Tuesday, October 20, 2020

Foreign

Baby born size of an apple defies odds to survive

A baby born weighing just 245g (8.6oz), believed to be the tiniest on record to survive premature birth, has been discharged from hospital in the US. Baby Saybie weighed...

4,764 illegal migrants return to Edo

Prof. Yinka Omorogbe, Chairperson of Edo Taskforce Against Human Trafficking and Irregular Migration, has said the state received 4,764 migrants who illegally left Nigerian. Omorogbe, also the State Attorney...

Theresa May to resign as prime minister

Theresa May has said she will quit as Conservative leader on 7 June, paving the way for a contest to decide a new prime minister. In an emotional statement...

South African judge dies of snake bite in Zambia

South African Labour Court Judge Anton Steenkamp, 57, has died after being bitten by a black mamba - one of the most venomous snakes - while on holiday in Zambia.

Tanzanian women ‘fined for giving birth at home’

Pregnant women in northwest Tanzania who do not give birth in health facilities are being fined between $9 (£7) and $22 (£17), privately-owned newspaper The Citizen reports. The paper says...

US ‘underestimates’ Huawei, founder says

Huawei founder Ren Zhengfei has remained defiant towards US moves against his company, saying the US "underestimates" its abilities. Speaking to Chinese state media, Mr Ren downplayed the impact...

Iran dismisses Trump’s ‘genocidal taunts’

Iran's Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif has dismissed US President Donald Trump's "genocidal taunts" and warned him not to threaten the country. With tensions rising, Mr Trump tweeted on...

Nigerian soldier killed, others injured by jihadist

A Nigerian soldier was killed and another compatriot was injured in two attacks on the UN peacekeeping mission in Mali, UN officials said on Sunday. Gunmen attacked the UN...

DR Congo report reveals shocking abuse of girls

An investigation into a conflict in the Democratic Republic of Congo has found that an alarming number of young girls were raped, abducted and forced to join a militia.

Boat packed with footballers capsizes in Lake Albert

A boat carrying football players and fans has capsized in Lake Albert in western Uganda, local media reports say. Casualty figures are unclear - the state-owned New Vision newspaper reports that...