NAIROBI, Kenya — The chief justice of Kenya’s Supreme Court, David Maraga, is a Seventh-day Adventist who refuses to preside over a court case on a Saturday. Once accused of corruption, he went on live television and swore on the Bible that he had never taken a bribe.
The death toll has risen to 72 after Saturday’s collapse of a mountain of garbage in a landfill outside Ethiopia’s capital, state broadcaster EBC reported Tuesday. The government declared three days of national mourning, starting Wednesday. Continue reading Death toll reaches 72 in Ethiopia landfill collapse
A mountain of trash gave way in a massive garbage dump on the outskirts of Ethiopia’s capital, killing at least 46 people and leaving several dozen missing, residents said, as officials vowed to relocate those who called the landfill home.
Continue reading 46 killed, dozens missing in Ethiopia garbage dump landslide
At least five people were killed in Guinea’s capital of Conakry on Monday in protests sparked by a teacher’s strike, the government said, reviving labor tensions in a country where previous strikes have led to dozens of deaths.
Continue reading At least 5 killed in protests over Guinea teachers’ strike
Military officials controlling eastern Libya have banned women under 60 from travelling abroad on their own.
Continue reading Libya’s eastern authority bans women travelling solo
Syrian military helicopters systematically dumped canisters of chlorine gas, a banned weapon, on residential areas of Aleppo at least eight times late last year in the final weeks of the battle to retake the city from rebels, Human Rights Watch said in a detailed study released Monday.
Continue reading Syria Used Chlorine Bombs Systematically in Aleppo, Report Says
War-torn Somalia elected its first president in decades Wednesday evening, prompting street celebrations for the east African nation’s rare and successful exercise of democracy. Continue reading Somalia elects first new president in decades
Libya’s coast guard intercepted at least 1,131 migrants near the western city of Sabratha over the course of a week, a spokesman said on Saturday.
Continue reading Libyans intercept at least 1,131 migrants off western coast in a week – coast guard
Just five days after taking office, over dinner with his newly installed secretary of defense and the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, President Trump was presented with the first of what will be many life-or-death decisions: whether to approve a commando raid that risked the lives of American Special Operations Forces and foreign civilians alike. Continue reading Questions Cloud Risky Raid That Killed an American Commando in Yemen
A week after he was inaugurated in another country, Adama Barrow landed in Gambia on Thursday afternoon, setting foot inside his own national borders for the first time as the new president. Continue reading His Predecessor Gone, Gambia’s New President Finally Comes Home