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05:27 Death toll continues to rise in Sierra Leone mudslide as more than 300 are confirmed dead

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20:48 Marikana massacre no different to Sharpeville massacre

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  • South Africa's Marikana widows: Still seeking justice

    August 16, 2017 7:17 PM 1

    Five years on since 34 miners were killed during a wage strike in South Africa, the families of the victims are still seeking justice - and an apology. An official inquiry established by President Jacob Zuma put much of the blame for the deaths, which came to be known as Marikana massacre, on the tactics used by police to disperse the 3,000 strikers

  • Quoting Mandela, Obama’s tweet after Charlottesville as the most liked ever

    August 16, 2017 6:48 PM 1

    A TWEET by former president Barack Obama about the violence in Charlottesville has become the most liked message in the history of Twitter, the company said on Wednesday. The tweet by the country’s first black president quoted Nelson Mandela. “No one is born hating another person because of the colour of his skin or his background or his religion,” Mr Obama

  • Floods kill more than 300, fears rise for 600 missing

    August 16, 2017 3:05 PM 2

    More than 300 killed and at least 600 people remain missing in the west African nation as calls for aid grow. Sierra Leone entered a week-long mourning period for the victims of the flooding that has killed more than 300 people, with fears that the death toll could rise as 600 remain missing. AFP news agency reported on Wednesday that among the dead were at least

  • Duterte celebrates killing of 32 alleged criminals in Philippine province

    August 16, 2017 2:54 PM 1

    'Let's kill another 32 every day,' Duterte says of operations in Bulacan province Philippine police killed 32 people in dozens of anti-drug operations in a province north of the capital of Manila in the single deadliest day of President Rodrigo Duterte's unrelenting war on drugs. About 109 petty criminals, including street-level drug peddlers, were arrested

  • Nursing and Midwifery C’cil staff steals GH¢150k

    August 16, 2017 2:50 PM 1

    The Auditor-General’s report has indicted Gilbert Addison, an accountant of the Nursing and Midwifery Council in the Western region, for embezzling over GH¢150, 000 belonging to the State. This was contained in the 2015 Auditor General’s report which is being scrutinized by the Public Accounts Committee of Parliament (PAC). According to the report, Mr. Addison

  • Kenya opposition leader will go to Supreme Court over disputed elections

    August 16, 2017 2:04 PM 1

    NAIROBI (Reuters) - Kenya opposition leader Raila Odinga said on Wednesday he would go to court over last week's presidential election results, ignoring calls by some election observers that he concede defeat to President Uhuru Kenyatta. Around 24 people have died in violence since the Aug. 8 election and Odinga's decision will likely ease concerns that he would

  • In his own words: President Trump on Charlottesville protest

    August 16, 2017 8:23 AM 3

    TRUMP: Hello, everybody. Great to be back in New York with all of our friends, and some great friends outside the building, I must tell you. I want to thank all of our distinguished guests who are with us today, including members of our Cabinet, Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin, OMB Director Mick Mulvaney, and of course our Transportation Secretary

  • Obama's response to Charlottesville violence is the most liked tweet in Twitter's history

    August 16, 2017 8:20 AM 2

    Unlike some former presidents, Barack Obama is showing no signs of completely abandoning public life. Since leaving office, Obama has commented on major events or controversies, including the terrorist attack in Manchester, England, and Sen. John McCain’s brain cancer diagnosis. He did so again on Saturday, after the deadly violence in Charlottesville

  • Grace Mugabe back from South Africa despite assault claim

    August 16, 2017 6:57 AM 3

    Zimbabwean First Lady Grace Mugabe has returned home from South Africa after failing to turn herself in to police in Johannesburg to face accusations of assault, officials say. It was not immediately clear why Mrs Mugabe did not report to police after saying she would do. A 20-year-old South African woman has accused Mrs Mugabe of hitting her over the head with an extension

  • Fear Stalks Nairobi Slum in Ugly Twist to Kenya Vote Impasse

    August 16, 2017 6:36 AM 3

    In a Nairobi slum named Lucky Summer, residents tell of being terrorized by men with dreadlocks wearing official Kenyan paramilitary uniforms who stalk the streets at night carrying machetes, clubs and guns. The troublemakers belong to the Mungiki, a criminal gang that played a key role in ethnic fighting that followed a contested 2007 vote and claimed