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Saturday, April 21st, 2018


SOUTH AFRICA: Anti-corruption demonstrations turn into riots, looting – VIDEO

South Africa president addresses long-running riots in north AL JAZEERA – Protests against corruption and a regional leader have turned into riots and looting, prompting Cyril Ramaphosa to cut short his trip to the UK and return to South Africa. See also: South Africa president addresses long-running riots in northtoday South Africa’s president Cyril Ramaphosa is promising to address long-running problems in the country’s north, where protests against a regional leader have descended into riots and looting. —— AUTO – GENERATED; Published (Halifax Canada Time AST) on: April 21,Read More

SAUDI ARABIA: Drone triggers gunfire outside royal palace in Riyadh

FILE PHOTO. © Ian Cumming / Global Look PressRT – A number of videos have emerged online, showing heavy gunfire in the vicinity of the royal palace in Saudi Arabia’s capital Riyadh. The disturbance was caused by a small drone, which entered an off-limits zone, the police said. The shooting incident occurred late on Saturday, triggering confusion on social media. While one of the initial reports suggested that the shooting erupted when the palace guards targeted a rogue drone which came too close to the king’s residence, some feared aRead More

FOOTBALL: Colin Kaepernick wins Amnesty International top award

ORCHARD PARK, NY – OCTOBER 15: Eli Harold #58, Colin Kaepernick #7 and Eric Reid #35 of the San Francisco 49ers kneel in protest on the sideline, during the anthem, prior to the game against the Buffalo Bills at New Era Field on October 16, 2016 in Orchard Park, New York. The Bills defeated the 49ers 45-16. (Photo by Michael Zagaris/San Francisco 49ers/Getty Images) [Getty Images] AL JAZEERA – Football star honoured with Ambassador of Conscience Award recognising ‘inspiring contribution to helping human rights’. Colin Kaepernick, a US football playerRead More

SOCCER: Man United wins against Tottenham reaching 20th FA Cup final

LONDON (AFP) – Manchester United weathered an early Tottenham storm to come from behind to win 2-1 and reach a 20th FA Cup final at Wembley on Saturday (April 21). Goals from Alexis Sanchez and Ander Herrera cancelled out Dele Alli’s opener and ensured that Tottenham’s decade-long wait for a trophy continues. “We want to win trophies, we have the staff that want to win. We can’t keep doing this,” said Alli. “We can’t throw it away. We have got to improve.” Spurs manager Mauricio Pochettino played down the importanceRead More

SAUDI ARABIA: Heavy gunfire outside palace in Riyadh – VIDEO

FILE PHOTO. © Ian Cumming / Global Look PressRT – A number of videos have emerged online, purportedly showing heavy gunfire in close proximity to the royal palace in Saudi Arabia’s capital Riyadh. The disturbance might have been caused by a drone. Footage, supposedly taken in central Riyadh, shows military or emergency vehicles with their lights flashing. Gunfire can be heard in the background. RT is trying to independently verify the authenticity of the reports at the moment.   Haidar Sumeri@IraqiSecurity BREAKING: Unconfirmed reports of a coup attempt in #SaudiRead More

KENYA: Uhuru to import 100 doctors from Cuba

Prof Lukoye Atwoli (centre), the Kenya Medical Association’s secretary general, addresses the media after officially opening their annual conference on April 19, 2018 at the Sun Africa Nyali Beach Hotel. PHOTO | LABAN WALLOGA | NATION MEDIA GROUP Medical association wants Uhuru to drop Cuban doctors deal The Kenya Medical Association has urged President Uhuru Kenyatta to rescind his decision to contract 100 Cuban specialists, and instead advertise locally for the jobs. The medical doctors urged the government to only seek foreign specialists as a last resort measure. “Advertise locallyRead More

SOUTH SUDAN: Senior opposition official dies in Norway

File photo RADIO TAMAZJ – A senior member of the opposition Sudan People’s Liberation Movement-In-Opposition (SPLM-IO) has died in Norway, the group’s leader said. Daniel Wuor Joak, representative of the SPLM-IO rebel group to Norway, died of liver cancer on April 20. South Sedan’s rebel leader Riek Machar said,”On my behalf and family, and on behalf of the SPLM/SPLA-IO, I am conveying our deep condolences to the family of Cde Daniel Wuor Joak who passed away on 20 April in Oslo, Norway.” Machar said Wuor Joak had been a staunchRead More

KENYA: Two-thirds of loans taken by families are spent on food and school fees

NAIROBI (DAILY NATION) – Half of shopkeeper Peter Maina’s customers buy foodstuff and other household items from his shop on credit. Mr Maina has four categories of customers who shop on loan. Customers, such as owners of food kiosks in Dandora where his shop is located, who buy items on credit which they pay for at the end of the day. Others, mostly construction workers, settle their debts weekly when they get their wages. Families who live nearby foot their bills at the end of the month once they get paidRead More

RDCONGO: RDC : la dépouille d’Etienne Tshisekedi sera exposée au Palais du Peuple

Obsèques d’Etienne Tshisekedi à Bruxelles, dimanche 5 février 2017. Photo Wendy Bashi An English Version follows the French. RDC : la dépouille d’Etienne Tshisekedi sera exposée au Palais du Peuple KINSHASA (RADIO OKAPI) – La dépouille d’Etienne Tshisekedi sera exposée au Palais du peuple qui a été choisi comme lieu d’exposition, du recueillement ainsi que des hommages pendant 48h. C’est l’une des décisions prises ce samedi 21 avril à Kinshasa lors des pourparlers entre le gouvernement, la famille d’Etienne Tshisekedi et l’UDPS. A l’issue de ces pourparlers, un accord aRead More

QUEEN celebrates 92yrs birthday with performances by Shawn Mendes, Sting, Shaggy

Queen Elizabeth II is marking her 92nd birthday with a concert in London featuring singers such as Sting, Tom Jones and Shawn Mendes on Saturday. (Chris Jackson/PA/The Associated Press) Shawn Mendes, Sting, Shaggy to perform at Queen’s birthday AP – World’s longest-reigning living monarch will be in the audience along with other members of Royal Family Queen Elizabeth is marking her 92nd birthday with a Saturday night concert in London featuring British singers such as Sting, Tom Jones and Jamie Cullum. Kylie Minogue, Shaggy, Craig David and Canadian Shawn MendesRead More