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  • Tanzania Deports South African Human Rights Lawyer and 2 Others

    October 28, 2017 5:39 AM 3

    South African human rights lawyer Sibongile Ndashe and two others who were arrested and detained in Tanzania 10 days ago have been deported on Friday evening. They were arrested for 'promoting homosexuality' at a hotel in Dar es Salaam. Same-sex relations are illegal in the east African country. Ndashe was released on bail on Thursday and told to report

  • Rwanda: Unity Should Be Harnessed to Build a Brighter Future, Says President Kagame

    October 28, 2017 5:32 AM 2

    President Paul Kagame has said Rwanda's aspirations are safe and secure now more than before even as leaders commit to bring diverse ideas together to consolidate registered gains. He was officiating at the closure of Unity Club's 10th Annual forum, in Kigali, yesterday. The President said that Rwanda has been defined by two narratives; one about the dark history

  • The Latest: Catalan lawmakers file secession motion

    October 27, 2017 10:02 AM 3

    Catalan separatist lawmakers have filed a motion to hold a vote in the upcoming regional parliament session on whether to establish a republic independent of Spain. People gather outside the Catalan parliament in support for a unilateral declaration of independence, in Barcelona, Spain, Thursday, Oct. 26, 2017. Catalan President Carles Puigdemont said Thursday

  • Catalan crisis reaches crucial period as Madrid looks to impose direct rule

    October 27, 2017 9:42 AM 7

    The current political crisis facing Catalonia and Spain has been long-coming. There has been a strong sense of separatism and regional identity in Catalonia, a wealthy region in the northeast of Spain, for decades. There have also been several unrecognized and unofficial referenda on independence in recent years. The latest vote took place October 1 — 90 percent

  • TALES OF COURAGE: From street boy to MP

    October 27, 2017 7:18 AM 35

    There is a fountain of youth: it is your mind, your talents, the creativity you bring to your life and the lives of people you love. When you learn to tap this source, you will truly have defeated age-American Actress, Sophia Loren. 29-year-old South Mugirango MP, Sylvanus Osoro has defeated age and stereotypes to achieve success in politics. His life is a perfect

  • 'No case to answer': lawyer of terror suspect

    October 27, 2017 5:13 AM 8

    An Adelaide woman accused of being a member of Islamic State will seek to have the charges thrown out. The woman came before the Adelaide Magistrates Court on Friday charged with knowingly being a member of a terrorist organisation. Defence counsel Craig Caldecott said he would argue his client, who can't be identified, had no case to answer with the court

  • Kenyan pedals to strengthen bond

    October 26, 2017 7:14 PM 17

    Shillong: A software engineer-turned-cyclist from Kenya is here to kickstart a 6,700km cycle trip to create awareness against racial prejudice and strengthen India's bond with Africa. Speaking to reporters here on Thursday, Kenyan national Peter Ngugi said his cycle trip to Kanyakumari would start from here on Saturday. From Kanyakumari, he will go to Delhi

  • Somalia: African Union and U.S. Agree to Partner in Countering Extremism

    October 26, 2017 2:02 PM 2

    The United States and the African Union (AU) have vowed to partner in countering violent extremism on the African continent. The U.S. mission to the AU and the AU on Wednesday kicked off a three-day session dubbed "Countering Violent Extremism (CVE) Week" at the headquarters of the pan-African bloc in Ethiopia's capital Addis Ababa. Amadou Diaw, Assistant

  • SAFA waiting for answers three years after Senzo Meyiwa's murder

    October 26, 2017 1:00 PM 8

    The South African Police Services’ failure to bring former Bafana Bafana and Orlando Pirates goalkeeper Senzo Meyiwa’s killers to justice three years after his shooting has left South African Football Association (Safa) officials pulling their hair in frustration. Meyiwa was shot and killed during an alleged botched robbery at girlfriend Kelly Khumalo’s

  • Five things to know about Iceland

    October 26, 2017 4:28 AM 12

    Contrary to the dark goings-on in Nordic noir literature, Iceland is a tranquil North Atlantic island of 335,000 people, where police patrol unarmed and homicides are extremely rare. As a result, the brutal January 2017 murder of 20-year-old Birna Brjansdottir shook Iceland. A Greenlandic sailor was convicted of strangling the young woman and throwing