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British PM, Boris Johnson leaves hospital

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has left hospital after being treated for coronavirus, but will not immediately return to work, Downing Street says.Mr Johnson, 55, was taken to St Thomas' hospital, in London, on Sunday - 10 days after...

British PM Boris Johnson tests positive for Coronavirus

British PM Boris Johnson announced on Friday that he is self-isolating after testing positive for COVID-19 and would be coordinating affairs via video conferencing."Over the last 24 hours I have developed mild symptoms and tested positive for coronavirus," he...

British Prince Charles tests positive to coronavirus

The Prince of Wales has tested positive for coronavirus, Clarence House has confirmed, Prince Charles 71, is said to be displaying mild symptoms "but otherwise remains in good health", a spokesman said.The Duchess of Cornwall, 72, has also been...

Actor Idris Elba tests positive for coronavirus

Renowned British actor with Sierra Leone heritage, Idris Elba just announced that he has tested positive for the new coronavirus and is quarantining himself.In a video shared to Twitter, Elba said he took the test after realising he'd been...

Kenyans say UK stole their land for tea, push for UN inquiry

Kibore Cheruiyot Ngasura was just a small boy when his family was violently expelled from their ancestral land in Kenya's lush tea-growing western highlands by British colonisers, and banished never to return.Eighty-five years later he still bristles at the...

Kidnap victim says Kenyan convicted for the case is ‘innocent’

A British woman kidnapped by Somali pirates believes the man convicted in connection with the case is innocent.Jude Tebbutt and her husband David were attacked while on holiday in Kenya in 2011...

Prince Charles and wife set for 9-day West Africa visit

The Prince of Wales and his wife, Camilla, the Duchess of Cornwall, will arrive in The Gambia later today, for the start of a nine-day tour of West Africa. The royal couple will...

Why Prince William is eager to return to Kenya

Prince William will visit Kenya later this month to scale up the fight against poaching in order to save endangered wildlife species, British newspapers have reported.A three country tour of Africa will...

Ghanaian born ex-UBS trader who lost £1.4bn faces deportation from UK

Kweku Adoboli, a former trader convicted of fraud in 2012, is facing deportation to Ghana, after being detained by police in Scotland.He served four years of a seven-year sentence for a £1.4bn...

Tunisian Interior Minister says will respond to British query over Sousse attack

Faced with British suspicion on a "chaotic" police intervention in the attack of Sousse, east of Tunisia, in 2015, Tunisian Interior Minister Hedi Majdoub said Wednesday that his department "will respond at the appropriate time." "Every accusation must impose...
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Death of Ivory Coast PM: Is Ouattara set to run for third term?

Ivory Coast’s ruling party may ask President Alassane Ouattara to rethink his decision not to stand for a third term, after the sudden death...

S/Sudan diplomat sparks uproar after urinating during live panel discussion

A South Sudanese diplomat in the United States, Gordon Buay has sparked an online uproar when he was seen urinating during a live Facebook...

Ragtag Burkina Faso’s volunteer fighters no match for jihadists

Issa Tamboure, 63, a member of local defense fighters was no match for gun-wielding jihadists who attacked his village in northern Burkina Faso in...

Ivory Coast PM and ruling RHDP candidate for presidency in next election dies at 61

Amadou Gon Coulibaly, Ivory Coast’s prime minister and the ruling party’s candidate for an October presidential election, died on Wednesday, President Alassane Ouattara said.The...