UN appoints first female Executive Secretary of ECA

April 17, 2017

The UN Secretary General, António Guterres, has appointed Ms Vera Songwe as the first female Executive Secretary of the Economic Commission for Africa (ECA). A statement on the commission’s website on Monday said that Songwe […]

Man fatally shoots son over dog-walking

April 10, 2017

A Chicago man fatally shot his 22-year-old son after an argument over who would walk the dog erupted into a gunfight between them, say police. According to a BBC report, the two men, who have […]

Russian arrested in Spain over US election hacking

April 10, 2017

Spanish police have arrested a Russian programmer for alleged involvement in “hacking” the US election, Spanish press reports have said. According to BBC, Pyotr Levashov, arrested on 7 April in Barcelona, has now been remanded […]

You are racists, Zuma tells protesters

April 10, 2017

South African President Jacob Zuma on Monday criticized marches last week that drew tens of thousands of protesters demanding his resignation, accusing some demonstrators of racism. Reuters reports that more than 60,000 people marched in […]

US makes U-turn on Assad

April 9, 2017

Nikki Haley, has told CNN that removing Syrian President Bashar al-Assad from power is a priority, cementing an extraordinary U-turn in the Trump administration’s stance on the embattled leader. Two days after the US launched […]

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