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22 October 2018 4:21 AM Turkey vows to reveal 'naked truth' over Khashoggi death

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Sunday vowed to reveal within days the "naked truth" over the death of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, as Riyadh said it did not know the whereabouts of his body and that Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman had been unaware of any operation to murder him. The Turkish leader's statement came the day after Saudi authorities 20

16 October 2018 4:26 PM 30 killed over two months in fighting in CAR diamond hub: UN

At least 30 civilians were killed in August and September by armed groups in and around Bria, the diamond hub of the restive Central African Republic, the UN said, adding that some of the killings could constitute crimes against humanity. The militias have been battling one another ever since the 2013 overthrow of long-time leader Francois Bozize, a Christian 24

14 October 2018 10:16 AM DRC identifies 'second wave' of Ebola in east

A second wave of the Ebola virus has been confirmed in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, where an initial outbreak has already killed 125 people, a minister said Saturday. The latest wave is centred in Beni, a town in North Kivu near the border with Uganda, said Health Minister Dr Oly Ilunga. "We don't yet know the scale of it," he added. "The epicentre 25

13 October 2018 5:36 AM DRC reports 5 new Ebola deaths; UN worker is infected

The Democratic Republic of Congo is reporting five new confirmed Ebola deaths in its latest outbreak, while a worker with the United Nations peacekeeping mission is among several new cases under treatment. DRC's health ministry says the number of confirmed Ebola cases is now 170, including 95 deaths, as health workers express concern at the rising rate of new infections 40

12 October 2018 12:42 PM Man stabs newlywed to death thinking he’s a mugger

A 20-year-old in Manchester, England, made his first court appearance on 10 October after stabbing a newlywed as he exited a mosque after Friday prayers in March, Metro reports. Mohamed Jama ran off after stabbing bakery worker Mohamed Nabeel Hassan (22), whom he mistakenly thought had mugged his brother, Musa (22). Mohamed Jama was accompanied by Musa and a third 43

11 October 2018 3:45 AM Togo opposition leader in Ghana after hunger strike

A Togolese opposition leader who had been on hunger strike was evacuated to a hospital in Ghana after his health deteriorated, his relatives said Wednesday. Nicodeme Ayao Habia, who had refused food since September 19, was evacuated to Ghana's capital of Accra on Tuesday after his condition worsened, his communication advisor Achille Mensah told AFP. "Mr. Habia 26

07 October 2018 7:12 PM RandGold CEO resigns from conservation group after trophy hunting scandal

RandGold Resources CEO Mark Bristow has resigned from the conservation council of a big cat protection organisation, Panthera following UK reports picturing him on hunting trips. Panthera chairperson Thomas Kaplan said that he had accepted Bristow’s resignation with "deep gratitude for the various contributions" he had made to conservation. "The way he put it to me both verbally 21

04 October 2018 3:52 AM UN Security Council heads to DRC ahead of polls

The UN Security Council is heading to the Democratic Republic of Congo this week ahead of December elections, amid tensions between Congolese authorities and the UN and concerns over a risk of poll violence. The UN wants "free, fair and peaceful elections", Karel Van Oosterom, Dutch ambassador to the global organisation said on Wednesday. Van Oosterom 43

03 October 2018 3:56 AM UN bars Nigerian peacekeeper for sexually exploiting woman

A Nigerian policeman who served as a UN peacekeeper in the Democratic Republic of Congo has been sent home and barred from peacekeeping after an investigation found he had sexually exploited a woman, a UN spokesman said on Tuesday. The allegations against the Nigerian national date back to February and March 2017, but the woman later withdrew her complaint 26

29 September 2018 9:30 AM Libya seeks UN 'security' support

United Nations, United States, Sept 29, 2018 (AFP) -After a month of militia clashes that left more than 100 people dead, Libya's UN-backed foreign minister on Friday called for the country's UN political mission to transform into a "security and stability" support role. Mohamed Siala, foreign minister of the UN-backed Libyan unity government, did not specify 24