The Swedish government is expected to officially recognize Palestine as a state today, a senior Jerusalem official says, saying that the Swedes had informed Israel of this yesterday. During the swearing-in of Sweden’s new government earlier this month, Prime Minister Stefan Lofven said as part of his statement on his government’s foreign policy that Sweden [...]

World Bank President Jim Yong Kim said Ebola is not an African problem but a global challenge. He criticized governments which closed their borders instead of giving the required support to contain the outbreak. He said the World Bank will finance Kenyan volunteers going to West Africa to help combat Ebola. He pointed out that [...]

Talks to end the war in South Sudan have achieved a breakthrough with the warring sides agreeing to adopt a federal system of governance and power sharing creating a position of Prime Minister. James Datdet Dak, the spokesperson of the opposition faction of SPLM, and Ateny Wek Ateny the presidential spokesperson in South Sudan confirmed [...]

President Sata, who had been receiving medical care in London for the past week, reportedly died at approximately 2100 hours local time on Tuesday night. Just two days earlier, he had checked out of the Harley Street Clinic to receive private medical care in a central London hotel room. The president’s health had been the [...]

The 22-year-old final year marketing student at Kenyatta University from Machakos county was crowned the title winner at this year’s edition of the beauty pageant that went down on Saturday at the KICC in Nairobi. Nguma’s win earned her an automatic ticket into the 64th edition of the Miss World 2014 set for December 14, [...]

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The law professor, who advised state prosecutor Gerrie Nel and his team on whether to appeal the Oscar Pistorius conviction, says this will hopefully clear up confusion on a problematic legal principal in South African law. The National Prosecuting Authority yesterday announced it will appeal both the culpable homicide conviction and sentence in the high [...]

Boko Haram gunmen kidnapped at least 30 boys and girls from a village in northeast Nigeria during the weekend. The abductions are the latest in a string of recent kidnappings by Boko Haram that dims hope for the anticipated release of 219 schoolgirls ‎held by the group since April following a controversial ceasefire declared by [...]

Dilma Rousseff narrowly won re-election by spending heavily and promising to extend the fight against poverty but she will need to restore order to public finances in her second term to get Brazil’s stalled economy back in gear. Rousseff edged out opposition candidate Aecio Neves in Sunday’s election runoff, helped by strong support from the [...]

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