokesman…

Sexual abuse ‘part of ordinary life’ in N. Korea – HRW

Sexual abuse is so common in North Korea “it has come to be accepted as part of ordinary life,” Human Rights Watch (HRW) asserted in a report on sexual violence in the reclusive country. North Korean officials including high-ranking party members, prison guards, police, prosecutors and soldiers commit sexual abuse “with little concern for the…

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