Wednesday, December 12, 2018

Ukraine bars Russian men aged 16-60 from entry

Ukraine will not allow Russian men aged 16-60 into the country following the imposition of martial law, Kiev says. An exception would be made for "humanitarian cases" such as those travelling to funerals. Russia says...

Satellites warn African farmers of pest infestations

UK researchers have developed an early warning system to prevent the crops of African farmers from being devastated. The Pest Risk Information Service (Prise) combines temperature data and weather forecasts with computer models. It then sends...

Reggae music to be protected by the UN

Reggae has been added to a list of international cultural treasures which the United Nations has deemed worthy of protecting and promoting. The music, which grew out of Jamaica in the 1960s thanks to artists...

Kenya gay rugby player ‘granted bail’

A gay rugby player from Kenya, who is facing deportation from the UK, has been granted bail, the Press Association reports. Bristol Bisons team member Kenneth Macharia is being held in an immigration removal centre...

John Magufuli: Tanzania prefers ‘condition-free’ Chinese aid

Tanzania's President John Magufuli has said he prefers Chinese to Western aid as it comes with fewer conditions. Mr Magufuli has been under intense pressure from Western nations over his controversial policies. On 15 November, Denmark...

Lion Air crash: Investigators say plane was ‘not airworthy’

Indonesian investigators have said the Lion Air plane that crashed last month killing 189 people was not airworthy and should have been grounded. The Boeing 737 Max plane crashed into the Java Sea shortly after departing...

Brexit: Trump says May’s Brexit plan could hurt UK-US trade deal

Donald Trump has suggested Theresa May's Brexit agreement could threaten a US-UK trade deal. The US president told reporters the withdrawal agreement "sounds like a great deal for the EU" and meant the UK might...

Protests in Kiev after Russia seizes Ukraine ships off Crimea

Ukraine's parliament is to decide whether to bring in martial law as anger over the capture of three of its naval vessels by Russia spilled into the streets overnight. Protesters gathered outside the Russian embassy...

Zimbabwe’s Robert Mugabe no longer able to walk

Robert Mugabe, the 94-year-old former president of Zimbabwe, is no longer able to walk because of ill health and age. The announcement was made by his successor, President Emmerson Mnangagwa, who said on Saturday that the former leader has...

African Union hit by sexual harassment claims

Sexual harassment is a major problem for women who work at the African Union Commission (AUC), an internal investigation has found. Most of the victims are short-term staff, youth volunteers and interns looking for jobs,...

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