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Zimbabwe President denies poll fraud as opposition rejects his re-election

Zimbabwe's President Elect Emmerson Mnangagwa speaks to the media at State House in Harare, on 27th August, 2023

Harare, ZimbabweReuters Zimbabwe’s re-elected President Emmerson Mnangagwa suggested on Sunday that anyone questioning the results of last week’s election take their case to court as an opposition leader accused him of “gigantic fraud”. Mnangagwa, 80, won the election with 52.6 per cent of the vote while the opposition Citizens’ Coalition for Change leader Nelson Chamisa […]

Russia says genetic tests confirm Wagner chief Prigozhin died in plane crash

Yevgeny Prigozhin, chief of Russian private mercenary group Wagner, gives an address in camouflage and with a weapon in his hands in a desert area at an unknown location, in this still image taken from video possibly shot in Africa and published on 21st August, 2023

Moscow, RussiaReuters Russian investigators said on Sunday that genetic tests had confirmed that Yevgeny Prigozhin, chief of the Wagner mercenary group, was among the 10 people killed in a plane crash last week. Russia’s aviation agency had previously published the names of all 10 on board the private jet which crashed in the Tver region […]

Russia launches overnight air attack on northern, central Ukraine

A local resident carries belongings from the ruins of her house destroyed in a Russian missile strike, amid Russia's attack on Ukraine, in Kyiv region, Ukraine, on 27th August, 2023

Reuters Russia launched an overnight air attack against Ukraine on Sunday, sending missiles over other northern and central parts of the country, authorities said. The Ukrainian military reported shooting down four cruise missiles out of up to eight total airborne targets detected, adding that the rest of the targets were “probably false”. It also said […]

In Argentina, scattered looting portends ugly election race as inflation bites

Police forces guard the surroundings of an area after local residents attempted to loot a Diarco supermarket in the southern town of Bariloche, Patagonia Region, Argentina, on 23rd August, 2023

Buenos Aires/Bariloche, Argentina Reuters A spate of looting of stores and supermarkets around Argentina has led to dozens of arrests, a possible sign of increasing volatility with inflation over 100 per cent and a tense race to general elections in October. The looting, from southern Patagonian city Bariloche to wine region Mendoza and around capital […]

Harvard Divinity School selects first Black woman as dean

Marla Frederick.

RNS A cultural anthropologist of the Black religious experience has been named dean of the Harvard Divinity School beginning om 1st January. Marla Frederick, a professor of religion and culture at Emory University’s Candler School of Theology, will succeed David Hempton, who has served as dean of the divinity school since 2012. Marla Frederick. PICTURE: […]

Uganda bans imports of used clothing from “dead people”

Uganda's President Yoweri Museveni speaks during a Reuters interview at his farm in Kisozi settlement of Gomba district, in the Central Region of Uganda, on 16th January, 2022.

Kampala, UgandaReuters Uganda’s President Yoweri Museveni has banned the importation of used clothing into the east African country, saying it stifles the development of local textile industries and that the clothes belonged to dead Westerners.  Like most African countries, Uganda has traditionally imported large quantities of used clothing, which some consumers prefer because it is […]