Category: International News

President Mugabe Refuses To Resign After Meeting Generals.

President Mugabe Refuses To Resign After Meeting Generals.

Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe has refused to cede power to the military which has seized power in the southern African country and put him under house arrest. Generals met with Mugabe on Thursday in the capital, Harare, and made efforts to push the 93-year-old veteran to resign, sources confirmed to the AFP news agency. Mugabe’s [&hellip

Zimbabwe crisis seems like coup: African Union.

Zimbabwe crisis seems like coup: African Union.

The African Union has expressed concern about the ongoing political crisis in Zimbabwe, calling on the country’s military to halt their actions in what “seems like a coup” against President Robert Mugabe. Alpha Conde, the head of the AU, said Wednesday that the bloc condemned the actions of military commanders in the southern African nation [&hellip

Zimbabwen army: We’re targeting criminals, not Mugabe.

Zimbabwen army: We’re targeting criminals, not Mugabe.

Zimbabwe’s military has read out a statement after taking over the national broadcaster, ZBC, saying it has taken action to “target criminals”. However, it said this was not “a military takeover of government” and President Robert Mugabe was safe. Heavy gunfire and artillery were heard in northern suburbs of the capital, Harare, early on Wednesday. [&hellip

EU says Hariri should return, warns Saudi.

EU says Hariri should return, warns Saudi.

The European Union (EU) says Saad Hariri, who shockingly resigned as the Lebanese prime minister in Saudi Arabia more than a week ago, should return to his country, and warns against foreign meddling in Lebanon’s affairs. “We appeal first of all to the political forces to focus on Lebanon and what they can deliver to [&hellip

Voting Begins in Somaliland in Third Presidential Election Since 2003.

Voting Begins in Somaliland in Third Presidential Election Since 2003.

Polling stations have opened in the self-proclaimed republic of Somaliland for the third presidential election since 2003. A VOA Somali reporter in Hargeisa, Barkhad Kariye, says he saw long lines, with some people waiting since 3:00 a.m. “They wanted to be the first to cast their ballot, people want to make sure they vote before [&hellip

7 killed in grenade attack at peace concert in the Central African Republic.

7 killed in grenade attack at peace concert in the Central African Republic.

Seven people were killed and around 20 others were injured in a grenade attack on a peace concert and reprisal violence in Central African Republic’s capital, Bangui, on Saturday and Sunday, government officials and city residents said. The riverside city has in the past been a flashpoint for inter-religious violence that erupted between Muslims and [&hellip

Up To 33 killed As DR Congo Train Carrying Fuel Derails.

Up To 33 killed As DR Congo Train Carrying Fuel Derails.

Lubumbashi. Up to 33 people were feared dead on Sunday in the Democratic Republic of Congo after a freight train carrying fuel plunged into a ravine. The UN’s radio Okapi spoke of 33 fatalities with others injured or burned in the accident that occurred in the sprawling mineral-rich province of Katanga, which is the size [&hellip

US ups Somalia military campaign, targets ‘Daesh’.

US ups Somalia military campaign, targets ‘Daesh’.

The US has carried out its first air strikes against purported Daesh positions in Somalia as Washington moves to step up its military campaign in the militancy-riddled state and the entire African continent. The US military said on Friday that “several terrorists” were killed in two air strikes in Somalia’s northern state of Puntland The [&hellip

Leader orders swift rescue operations.

Leader orders swift rescue operations.

Soon after the quake occurred, Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei issued a message calling on all Iranian officials and institutions to “rush to the aid of those affected in these early hours [after the incident].” The Leader said the country’s entire range of capabilities had to be used swiftly to prevent [&hellip

Kenya election official Roselyn Akombe flees to US.

Kenya election official Roselyn Akombe flees to US.

A senior member of Kenya’s electoral commission (IEBC) has fled to the US amid death threats ahead of next week’s presidential election re-run. Roselyn Akombe said the IEBC was under political “siege”, unable to reach consensus or take any decisions. The IEBC said it regretted her decision to quit, while its chairman conceded that he [&hellip