April 24, 2022
April 24, 2022

‘So much joy’

Rio de Janeiro’s carnival, a glittering, sequin-studded festival, exploded back to life Friday with the first famed samba school parades since Covid-19 hit Brazil.

April 23, 2022
April 23, 2022

Over 100 killed in Nigeria oil refinery explosion

An explosion at an illegal oil refining depot in Nigeria's Rivers state killed over 100 people overnight, a local government official and the NGO Youths and Environmental Advocacy Centre (YEAC...

April 22, 2022
April 22, 2022

17 killed in jihadist-linked attacks in Nigeria

Seventeen people have been killed in suspected jihadist attacks in northern Nigeria, where a more than decade-long Islamist insurgency has claimed tens of thousands of lives, sources said yesterday.

April 22, 2022
April 22, 2022

Australia will not  challenge Assange extradition

Australia will not challenge Wikileaks founder Julian Assange’s extradition to the United States and has confidence in the British judicial system, a

April 18, 2022
April 18, 2022

S Africa flood toll rises to 443 as deluge eases

The death toll from floods that have battered South Africa’s east coast has risen to 443, including a rescuer, a regional official said yesterday, as dozens more are still missing.

April 17, 2022
April 17, 2022

Nigeria says 70 ISIS-linked terrorists killed in air strikes

Nigeria’s air force said Saturday that it had killed more than 70 ISIS affiliated fighters in the north of the country, at the border with Niger.

April 16, 2022
April 16, 2022

S Africa flood toll nears 400 as rescuers search for missing

Police, army and volunteer rescuers yesterday widened the search for dozens still missing five days after the deadliest storm to strike South Africa’s coastal city of Durban in living memory as the...

April 13, 2022
April 13, 2022

At least 45 dead in S Africa floods

At least 45 people have died in floods and mudslides after rainstorms struck the South African port city of Durban and surrounding KwaZulu-Natal province, the authorities said yesterday.

April 10, 2022
April 10, 2022

Rival forces in South Sudan clash again

Fresh fighting erupted Friday between government and opposition forces in South Sudan just days after both sides pledged to uphold a ceasefire and try to save a teetering peace deal.

April 10, 2022
April 10, 2022

941 sq kms of Amazon forest gone in 3 months

Deforestation in the Brazilian Amazon set a new quarterly record in the first three months of 2022 compared to a year earlier, official data showed yesterday.