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…

Trump set for Senate acquittal in boost for re-election fight

PRESIDENT Donald Trump was set to win acquittal from impeachment on Wednesday, hours after his partisan State of the Union speech triggered unprecedented protests from Democrats in a seething display…

Sanders claims lead as Iowa White House vote turns to fiasco

IOWA’s vote kick-starting the 2020 US presidential contest degenerated into a fiasco marred by major delays on Monday, with Bernie Sanders claiming a slim lead in the Democratic caucus citing…

Former Kenyan president Daniel arap Moi dies at 95

FORMER KENYAN president Daniel arap Moi, who ruled the country between 1978 and 2002, has died aged 95, President Uhuru Kenyatta announced Tuesday. Moi’s 24-year rule saw his country become…