Category: International News

President Sisi will win Egypt’s election. But here’s why he should be worried.

President Sisi will win Egypt’s election. But here’s why he should be worried.

Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi has presided over a security crackdown that’s left thousands dead, imprisoned tens of thousands more, and made the use of torture routine. He’s also repressed free speech and civil society, ramped up a failing war in the Sinai, and is now gearing up to win the presidency again in a [&hellip

Huge crowd rallies in Sana’a to mark anniversary of Saudi aggression.

Huge crowd rallies in Sana’a to mark anniversary of Saudi aggression.

Yemenis have taken to the streets of the capital Sana’a to mark the third anniversary of the Saudi aggression against the impoverished country that has claimed the lives of thousands of civilians. Large crowds of Yemenis from across the country flocked to al-Sabin square in Sana’a on Monday to take part in the protest to [&hellip

Zuma loses ANC support for looming corruption trial.

Zuma loses ANC support for looming corruption trial.

The African National Congress (ANC) will not support former president Jacob Zuma in his upcoming corruption trial, but the party’s members can – as long as they don’t wear the party’s regalia. This is a very different approach from Zuma’s rape trial, as well as initial attempts to lay corruption charges against him, in which [&hellip

Undercover footage reveals details of Grace Mugabe alleged smuggling.

Undercover footage reveals details of Grace Mugabe alleged smuggling.

Harare – Zimbabweans have learned of allegations that their former first lady Grace Mugabe illegally transported and sold poached elephant tusks to Malaysia and China. Australian photographer Adrian Steirn, who lives in Cape Town, went undercover for several months in Zimbabwe – while making a wildlife documentary – and encountered poachers, ivory buyers and carvers, [&hellip

Congo military kills 13 rebels in Ituri clashes – army spokesman.

Congo military kills 13 rebels in Ituri clashes – army spokesman.

Goma, Congo – Congo’s military said on Saturday it had killed 13 militiamen during clashes with an unidentified group after coming under attack in the country’s volatile northeastern Ituri province. Ituri is the latest part of the Democratic Republic of Congo to descend into bloodshed since President Joseph Kabila’s refusal to step aside at the [&hellip

Nigeria talking to Boko Haram about possible ceasefire.

Nigeria talking to Boko Haram about possible ceasefire.

Abuja – Nigeria’s government is in talks with Islamist militant group Boko Haram about a possible ceasefire with the ultimate aim of securing a permanent cessation of hostilities, the country’s information minister said on Sunday. It is the first time in years the government has said it is talking to Boko Haram about a ceasefire [&hellip

Rouhani to visit Turkmenistan, Azerbaijan for key talks.

Rouhani to visit Turkmenistan, Azerbaijan for key talks.

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani is to set off on a two-day visit to Turkmenistan and Azerbaijan to discuss ways of improving mutual relations and the latest developments in the region with those country’s officials. Heading a high-ranking delegation, Rouhani will leave Tehran for Ashgabat on Tuesday on the first leg of his tour at the [&hellip

Nigeria’s Buhari meets with Dapchi girls.

Nigeria’s Buhari meets with Dapchi girls.

Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari received the released Dapchi girls on Friday in a meeting clouded by the absence of a Christian student still held by Boko Haram for refusing to convert to Islam. “We entered into negotiation solely to make sure that no single girl was hurt. This strategy paid off as the girls are [&hellip

Bahraini regime forces arrest 29 people in 24 hours.

Bahraini regime forces arrest 29 people in 24 hours.

Bahraini forces have reportedly arrested at least 32 people during separate raids on a number of houses across the kingdom in the past 24 hours as the ruling Al Khalifah regime intensifies its heavy-handed crackdown on political dissidents. Bahraini troops stormed the besieged northwestern village of Diraz, situated some 12 kilometers west of the capital [&hellip

DRC to shun Geneva donors meet, says UN overreacted.

DRC to shun Geneva donors meet, says UN overreacted.

Kinshasa – The Democratic Republic of Congo on Friday said it was shunning a donor conference in Geneva next month aimed at raising $1.7bn to tackle what the United Nations has called a catastrophic humanitarian crisis. Prime Minister Jose Makila said the UN had overreacted and that aid bodies and NGOs in the country were [&hellip