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3 Corrections Officers Fired, Barred From Gov’t For Bribery

The Office of the Ombudsman has sacked three Bureau of Corrections (BuCor) officers after receiving what he characterized as credible accusations that they solicited...

Botswana opposition loses bid to nullify election results

Botswana’s court of appeal on Wednesday dismissed an opposition bid to challenge election results that enabled President Mokgweetsi Masisi to secure a five-year term. The...

Air Tanzania postpones maiden flights to China over coronavirus

DAR ES SALAAM (Reuters) - Tanzania’s national carrier said on Wednesday it will have to postpone its maiden flights from commercial capital Dar es...

10-Yr-Old Boy Diagnosed With Virus Without Symptoms

The case of a 10-year-old boy who was diagnosed with the Wuhan coronavirus even though he showed no symptoms is raising concern that people...

Kiir Grants Amnesty To All Rebel Leaders

President Salva Kiir has granted amnesty to leaders of holdout rebel groups two weeks after signing a truce agreement in the latest effort to...

Father Of Employee Beaten To Death By Her Employers Rejects ‘Blood Money’

The father of a Filipina domestic worker who was sexually abused and beaten to death by her employers in Kuwait has refused financial compensation...

Germany Confirms Three More Cases Of Coronavirus

Germany confirmed three more cases of coronavirus on Tuesday evening, bringing the total number of people infected in the country to four. On Monday, the...

Fact Check: Novel coronavirus breeds global false claims

A deadly coronavirus outbreak, which has infected thousands and spread around the world since emerging in China, has also spawned many false claims on social media. Here’s...

Croatia PM sacks health minister amid property declaration claim

Croatia’s Prime Minister Andrej Plenkovic on Tuesday sacked Health Minister Milan Kujundzic, the government’s spokesman said, a day after Kujundzic admitted: “technical irregularities” in...

Trump lawyers wrap up defense in Senate impeachment trial

Lawyers for President Donald Trump were set yesterday to wrap up their arguments urging acquittal in his US Senate trial after making the case...

Ivory Coast’s Soro says he remains presidential candidate despite warrant

Former Ivory Coast rebel leader Guillaume Soro said yesterday he would not drop out of presidential election despite an arrest warrant out against him. “I...

World’s Oldest Woman Dies

A woman who claimed to be the oldest in the world has died at the age of 127 in Tajikistan, allegedly the last woman born...

Mali’s 2012 coup leader released on bail amid trial delays

Former military Gen. Amadou Haya Sanogo, who overthrew Mali’s president in 2012, was released on bail on Tuesday as he awaits a long-delayed trial...

Zimbabwe public workers accept 140% pay hike, seek more

HARARE (Reuters) - Zimbabwe’s public sector workers have accepted a 140% salary hike starting this month, a union official said on Wednesday, averting a...

Sudan suspects two infections with the new coronavirus – minister

KHARTOUM (Reuters) - Sudan suspects that two of its citizens who returned to the country from China are infected with the new coronavirus, the...

British Airways Suspends China Flights Over Virus

  British Airways on Wednesday said it had suspended all its flights to and from China owing to the deadly coronavirus. “We have suspended all flights to...

Kobe Bryant’s Helicopter Not Equipped With Vital Warning System, Says Official

  The helicopter that crashed into a Los Angeles hillside killing NBA legend Kobe Bryant and eight others, was not equipped with vital software that...

Five Killed In Jihadist Attack In Cameroon

  Five people were killed in an overnight attack by jihadists in the Lake Chad region of northern Cameroon, sources said on Wednesday. “Five civilians were...

Coronavirus Spreads To Middle East As Govt Seeks Preventive Measures

The coronavirus that originated Wuhan in China has been found in the Middle East, with the United Arab Emirates reporting its first confirmed case on Jan. 29. The case...

China confirms 5,974 virus cases, exceeding nation’s SARS total

The number of confirmed cases in the new virus outbreak in China reached 5,974 on Wednesday, overtaking the number of people infected in the...

Pakistan shuts main Afghan border crossing after mortar fire

PESHAWAR, Pakistan (Reuters) - Pakistan closed the main border crossing with Afghanistan on Wednesday after mortar bombs landed in Pakistani territory from across the...

Lebanon PM asks government, banks for plan to restore confidence

BEIRUT (Reuters) - Lebanese Prime Minister Hassan Diab asked the government and the country’s banks on Wednesday for a plan to restore confidence as...