International News

3 hours ago | February 28, 2020

Trump campaign sues New York Times

US President Donald Trump’s re-election campaign on Wednesday filed suit against The New York Times over an OpEd article ...

US warns of attack threat against major hotel in Nairobi

The United States warned on Thursday that extremists may be plotting an attack against a major hotel in Nairobi, urging ...

Malawi passes medical cannabis legislation

Malawi on Thursday became the latest African country to legalise the growing of cannabis, a crop that could supplement ...

24 babies, pregnant teens freed from Nigeria ‘baby factory’

Nigerian police have rescued 24 babies and four expectant mothers from an illegal maternity home in the southern oil ...

Kenya university berated for blaming ‘reckless’ rape victim

NAIROBI — A major Kenyan university has caused widespread public offence by accusing a student who was gang-raped of ...

Guinea Bissau candidate swears himself president despite vote row

Umaro Sissoco Embalo swore himself in as the new president of Guinea-Bissau on Thursday, defying a bitter ongoing row ...

Pope Francis cancels all engagements after falling ill

Pope Francis has cancelled official audiences for a second day in succession after being taken ill. The Vatican said the ...

2 days ago | February 26, 2020

Egypt holds funeral for former president Mubarak

CAIRO — Egypt held a military funeral in Cairo yesterday to bury its former president Hosni Mubarak, who ruled for 30 ...

Lesotho PM expects praise for early resignation

Lesotho Prime Minister Thomas Thabane on Tuesday lauded himself for “voluntarily” agreeing to resign after he was ...

Coronavirus spreads in Middle East and beyond

The coronavirus is spreading in the Middle East, Europe, Latin America and other parts of the world, as Brazil confirmed ...

Brexit talks turn sour as EU, UK clash

Britain and Brussels clashed on Tuesday over upcoming Brexit talks, with London roundly rejecting key elements of the ...

3 days ago | February 25, 2020

Ramaphosa announces another presidential land summit

President Cyril Ramaphosa announced the establishment of another summit — this time a Presidential Summit on Land. He ...

Egypt’s ex-President Mubarak dies

Hosni Mubarak, Egypt’s president for almost 30 years who stepped down after a popular revolution in 2011, has died. He ...

Murder accused Lesotho PM seeks immunity

MASERU — Lesotho’s high court will rule on whether Prime Minister Thomas Thabane can claim immunity from a charge that ...