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German Chancellor Angela Merkelhas warned that the European Union faces a critical situation, as she arrived in Bratislava for a summit to chart a post-Brexit future.   Merkel said the bloc has to improve in the domain of security, internal and external security, the fight against terrorism, the cooperation in the field of defence.She added […]

Zimbabwean opposition parties will on Saturday hold protests throughout the country with or without police clearance to press the election agency for free elections in 2018. This is coming weeks after another planned demonstration turned violent.   Eighteen opposition parties under the National Election Reform Agenda (NERA) say the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission is biased in […]

East African leaders under the banner of the Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD) are meeting today in Somalia for the twenty-eighth extra ordinary summit of heads of state and government.   The one-day meeting takes place in the capital Mogadishu. This is the first meeting to be held in Somalia since the grouping was founded […]

US Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton says she is “feeling great” hours after her early exit from a nine-eleven ceremony raised health fears. Her campaign said earlier she had left the event in New York because she had “felt overheated” and had gone to her daughter’s apartment.   Clinton’s Republican opponents have queried her physical […]

Some eight hundred thousand people have turned out in Barcelona and other towns in Catalonia on a day of rallies by nationalists wishing to break with Spain. Police say five hundred and forty thousand people rallied in Barcelona, the capital of the region in north-east Spain, while the rest gathered in four other Catalan towns. […]

More than one hundred people, majorly civilians, including twenty-two children have been killed in airstrikes by unidentified jets against opposition-held areas in northern Syria, shortly after the United States and Russia sealed an ambitious agreement aimed at reducing violence in the country and re-launching a United Nations-sponsored peace process.   The deadliest strikes were in […]

North Korea has conducted its fifth nuclear test; setting off a blast that was more powerful than the bomb dropped on Hiroshima, calling it a successful nuclear warhead explosion test to counter US hostility.   North Korean state TV reported that the test will also enable the North to produce “as many as it wants […]

Brazil’s new president, Michel Temer, was booed at an annual military parade in the capital Brasilia on Wednesday, his first public outing since taking power last week. “Out with Temer!” shouted protesters at the heavily policed ceremony. Supporters of Temer however applauded the new leader.   Temer, who was sworn in as president after the […]

Thirty-two students were arrested after arsonists torched a law library at South Africa’s University of KwaZulu-Natal, police said on Wednesday, following days of protests by students over grievances including the cost of tuition.   The protests appeared to reach a climax on Tuesday night when several cars and the library were set alight. Police said […]

Zimbabwe’s High Court has overturned a two-week ban on protests in the capital following a legal challenge from political activists. Police banned rallies in Harare and the surrounding district on Thursday, after several violent clashes between police and anti-government protesters in recent weeks. But Judge Priscilla Chigumba said on Wednesday that the official police note […]

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