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Wednesday, January 29, 2020

AFRICA

AFRICA

A plane carrying at least 17 passengers has crashed on take-off in the Democratic Republic of Congo’s eastern city of Goma, killing those on...

Kenya’s interior minister says 34 people have died as a result of flooding in the East Africa nation. Heavy rains unleashed overnight floods in western...
Balogun market in nigeria set a blaze

Nigerian firefighters are trying to extinguish a major fire at the Balogun market in central Lagos. Thick black smoke and flames are shooting up Tuesday...
Abiy Ahmed wins Nobel Peace prize for his efforts to achieve peace and cooperation

Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed has been awarded this year’s Nobel Peace Prize. Berit Reiss-Andersen, chairwoman of the five-member Norwegian Nobel Institute that awards the...
Jacob Zuma of South Africa

Former South African president Jacob Zuma will face trial on corruption charges after a court dismissed his application to halt the case for good. Friday’s...
Ecuador protests continue

Thousands of indigenous people have converged on Ecuador’s capital as anti-government protests led the president to move out of Quito. The South American country of...
Robert Mugabe funeral in Zimbabwe

A priest declared Robert Mugabe “lives forever” as the family of the former Zimbabwean leader gathered to bury him at his rural home. They chose...
Fayez Sarraj of Libya

Libya’s prime minister Fayez Sarraj has ruled out peace talks with the leader of his country’s rival government, describing him as a “war criminal”. Mr...

There were hugs and presents for Britain's Prince Harry and Meghan Markle when they embarked on an impromptu walkabout in Cape Town’s historic District...

Rare, anti-government protests have broken out in Egypt calling on President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi to step down. The former army general has overseen an unprecedented political...