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  Lee Jae-Yong, the heir to one of the world’s biggest smart phones and electronics maker, Samsung was on Friday sentenced to five years in prison for bribery and other offences. The 49-year-old...

The Sudanese Police authorities on Thursday confirmed the death of the Russian ambassador to the country, Mirgayas Shirinsky. Shirinsky was found dead floating in the swimming pool at his residence in...

South Korea’s first female Prime Minister, Han Myeong-Sook was on Wednesday released from prison after completing a two-year sentence for accepting illicit political funds. Myeong-Sook, now 73 was the...

  At least 10 United States marines have been reported missing after their warship, the USS John S. McCain collided with an oil tanker near Singapore on Monday morning. The collision which was the...

For the first time in nearly  100 years, Americans were treated to the rare sight of a total eclipse of the sun while a partial eclipse traversed parts of Canada. Several states in the US experienced...

Rwanda’s President, Paul Kagame has taken the oath for a third term in office after his landslide victory in the presidential polls held in early August. Kagame won the election with 98.7% of the total...

In what looks like yet another terrorist attack in Europe, one person has been killed, several others stabbed and another shot in the leg in central Turku, about 150 kilometres west of Helsinki, the  capital...

  The Spanish Police have intensified their search for the driver of a van that plowed through pedestrians in the tourist district of Las Ramblas in Barcelona, Spain. On Thursday, a Fiat van drove...

Former Prime Minister of Libya, Ali Zeidan was on Sunday kidnapped by unknown gunmen at a hotel in central Tripoli, the country’s capital. Local Libyan media report that the Police in the country have...

The Vice President of Sierra Leone, Victor Bockarie Foh has said that he fears hundreds of people may have been killed by the mudslide that struck the outskirts of the country’s capital, Freetown early...

United States President, Donald Trump has said the country’s military option against North Korea was already locked and loaded and awaiting any unwise action from Pyongyang. In a tweet he posted on...

Ruth Pfau, a German nun and physician who devoted her life to the treatment and eradication of leprosy in Pakistan has died at the age of 87. In a statement released by the Office of the Pakistani Prime...

The outgoing President of Liberia, Ellen Johnson Sirleaf has promised to fully give her support to all the female aspirants in the country’s general elections slated for October 10, 2017. Sirleaf, who...

A former President of Ghana, John Jerry Rawlings has expressed his disappointment and sadness over the corruption ratings of Nigeria and Ghana as released by Transparency International. Rawlings stated...

The gender gap in Kenya’s political scene seems to be narrowing with the election of Anne Waiguru as the first ever female governor in the country who is now set to pilot the affairs of Kirinyaga County...

The death toll from the 6.5 magnitude earthquake that struck the southwestern Sichuan province of China on Tuesday has risen to 19. Twelve bodies, including two local residents and six tourists who were...

Kenya’s Electoral Commission has said it will immediately commence investigations into claims of hacking of its systems by opposition presidential candidate, Raila Odinga. The Independent Electoral...

Authorities in the Democratic Republic of Congo have ordered that the nation’s internet capacity be slowed down to prevent further transmission and exchange of images across major social media sites. The...

The South African Parliament on Monday said it would secretly conduct  a motion of no-confidence on the country’s  embattled President, Jacob Zuma. The revelation was made by Baleka Mbete, the Speaker...

Vigilantes in Tanzania have reportedly killed over 470 women suspected to be involved in witchcraft practice. Last week’s killing of five women in Undomo village accused of being witches by a mob is...