Category Archives: International

Ghana faces US visa sanctions

Legendary Nigerian reggae artist Ras Kimono dead at 60

Ukeleke Onwubuya, better known as Ras Kimono has died, a close friend to the musician confirmed to Myjoyonline. Today would have been his 60th birthday.

Volcano wipes a village from the map – Guatemala stories of grief

Uganda imposes WhatsApp and Facebook tax ‘to stop gossip’

Uganda’s parliament has passed a law to impose a controversial tax on people using social media platforms.It imposes a 200 shilling [$0.05, £0.04] daily levy on people using internet messaging platforms like Facebook, WhatsApp, Viber and Twitter.

Zimbabwe parliament warns Mugabe: Turn up for hearing or face jail time

Mugabe, 94, failed to show up at a hearing Monday before the Zimbabwe’s Mines and Energy Parliament Portfolios Committee to clarify claims he made in 2016 that the country had lost $15 billion through diamond leakages.

Libya rivals agree ‘historic’ election plan

Rival factions in Libya have agreed to hold parliamentary and presidential elections on 10 December. The four groups, meeting in the French capital, Paris, also agreed to adopt the necessary laws by mid-September.

Burundi ‘insulted’ by French gift of donkeys to village

Bujumbura officials quarantined the animals suspecting a subliminal message behind the gift.

Non-Muslim women take on Ramadan hijab challenge Women of all faiths are wearing the hijab during the holy month in solidarity with Muslim women who face discrimination.

Grace Lloyd got a round of applause when she walked into her classroom at Doha’s Gulf English School on the first day of Ramadan, wearing a black hijab with her blue uniform.

Mamoudou Gassama: Mali ‘Spiderman’ to be made French citizen

A Malian migrant, hailed as a hero after mounting a daring rescue to save a small boy dangling from a balcony in Paris, is to be made a French citizen.