Thursday, February 21, 2019

Fatah and Hamas to form unity government

The Fatah-dominated Palestinian Authority (PA) has agreed to form a unity government with rival organisation Hamas, Al Jazeera has learned. The agreement was reached late on Tuesday after a three-day negotiation in the Russian capital...

Obama shortens sentence of Manning, who gave secrets to WikiLeaks

  President Barack Obama on Tuesday shortened the prison sentence of Chelsea Manning, the former U.S. military intelligence analyst who was responsible for a 2010 leak of classified materials to anti-secrecy group WikiLeaks, the biggest...

Zimbabwe pastor held over Robert Mugabe death prophecy

A Zimbawean pastor who predicted the death of President Robert Mugabe has been arrested, his lawyer says. Patrick Mugadza announced last week that the 92-year-old head of state would die on 17 October this year. His...

Yahya Jammeh declares state of emergency

Gambian President Yahya Jammeh has declared a 90-day state of emergency a day before his official mandate ends. Regional leaders have been unsuccessfully trying to persuade him to hand over power to Adama Barrow, who...

Kenyan women urged to withhold sex in vote drive

A Kenyan MP has asked women to withhold sex from their husbands until they register as voters for the 8 August elections. Mishi Mboko, the women's representative for the coastal city of Mombasa, says it...

Morocco’s King Mohammed VI visits Ghana

His Majesty King Mohammed VI, of the Kingdom of Morocco, will from Wednesday, January 18, 2017, begin an official visit to Ghana. The visit is aimed at deepening the existing, cordial relations between Ghana and...

Gambian government hit by ‘resignations’

Three senior government ministers in The Gambia have resigned, as President Yahya Jammeh defies calls to step down when his term expires on Thursday, the opposition Fatu network news site reports. The ministers of foreign affairs, finance and...

MH370: Search for vanished Malaysian airliner suspended

The search for the Malaysian airliner that disappeared three years ago with 239 on board has been suspended. In a statement, Australia, Malaysia and China said the decision was taken with "sadness" after a fruitless...

Istanbul Reina nightclub attack suspect captured

  Turkish police have arrested the main suspect in the New Year's Eve attack on an exclusive nightclub in Istanbul after a huge manhunt. Abdulkadir Masharipov is believed to have mounted the assault on the Reina...

Gambians flee ahead of Barrow ‘inauguration’

A worker at The Gambia's main ferry crossing has told the BBC that thousands of people are fleeing every day as they are "afraid of war". "People are in chaos, people are leaving" as they...

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