FOREIGN NEWS

Back to homepage

Botswana Man Gets Death Penalty For Murdering Son

A 28-year-old man was hanged in Botswana at the weekend after he was handed the death penalty for murdering his son, a prison official told AFP news agency. Joseph Tselayarona’s execution took place on Saturday at Gaborone Maximum Security Prison,

Read More

Nigerian Ambassador downplays China job opportunities

The Consul-General of the Federal Republic of Nigeria in Guangzhou, China, Mr Wale Oloko, on Monday admonished young Nigerians aspiring to travel to China for employment purposes to look elsewhere. Oloko told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Lagos

Read More

Police Sanction Parents For Forcing Nine-year-old Child Into Prostitution

The parents of a nine-year-old girl have been placed under house arrest for forcing their daughter into prostitution, police in the southern Italian region of Sicily said on Monday. Two men aged 63 and 79, suspected of paying for sex

Read More

Ethiopia Bans Protests For Six Months

Ethiopia’s state of emergency imposed on Friday includes a ban on protests and publications that incite violence, Defence Minister Siraj Fegessa said. The move was made a day after Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn announced his surprise resignation in a televised

Read More

Iran Plane Crash Kills All 66 On Board

Sixty-six people are feared to have been killed in a passenger plane crash in the Zargos mountains in Iran. The Aseman Airlines plane, en route from Tehran to the south-western city of Yasuj, came down near the city of Semirom

Read More

Ethiopia Declares National State Of Emergency

A national state of emergency has been declared in Ethiopia just one day after the unexpected resignation of Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn. A statement by the state broadcaster said the move was necessary to stem a wave of anti-government protests.

Read More

Mother uses dead son’s sperm to have twins

A grieving mum who agreed to be artificially inseminated with her dead son’s sperm now has twins after being told by doctors she needed a surrogate to complete her dream of ‘reincarnating’ her child. Rajashree Patil, 49, was informed by

Read More

Teenager Nikolas Cruz Admits Florida Shooting

The teenager accused of killing 17 people at a Florida high school on Wednesday has confessed to the shooting, police say. Nikolas Cruz, 19, said he arrived on campus and began shooting students before abandoning his weapon and escaping, according

Read More

140 Million Babies Born Annually, Says WHO

Worldwide, an estimated 140 million births take place every year and most of these occur without complications for women and their babies, the World Health Organisation (WHO) has said. Nothemba Simelela, WHO’s Assistant Director-General for Family, Women, Children and Adolescents,

Read More

Ethiopia Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn resigns

The Prime Minister of Ethiopia, Hailemariam Desalegn, has resigned amid deadly anti-government protests, state TV reports. In a televised address, he said his resignation was “vital in the bid to carry out reforms that would lead to sustainable peace and

Read More