A court in the central city of Chimoio has sentenced a senior judge, Efigenio Baptista, to a prison term for allegedly beating up a citizen. The court found him guilty of assault and sentenced him to three months imprisonment. He must also pay 15,000 meticais (US$247) to the man he allegedly attacked, Ricardo Sinaleua. Baptista […]
At least 192 people are missing and 75 are dead as a result of the explosion of the Fuego volcano in Guatemala on Sunday, officials say. Villages on the slopes were buried in volcanic ash and mud. Rescue work on Tuesday was disrupted when a new eruption sent hot gas and molten rock streaming down the […]
A Pakistani journalist who has openly criticised the military was briefly kidnapped by masked men in Lahore. Gul Bukhari was freed several hours after being abducted, her family said. There had been outrage from colleagues. She had been on her way to work when she was stopped late at night in the city’s army-controlled cantonment […]
The head of the parliamentary group of Mozambique’s ruling party Frelimo, Margarida Talapa, stressed recently that definitive peace must involve the demilitarisation and disarmament of the opposition party Renamo and “the economic and social reintegration” of members of its militia. The negotiations between the government and Renamo since December 2016 have concerned decentralisation, and the […]
At least 10 people have been beheaded in northern Mozambique by suspected Islamist militants, officials say. Children are reported to be among those targeted in the attack on Monjane village in Cabo Delgado province, a hub for mining and petroleum exploration. An Islamist militant group has carried out sporadic attacks in the region in the last […]
The right-hand man to North Korean leader Kim Jong-un has met US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo in New York to discuss a historic summit. Gen Kim Yong-chol dined with Mr Pompeo after flying in from China, and the two are due to meet again on Thursday. He is the most senior North Korean to visit […]
The death of Mozambique’s former rebel supremo turned opposition leader Afonso Dhlakama has piled pressure on his Renamo party ahead of local elections and ongoing peace talks with the government.
Zambia’s leading university has apologised for telling female students not to visit its library “half-naked” because it would distract men.
The insect pest known as the fall army-worm (the larval form of the moth Spodoptera frugiperda) has caused crop losses of between 50 and 60 per cent in the areas it has infested, according to Antonia Vaz, head of the plant health department in the Mozambican Ministry of Agriculture.