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August 19, 2017 10:38 AM South Africa mulls fate of Mugabe’s wife after assault claim

JOHANNESBURG — South Africa has not decided whether to grant diplomatic immunity to Zimbabwe’s first lady after she was accused of assaulting a young model at a luxury hotel in Johannesburg, the government said Saturday. Local media reported that Grace Mugabe was expected to attend a regional summit with her husband in South Africa’s capital, Pretoria 1

August 19, 2017 9:52 AM No Grace Mugabe as SADC summit opens in Pretoria

Pretoria - Zimbabwe's First Lady Grace Mugabe was not among the first spouses that arrived a few minutes ahead of the opening of the Southern African Development Community summit in Pretoria on Saturday. Several other first ladies arrived at the summit and were seated on separate seats in the front, apart from their husbands. The programme, which started 1

August 19, 2017 7:01 AM Grace Mugabe due at SADC summit after assault claim

Pretoria - Zimbabwe's first lady Grace Mugabe, who is seeking diplomatic immunity for an alleged assault in South Africa last weekend, is due to attend a regional leaders' summit in Pretoria on Saturday. The wife of President Robert Mugabe is accused of attacking a 20-year-old model with an electrical extension cord in a Johannesburg hotel where the Mugabes' 1

August 19, 2017 6:19 AM Trump dumps Bannon, who returns to conservative website

Steve Bannon, the blunt-spoken and divisive strategist who rose from Donald Trump's conservative campaign to a top White House post, was pushed out by the president Friday, capping a turbulent seven months marked by the departure of much of Trump's original senior staff. A favorite in the farther-right portions of the Republican Party, Bannon had pressed 2

August 19, 2017 5:51 AM Two dead, 6 injured in Finland stabbing spree

TURKU, Finland – Police shot and wounded a suspect after a stabbing spree in which a man killed two people and wounded 6 others in the Finnish city of Turku. Within hours of the attack on Friday, August 18, the force had announced increased police patrols across the country. "There are 8 victims in the stabbing. Two dead and 6 injured," Turku police 1

August 19, 2017 3:26 AM Kenyan opposition files petition to overturn election result due to alleged vote-rigging

Kenya’s opposition coalition went to the Supreme Court on Friday to challenge the results of a presidential election which it says was rigged. Election authorities have said that President Uhuru Kenyatta won the August 8 election by 1.4 million votes, but opposition leader Raila Odinga said the results are false. He has not yet presented evidence of fraud 1

August 19, 2017 12:32 AM Reflections on Sierra Leone's mudslide disaster

This week Sierra Leone's capital Freetown experienced a devastating mudslide and flooding that claimed over 400 lives. Dozens are still missing presumed dead. Sierra Leonean journalist and Freetown resident Umaru Fofana reflects on the disaster. On Monday 14 August, shortly after 08:00 (08:00 GMT), I could still hear the patter of heavy rain that had been falling 2

August 19, 2017 12:31 AM President commends BoG’s contribution to national development

Accra, Aug. 18, GNA - President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has applauded Bank of Ghana’s (BoG) pivotal role in promoting the country’s socio-economic development. He said the Bank’s diligence and commitment had ensured it fulfilled its mandate to maintain price stability and to create an enabling environment for sustainable growth. “You are a unique 1

August 19, 2017 12:06 AM News Wrap: 2 stabbed to death in Finland attack

HARI SREENIVASAN: In the day’s other news: Violence erupted in Finland when a man stabbed two people to death and wounded six others. It happened in the Western city of Turku, about 95 miles outside Helsinki, the Finnish capital. The attacker was shot in the leg and captured. There was no word on his identity, and police said it’s too early to know if the attack 2

August 18, 2017 11:21 PM SA plans to grant Mugabe immunity, source claims

A senior government source said there was "no way" Grace Mugabe, 52, would be arrested because of the diplomatic fallout that would ensue.(REUTERS) South Africa is planning to grant diplomatic immunity to Zimbabwe's First Lady Grace Mugabe, allowing her to return to Harare and avoid prosecution for the alleged assault of a 20-year-old model, a government 2