Category: International News

Polls: Obasanjo Urges Restraint, Respect For Legal Process.

Polls: Obasanjo Urges Restraint, Respect For Legal Process.

    Former President of Nigeria, Olusegun Obasanjo, the Chairperson of the Commonwealth Observer Group to Uganda’s 2016 General Elections, has encouraged government and opposition parties to engage in dialogue and exercise restraint following the announcement of results by the Electoral Commission. President Obasanjo stated: “For the benefit of all Ugandans, I urge government and [&hellip

Four-Year-Old Egyptian Boy Is Sentenced To Life In Jail.

Four-Year-Old Egyptian Boy Is Sentenced To Life In Jail.

    An Egyptian court has sentenced a four-year-old boy to life in prison for committing four ‘murders’ when he was only one and a half years old.   Ahmed Mansour Karni was convicted in absentia of four counts of murder, eight of attempted murder, vandalising property, disturbance of peace and threatening police officers.   [&hellip

Uganda Challenger Besigye Claims Poll Fraud Over Museveni win.

Uganda Challenger Besigye Claims Poll Fraud Over Museveni win.

    The main opposition leader in Uganda, Kizza Besigye, has rejected the result of Thursday’s elections, in which President Yoweri Museveni won a fifth term of office. Mr Besigye, under house arrest since Friday, said Ugandans had seen “the most fraudulent electoral process”. He described the poll as a sham and a creeping military [&hellip

‘US airstrikes kill 40 in Libya’

‘US airstrikes kill 40 in Libya’

US aircraft carried out airstrikes early Friday on the city of Sabratha, northwestern Libya, killing over 40 people, the city’s mayor said. Hussein al-Thwadi said the airstrikes were carried out at about 3:30 a.m. local time (0130 GMT). A building, where foreign workers were living, was hit in the Qasr Talil district. The mayor said [&hellip

US man freed after 43 years in solitary

US man freed after 43 years in solitary

​The longest-serving prisoner to be held in solitary confinement in US history, Albert Woodfox, has walked free in Louisiana after 43 years. Woodfox was part of the group known as the “Angola Three”, after the prison where they spent years in confinement. He had been there since April 1972 for the murder of a prison [&hellip

‘Real armed commando’: Police bust ISIS terror cell preparing ‘chemical attack’ in Morocco

‘Real armed commando’: Police bust ISIS terror cell preparing ‘chemical attack’ in Morocco

  Moroccan authorities have dismantled an ISIS terrorist cell, described as “the most dangerous” ever, which was planning attacks potentially involving chemical weapons. Among the arrested was a 16yo who had allegedly been trained to carry out a suicide bombing. In a police raid on a “safe house” in El Jadida on Thursday, police arrested [&hellip

Thousands flee South Sudan refugee camp

Thousands flee South Sudan refugee camp

Tens of thousands have fled their shelters after ethnic groups clashed in South Sudan’s Malakal. The violence began after alleged South Sudan government troops fired their guns inside the UN base. At least 18 people died and over 90 were wounded at a UN base in South Sudan’s Malakal, UNHCR spokesman Andreas Needham told reporters [&hellip

‘EU deal to give UK special status’

‘EU deal to give UK special status’

British Prime Minister David Cameron says a deal reached with the European Union will give the UK “special status”, vowing to campaign with his “heart and soul” to remain in the bloc. Following two days and nights of talks in the Belgian capital Brussels, the EU leaders unanimously supported Cameron’s proposed reforms on Friday night [&hellip

Austria enforces refugees cap plan

Austria enforces refugees cap plan

​Austria was to impose daily caps on Friday on the number of refugees entering the country despite EU warnings that the move runs contrary to the 28-nation bloc’s law. Vienna said it would implement the plan to only let in 3,200 people a day, adding it is also slated to limit the number of asylum [&hellip

Daesh executes 17 youths in N Iraq

Daesh executes 17 youths in N Iraq

Members of Daesh Takfiri militant group have executed more than a dozen young men in Iraq’s northern province of Kirkuk. Sheikh Anwar al-Aasi, a leader of the al-Ubaid tribe near the provincial capital city of Kirkuk, said Daesh terrorists have decapitated 17 youths in the town of Hawijah, located about 282 kilometers (175 miles) north [&hellip