Omar al-Bashir trial: Sudan’s ex-president ‘got millions from Saudis’

Omar al-Bashir trial: Sudan’s ex-president ‘got millions from Saudis’ 1

A detective has told a court in Sudan that former President Omar al-Bashir admitted to receiving millions of dollars from Saudi Arabia. Omar al-Bashir appeared in court in a cage on Monday Mr Bashir appeared in court on Monday to face corruption charges, which his lawyers say are baseless. He was ousted in April after months of protests, bringing an end to his nearly 30 years in power. In June, prosecutors said a large hoard of foreign currency had been found in grain sacks at his home. Related Articles On…

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Chamisa plans trips to Moscow, Beijing over deepening Zimbabwe crisis

Chamisa plans trips to Moscow, Beijing over deepening Zimbabwe crisis 2

MOSCOW – Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) leader Nelson Chamisa intends to pay visits to Moscow and Beijing to seek help in settling the political and economic crisis gripping Zimbabwe, Russia’s Sputnik news agency reported on Monday. The situation in Zimbabwe remains tense since July 2018 when Chamisa refused to concede defeat to Emmerson Mnangagwa in a closely-fought presidential race, claiming that the result was rigged. Zimbabwe’s economy has tanked, and economists say the country is not entering hyper-inflation after inflation peaked at 176 percent in July – the highest…

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Prince Andrew ‘appalled’ by Jeffrey Epstein’s sex abuse claims

Prince Andrew ‘appalled’ by Jeffrey Epstein’s sex abuse claims 4

Prince Andrew has said he is “appalled” by sex abuse claims surrounding his former friend Jeffrey Epstein. Prince Andrew, left, has previously been criticised for his association with Jeffrey Epstein It comes after the Daily Mail obtained video footage which claimed to show the Duke of York inside the well-connected financier’s Manhattan mansion in 2010. Epstein, 66, took his own life in a jail cell while awaiting federal trial for sex trafficking. He socialised with Prince Andrew, President Donald Trump and former President Bill Clinton in the past. Related Articles A Buckingham…

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Joy turns to horror as IS bomber kills 63 at Kabul wedding

Joy turns to horror as IS bomber kills 63 at Kabul wedding 5

Joy and celebration turned into horror and carnage when an Islamic State suicide bomber targeted a packed Afghan wedding hall, killing at least 63 people in the deadliest attack to rock Kabul in months, officials and witnesses said Sunday. Joy and celebration turned into horror and carnage when an Islamic State suicide bomber targeted a packed Afghan wedding hall, killing at least 63 people in the deadliest attack to rock Kabul in months The massive blast, which took place late Saturday in west Kabul, came as Washington and the Taliban…

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North Korea snubs peace talks with South Korea over war drills

North Korea snubs peace talks with South Korea over war drills 6

North Korea has rejected any further talks with South Korea, calling its decision “completely the fault of South Korea’s actions”. North Korea’s leader Kim Jong-un has complained about South Korea’s “ridiculous” military exercises with the US It issued a statement in response to a speech by South Korea President Moon Jae-in on Thursday. Meanwhile, early on Friday North Korea test-fired two missiles into the sea off its eastern coast, the South Korean military said. It is the sixth such test in less than a month. Related Articles The two “unidentified…

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Serbian political activist Popovic denies claims he is in Zimbabwe

Serbian political activist Popovic denies claims he is in Zimbabwe 7

BULAWAYO – Srdja Popovic, the Serbian rights activist credited with helping bring down the regime of Slobodan Milosevic and inspiring the Arab Spring has denied claims by the Zimbabwe government that he is in the country to “promote anarchy and destruction of property”. Home Affairs Minister Cain Mathema claimed Popovic had arrived in Zimbabwe disguised as a tourist – his real mission to help the opposition Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) stage violent anti-government protests. But Popovic told ZimLive in an interview on Thursday that he had never set foot…

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Sudan’s ex-spy chief banned from the US

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On Aug 15, 2019 17,866 The former head of the Sudanese intelligence service, Salah Gosh, has been banned from entering the United States because of his alleged involvement in human rights violations. The former head of the Sudanese intelligence service Salah Gosh In a statement, the US State Department said it had credible evidence that Mr Gosh was involved in torture when he was in charge of Sudan’s National Intelligence and Security Services (NISS). Members of his family have also been barred. Omar al-Bashir, the country’s former president under whom…

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Philadelphia shooting: Gunman in stand-off with police after injuring six

Philadelphia shooting: Gunman in stand-off with police after injuring six 10

Police are locked in a lengthy stand-off with a gunman who injured at least six officers during a shootout in the US city of Philadelphia. The gunman opened fire as officers served a drug warrant at a home in Philadelphia A gun battle broke out between police and a male shooter at around 16:30 local time (20:30 GMT). The officers were serving a drugs warrant at a home in Philadelphia’s Nicetown-Tiago neighbourhood when the gunman opened fire. Six hours on, Philadelphia Police say the armed suspect is yet to surrender.…

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Brexit: Corbyn plans to call no-confidence vote to defeat no-deal

Brexit: Corbyn plans to call no-confidence vote to defeat no-deal 11

In his letter, Mr Corbyn wrote: “This government has no mandate for no-deal, and the 2016 EU referendum provided no mandate for no-deal. “Following a successful vote of no confidence in the government, I would then, as Leader of the Opposition, seek the confidence of the House for a strictly time-limited temporary government with the aim of calling a general election, and securing the necessary extension of Article 50 to do so.” If he were to succeed in calling a general election – which would require the support of two-thirds…

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‘Married men’ database suggested to stop cheating

‘Married men’ database suggested to stop cheating 12

On Aug 14, 2019 35,466 By Munira Hussein In Tanzania, the governor of Dar es Salaam has suggested the creation of a database of married men for single women to check as a way of stopping philandering. “Our main aim is to relieve pain from these women who are suffering from these cheaters – as a governor, I am not happy to lead women who are sad and heartbroken,” Paul Makonda said at a press conference on Monday. He said the idea came to him after meeting many women who…

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