January 4, 2022
January 4, 2022

S Africa parliament blaze under control, suspect charged

A fire that ravaged part of South Africa’s parliament, engulfing the National Assembly and threatening national treasures, has been brought under control, firefighters said yesterday, as police...

January 4, 2022
January 4, 2022

Sudan PM quits

Sudan’s civilian Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok has resigned, more than two months after a coup and following another deadly crackdown on protesters, with the military now firmly in control.

January 3, 2022
January 3, 2022

Sudan's PM Hamdok resigns

Sudanese Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok said on Sunday he was resigning, six weeks after returning to his post in a deal with military coup leaders he argued could save a transition toward democracy.

January 3, 2022
January 3, 2022

S African national assembly entirely destroyed by fire

A massive fire in South Africa’s houses of parliament in Cape Town has “burned down” the entire National Assembly where elected parliamentarians sit, a spokesperson said yesterday.

January 2, 2022
January 2, 2022

Fire breaks out in South African parliament

A fire erupted at the South African parliament in Cape Town on Sunday, with media coverage showing flames coming from the roof of the building and a plume of smoke that could be seen from some...

January 1, 2022
January 1, 2022

3 Bangladeshi UN peacekeepers injured in Central African mine blast

Three Bangladeshi peacekeepers were injured when their vehicle drove over a mine in Central African Republic's troubled northwest, the UN mission said Saturday.

December 30, 2021
December 30, 2021

South Africa’s Tutu to lie in state for two days

The body of South Africa’s revered anti-apartheid fighter Archbishop Desmond Tutu, who died at the weekend aged 90, will lie in state for two

December 29, 2021
December 29, 2021

50 killed in DR Congo fighting

Twelve civilians and 38 rebels have died in four days of fighting in northeast DR Congo, where the armed forces are carrying out a crackdown on militias, military and local sources said on Monday.

December 29, 2021
December 29, 2021

Death toll from Brazil flooding rises to 20

The death toll from heavy rain and flooding that has plagued the northeastern Brazilian state of Bahia since November rose to 20 on Monday,

December 27, 2021
December 27, 2021

Anti-apartheid hero Desmond Tutu passes away

South African anti-apartheid icon Archbishop Desmond Tutu, described as the country’s moral compass, died yesterday aged 90, sparking an outpouring of tributes for the outspoken Nobel peace laureate.