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Zarif lands in Namibia.

Zarif lands in Namibia.

Iran’s Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif and his accompanying high-ranking politico-economic delegation have arrived in the Namibian capital Windhoek Thu. morning. Namibia is Zarif’s last leg of his four-nation African, South American tour which took him to Senegal, Brazil and Uruguay, respectively. While in Namibia, the Iranian foreign minister will be holding meetings with political, [&hellip

ICC prosecutor seeks to open Rohingya deportation probe.

ICC prosecutor seeks to open Rohingya deportation probe.

The chief prosecutor for the International Criminal Court (ICC) has asked it to rule on whether it has jurisdiction over the deportations of Rohingya people from Myanmar to Bangladesh. A ruling affirming jurisdiction could pave the way for Prosecutor Fatou Bensouda to investigate the deportation of many thousands of Rohingya, a possible crime against humanity. [&hellip

Egypt: Al-Sisi Should End Rights Abuses.

Egypt: Al-Sisi Should End Rights Abuses.

Egypt’s President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi should prioritize reforms to end serious human rights violations during his second term, Human Rights Watch said today. Al-Sisi won the April 2, 2018 election with 97 percent of the votes cast following months of intimidation and arrests of other potential candidates. His only challenger, Mousa Mostafa Mousa, had supported [&hellip

Armed groups control Libyan prisons, torture rampant: U.N. report.

Armed groups control Libyan prisons, torture rampant: U.N. report.

Armed groups in Libya are killing and torturing detainees in prisons, some nominally under government control, where thousands of civilians are being unlawfully held, the United Nations said on Tuesday. Successive governments in Tripoli have allowed the armed groups to arrest opponents, activists, journalists and politicians, while paying the fighters salaries and providing them with [&hellip

Ethiopia PM gets huge welcome in Ambo, epicenter of Oromo protests.

Ethiopia PM gets huge welcome in Ambo, epicenter of Oromo protests.

Ethiopia Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed visited the epicenter of protests that riled the country between 2015 and last year with a call for the people to rally behind government efforts aimed at deepening democracy. Ambo, located in the west Shoa zone of Oromia regional state, was the scene of heavy protests that led to security [&hellip

Central African Republic demonstrators lay corpses in front of UN mission.

Central African Republic demonstrators lay corpses in front of UN mission.

Hundreds of angry demonstrators on Wednesday laid the bodies of at least 16 people killed in clashes in Central African Republic’s capital in front of the mission headquarters of the United Nations. The Central African Republic, one of the world’s poorest and most unstable countries, has been mired in a cycle of ethnic and religious [&hellip

More than 250 dead after military plane crash in Algeria.

More than 250 dead after military plane crash in Algeria.

More than 250 people have been killed in an Algerian military transport plane crash near the capital, Algiers. The plane went down on Wednesday morning shortly after taking off from the Boufarik military base in Algeria, local media reported. At least 14 ambulances were present at the crash site to transfer any survivors to hospital. [&hellip

Yanga out to keep race tight.

Yanga out to keep race tight.

Young Africans will look to keep up their Mainland Premier League title hopes alive, when they host Singida United in a high profile match at the National Stadium in Dar es Salaam today. The defending champions are desperate to close the gap on leaders Simba and run away from third-placed Azam FC. On 46 points [&hellip

PM Office budget sails through.

PM Office budget sails through.

Prime Minister Kassim Majaliwa yesterday wound up debate on his office budget estimates for the 2018/19 fiscal year, closing the heated debate on sugar divided legislators in the House. Some Members of Parliament (MPs) linked the sugar issue with the Union, prompting a section of Civic United Front (CUF) MPs to walk out of Parliament [&hellip

Sudan’s Bashir orders release of all political prisoners.

Sudan’s Bashir orders release of all political prisoners.

Sudan’s President Omar al-Bashir has ordered the release of all political prisoners held in the country, state news agency SUNA said on Tuesday. The decision came in response to calls from political parties and groups that have participated in the country’s ongoing national dialogue to grant detainees the opportunity to engage in the political process, [&hellip