(Reuters) – North Korea’s much hyped long-range rocket apparently crashed into the sea a few minutes after launch on Friday, U.S. and South Korean officials said, dealing a blow to the prestige of the reclusive and impoverished state as well … Read the rest
US President Barack Obama congratulated Macky Sall on Monday for winning Senegal’s presidential poll, praising the west African nation as “a leading example of good governance and democracy at work.”
Obama, who was in South Korea for a nuclear security … Read the rest
Sitting at a table in a run-down bar on the edge of Ugandan capital Kampala, Stella Kobusingye stares into the distance as she recalls the tangle of lies and deceit that led to her sex-slavery ordeal.
Struggling to support her … Read the rest
Palestinian medical officials said early Saturday that a total of 12 people had been killed and 12 injured in a series of Israeli air strikes in the Gaza Strip.
The Israeli raids came as Palestinians fired dozens of rockets and … Read the rest
by Gillian Gotora
AP – Zimbabwe’s black empowerment minister said Wednesday he will proceed with a takeover of the country’s biggest platinum mine if the South African owners don’t comply with orders to hand over more stakes in the company … Read the rest
by Marie Sanz, AFP
The UN Human Rights Council’s annual session opens Monday determined to put more pressure on Syria’s hardline regime after publication of a list of officials suspected of crimes against humanity.
“We want Syrian authorities to give … Read the rest
Days before an exiled Rwandan army general was shot and wounded in South Africa, two of the men charged in the shooting were plotting another attempt on his life, a witness testified Wednesday.
The Rwandan witness, a former roommate of … Read the rest
by Jan Raath, DPA
Zimbabwe’s President Robert Mugabe is expected to be presented with a very large cake on his 88th birthday Tuesday, ahead of elaborate and costly official events to mark the occasion in the impoverished nation.
The aging … Read the rest
AP,l Tehran – U.N. nuclear inspectors stia two-day visit to Tehran on Monday sought to meet Iranian nuclear scientists and visit a key military facility as they try to gauge allegations that Iran is pushing toward making an atomic weapon.… Read the rest
An outspoken opponent of Malawi’s president who once served as his attorney general says the administration sent thugs to petrol bomb his law office – and the government critic ended up in jail.
Ralph Kasambara was arrested Monday, accused of … Read the rest
Thousands of Somalis are gathering at a militant-organized demonstration in support of the merger of the Somali militant group al-Shabab with al-Qaida.
Al-Shabab spokesman Ali Mohamud Rage told those gathered at Monday’s rally that al-Shabab is happy with its unification … Read the rest