Guinea orders legal proceedings against ousted President Alpha Conde

Guinea’s attorney general has ordered legal proceedings against ousted President Alpha Conde and 26 of his former officials over violence surrounding Conde’s disputed bid for a third term, a court document showed on Wednesday. Conde, 84, was overthrown in a military coup last September by officers who now run the West African country. Anger against… Read More Guinea orders legal proceedings against ousted President Alpha Conde

UK anti-crime agency recovers over $23million loot linked to former Nigerian dictator Sani Abacha

Britain’s National Crime Agency (NCA) has recovered more than $23 million stolen from Nigeria by the country’s late military dictator Sani Abacha, it said on Thursday, the latest in a series of similar recoveries around the world. Abacha ruled Africa’s most populous nation and top oil exporter from 1993 until his death in 1998, a… Read More UK anti-crime agency recovers over $23million loot linked to former Nigerian dictator Sani Abacha

Somali lawmakers to select country’s new president on May 15

Somali lawmakers are expected to pick the country’s new president on May 15, a parliamentary committee said on Thursday, the final step in a tortuous election process that has suffered delays due to a rift within the outgoing administration. The selection of a president is a key step in establishing a new government, which must… Read More Somali lawmakers to select country’s new president on May 15

Veteran journalist Luiz Enrique Ramirez Ramos found murdered in northwestern Mexico

A Mexican journalist was found dead in the northwestern state of Sinaloa on Thursday, authorities said, marking the ninth death of a media worker in a unprecedentedly bloody year for the country which has drawn international scrutiny. Luis Enrique Ramirez, a veteran journalist and columnist at El Debate, was found dead on the side of… Read More Veteran journalist Luiz Enrique Ramirez Ramos found murdered in northwestern Mexico

U.S. President Joe Biden appoints Karine Jean-Pierre as first Black White House press secretary

President Joe Biden said on Thursday he has chosen Karine Jean-Pierre to be White House press secretary, succeeding Jen Psaki and becoming the first Black and openly gay person to serve as the public face of a U.S. administration. Psaki, who leaves the job on May 13, had said early in the Biden administration, which… Read More U.S. President Joe Biden appoints Karine Jean-Pierre as first Black White House press secretary

British Virgin Islands swears in Natalio Wheatley as premier following ouster of Andrew Fahie

The British Virgin Islands on Thursday swore in Natalio Wheatley as the British overseas territory’s new premier following the removal of ex-premier Andrew Fahie, who was arrested on drug charges in Miami last week. The move may help the territory move beyond the scandal created by Fahie’s embarrassing arrest, but the British Virgin Islands still… Read More British Virgin Islands swears in Natalio Wheatley as premier following ouster of Andrew Fahie