African Union [Photo: Wikipedia]

AU Set On Making African Businesses More Responsive To Human Rights

The consideration and validation of the draft of the Policy Framework was the subject of a gathering of over 50 participants.

President Donald Trump [Photo credit: The Hill]

U.S. sanctions 30 firms, individuals for aiding Iran, North Korea arms programmes

ZTE pleaded guilty to conspiring to unlawfully export.

Former Egyptian leader, Hosni Mubarak [Photo:]

Former Egyptian leader, Mubarak, walks free for first time in six years

A top appeals court cleared Mr. Mubarak on charges of killing protesters in the 2011 uprising that ended his 30 year rule.

Migrant boat used to illustrate the story [Photo credit: CBC]

Five corpses found, hundreds feared dead as migrant boats sink off Libya

“We brought on board five corpses recovered from the sea, but no lives.”

London Westminster attack [Photo: NBC News]

London attacker British-born, known to intelligence services: Prime Minister

Police say they arrested eight people at six locations in London and Birmingham.

Zambia map

Zambia threatens to deal with fake, mushrooming churches

“There has to be a minimum standard for churches in the country,” an official said.

British Parliament

British parliament reopens after attack, honours slain policeman

Five people died in the attack.

Taliban Militants

Police officer kills nine colleagues in northern Afghanistan

The Taliban claimed responsibility for the attack.

Scottish Parliament

Scottish parliament suspends independence debate after London attack

Scottish parliament suspends independence debate after London attack

Police at Westminster [Photo Credit: Daily Express]

Woman pulled alive from River Thames after London attack

An assailant had stabbed a policeman and was shot by police just outside Britain’s parliament building.

Santo Vottari [Photo: LACNEWS24]

Italian police capture fugitive Italian Mafia boss after 10-year chase

Santo Vottari, 44 was on Europol’s most wanted list.

Turkish Airlines

Confusion trails U.S. electronics ban for Middle East flights

The new measures affect 10 airports in eight countries.

Heathrow airport [Photo:]

UK set to ban passengers from carrying laptops, tablets on flights

The move follows a similar ban by the U.S. government.

Tissue rolls [Photo: The Gazette Review]

Authorities in Beijing install face scanners in toilets to stop paper theft

After three days of testing the new machines, the amount of toilet paper consumed dropped from 20 to four per day.

The turtle was operated on at a veterinary hospital in Bangkok [Photo Credit: BBC]

Turtle dies after swallowing 915 coins

Tossing coins into ponds with turtles is believed by many to bring longevity.


U.S. to ban some airline passengers from carrying larger electronics

The rule would cover around eight to 10 foreign airlines.

Customs officials at the Tambo International Airport, Johannesburg [Photo Credit: Raw Story]

South Africa customs confiscate sex drugs worth $1.6 million

Customs officers found 80,000 tablets and 126,000 oral jellies in transit sheds at Johannesburg’s OR Tambo airport.

South Sudan on map

South Sudan, Equatorial Guinea begin collaboration on Oil and Gas

“South Sudan is proud to share its experiences with Equatorial Guinea, and to learn from the great work of our fellow African producer.”

Rwandan Genocide 

[Photo: Quest Garden]

Pope seeks forgiveness for Catholic Church’s role in Rwanda genocide

Some massacres took place in churches where people who had sought refuge were killed by militias.

US Embassy in Thorndon

New Zealand expels U.S. diplomat – Media

A spokeswoman for the U.S. Embassy said it was in touch with New Zealand authorities.

Norwegians [Photo:]

Norway unseats Denmark as world’s happiest country — Report

South Sudan, Liberia, Guinea, Togo, Rwanda, Tanzania, Burundi and the Central African Republic are at the bottom.

Fulani Herdsmen [Credit:]

10 killed as herdsmen clash in Kenya

The government is deploying security forces as herders fight among themselves.

Ghana’s President Nana Akufo-Addo  [Photo:]

Ghana’s president sets record with 110 ministers

Critics are alarmed at the cost of governance.

Algerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika [Photo Credit: The New York Times]

Algerian president, Bouteflika, makes first video appearance after month of health rumours

Since a stroke in 2013, Mr. Bouteflika, 80, has appeared rarely in public.

Striking Kenyan doctors [Photo:]

Tanzania to send 500 doctors to Kenya to help overcome effects of doctors’ strike

Tanzanian Health Minister, Ummy Mwalimu, said Tanzania had many qualified, unemployed doctors.