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The African Development Bank says the outcome of Zimbabwe’s upcoming presidential election and the issue of compensating white farmers are key factors in efforts to restructure its crippling debt. ADB head, Akinwumi Adesina is directing efforts to help Zimbabwe pay off debt of more than $8bn (£6.4bn) to foreign countries and help in paying billions […]

At least six people have died and others remain unaccounted for following a fire in a hostel in New Zealand. More than 50 people were rescued in the four-storey Loafers Lodge hostel in Wellington while 11 others remain unaccounted for. The cause of the blaze is still unknown. Loafers Lodge Hostel has 92 rooms in […]

Report says there have been fierce clashes between the Sudanese army and the rival Rapid Support Forces in the capital Khartoum and neighboring cities of Omdurman and Bahri, across the River Nile. The two warring parties are meant to be negotiating in Saudi Arabia but so far, all commitments to protect civilians and allow humanitarian […]

The United States ambassador to South Africa has accused the country’s government of providing weapons and ammunition to Russia during its invasion of Ukraine, escalating the friction between the two countries over the Russia-Ukraine war. The American ambassador to South Africa Reuben E. Brigety II told reporters that Washington is confident a Russian ship picked […]

At least nine people have died and more than 80 others hospitalised from a mysterious disease outbreak in northern Kenya’s Marsabit county. A local administrator said out of the nine people who have died, six were adults and three children between one and three years. Preliminary tests indicated the possibility of a violent malaria outbreak, […]

Republican congressman George Santos has been charged with fraud, money laundering and theft of public funds, in a 13-count federal indictment.   The New York representative turned himself in to authorities o this Wednesday, as news of the charges emerged. 34-year-old Santos has been plagued by scandal since he took office in January and much […]

In what is believed to be only a miracle, two babies have been rescued floating near the shores of Lake Kivu days after floods killed more than 400 people in the eastern part of the Democratic Republic of Congo. Their parents have died but the community is in touch with people who can raise them, […]

A Kenyan magistrate has ordered the leader of a doomsday cult, Paul Nthenge Mackenzie to remain in custody for a further 30 days.   This is to allow the police continue investigations into the deaths of more than 100 of his followers. The founder of Good News International Church is alleged to have encouraged them […]

Palestinian militants in the Gaza Strip have fired more than 60 rockets towards Israel, after the Israeli military said it carried out a series of air strikes on Islamic Jihad rocket launchers.   This comes a day after 15 people in Gaza were killed in Israeli air strikes, including three Islamic Jihad leaders. Islamic Jihad […]

Pakistan’s former prime minister Imran Khan has pleaded not guilty to corruption charges a day after his arrest sparked nationwide protests. There is tight security at the police guesthouse where he is being detained, which is also serving as a courtroom. It is the first of dozens of cases against him in which he has […]

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