Mali’s PM Soumeylou Boubeye Maiga, government resigns over insecurity

Mali’s prime minister and his whole government resigned on Thursday, four weeks after a massacre of some 160 Fulani herders by an ethnic vigilante group shocked the nation. “The President accepts the resignation of the prime minister and that of the members of government,” a statement from President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita’s office said. It gave… Read More Mali’s PM Soumeylou Boubeye Maiga, government resigns over insecurity

Gunman shoots dead Northern Irish journalist Lyra McKee during riot

A 29-year-old Northern Irish journalist was shot dead during rioting in Londonderry overnight, an attack that shocked the region and police said was likely the work of Irish nationalist militants opposed to the 1998 Good Friday peace deal. Rioting hit the Irish nationalist Creggan area of the city in Northern Ireland late on Thursday after… Read More Gunman shoots dead Northern Irish journalist Lyra McKee during riot