Category «World News»

Gaza militants halt fire after deadly flare-up with Israel

Gaza militants halted fire Thursday after targeting Israel with some 180 rockets and mortars, provoking Israeli strikes across the enclave that killed three Palestinians, including a toddler, in another severe flare-up of violence. It was the third major escalation since July and came despite attempts by UN officials and Egypt to secure a long-term truce …

Zimbabwe election: Emmerson Mnangagwa declared winner in disputed poll

President Emmerson Mnangagwa has won Zimbabwe’s presidential election, according to the electoral commission. With all 10 provinces declared, Mr Mnangagwa won 50.8% of votes, compared to 44.3% for opposition leader Nelson Chamisa. Police removed opposition officials from the electoral commission stage when they rejected the results. The chairman of Mr Chamisa’s MDC Alliance said the …

African Union police set to leave Somalia

By Samuel Ssebuliba. A contingent of 160 African Union police officers including some from Uganda is set to leave Somalia after a one-year tour of duty. The team is part of a multi-national police force under the African Union Mission in Somalia which is training and mentoring Somali police officers. According to Simon Mulongo, the …