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Zimbabwe’s Zanu-PF confirms Mugabe as 2018 election candidate

REPORTED BY KALAHAN DENG Zimbabwe’s governing Zanu-PF party has confirmed President Robert Mugabe as its candidate for the 2018 elections. Mr Mugabe, who is 92, has been in power since independence from Britain in 1980. At the party’s conference, the Zanu-PF youth wing even proposed that Mr Mugabe should be declared president for life. However, there have been unprecedented protests ...

French and Spanish police arrest five over ‘Basque Eta arms cache’

REPORTED BY KALAHAN DENG French and Spanish police have arrested five people following the discovery of a suspected weapons cache of the militant Basque separatist group Eta. The guns and explosives were found in the town of Louhossoa, near Bayonne in south-west France, officials said. However, French human rights lawyer Michel Tubiana said those arrested were activists who wanted to ...

Turkish bus attack: 13 off-duty soldiers killed by car bomb

REPORTED BY KALAHAN DENG A suicide car bomb in central Turkey has killed 13 soldiers aboard a bus and wounded 56 more, officials say. The blast destroyed the bus carrying soldiers visiting a local market in the city of Kayseri. An army spokesman said civilians may also have been injured. No group has admitted carrying out the attack, but Turkish ...

These Are The Two Men Behind South Sudan’s crisis

REPORTED BY KALAHAN DENG December 2013: President Salva Kiir (right) accused former Vice-President Riek Machar (left) of plotting a coup Fighting between factions of the presidential guard took an ethnic turn between Dinkas and Nuers Thousands killed and millions forced from their homes Many accusations of atrocities, such as rape and people being burnt alive April 2016: Machar returned to ...

South Sudan refugee crisis: The wooden bridge between death and safety

REPORTED BY KALAHAN DENG For three years South Sudan has tumbled deeper into self-inflicted chaos, and it now finds itself on the brink of something even more terrifying. United Nations officials rarely use the words “genocide” and “ethnic cleansing,” but they now say potentially both could envelop the world’s youngest country. Since violence flared in Juba in July and spread ...

Five female security staff at Kandahar airport killed

REPORTED BY KALAHAN DENG Five female security staff at Kandahar airport have been killed as they were travelling to work, officials say. The women – who were in charge of searching female travellers – and their minivan driver died when two gunmen on motorcycles opened fire on their bus. No-one has admitted the attack. Women in Afghanistan are often targeted ...

Donald Trump paid millions of dollars in campaign funds to his businesses during the election race

REPORTED BY KALAHAN DENG Donald Trump paid millions of dollars of his presidential campaign finances to his own businesses and family arising from their provision of campaign services, a review of government reports show. The president-elect paid almost $12.5 million (£10 million) to his companies and to family members in during the 18-month election bid, reportedly running more funds through ...

Inside Aleppo: ‘Children scream as gunmen try to pick them off’

REPORTED BY KALAHAN DENG The day that was supposed to mark an end to Aleppo’s violence started with some of its most despicable. The sun had barely risen when an ambulance was attacked, as it tried to evacuate injured children. The rebels blamed an Iranian backed militia. Whoever carried it out is guilty of a war crime. Footage filmed for ...

Majority of MPs support Australia becoming a Republic

Every Monday to Friday I’ll be delivering a personally-curated newsletter. Call it the double espresso of news – the morning news kickstart for busy people who want to know what they need to know before they get going. 1. Majority Republic support Well this is a story I did not expect to read. The majority of Parliament supports Australia becoming ...

Experienced nurse fired from job after offering to pray for patients waiting for surgery

REPORTED BY KALAHAN DENG Anurse with 15 years’ experience who offered to pray for patients waiting for surgery has been sacked from her job for gross misconduct. Sister Sarah Kuteh was accused of holding “unwanted discussions” which allegedly upset patients and ignoring conduct guidelines on discussing personal beliefs. She is now suing Darent Valley hospital in Dartford, Kent for unfair ...

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