Rebels in Ethiopia and Tigray accept AU call for peace talks

Posted in: 05/10/2022 – 22:47 Ethiopia and the Tigray rebels on Wednesday agreed to the African Union’s call for peace talks this weekend in South Africa under the auspices of a troika of negotiators, with a US delegate to visit the region, including meetings with Ethiopian government officials and the African Union as part of … Read more

Food Queen Sally Obermeder Buys $2.7 Million European-Inspired Gated Home in Clovelly

Nutritionist entrepreneur Sally Obermeder, who recently complained to her 137,000 Instagram followers about how much she saved on her last move three years ago, has secured a townhouse in eastern Sydney. The former TV host and her husband Marcus have spent $2,656 million in Clovelly. The house, near Varna Park, was built in the late … Read more

OPEC+ angers US over major oil production cut

Saudi Arabia, Russia and other major oil producers on Wednesday agreed on a major cut in production to jack the price of crude oil — a move condemned by the United States as a concession to Moscow that will further damage the global economy. The cut in oil production could boost sanctions against Russia ahead … Read more

Ugandan president apologizes for son’s tweets about Kenya annexation | Government news

Muhoozi Kainerugaba, 48, has been outspoken on social media, often trading barbs with opposition and talking about foreign policy. Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni has apologized to Kenya after his son, a general, threatened to invade the neighboring country and take the capital within two weeks. “I ask our Kenyan brothers and sisters to forgive us … Read more

Coup in Burkina Faso: ECOWAS mediator ‘satisfied’ after meeting with new military leader

CNN — The facilitator sent to Burkina Faso by West Africa’s main political and economic bloc, ECOWAS, Mahamadou Issoufou, said Tuesday he was pleased to meet with the country’s new military leader, Ibrahim Traore. Issoufou added that the 15-member bloc would continue to guide Burkina Faso’s transition to constitutional rule after the country was hit … Read more

Five years of violence in northern Mozambique has displaced nearly a million people — Global Issues

As the conflict in Cabo Delgado province has not abated, UNHCR is calling for both an end to the bloodshed and increased international support for the displaced persons and the local communities hosting them. The situation has had a devastating impact on the population, spokesman Matthew Saltmarsh told journalists in Geneva. Beheadings, rapes and burns … Read more

Pro-Russian protesters gather in Burkina after coup d’état

Several dozen protesters waving Russian flags gathered in Burkina Faso’s capital Ouagadougou on Tuesday as West African envoys concluded a fact-finding mission following the country’s second coup in less than nine months. The dramatic takeover, which ended with Damiba’s flight to neighboring Togo, coincided with violent anti-French protests and the sudden rise of Russian flags … Read more

Pro-Russian protesters gather in Burkina after coup d’état

Several dozen protesters waving Russian flags gathered in Burkina Faso’s capital Ouagadougou on Tuesday as West African envoys concluded a fact-finding mission following the country’s second coup in less than nine months. The dramatic takeover, which ended with Damiba’s flight to neighboring Togo, coincided with violent anti-French protests and the sudden rise of Russian flags … Read more

Botanists Rachel and Rod Saunders cause of death: British couple killed, eaten by crocodiles

A British couple were murdered, zipped into their sleeping bags and fed to crocodiles by a ruthless kidnapping gang, days after filming a BBC gardening programme, a court heard. Respected botanists Rod Saunders, 74, and Rachel, 63, were ambushed while searching for rare seeds in a remote wildlife sanctuary in South Africa. The adventurous couple … Read more

Ibrahim Traore: Who is the soldier behind Burkina Faso’s latest coup?

Reuters — As a heavily armed convoy drove through a cheering crowd in Burkina Faso’s capital on Sunday morning, the boyish face of the country’s newest military ruler, Captain Ibrahim Traore, appeared from the turret of an armored personnel carrier. Sportingly dressed and wearing a red beret, the 34-year-old smiled and raised his thumb as … Read more