Category Archives: International

Kenya’s census figures causes controversy among some groups

Kenya’s population census figures have been released, causing controversy among some groups who feel the results are not fair or accurate. It found that the total population of the country is now 47.6 million, nine million more than in 2009. But some regions have experienced a decrease in population. These outcomes can be hugely controversial…

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Bolivian President Evo Morales resigns following weeks of violent protests

Bolivian President Evo Morales announced his resignation Sunday, caving in following three weeks of sometimes-violent protests over his disputed re-election after the army and police withdrew their backing. “I resign my post as president,” the leftist Morales said in a televised address, capping a day of fast-moving events in which several ministers and senior officials…

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Attackers kill journalist who fights Ebola virus in DR Congo

Congolese journalist who had been raising awareness about the Ebola virus in the Democratic Republic of Congo has been killed at his home. The army said unidentified attackers raided Papy Mumbere Mahamba’s home in Lwebma, in the north-eastern province of Ituri, killing him, wounding his wife and burning their house down. DR Congo is experiencing…

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65 passengers die as train travelling from Karachi to Rawalpindi caught fire

At least 65 passengers died when a train travelling from the Pakistani city of Karachi to Rawalpindi caught fire. Minister for railways, Sheikh Rashid Ahmed, said the fire was caused by the explosion of a gas cylinder being used by passengers cooking breakfast. According to officials cited in local media, many of the victims died…

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100 people arrested for troubling asylum seekers in Cape Town

Around 100 people were arrested as part of an operation to disperse a group of refugees and asylum seekers who had staged a prolonged sit-in near the United Nations refugee agency in Cape Town, South African police said. The refugees and asylum seekers have been camping outside the offices of the UN High Commissioner for…

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Terrorists’ leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi killed in a nighttime raid by US Special Forces

President Donald Trump on Sunday said that elusive terrorists’ leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi was killed in a daring, nighttime raid by US Special Forces deep in northwest Syria. Trump told the nation in a televised address from the White House that US forces killed a “large number” of militants during the raid which culminated in…

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Zimbabwe condemns US’ sanctions on Security minister, Owen Ncube

Zimbabwe’s government has condemned the US’ decision to slap sanctions on State Security Owen Ncube over his alleged involvement in gross violations of human rights, state-owned The Herald reports. The US State Department announced on Friday that it had credible information on Mr Ncube’s role in “state-sanctioned violence against peaceful protesters, and civil society, as…

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Rwanda begins first-ever public exercises for pregnant women

Participants in Rwanda’s first-ever public exercises for pregnant women have told the BBC that they enjoyed it and want authorities to continue with the programme. More than a one hundred women attended the first session in the capital, Kigali, over the weekend in what organisers say is aimed at changing the myth on bodies of…

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