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September 5, 2017 11:23 PM Lesotho army chief dies in office gun battle

Lesotho Defence Force (LDF) commander, Lt-Gen Khoantle Motšomotšo, was shot dead on Tuesday morning during a gun battle with Lt-Col Tefo Hashatsi and Lt-Col Bulane Sechele at Ratjomose barracks. Eyewitnesses say Lt-Col Hashatsi and Lt-Col Sechele had muscled their way into Lt-Gen Motšomotšo's office and demanded to see him. The altercation resulted in a gun battle 19

September 5, 2017 6:10 AM India's Modi heads to Myanmar as Rohingya refugee crisis worsens

NEW DELHI (Reuters) - Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi will discuss rising violence in Myanmar’s western Rakhine state during a visit that begins on Tuesday, and push for greater progress on long-running Indian infrastructure projects, officials said. India seeks to boost economic ties with resource-rich Myanmar, with which it shares a 1,600-km (1,000-mile) 59

September 4, 2017 3:07 AM North Korea nuclear test: South holds live-fire missile drill

South Korea has conducted a missile drill simulating an attack on the North Korean nuclear test site, in response to Pyongyang's sixth nuclear test. The live-fire exercise saw ballistic missiles launched from fighter jets and the ground. It came as US defence chief James Mattis warned that any threat to the US or its allies by Pyongyang would be met with a "massive 38

September 3, 2017 9:19 PM North Korea's nuclear tests: How should Trump respond?

North Korea's dramatic testing of a sixth nuclear device has once again raised fears of rising tensions in north-east Asia and the prospect of war breaking out on the Korean peninsula. The size of the latest test - equivalent to a 6.3 magnitude earthquake - suggests a step-change in the destructive power of the North's nuclear assets. It was five to six times 68

September 3, 2017 1:02 PM Kenya's ruling to nullify vote could influence other nations

Johannesburg - Few expected the landmark decision by Kenya's top court to invalidate the August 8 election victory by President Uhuru Kenyatta and order a new vote, an extraordinary turnaround that some observers believe could positively reverberate across Africa and even beyond. The role of the courts as a recourse for those who suspect an election 40

September 2, 2017 9:36 PM Kenya polls: Mahama advised Odinga to go to court – Akwetey

An observer in the controversial Kenyan elections Dr. Emmanuel Akwetey has jumped to the defence of former President John Mahama following the attacks directed at him after Kenya’s Supreme Court declared the polls null and void on Friday. Mr. Mahama, who led a team of ECOWAS observers to monitor the polls, has been trolled on social media for describing 43

September 2, 2017 4:18 PM Kwesi Appiah reveals why Attamah started ahead of Afful

Following Ghana’s 1-1 draw with Congo Brazzaville, many fans have criticised the decision of the head coach, Kwesi Appiah, to start Turkey-based Joseph Attamah Larweh at right-back. Attamah looked shaky and his error led to a Congolese break down the left which resulted in Thievy Bifouma’s 18th-minute goal. Citi Sports’ Benjamin Nketsia, who was at the Baba Yara Stadium 42

September 2, 2017 10:27 AM Kwesi Appiah refusing to give up on World Cup qualification

Kwesi Appiah admits Ghana face uphill task to qualify for the 2018 FIFA World Cup after the 1-1 stalemate with Congo though says they will keep going until it becomes impossible. The Black Stars were expected to capitalise on Egypt’s slip to get back in contention for top spot in Group E, which guarantees qualification. But instead they produced a lethargic 41

September 2, 2017 10:22 AM Let The Tenets Of Eid-Ul-Adha Strengthen You To Deliver

Lieutenant General Obed Akwa, the Chief of Defence Staff (CDS), has called on Muslim servicemen to renew their commitment to ensuring national and international peace to safeguard the world for the future generation. He urged the servicemen to let the Eid-Ul-Adha celebration strengthen their resolve to stay alert to the tenets of the profession, which 44

September 1, 2017 9:14 PM Kwesi Appiah opens up on decision to give Attamah nod ahead of Afful in Ghana's draw against Congo

Head coach of the Black Stars James Kwesi Appiah has explained the decision to start Joseph Attamah ahead of Harrison Afful in Ghana's 1-1 draw against Congo in the 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifier on Friday. Ghana's hopes of making a fourth successive global football fiesta were left in jeopardy after the Black Stars played out a disappointing 1-1 stalemate 43