Sierra Leone imposes nationwide curfew amid deadly anti-government protests

Sierra Leone imposes nationwide curfew amid deadly anti-government protests

FREETOWN, Aug 10 (Reuters) – At least two police officers and one civilian died after a day of anti-government protests in Sierra Leone’s capital, Freetown, staff at the city’s main mortuary said on Wednesday. Sierra Leone’s government previously said there had been deaths, but did not say how many, as protesters threw rocks and burned … Read more

World Court says it has jurisdiction, Myanmar genocide case to proceed

World Court says it has jurisdiction, Myanmar genocide case to proceed

Court rules case brought by Gambia can proceed Any full hearing could take years Myanmar denies genocide THE HAGUE, July 22 (Reuters) – The World Court on Friday rejected Myanmar’s objections to a genocide case over its treatment of the Muslim Rohingya minority, paving the way for the case to be heard in full. Myanmar, … Read more

Militants attack Mali’s main military base, situation ‘under control’

Militants attack Mali’s main military base, situation ‘under control’

KATI, Mali, July 22 (Reuters) – Suspected Islamist militants on Friday attacked the main military base where Mali’s interim president lives outside the capital Bamako, but the armed forces said they had repelled the assault and had the situation under control. Militants linked to al Qaeda and Islamic State have repeatedly attacked army bases across … Read more

Prince Charles expresses sorrow over slavery in Commonwealth speech

Prince Charles expresses sorrow over slavery in Commonwealth speech

Commonwealth leaders gather for Kigali summit Charles alludes to colonialism, slavery in speech Rwanda’s Kagame speaks of “reimagining” Commonwealth Members vote to keep Patricia Scotland as sec-gen KIGALI, June 24 (Reuters) – Britain’s Prince Charles expressed deep sorrow over slavery in a speech to Commonwealth leaders in Rwanda on Friday and acknowledged that the roots … Read more

Top producer Russia thwarts move to redefine ‘conflict diamonds’

Top producer Russia thwarts move to redefine ‘conflict diamonds’

JOHANNESBURG, June 16 (Reuters) – Russia, supported by Belarus, Central African Republic, Kyrgyzstan and Mali, has torpedoed a Western-backed proposal to discuss whether its diamonds are funding war ahead of an international conflict diamond meeting in Botswana, letters seen by Reuters show. The rift in the Kimberley Process (KP), which certifies rough diamond exports, risks … Read more

Pain and horror follow massacre in Nigerian Catholic church

Pain and horror follow massacre in Nigerian Catholic church

Church was attacked during Pentecost Sunday mass Assailants’ identity and motive unknown Media says over 50 dead, no official toll Southwest Nigeria not prone to religious violence Catholic priest abducted in neighbouring state OWO, Nigeria, June 6 (Reuters) – Survivors of an attack by unknown assailants on a Catholic church in Nigeria lay weeping and … Read more

At least 50 killed in attack on Catholic church in southwest Nigeria -medic

At least 50 killed in attack on Catholic church in southwest Nigeria -medic

Unknown gunmen attacked church during Sunday mass Local media and medic say at least 50 killed Authorities have yet to give details Such attacks rare in southwest Nigeria Pope Francis prayed for victims, Vatican says LAGOS, June 5 (Reuters) – Gunmen attacked a Catholic church in southwest Nigeria during mass on Sunday, killing at least … Read more

Fuel ship sinks off Tunisia and threatens environmental disaster

Fuel ship sinks off Tunisia and threatens environmental disaster

TUNIS, April 16 (Reuters) – Tunisian authorities intensified efforts on Saturday to avoid an environmental disaster after a merchant fuel ship with a thousand tons of fuel sank off the coast of Gabe on Friday, two security sources told Reuters. The Tunisian navy had rescued all seven crew members from the ship, which was en … Read more

Exclusive: China’s oil master prepares for Western withdrawal due to fears of sanctions

Exclusive: China’s oil master prepares for Western withdrawal due to fears of sanctions

Men wearing face masks walk past a sign from China National Offshore Oil Corp (CNOOC) outside headquarters in Beijing, China March 8, 2021. REUTERS / Tingshu Wang Sign up now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Sign up CNOOC prepares to leave UK, Canada, US sources Beijing concerned about growing tensions with the West Production … Read more