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Nigerian senator jailed 14 years for corruption.

Nigerian senator jailed 14 years for corruption.

A Nigerian senator was sentenced Tuesday to 14 years in prison without the option of a fine after his conviction on multiple charges of “criminal breach of trust and criminal misappropriation” of public funds. Joshua Dariye was convicted of diverting over $3.3 million in public money between 1999 and 2007 when he was governor of [&hellip

UN General Assembly slams Israeli killing of innocent Palestinians.

UN General Assembly slams Israeli killing of innocent Palestinians.

The United Nations General Assembly has adopted a resolution condemning Israel for Palestinian civilian deaths in the besieged Gaza Strip. The resolution, forward by Algeria and Turkey on behalf of Arab and Muslim countries, garnered a strong majority of 120 votes in the 193-member assembly, with 8 votes against and 45 abstentions on Wednesday. The [&hellip

DRC President Joseph Kabila will not seek third term: PM.

The prime minister of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) has said that President Joseph Kabila will not seek a third mandate in the country’s delayed elections because of constitutional term limits that prevent him from running again. Kabila, whose second term officially ended in 2016, is constitutionally ineligible for December’s poll, although his [&hellip

Uganda police in daring attack on Kenyan police officers.

Uganda police in daring attack on Kenyan police officers.

Three police officers and four fishermen are being held in Uganda after a suspected hijacking in Lake Victoria on Monday evening. Siaya County Administration Police Commandant Patrick Lumumba says the 4pm attack targeted the police officers on patrol. “It is true three officers were attacked by Ugandan soldiers and, as we speak, they have already [&hellip

Ethiopian rebel group military figures return home after discussions with gov’t.

Two Ethiopian rebel group military leaders on Monday returned home after years of military preparations in exile following discussions with Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed. The two rebel group leaders, Yonatan Dubissa and Abebe Geresu, who had been operating in Ethiopia’s neighboring country Eritrea after joining the outlawed Oromo Liberation Front (OLF), returned home on [&hellip

7 killed in southern Somalia boat accident.

7 killed in southern Somalia boat accident.

Seven people reportedly died after their boat capsized in southern Somali’s Shabelle river. Radio Risaala, an independent broadcaster in Mogadishu, quoted local residents saying the boat capsized in Lower Shabelle, south of Mogadishu, on Monday evening. The radio said the dead included a mother and her four children. Goods and passengers It said further that [&hellip

Qatar takes UAE to UN’s highest court over blockade.

Qatar takes UAE to UN’s highest court over blockade.

The government of Qatar is taking the United Arab Emirates (UAE) to the UN International Court of Justice (ICJ) over what it described as human rights violations, according to the official Qatar News Agency (QNA). The move on Monday comes a year after the UAE, Saudi Arabia, Bahrain and Egypt severed diplomatic and trade ties [&hellip

Fresh US-led airstrikes leave dozen civilians in northeastern Syria.

Fresh US-led airstrikes leave dozen civilians in northeastern Syria.

A dozen civilians have lost their lives and several others sustained injuries when the US-led coalition purportedly fighting the Daesh Takfiri terrorist group carried out a string of airstrikes against Syria’s northeastern province of Hasakah. Local sources, requesting anonymity, said the airborne assaults targeted residential buildings in Tal Shayr, which is located in the southeastern [&hellip

Yemen war: Saudi-led forces begin assault on Hudaydah.

Yemen war: Saudi-led forces begin assault on Hudaydah.

Forces backed by the Saudi-led coalition have launched an offensive against Yemen’s Red Sea port city of Hudaydah in defiance of warnings by the UN and international rights groups against the catastrophic repercussions of such a military action. On Wednesday morning, Saudi-owned Al Arabiya TV network announced the beginning of the Hudaydah operation, which the [&hellip

ICC judges order Jean-Pierre Bemba’s interim release.

ICC judges order Jean-Pierre Bemba’s interim release.

THE HAGUE, International judges Tuesday ordered an interim conditional release of former Congolese vice president Jean-Pierre Bemba who was acquitted last week of war crimes after a decade behind bars. “Today… the International Criminal Court ordered the interim release under specific conditions for Mr Jean-Pierre Bemba,” The Hague-based tribunal said in a statement. ACQUITTAL “Taking [&hellip