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  • South Africa mulls fate of Mugabe’s wife after assault claim

    August 19, 2017 10:38 AM 1

    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

  • No Grace Mugabe as SADC summit opens in Pretoria

    August 19, 2017 9:52 AM 1

    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

  • Why Anxiety Is High Over Kenya’s Election Result: QuickTake Q&A

    August 19, 2017 9:07 AM 1

    A legal battle is being waged in Kenya over the outcome of Aug. 8 presidential elections, which pitted incumbent Uhuru Kenyatta against former Prime Minister Raila Odinga. While Kenyatta was declared the winner in the first round, Odinga alleged that the result was rigged. Violent street protests broke out after the announcement of the results, but tension

  • Grace Mugabe due at SADC summit after assault claim

    August 19, 2017 7:01 AM 1

    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'

  • Two dead, 6 injured in Finland stabbing spree

    August 19, 2017 5:51 AM 1

    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

  • Kenyan opposition files petition to overturn election result due to alleged vote-rigging

    August 19, 2017 3:26 AM 1

    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

  • Reflections on Sierra Leone's mudslide disaster

    August 19, 2017 12:32 AM 2

    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

  • News Wrap: 2 stabbed to death in Finland attack

    August 19, 2017 12:06 AM 2

    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

  • SA plans to grant Mugabe immunity, source claims

    August 18, 2017 11:21 PM 2

    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

  • Kenyan opposition challenges election result at Supreme Court

    August 18, 2017 10:47 PM 2

    A coalition fighting to unseat President Uhuru Kenyatta has formally requested a review of the August 8 election result. The opposition claims the vote was rigged but has yet to show any evidence of fraud. The National Super Alliance (NASA) opposition coalition late on Friday filed a petition at Kenya's Supreme Court, arguing that last week's presidential