Monday, June 17, 2019

Air Namibia suspends flights to Nigeria over diplomatic row

Air Namibia has suspended flights on its Windhoek-Lagos-Accra route over a diplomatic row with Nigeria.

BREAKING: Theresa May to resign as British prime minister

Theresa May has said she will quit as Conservative leader on 7 June, paving the way for a contest to decide a new prime minister.

South Africa judge dies after Zambia snake attack

South African Labour Court Judge Anton Steenkamp, 57, has died after being bitten by a black mamba - one of the most venomous snakes - while on holiday in Zambia.

Burkina Faso: 2 soldiers killed as French troops free hostages

Four foreign hostages have been freed by French forces in the West African country of Burkina Faso, the French government says.

South Africa: ANC set for reduced majority

The governing African National Congress (ANC) is expected to be returned to office in South Africa's parliamentary election, but with a reduced majority.

Catholic Church: Pope Francis moves to expose sexually abusive bishops

The pronouncement, which signalled a change in Catholic Church law makes reporting of sexual cases obligatory for clerics and allows anyone to complain directly to the Vatican if necessary.

Trump accuses China of breaking trade deal

US President Donald Trump said China "broke the deal" in trade talks, ramping up hostilities ahead of negotiations between the two sides.

Ethiopia: Former spy chief charged with human rights violations

Ethiopia's fugitive former spy chief and 25 other intelligence agents have been charged with human rights violations.

Myanmar frees Reuters journalists

Two Reuters journalists jailed in Myanmar for their reporting on the Rohingya crisis have been freed.

Many killed in Niger fuel tanker explosion

A fuel tanker lorry has overturned and exploded near the airport in Niger's capital, Niamey, killing at least 58 people, authorities say.
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