Global

Probe: Journalists, activists among firm’s spyware targets

File – In this July 3, 2020, file photo, Hatice Cengiz, the fiancee of slain Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi, talks to members of the media in Istanbul. Amnesty International reported that its forensic researchers had determined that NSO Group’s flagship Pegasus spyware was successfully installed on the phone of Cengiz, just four days after Khashoggi

Read More

Somalia rejects AU proposals to modify Amisom role

Amisom soldiers on guard in Somalia. The Somali government has rejected proposals to modify the Amisom forces for an expanded role. File AFP By Aggrey Mutambo The Somali government has raised a new rift with troop contributing countries to a peacekeeping mission on its territory after it rejected proposals to modify the forces for an

Read More

South Korea to bring home sailors aboard virus-hit destroyer

File – In this Sept. 2, 2019, file photo, South Korean navy destroyer, the Munmu The Great, prepares to dock at the Manila South Harbor for a three-day port call off Manila, Philippines. South Korea said Sunday, July 18, 2021, it’ll send military transport aircraft to bring back hundreds of sailors aboard the destroyer on

Read More

EU companies can ban employees from wearing headscarf, court rules

Headscarf can be banned if companies ‘need to present neutral image towards customers,’ says European Court of Justice EU’s top court has ruled that companies in the member states can ban employees from wearing a headscarf if they “need to present neutral image towards customers.” The European Court of Justice (CJEU) on Thursday gave its

Read More

Seychelles Supreme Court acquits 5 Somalis, citing no evidence of piracy

Credit: Seychelles News Agency According to Seychelles News Agency report, five Somali nationals suspected of piracy were acquitted on Friday after the Seychelles Supreme Court found that there was not enough evidence to support the charges. The Supreme Court ruled that at the time of the men’s apprehension they had not been found to be

Read More

Wayne Couzens sacked by Metropolitan police after Sarah Everard murder

Wayne Couzens, 48, admitted murdering Sarah Everard after she went missing on 3 March. Photograph: Metropolitan Police By Nadeem Badshah Former diplomatic police officer dismissed after admitting the kidnap and killing of 33-year-old The Metropolitan police has sacked PC Wayne Couzens with immediate effect, a week after he admitted in court to murdering Sarah Everard

Read More

Rescuers race to prevent more death from European floods

This image provided on Friday, July 16, 2021 by the Cologne district government shows the Blessem district of Erftstadt in Germany. Rescuers were rushing Friday to help people trapped in their homes in the town of Erftstadt, southwest of Cologne. Regional authorities said several people had died after their houses collapsed due to subsidence, and

Read More

Death toll reaches 212 in South Africa amid pro-Zuma protests

At least 2,554 people arrested in Kwazulu-Natal, Gauteng provinces for violence, says senior official The death toll in South Africa rose to 212 on Friday amid lulled violent protests and looting. Acting Minister in the Presidency Khumbudzo Ntshavheni said 180 people died in the eastern KwaZulu-Natal province and 32 died in the province of Gauteng

Read More

Shock as Ugandan Olympic athlete goes missing in Japan

Members of the Uganda Olympics team pose for a photo call as they arrive at a hotel in Izumisano city, Osaka Prefecture on June 20, 2021. AFP By AFP In a statement, Izumisano city said 20-year-old weightlifter Julius Ssekitoleko failed to appear by noon for his daily virus test and was not in his hotel

Read More

More than 20 dead, dozens missing in heavy Europe floods

Damaged houses are seen at the Ahr river in Insul, western Germany, Thursday, July 15, 2021. Due to heavy rain falls the Ahr river dramatically went over the banks the evening before. People have died and dozens of people are missing in Germany after heavy flooding turned streams and streets into raging torrents, sweeping away

Read More