UN troop rotations in Mali to resume on Monday

This file photo taken on Aug 2, 2018 shows a German soldier from the parachutists detachment of the MINUSMA (United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in Mali) searching for IED (improvised explosive device) during a patrol on the route from Gao to Gossi, Mali. (SEYLLOU / AFP) DAKAR – Troop rotations by the UN peacekeeping […]

Odinga ahead in Kenya’s presidential race, results show

Recently elected MPs and governors from Azimio party, led by presidential candidate Raila Odinga, gather at their campaign headquarters in Nairobi, Kenya, Aug 13, 2022. (MOSA'AB ELSHAMY / AP) NAIROBI – Veteran opposition leader Raila Odinga led Kenya's presidential race, official election results showed on Saturday, pushing Deputy President William Ruto into second place. With […]

WHO gives new names to variants of monkeypox virus

A pharmacist administers a dose of Imvanex, a vaccine to protect against Monkeypox virus, at a pharmacy in Lille, northern France, on Aug 10, 2022. (FRANCOIS LO PRESTI / AFP) GENEVA – The World Health Organization has announced new names for variants of the monkeypox virus that are currently in circulation. This is to avoid […]

First Africa-bound grain ship arrives in Ukrainian port

This photograph taken on July 31, 2022 shows a grain combine harvester collecting wheat near Novoazovsk, Ukraine. (PHOTO/AFP) KYIV – The first Africa-bound grain ship since the Russia-Ukraine conflict in February docked in Pivdennyi port on Friday, Ukraine's infrastructure minister said. ALSO READ: Refused by buyer, first Ukraine grain vessel docks in Türkiye "The cargo […]

Eleven dead in mass shooting in Montenegro

Emergency service personnel stand by near the scene of a shooting in Cetinje, in Montenegro, on Aug 12, 2022. (SAVO PRELEVIC / AFP) CETINJE, Montenegro – Eleven people, including two children and a gunman, were killed in a mass shooting in Montenegro on Friday, and six others were injured, a state prosecutor told Vijesti TV […]