Opposition urges ‘Russia without Putin’ in rally for slain liberal

THOUSANDS rallied in central Moscow on Saturday to call on President Vladimir Putin not to stay in power indefinitely, in the first major protest by the Russian opposition since the…

South Sudan rivals Salvaa Kiir and Riek Machar strike unity deal

FORMER South Sudanese rebel leader Riek Machar has been sworn in as first vice-president, sealing a peace deal aimed at ending six years of civil war. President Salva Kiir witnessed…

Democrats back out hunting for votes after bruising debate

DEMOCRATIC presidential candidates hit the campaign trail on Thursday after a bruising debate that saw billionaire Michael Bloomberg take a pummelling from his rivals. “Worst debate performance in history!” crowed…

S.Sudan’s warring leaders to form long-delayed unity government

SOUTH SUDAN President Salva Kiir and rebel leader Riek Machar agreed on Thursday to form a unity government, a long-delayed step towards ending more than six years of war. The…

Russia warns against Turkey operation in Syria

TURKEY and Russia exchanged warnings on Wednesday after President Recep Tayyip Erdogan threatened an “imminent” operation in Syria to end the regime’s brutal assault on the last rebel enclave. Syrian…

Critics slam UK post-Brexit immigration plans

BRITAIN’s government on Wednesday faced a backlash over its new post-Brexit immigration plans, which are designed to cut “cheap Labour from Europe” in favour of high-skilled English speakers. The points-based…

Ex-Apartheid S. African president retracts remarks after backlash

SOUTH AFRICA’s last apartheid-era president, F.W. De Klerk, on Monday apologised and withdrew a controversial statement that apartheid was not a crime against humanity, following an outcry. De Klerk, 83,…

Cameroon army blames accident for village ‘massacre’

CAMEROON’s army on Monday denied opposition charges that it had massacred villagers in a restive anglophone region, blaming instead an “unfortunate accident” caused by an explosion of fuel during a…

MDC Vice Chairperson, Job Sikhala acquitted

By ZBC Reporter MDC NATIONAL Vice Chairperson, Job Sikhala who was facing charges of attempting to subvert a constitutionally elected government has been acquitted of the criminal charges. In handing…

US: Trump acquitted in impeachment trial

PRESIDENT Donald Trump was acquitted by the US Senate on Wednesday following a historic impeachment trial that shone a harsh light on America’s divisions, without ever shaking the loyalty of…