[New Zimbabwe] Harare and Bulawayo were largely deserted Tuesday as the country-wide protest called by labour unions and anti-government activist entered its second day after a violent start Monday.
[New Zimbabwe] THE opposition has condemned President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s five-nation foreign trip which will see him travelling to the likes of Azerbaijan, Belarus and Kazakhstan.
IT DID NOT take long for America’s decision to withdraw from Syria to be felt across the Middle East. The Syrian regime, along with its Russian and Iranian allies, rejoiced. Arab states hurried to make up with Syria’s leader, Bashar al-Assad
IN THE SAHARA, rain is said to bring good luck. So negotiators from the United Nations should be encouraged by a recent downpour in Laayoune, the capital of Western Sahara. On December 5th they will gather in Geneva to try, yet again, to resolve the differences between Morocco, which rules two-thirds of the territory, and the Polisario Front, a nationalist movement that controls the other (mostly inhospitable) third
THE WATER level of the Sea of Galilee, on which Jesus supposedly walked, is a national obsession in Israel. Newspapers report its rise and fall next to the weather forecast.
[VOA] The Central African Republic might seem like an unusual venue for Russia’s evolving strategy in Africa. The CAR doesn’t boast Ethiopia’s booming economy or Angola’s deep oil reserves.
Serraj and Haftar do Paris FOR ONCE Italy’s populist government will be pleased to see a group of Africans cross the Mediterranean. On November 12th the leaders of Libya’s warring factions will gather in Palermo, the capital of Sicily, for a two-day peace conference
[News24Wire] As South Africa prepares for a mid-term budget – due to be delivered in two weeks’ time – rumours are flying thick and fast about the fate of Finance Minister Nhlanhla Nene.
IT WAS “a chain of tragic circumstances” that led to the downing of a Russian spy plane by Syria on September 17th, said Vladimir Putin, Russia’s president. With those words, Mr Putin seemed to accept the episode as an accident and absolve Israel of any blame.
WITH the grim spectre of a Russian-backed assault hanging over the Syrian rebels’ last redoubt in Idlib, the province’s civilians had begun to prepare for the worst.