Manuel Merino was sworn in as interim President of Peru on Tuesday, after President Martin Vizcarra was ousted by Congress a day earlier. Merino, who was head of Congress, will be in office until July 2021. Elections are scheduled for April of 2021.
Afghanistan’s intelligence agency said on Tuesday they had killed a senior regional Al Qaeda member in southwestern Afghanistan, accusing the insurgent Taliban of harbouring him. Under a deal with the United States, signed in February, the Taliban agreed to cut ties with international militant groups including Al Qaeda. Afghanistan’s National Directorate of Security said in… Read More Afghan security forces kill al Qaeda leader, accuse Taliban of harbouring him
The African Union (AU) called for a ceasefire in north Ethiopia where federal troops fighting the local Tigrayan authorities were reported to have captured an airport on Tuesday while regional forces controlled a government military base. About 2,500 Ethiopians have fled the fighting into neighbouring Sudan, with the refugee exodus expected to swell, an official… Read More African Union calls for ceasefire as conflict in Ethiopia’s Tigray region escalates
Former Malian president Amadou Toumani Toure, who won acclaim as a champion of democracy before being toppled by a military coup in 2012, has died at the age of 72, an aide said on Tuesday. Toure’s life in many ways symbolised the stop-start nature of democracy in Mali, where his successor, Ibrahim Boubacar Keita, was… Read More Former Mali President Amadou Toumani Toure dies at 72
British International supermodel, activist, philanthropist, and now show host, Naomi Campbell is stirring the African pot in the coming episodes of her successful YouTube exclusive series ‘No Filter With Naomi’, which doesn’t only host a wealth of well-known innovators in fashion, entertainment, and beauty; it also celebrates humor, in-depth professional, and personal conversations. For this… Read More British international superstar, Naomi Campbell in End SARS conversation with Femi Kuti, Isha Sesay, Yemi Adamolekun on ‘No Filter With Naomi’
U.S. Attorney General William Barr told federal prosecutors on Monday to look into “substantial” allegations of irregularities in last week’s election, prompting the top lawyer overseeing voter fraud investigations to resign in protest. Barr sent his letter after days of attacks on the integrity of the election by President Donald Trump and Republican allies, who… Read More U.S. Attorney General William Barr urges investigation of alleged irregularities in presidential election
A court in El Salvador has asked the prosecutor’s office to investigate whether President Nayib Bukele and his defense minister blocked a judicial inspection of military archives aimed at uncovering evidence of a massacre in 1981. According to a court document released on Monday, the inspection was connected to a probe of the killing of… Read More El Salvadoran court asks for investigation of President Nayib Bukele over wartime massacre files
Peru’s Congress ousted President Martín Vizcarra on Monday in an impeachment vote over corruption allegations, prompting immediate tensions in the Andean nation. Vizcarra said he would accept the Congress vote and would not take any legal action to counter it. “Today I am leaving the presidential palace. Today I am going home,” Vizcarra said during… Read More Peru’s Congress impeaches President Martin Vizcarra over corruption allegations