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At least 35 have been killed in more than a week of protests that erupted in Iran after the death of a young woman in police custody. According to local reports, the number of people who died in recent riots in the country has risen to 35 people as the official toll previously stood at 17 including five security personnel. Demonstrators have […]

Equatorial Guinea’s President Teodoro Obiang Nguema Mbasogo, who has ruled the country for 43 years, has confirmed he will stand again in November’s elections. His son and Vice President, Teodoro Nguema Obiang Mangue, made the announcement via his Twitter handle on Friday saying it was “Because of his charisma, his leadership and his political experience.” […]

Malawi has become the first country in southern Africa and the fifth in Africa to eliminate trachoma as a public health problem – a disease that affected 7.6 million people nationwide in 2015. The disease is a devastating condition which can turn eyelashes inwards so that they scrape painfully against the eyeball and when left untreated can […]

Government of Ethiopia has rejected a report by the United Nations Commission, describing it as “incomplete, incoherent and unsubstantiated” intended to demonise the East African country. The UN-backed commission on Tuesday highlighted what it called credible information of large-scale killings committed by Ethiopia’s national defence force. The government defended itself saying it had brought perpetrators of […]

Female protesters have been at the forefront of escalating protests in Iran and have been burning headscarves, after the death in custody of a woman detained for breaking hijab laws. Euronews reports that Demonstrations have continued for five successive nights, and reached several towns and cities. Mahsa Amini died in hospital on Friday after spending […]

Almost seven months after Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, four areas under Moscow’s control have announced plans for referendums on joining Russia. Russia’s invasion has slowed down in recent months with Ukraine recapturing some territories in the north-east. Russian-backed officials in the east and south say they want votes on joining Russia starting this week. Reports […]

One person is estimated to be dying of hunger every four seconds globally. According to warnings by over 200 NGOs, a decisive international action to end the spiraling global hunger crisis is needed. In an open letter addressing world leaders gathering in New York for the United Nations General Assembly, 238 organisations from 75 countries, including Oxfam, Save the Children and Plan International expressed outrage […]

A 24-year-old man infected with Ebola has died in central Uganda in a fresh outbreak confirmed by health officials. The health minister has told journalists that the victim had exhibited symptoms which results confirmed to be positive for the Ebola-Sudan strain. before he was confirmed dead. Before his death, was a resident of Ngabano village […]

The European Union has called for an international tribunal over Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. The call was made after the discovery of hundreds of graves in Izyum, a town recently liberated by Ukrainian troops. According to Czech Foreign Minister, Jan Lipavsky, many of the deceased found in Izyum are believed to be civilians, women and children. […]

Italian Authorities have confirmed seven deaths as a result of a violent flood that lashed central Italy, flooding roads and homes. Italian Authorities have confirmed seven deaths courtesy of a violent flood that lashed central Italy and flooded roads and homes today. Reports say about four hundred millimeters of rain fell in two hours — […]


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