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Chad to shutter Qatar embassy, expel diplomats

Chad is shuttering Qatar's embassy and giving its diplomats 10 days to leave the country, accusing the Gulf Arab state of trying to destabilise the central African nation via its northern neighbour Libya, it...

South African authorities arrest four men accused of eating human flesh

South African authorities arrested four men accused of eating human flesh in KwaZulu-Natal province. BBC news agency reports that the four accused cannibals appeared in court on Monday in Estcourt to face charges of murder...

Africa urged on willpower to start own criminal court

Africa is capable of making its own continental tribunal to replace the much-maligned International Criminal Court (ICC) if respective nations gather the willpower to completely adhere to it without fear or favour, three African...

UN warns of possible genocide in C.A.R.

The United Nations has warned that continued fighting in the Central African Republic C.A.R. could soon deteriorate into genocide if the peacekeeping mission there is not bolstered. The UN’s humanitarian chief Stephen O'Brien made the...

Egypt criticizes US for withholding $195 million worth of military aid

Egypt has criticized the United States following reports that it had withheld $195 million in military aid and cut $96 million in other aid over human rights concerns. In a statement, the Egyptian foreign ministry...

UN racism committee issues ‘warning’ over US tensions

A UN committee tasked with combatting racism has issued a formal "early warning" over conditions in the United States, a rare move often used to signal the potential of a looming civil conflict. The United...

UN chief commends China’s leadership in South-South cooperation

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Monday hailed the launch of the Center for International Knowledge on Development in Beijing and the release of China's progress report for 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. "Both these achievements...

Tanzania charges mob with killing, burning five ‘witches’

A Tanzanian court has charged 32 people with murder after five women suspected of witchcraft were beaten to death, and their corpses burned, in a move which could help to deter such killings. It is...

Meet Somalia’s first female car mechanic

Meet Nasra Haji Hussein, Somalia’s first female car mechanic and works at a service garage. In the male dominated field, Nasra has been ridiculed and discouraged by many, but she says over time she...

Meet Uganda’s first female boda boda driver

Motorcycle taxi or boda boda transport as it's commonly known in Uganda, is a job mainly dominated by men. But one woman is bucking the trend and earning a living as a boda boda...