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  • Pope blames devil for Church divisions, scandals, seeks angel's help

    October 8, 2018 12:51 PM 87

    The devil is alive and well and working overtime to undermine the Roman Catholic Church, Pope Francis says. In fact, the pope is so convinced that Satan is to blame for the sexual abuse crisis and deep divisions racking the Church that he has asked Catholics around the world to recite a special prayer every day in October to try to beat him back. “(The Church

  • Erdogan says closely following case of missing Saudi journalist, murdered at a Saudi consolate in Instanbul

    October 8, 2018 9:55 AM 66

    President Tayyip Erdogan said on Sunday he was closely following the case of missing Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi after Turkish officials said they believed he had been killed at the Saudi consulate in Istanbul. Erdogan told reporters that authorities were examining camera footage and airport records as part of their investigation into the disappearance

  • China says ex-Interpol chief focus of bribery probe back home

    October 8, 2018 9:23 AM 56

    China said on Monday it was investigating former Interpol chief Meng Hongwei for bribery and other violations, days after French authorities said the Chinese official had been reported missing by his wife. On Sunday, Interpol, the France-based global police coordination body, said that Meng had resigned as its president. China said had said on Sunday

  • More bodies found as death toll from Indonesia quake nears 2,000

    October 8, 2018 9:04 AM 62

    Nearly 2,000 bodies have been recovered from Indonesia's disaster-ravaged Palu city, an official said Monday, as the search for victims ended at a hotel destroyed in the powerful earthquake and tsunami. The death toll from the twin disaster on Sulawesi island that erased whole suburbs in Palu has reached 1,944, said local military spokesman M. Thohir

  • Former Nigerian minister and Chibok girls champion to vie for presidency in 2019

    October 8, 2018 6:42 AM 60

    Former Nigerian minister Obiageli Ezekwesili, co-founder of a group to raise awareness about more than 200 girls kidnapped by Boko Haram in 2014, announced on Sunday that she will run for president next year. Ezekwesili, 55, a former vice president for Africa at the World Bank, said she would run as the candidate of the Allied Congress Party of Nigeria

  • Melania Trump begins Africa tour to promote health

    October 2, 2018 9:00 PM 66

    US First Lady Melania Trump visited a hospital in Ghana’s capital, Accra, at the start of her solo trip that will see her visit four African countries. She was welcomed by traditional dancers and drummers at the airport but the public reaction has been low key. The tour, which also takes in Kenya, Malawi and Egypt, will focus on promoting health and education

  • Myanmar is the new illegal ivory market for African elephants, says report

    October 2, 2018 1:03 PM 66

    Myanmar, a Southeast Asian nation of more than 100 ethnic groups, bordering India, Bangladesh, China, Laos and Thailand is now the new growing market for ivory trade. This is according to a new report by ivory trade specialists Lucy Vigne and the late Esmond Martin, which shows that one town in particular in Myanmar, Mong La - a frontier town in the notorious

  • US First Lady Melania Trump touches down in Africa

    October 2, 2018 12:02 PM 63

    Melania Trump on Tuesday arrived in Ghana on the first leg of her maiden, solo tour of Africa that has been billed as a chance to carve her own diplomatic path. The US first lady stepped off an overnight flight from Andrews Airforce Base near Washington and onto a red carpet at Accra's Kotoka International Airport. She was met by her Ghanaian counterpart

  • Chepkwony leaves KQ after 5 months

    November 2, 2017 3:13 PM 575

    Kenya Airways’ human resources director has resigned from the national carrier five months after joining from Tata Chemicals Magadi where he held a similar position. Sammy Chepkwony announced his departure through a memo to staff, explaining that he had decided to part ways with the airline effective Thursday to “pursue other interests.” Mr Chepkwony

  • Ezekiel Mutua wants ‘gay’ lions spotted in Maasai Mara isolated

    November 2, 2017 12:55 PM 560

    Moral policeman Ezekial Mutua now wants two male lions spotted in the Masaai Mara engaging in ‘sexual contact’ to be kept in isolation. The Kenya Film Classification Board (KFCB) chief executive also wants the two gay lions to be subjected to scientific research to determine how they acquired homosexual behavior. In an interview with Nairobi News, Mr Mutua