Tuesday, October 20, 2020

Foreign

Venezuela’s Guaido says intelligence agents detained his chief of staff

Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido said on Thursday intelligence agents had detained his chief of staff following a pre-dawn raid, signalling that President Nicolas Maduro may be cracking down on the...

Inheritance blow for Kenyan step-children

A high court in Kenya has ruled that children cannot inherit their step-parents' property unless they prove their guardians had voluntarily agreed to parent them, privately owned newspaper Daily Nation reports.

Brexit: Last chance to guarantee 22 May delay, MPs told

MPs have been told they face their "last opportunity" to ensure the Brexit process is extended to 22 May and bring certainty to people and businesses. The attorney general...

Cyclone Idai: UN say over one million affected

The UN humanitarian agency, Ocha, says more than 1.8 million people in Mozambique have been affected by Cyclone Idai and some of them are in critical life threatening situations.

Suicide attack in Niger ‘kills 12’

In Niger, at least 12 people are feared dead and several others injured in two suicide bombings in the south-eastern border region of Diffa, reports France-based Niger website ActuNiger. "The...

Algeria government urges president to go

Algeria's ruling coalition partner, the RND party, has added its voice to that of the head of the army and urged President Abdelaziz Bouteflika to go. The RND is chaired by...

Uganda minister’s twins drown

A Ugandan government minister's twin boys drowned in a swimming pool at their home on Monday. Water minister Ronald Kibuule's family was quoted as saying that two-and-a-half-year-old Roman Kato...

Boeing Ethiopia crash probe ‘finds anti-stall device activated’

Officials probing the crash in Ethiopia of a Boeing 737 Max have preliminarily concluded that a flight-control feature automatically activated before it crashed, the Wall Street Journal says. The...

Girls who ‘defaced Burundi’s president’s photo freed’

Burundi has released three schoolgirls who were detained for allegedly scribbling on President Pierre Nkurunziza's picture in textbooks, Justice Minister Aimée Laurentine Kanyana has said. The detention of the...

Netanyahu cuts short U.S. trip after rocket attack from Gaza

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu cut short a visit to the United States on Monday and the military dispatched reinforcements to the Gaza border after a rocket attack near Tel Aviv...