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14 September 2018 7:14 PM Rwandan soccer officials arrested after ref alleges bribery

Rwandan police say they have arrested two soccer officials and are investigating allegations they tried to bribe the referee before an African Cup of Nations qualifier against Ivory Coast last weekend. The Rwanda Investigation Bureau said Rwanda soccer federation secretary general Francois Regis Uwayezu and commissioner for competitions Eric Ruhamiriza 139

08 September 2018 11:37 AM Turkey calls for global resistance to US economic attacks

Turkey’s finance chief said the imposition of sanctions by the US on the Middle East’s largest economy was politically motivated, and called on other nations to form a united front against such actions. US President Donald Trump used sanctions and tariffs to sabotage the Turkish economy, Treasury and Finance Minister Berat Albayrak said in an opinion 63

08 September 2018 5:02 AM US places Kenyan Islamic State group 'financier' on blacklist

The US Treasury named to its sanctions blacklist on Friday a Kenyan who it said was a key player in the Islamic State group's global financial network. The Treasury said Waleed Ahmed Zein, who was arrested in Nairobi in early July, "established an intricate worldwide financial network to facilitate funds transfers" for the jihadist group. Zein was named 151

31 August 2018 1:14 PM France proposes sanctions against Mali peace deal spoilers

France says it has proposed that members of armed groups in Mali delaying implementation of a 2015 peace agreement should be put on a UN sanctions blacklist. France's deputy UN ambassador Anne Gueguen told the Security Council on Thursday that the time for warnings is over and France has submitted the names of individuals - whom she did not identify 51

25 August 2018 4:28 PM US-based election observers criticises Zimbabwe

A US-based election observer mission has issued a critical new statement on Zimbabwe, saying the country "has not yet demonstrated that it has established a tolerant, democratic culture" that allows the opposition to be treated fairly and people to vote freely. The statement by the joint mission of the International Republican Institute and the National 63

27 July 2018 2:42 PM Eritrea says leader of Somalia, another rival, to visit

Eritrea says Somalia's president will visit the country on Saturday as yet another rivalry in the Horn of Africa region may be coming to an end. The two nations have not had diplomatic relations for nearly 15 years. Eritrea's information minister announced the three-day visit of Somali President Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed on Twitter, saying it comes at the invitation 42

27 July 2018 11:22 AM US extends Zim sanctions ahead of elections

Harare - The US senate and congress have passed a bill meant to extend the sanctions the world superpower imposed on Zimbabwe back in 2001. The Bill, titled the Zimbabwe Democracy and Economic Recovery Amendment Act (S. 2779) was passed on Wednesday, ahead of the southern African country's elections on Monday July 30, 2018. Zimbabwe has been under US sanctions 41

27 July 2018 6:52 AM Petty pilots have in-flight food fight

Iraqi Airways has suspended two of its pilots for getting into a fight - over a food tray - during an international flight with more than 150 passengers on board. The row erupted on a flight to the capital Baghdad from the Iranian city of Mashhad, with 157 travellers on board plus crew. "Conversation with the pilot became heated because he forbade an air hostess 63

18 July 2018 3:09 PM Trump asked Iran's Rouhani for meeting 8 times at UN

The chief of staff to Iran's President Hassan Rouhani said on Wednesday that his US counterpart Donald Trump asked for a meeting eight times during the UN General Assembly last year. "During Rouhani's last visit to New York for the UN General Assembly session, Trump asked the Iranian delegation eight times to have a meeting with the president," Mahmoud 58

01 July 2018 4:00 AM South Sudan opposition accuses government of breaking ceasefire

South Sudan rebels, led by former vice president Riek Machar, on Saturday accused the army of breaking a ceasefire just hours after it came into force. Rebel spokesperson Lam Paul Gabriel said government forces had "launched an attack on Saturday morning on a rebel position at Mboro, near the northwest town of Wau. "The regime's forces in coordination 42