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Thousands of people are being evacuated downstream of a major dam which has been blown up in Russian-held Ukraine. President Zelensky said 80 towns and villages are at risk of flooding after the destruction of the dam at Nova Kakhovka, which he blamed on Russia. Water is surging down the Dnipro River and is said […]

Police in Kenya have dispersed protesters demonstrating in the capital against some of the government’s proposed measures to impose new or higher taxes on items including fuel with tear gas. Dozens of protesters had sought to gather at a park in the centre of Nairobi before marching to parliament to urge MPs to reject the […]

Tanzania has refuted accusations of forcefully relocating the Maasai people from their ancestral land near the Serengeti National Park. The country’s justice minister, Damas Ndumbaro described as “misleading” a report by Amnesty International that accused security forces of repeatedly using excessive force to evict the Maasai in northern Loliondo region. The rights group said police […]

A woman once branded “Australia’s worst female serial killer” has been pardoned after new evidence suggested she did not kill her four infant children. 55-year-old Kathleen Folbigg, who has always maintained her innocence, was jailed for 25 years in 2003 for the murders of three of the children, and the manslaughter of her first son, […]

Russia’s defence ministry says it has thwarted a major Ukrainian offensive in Donetsk, It claimed to have killed 250 troops and destroyed armoured vehicles. Ukraine’s military however says Russia is spreading disinformation. A Ukrainian counter-offensive has been long awaited but Kyiv says it will not give advance warning of its start. Officials in Kyiv have […]

A large number of bodies are still unclaimed in the deadly three-train crash that killed 275 people in India. Four days after the clash, officials in the state of Odisha say 105 bodies are unidentified as many are damaged beyond recognition and now decomposing. More than 1,000 people were injured and have been admitted to […]

Nigeria has been assured of increased economic cooperation by Chinese President XI Jinping the Chinese president who spoke through his Special Envoy, Peng Qinghua, Vice Chairperson of the Standing Committee of National People’s Congress, says Nigeria is important to Africa and the world. While commending President Bola Tinubu’s plan to lead Nigeria to a new […]

An Iranian journalist, Elaheh Mohammadi has gone on trial behind closed doors this Monday on charges linked to her coverage of the funeral of a Kurdish-Iranian woman whose death in custody last year triggered months of unrest. Mohammadi, a reporter for the pro-reform Hammihan newspaper who is on trial in Tehran, and another journalist, Niloofar […]

Despite the condemnation of Western countries and human rights activists, Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni has assented to the controversial anti-homosexuality bill.  The bill was first passed by MPs in March but was returned to the parliament for amendment. In the new law, the offence of homosexuality is now limited to gay sexual acts. People convicted […]

Malawi authorities have ended a corruption trial against former President Bakili Muluzi.  Muluzi served two five-year terms as president between 1994 and 2004 but was charged five years after leaving office. He and his former personal secretary, Lyness Whiskey, were charged with abuse of public funds amounting to $1.7m. The Malawi High Court said it […]

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