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Syrian-born German linked to 9/11 attacks arrested

A Syrian-born German linked to the 11 September 2001 U.S. attack has reportedly been arrested by Kurdish fighters and is being held in northern Syria. According to AFP a commander of the U.S.-backed Syrian Democratic...

New round of South Sudan peace talks delayed

Officials say the next round of South Sudan peace talks has been delayed without explanation. The talks were meant to resume next week in neighbouring Ethiopia, mediated by a regional bloc. The discussions have sought...

Ethiopia’s parliament appoints Muferiat Kamil as new speaker

Muferiat Kamil, a former Minister of Women’s Affairs has been chosen by the Ethiopia’s House of Peoples’ Representatives as its new speaker, state-affiliated FANA Broadcasting Corporate reports. Muferiat replaces Abadula Gemeda resigned from his position...

UN hails release of 300 South Sudan child soldiers

The United Nations children's agency (UNICEF) has hailed the release of 300 children by armed groups in South Sudan. “No child should ever have to pick up a weapon and fight” head of UNICEF programmes...

Convicted racist South African woman loses appeal bid

By Diana Rose Wairumbi   The first South African convicted for racist slurs will serve a full three-year prison sentence after a court on Wednesday rejected her application to appeal. Vicki Momberg, 49 who was a former...

VAR replays to be shown on big screens in World Cup Games

FIFA says replays of incidents under review by video assistant referees (VAR) will be displayed on big screens at this year's World Cup. The June 2018 tournament scheduled to be hosted by Russia will be...

Opposition leader says July vote critical for Zimbabwe’s future

Zimbabwe's July election will be the most important in the current generation, and will be critical in restoring democracy and economic growth. President Emmerson Mnangagwa earlier this year announced that the southern African nation will...

Scientists say blood transfusion can spread malaria

A new study by scientists has revealed blood transfusions could aid new malaria infections,  therefore emphasizing the need for higher screening standards to save patients. According to researchers from the Worldwide Antimalarial Resistance Network (WWARN),...

Malawi doing ‘remarkable job’ of reducing HIV infections

Malawi, which has one of the highest rates of the deadly HIV/AIDS infections, is on course to eradicate the virus, says Jay Levy, the doctor and renowned virologist who co-discovered the AIDS virus 35...

Sudan diplomats unpaid for months: minister

A cash shortfall has seen several Sudanese foreign diplomats go unpaid for months and they have been seeking to return home as a result, Foreign Minister Ibrahim Ghandour said on Wednesday. In a speech to...