Kenya sponsors accession of South Sudan to WTO

The CS led Kenya’s delegation to the conference/COURTESY NAIROBI, Kenya, Dec 14 – Kenya has sponsored the accession of South Sudan to the World Trade Organisation at a Ministerial Conference…

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Shoemaker Robert Clergerie finally puts his feet up

French shoemaker Robert Clergerie, now 83, rescued his company pumping in two million euros of his own money to put it back on its feet. © AFP / Martin BUREAU…

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Dennis Rodman: Trump and N. Korea’s Kim ‘pretty much the same’

As tensions grow between Pyongyang and Washington, Rodman has styled himself as an international peacemaker ready to help strike a deal © AFP / FRED DUFOUR BEIJING, China, Dec 13…

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Burundi orders ‘voluntary’ tax to fund fresh elections

Burundi’s President Pierre Nkurunziza has been in power since 2005 Nairobi, Kenya, Dec 12 – Burundi’s government has launched a fundraising drive for elections in 2020, presented as “voluntary” but…

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British double murderer appeals Hong Kong conviction

Jutting, seen here in 2015, was found guilty of murder in what the judge at the time described as killings that were “sickening in the extreme” © AFP / ANTHONY…

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Rio’s stray bullets give innocent nowhere to hide

Rio city councilor Luciana Novaes, 34, was left tetraplegic by a stray bullet when she was 19 years old © AFP / MAURO PIMENTEL Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Dec 12…

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On Mideast trip, Putin orders partial withdrawal from Syria

Russian President Vladimir Putin held talks with President Bashar al-Assad during his first visit to Syria /AFP ANKARA, Turkey, Dec 11 – Russian President Vladimir Putin held talks with his…

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Amnesty accuses Europe of ‘complicity’ in abuse of Libya migrants

Migrants wait to be rescued by the Aquarius rescue ship run by non-governmental organisations “SOS Mediterranee” and “Medecins Sans Frontieres” in the Mediterranean Sea, 30 nautic miles from the Libyan…

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Over 6,000 firefighters battling southern California blaze

A car drives past as the Thomas Fire burns a hillside south of Casitas Springs, California/AFP LOS ANGELES, United States, Dec 11 – Thousands of firefighters were battling one of…

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NYC police report blast near Times Square

Police and first responders rush to reports of an explosion at the busy Port Authority Bus Terminal in Manhattan © AFP / Bryan R. Smith New York, United States, Dec…

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