Category: Foreign News

May seeks deal with Irish party to cling power

May seeks deal with Irish party to cling power

British Prime Minister Theresa May was on Sunday seeking a deal with a small Northern Irish party that she needs to stay in power after a disastrous election destroyed her authority days before Brexit talks are due to start. May’s grip on power was tenuous after she gambled away a parliamentary majority in an election she did not need to […]

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Ethiopia food aid to run out in July

Ethiopia will run out of emergency food aid for 7.8 million people affected by drought at the end of this month, the UN has warned. Aid groups and the government are calling for help, but fear donor fatigue with other crises worldwide. Famine has been declared in South Sudan, and there are warnings of famine in north-east Nigeria, Yemen and […]

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Gaddafi’s son Saif freed in Libya, whereabouts unknown

Gaddafi’s son Saif freed in Libya, whereabouts unknown

Saif al-Islam Gaddafi, second son of the late deposed Libyan leader Col Muammar Gaddafi, is said to have been freed under an amnesty, in a move which could fuel further instability. His father’s preferred successor, he had been held by a militia in the town of Zintan for the past six years. The Abu Bakr al-Siddiq Battalion said he had […]

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South Africa falls into recession

South Africa falls into recession

South Africa has fallen into recession for the first time in eight years after economic growth shrank by 0.7% between January and March. The downturn, due to weak manufacturing and trade, follows a 0.3% fall in GDP in the final quarter last year. It is the first time that the economy has slowed for two consecutive quarters – the technical […]

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India passenger bus kills 22

India passenger bus kills 22

At least 22 people have been killed after a bus they were travelling in collided with a truck in the northern Indian state of Uttar Pradesh. The crash happened early yesterday in the city of Bareilly, 251km (155 miles) from the state capital, Lucknow. A senior police official said all 22 victims had been charred badly and could not be […]

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Five killed in Florida shooting

Five people have been killed in a shooting at an Orlando industrial estate, police in Florida say. They say the gunman was a former employee at a store on the estate who was sacked in April. He took his own life after the killings. There is no suggestion the killer was a member of a subversive or terrorist organisation, police […]

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ECOWAS admits Morocco in principle

ECOWAS admits Morocco in principle

The Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) has admitted Morocco as a member of the sub-regional body. The 51st Ordinary Summit of ECOWAS Heads of State in Liberia on Sunday, approved in principle, Morocco’s membership application despite it being in North Africa. However, the official induction of Morocco will take place at the next summit in Lome, Togo in […]

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Trump to do everything for peace

Trump to do everything for peace

US President Donald Trump has said he will “do everything” to help Israelis and Palestinians achieve peace. At talks with Mahmoud Abbas, he spoke of being gratified that the Palestinian leader had committed to taking necessary steps to “fight terrorism”. Israel and the Palestinians have not held peace talks for three years and Mr Trump acknowledges it would be “one […]

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The West must help Turkey return to democratic path—Gulen

The West must help Turkey return to democratic path—Gulen

Fethullah Gulen, a Turkish Muslim cleric has urged The West to help Turkey return to democratic path. “The people of Turkey need the support of their European allies and the United States to restore our democracy since Turkey initiated true multiparty elections in 1950 to join NATO,” he stressed. Speaking to the Washington Post in an interview prior to the […]

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Malawi withdraws recognition to SADR

Malawi withdraws recognition to SADR

The Ghana Institute of Governance and Security (GIGS), a regional governance think tank has described Malawi’s withdrawal of its recognition of the Saharawi Arabic Democratic Republic (SADR), as a positive sign of the growing acceptance of Morocco’s legitimacy over the Western Sahara. According to GIGS, the solidarity of the vast majority of African Union (AU) countries is indicative of the […]

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