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  • Sun, 31 May 2020 10:33

    Somalia commission to probe killing of seven health workers

    MOGADISHU (Reuters) - Somalia will set up a regional commission to probe the killing of seven health workers and report publicly within a month, the head of Hirshabelle state told Reuters on Friday, as the United Nations condemned what it called an outrage.

  • Sun, 31 May 2020 10:20

    South Africans quench thirst with moonshine during lockdown ban

    JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - A craze for homebrewing has swept across South Africa since the government banned the sale of alcohol to help hospitals and keep order during the coronavirus lockdown - good news for Frank van Wensveen, who owns a home beer brewing supply shop

  • Sun, 31 May 2020 10:18

    Foreign powers in Libya risk ever bloodier stalemate

    TUNIS/ANKARA/CAIRO (Reuters) - As Turkish drones helped drive eastern Libyan forces back from Tripoli this month, Russia was said to be reinforcing them with warplanes, raising the stakes in a stalemated civil war that has partitioned the country.

  • Sun, 31 May 2020 10:08

    South Africa conducts tests to curb African swine fever outbreak

    JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - South Africa is conducting extensive testing and investigations to curb the spread of African Swine Fever (ASF) after it was detected in the country’s Eastern Cape province, the third known outbreak this year, government said on Friday.

  • Sun, 31 May 2020 10:04

    S.Africa unions tell teachers to defy government, stay away from school

    JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - South African teachers’ unions and governing associations urged their staff on Friday to defy a government order to return to school next week, saying schools did not yet have protective equipment (PPE) to keep educators and pupils safe.

  • Sun, 31 May 2020 09:56

    Lesotho appeal courts revokes bail granted to former leader's wife

    MASERU (Reuters) - Lesotho’s Appeal Court on Friday revoked bail which had been granted to former prime minister Thomas Thabane’s wife, who is accused of murdering his previous spouse.

  • Sun, 31 May 2020 09:51

    Attack in northern Burkina Faso kills at least 15

    OUAGADOUGOU (Reuters) - At least 15 people were killed following an attack on a convoy transporting traders in a town in northern Burkina Faso on Friday, the government said on Saturday.

  • Sun, 31 May 2020 09:49

    Sudan summons Ethiopian envoy over suspected cross-border attack

    KHARTOUM (Reuters) - Sudan summoned the Ethiopian Chargé d’Affaires on Saturday over a border attack by suspected Ethiopian militias that killed and wounded several Sudanese army personnel and civilians, it said in a statement.

  • Sun, 31 May 2020 09:47

    Rwandan medical workers deploy robots to minimise coronavirus risk

    KIGALI (Reuters) - At the Kanyinya COVID-19 treatment facility a short distance from Rwanda’s capital Kigali, Akazuba, Ikizere and Ngabo report for duty, but these are no ordinary health care workers.