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Sudan’s Bashir Charged Over ‘Killing’ Of Protesters

Sudan’s Bashir Charged Over ‘Killing’ Of Protesters

Sudan’s ousted president Omar al-Bashir has been charged over the killings of protesters during the anti-regime demonstrations that led to the end of his rule, the prosecutor general announced Monday. “Omar al-Bashir and others have been charged for inciting and participating in the killing of demonstrators,” the office of Sudan’s acting prosecutor general said.

Protester in Benin dies in post-poll violence: medic

Protester in Benin dies in post-poll violence: medic

A woman has died in Benin after police cracked down on protestors following controversial parliamentary polls, medical and family members said Thursday. “A woman has succumbed to her injuries,” a medic in Benin’s economic capital Cotonou said, adding that she had been rushed to hospital on Wednesday night, but that her wounds had been too […]

U.S. measles Cases at Highest Since Elimination in 2000: CDC

U.S. measles Cases at Highest Since Elimination in 2000: CDC

The United States has confirmed 695 measles cases so far this year, the highest incidence recorded since the country declared it had eliminated the virus in 2000, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said on Wednesday. The resurgence of the contagious disease is linked mainly to large outbreaks in Washington state and two […]

High hopes for Historic Malaria Vaccine In Malawi

High hopes for Historic Malaria Vaccine In Malawi

Malawi started a historical malaria vaccination pilot programme on Tuesday (April 23), with the first-ever vaccine made against one of the worst global killers. Known as RTS,S, this vaccine took 30 years to be developed, but the scientific community has been looking for a vaccine against the disease for the past century. Malaria is still […]

IMN: Anti-Terrorism Coalition Takes Protest To UN House, Wants El-Zakzaky, Iran Sanctioned For Terrorism

IMN: Anti-Terrorism Coalition Takes Protest To UN House, Wants El-Zakzaky, Iran Sanctioned For Terrorism

Chris Steven, Abuja Protesters on Tuesday stormed the United Nations office in Abuja in protest against the alleged alliance between Iranian government and the Islamic Movement in Nigeria, INM. Report had it during the weekend that the El-Zakzaky-led group was getting support from Islamic Republic of Iran to carryout terrorism across Nigeria. The protest, organised […]

Former US VP Biden announces 2020 run for White House

Former US VP Biden announces 2020 run for White House

Former US vice president Joe Biden jumped into the race for the White House on Thursday, becoming the frontrunner in a crowded field challenging Donald Trump in 2020 — and hoping to be the oldest leader in American history. The party’s 76-year-old senior statesman is the most experienced and best recognized Democrat in the running, […]

Ghosn Released on bail in Japan But Banned From Seeing Wife

Ghosn Released on bail in Japan But Banned From Seeing Wife

Former Nissan chief Carlos Ghosn emerged from his Tokyo detention centre in the late hours of Thursday after accepting bail of $4.5 million under strict conditions including restrictions on seeing his wife. The 65-year-old tycoon faces four charges of financial misconduct ranging from concealing part of his salary from shareholders to syphoning off Nissan funds […]

Britain Warns Against ‘All But Essential Travel’ to Sri Lanka

Britain Warns Against ‘All But Essential Travel’ to Sri Lanka

Britain on Thursday warned against “all but essential travel” to Sri Lanka following the terror attacks on Sunday that claimed at least 359 lives. “The Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) advise against all but essential travel to Sri Lanka, due to the current evolving security situation following attacks on 21 April 2019,” the ministry said […]

Adding To Ghosn Woes, Nissan Slashes Profit Outlook To Near-Decade Low

Adding To Ghosn Woes, Nissan Slashes Profit Outlook To Near-Decade Low

Nissan slashed its full-year profit forecast to its lowest in nearly a decade due to weakness in the United States. It’s more gloomy news for the automaker as it adjusts to life without former boss Carlos Ghosn. Nissan expects operating profits for the year ended March to drop 45 percent versus a year earlier. The […]

Kim Jong Un Arrives For Summit With Russia’s Putin

Kim Jong Un Arrives For Summit With Russia’s Putin

North Korea’s supreme leader crossed his country’s border on Wednesday (April 24), arriving to a warm welcome from Russian officials. Kim Jong Un is set to meet President Vladimir Putin in Vladivostok on Thursday (April 25) and discuss the North’s nuclear stalemate with the United States. This comes after his talks with U.S. President Donald […]

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