UNITED NATIONS (Sputnik) – The United Nations is looking into the expulsion of UN Special Representative for Somalia Nicholas Haysom from Mogadishu, UN Deputy Spokesman Farhan Haq said in a press briefing on Wednesday.
President Joseph Kabila's chosen successor was believed to have been trailing behind businessman and political newcomer Martin Fayulu, who campaigned against widespread corruption.
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - A UN compound was shelled Tuesday in Mogadishu and two UN staff members were injured. UN Special Representative Nicholas Haysom has strongly condemned the attack which "may amount to a violation of international humanitarian law."
Two women, from Denmark and Norway, were found beheaded in their tent in Morocco earlier in December.
When it comes to obituaries few years will compare to 2016 - when David Bowie, Prince, Muhammad Ali and Fidel Castro all passed away - but the "Class of 2018" nonetheless contains a former US President, a former UN Secretary-General and one of the world's greatest scientific brains.
Activists have gone to a famous suburb in Cape Town to protest against racism a week after a security firm ordered a group, largely black, to leave a beach there in the evening. However, the protesters have themselves been slammed for advocating violence against whites over a t-shirt one of them allegedly wore.
Speaking at a press conference in Rabat, a Moroccan intelligence spokesman said that the two Scandinavian tourists were killed by a "lone wolf, hastily organised terrorist cell".
The Miss Africa 2018 beauty contest just got even more lit - literally: although the pageant went off without a hitch, at least initially, Miss Congo's victory was somewhat bittersweet.
Earlier, a tremendously graphic video of a beheading of one of the girls made headlines and was reportedly sent to the victim’s mother.
Senior Cape Town municipal officials and the mayor have brushed off the PPA security firm's claims that it was working for the city's authorities when patrolling the beach and banishing people at Clifton, an up-market coastal suburb, News24 reported.
The bodies of the Christians that have been exhumed from a mass grave in Libya will be eventually repatriated to Ethiopia, local media reports.
The takeover is stipulated by the conditions of the initial deal, whereby the African state’s government agreed that at least one of the ports, the most promising one called Mombasa, would not enjoy state immunity.
The model performed brilliantly during the contest, and as she finally appeared after having been proclaimed the winner, emotions appeared to run way too high.
Pictures posted by a police officer from Somerset West, South Africa, have gone viral after they were shared over 3,000 times on Facebook.
A 25-year-old local was arrested shortly after a video, which featured her sexually pleasing a monkey in a pet shop in Egypt, was uploaded online and went viral in October. While investigators claimed that this had been a weird promotion for her, the woman herself stated it had begun as a joke without any lewd intentions.
MOSCOW (Sputnik) – Ten police officers were killed in an ambush in Burkina Faso’s northwestern Sourou province, the country’s Security Ministry said.
KHARTOUM (Sputnik) - A total of 19 people were killed and 397 were injured during a week of anti-government protests in Sudan, country's Minister of Information, Communications and Information Technology Bushara Aro said Thursday.
Not only did the state broadcaster run an article claiming that the bestial murder of two Scandinavian girls in Morocco "had nothing to do with Islam", but it also put the emphasis on the fact that sharing the graphic video of the killing is illegal, while downplaying the sheer brutality of the murder itself, many viewers complained.
In reminding the faithful that their messiah was born into poverty and apparently stayed there his entire short life, Pope Francis I called for a focus on charity and compassion instead of what he referred to as the “insatiable greed” of global “consumerism.”
A total of 19 people have been arrested following the ghastly murder of two Scandinavian tourists in Morocco's Atlas Mountains. These include four main suspects and 15 others accused of having connections with the alleged killers. The police called labelled the main suspects "lone wolves", despite their oath of allegiance to Daesh*.