South African police rearrest 63 prisoners following mass escape

A South African police and security dragnet recaptured 63 out of 69 prisoners who escaped on Friday after overpowering guards during exercise at Malmesbury prison, the department of correctional services said. The prisoners, who were awaiting trial, escaped around noon from the facility, situated along the west coast some 66 kms (41 miles) from Cape… Read More South African police rearrest 63 prisoners following mass escape

South Korea to train more doctors in preparation for future epidemics

South Korea will add 4,000 medical students over the next 10 years to swell the number of its doctors and strengthen the response to future public health crises, government and ruling party officials say. Authorities flagged the need to train doctors for potential outbreaks of infectious disease worse than COVID-19, which is caused by the… Read More South Korea to train more doctors in preparation for future epidemics

Former Tanzanian President Benjamin Mkapa dies at 81

Tanzania’s former President Benjamin Mkapa, who ushered in multiparty democracy at home and worked to end conflict in East Africa, died in the early hours of Friday, President John Magufuli said. Mkapa led several regional peace mediation initiatives as his country’s third president between 1995 and 2005, and afterwards continued to seek reconciliation in Burundi,… Read More Former Tanzanian President Benjamin Mkapa dies at 81

Former Salvadoran defense minister David Munguia arrested for role in gang truce

Former Salvadoran defense minister General David Munguia was arrested on Thursday on suspicion of unlawful association and other crimes linked to the arrangement of a 2012-2014 truce between crime gangs, El Salvador’s attorney general said. An arrest warrant was also issued for former Salvadoran President Mauricio Funes, who sought political asylum in Nicaragua in September… Read More Former Salvadoran defense minister David Munguia arrested for role in gang truce