Russian billionaire Ziyavudin Magomedov arrested for alleged embezzlement

Russian authorities on Saturday arrested billionaire Ziyavudin Magomedov on charges of embezzling more than $35 million, in one of the highest-profile prosecutions of a Russian tycoon in years. Magomedov denied the charges at a pre-trial hearing, where a judge ordered that he be held in custody until May 30. One of Russia’s richest men, the… Read More Russian billionaire Ziyavudin Magomedov arrested for alleged embezzlement

Fifteen dead, scores injured as Boko Haram insurgents attack Borno

A Boko Haram attack in the Nigerian city of Maiduguri killed at least 15 people and wounded 83, a military spokesman said on Monday, in the biggest strike since the government said it was in talks with the Islamist militant group. The military said the incident occurred late on Sunday and included gun battles between… Read More Fifteen dead, scores injured as Boko Haram insurgents attack Borno

Renowned South African activist Winnie Mandela dies at 81

​Hailed as mother of the ‘new’ South Africa, Winnie Madikizela-Mandela’s legacy as an anti-apartheid heroine was undone when she was revealed to be a ruthless ideologue prepared to sacrifice laws and lives in pursuit of revolution and redress. Her uncompromising methods and refusal to forgive contrasted sharply with the reconciliation espoused by her husband Nelson… Read More Renowned South African activist Winnie Mandela dies at 81