Hong Kong leader tries to reassure investors rattled by China law

CHINA’s plans to impose a new security law on Hong Kong will not erode freedoms, the city’s leader said Tuesday, as she tried to reassure international businesses and investors alarmed…

Hong Kong hit by fresh protest after China security proposal

POLICE fired tear gas and pepper spray at hundreds of Hong Kong pro-democracy protesters who gathered Sunday in opposition to a controversial security law proposed by China last week. The…

Biden apologises after saying black voters considering Trump ‘ain’t black’

By BBC DEMOCRATIC White House candidate Joe Biden is in damage limitation mode after saying African Americans “ain’t black” if they even consider voting for President Donald Trump over him.…

Tsai says China must ‘coexist’ with a democratic Taiwan

BEIJING must find a way to live peacefully alongside a democratic Taiwan that will never accept Chinese rule, President Tsai Ing-wen said Wednesday in an inauguration speech that also celebrated…

Ethiopia’s poll has been pushed out by COVID-19. But there’s much more at play

THE decision by Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed to postpone the elections in Ethiopia has created a constitutional crisis. The COVID-19 pandemic is the context for this but not the cause. The…

MDC-A not a political party: Douglas Mwonzora

SENIOR opposition leader says the MDC Alliance is not a political party but an electoral pact which ceased to exist at the end of the 2018 harmonised elections. MDC-T Secretary-General…

WATCH: Sikhala says Mudzuri, Komichi, Mwonzora expelled

By ZBC Reporter THE opposition MDC Alliance has suspended participation in all parliamentary proceedings and announced the expulsion of three senior leaders. Acting national chairman Job Sikhala confirmed the development…

North Korea fires multiple suspected cruise missiles

NORTH Korea fired several suspected cruise missiles Tuesday towards the sea, according to the South’s military, with analysts saying Pyongyang was demonstrating the breadth of its arsenal. The “multiple projectiles”…

‘Coronavirus ceasefire’ in Yemen’s long conflict begins

THE Saudi-led coalition began a unilateral ceasefire in Yemen’s long war Thursday, saying it hoped the initiative to prevent coronavirus in the impoverished country would lead to a wider political…

Guineans heading to polls in historic constitution vote

VOTERS in the West African state Guinea were being called to the polls on Sunday for a bitterly-disputed referendum that critics say is a ploy by President Alpha Conde to…