Category Archives: Politics

High-level Detainee Accuses Kenya, South Sudan of Kidnapping

JUBA, SOUTH SUDAN I was terrified ... I knew that I was heading for a terrible situation. For the first time, the spokesman for South Sudan's armed opposition leader has spoken out about his alleged kidnapping in neighboring

IOC Marketing Chair From Japan Investigated for Alleged Corruption

PARIS In the latest blow to the International Olympic Committee's efforts to rid itself of scandal, marketing head Tsunekazu Takeda is being investigated for alleged corruption related to the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. Takeda, who is also the president

DR Congo Opposition Leader Cries Foul After Tshisekedi Declared Winner

JOHANNESBURG The runner-up of the Democratic Republic of Congo's presidential election is dismissing the official results showing Felix Tshisekedi winning the Dec. 30 vote as a sham.The country's election board, CENI, announced early Thursday that Ts...

US: Airstrikes in Somalia Kill 4 al-Shabab Extremists

JOHANNESBURG The United States military says it has carried out two airstrikes in Somalia that killed four al-Shabab extremists.The U.S. Africa Command statement on Tuesday says Monday's airstrikes were in the vicinity of Baqdaad after the military's...

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Congo Election Results May Be Delayed

The United States is demanding the Democratic Republic of Congo release accurate election results and warned of sanctions against anyone who tries to undermine Congo's democracy.Those who ... threaten the peace, security or stability of the DRC or bene...

Congo Election Results May Be Delayed

The United States is demanding the Democratic Republic of Congo release accurate election results and warned of sanctions against anyone who tries to undermine Congo's democracy.Those who ... threaten the peace, security or stability of the DRC or bene...

Former Nigerian President Shehu Shagari Dies at 93

LAGOS Shehu Shagari, Nigeria's second president, whose civilian tenure was sandwiched between two military rulers in an era rocked by coups, has died. He was 93.Nigeria's current President Muhammadu Buhari, who unseated Shagari 35 years ago, said on