Philippines says it is leaving ICC, but court says it will not stop investigations

The foreign secretary says the Philippines is quitting due to ‘the well-orchestrated campaign … to crucify President Duterte … by distorting ...

Mugabe was surprised Mnangagwa turned against him

The former Zimbabwean leader denounced the move to oust him as a coup d'état, and says ‘we must undo this disgrace’

Cameroon holds first cabinet meeting since 2015

President Paul Biya, who has ruled the country since 1982, often meets ministers at the airport between private trips abroad with Switzerland being a favourite ...

‘If Iran developed a nuclear bomb, we will follow suit,’ says Saudi Arabia

The comment comes amid concerns over nuclear proliferation in the Middle East and as the kingdom puts an atomic energy programme on a fast track

France, Germany and US join UK in condemnation of Russian nerve-agent attack

In a rare joint statement, the four world powers want Russia to provide ‘full and complete disclosure’ of its Novichok nerve poison programme

Angola said to have charged former central bank chief in $500m fraud case

The attempted fraud allegedly occurred in the final weeks of José Eduardo dos Santos’s presidency, when $500m was transferred from the central bank ...

Emmerson Mnangagwa’s tie, sold for charity, bought for $15,000

But some are being less than charitable about the Zimbabwean president’s first 100 days in office, calling it ‘100 days of disappointment’

Venezuela’s decline in oil production could tip global crude market into deficit

The crisis in Venezuela’s government-led economy has decimated its oil sector, with PDVSA output falling to half what it was a decade ago

How do you say ‘world’s happiest country’ in Finnish?

For the first time since it was started in 2012, the World Happiness Report ranked the happiness of immigrants in 117 countries

US retail sales fall for a third month amid slowdown

The Fed is expected to raise interest rates as inflation is steadily rising

UK expels 23 Russian diplomats over nerve-agent attack on former spy

Prime Minister Theresa May hopes for a ‘robust international response’ and has suspended high-level contacts with Russia

Listeriosis case reported in Namibia after man ate processed meat

Last week Namibia suspended imports of processed meat from SA, where 183 people have died in the listeriosis outbreak

Zimbabwe’s hospitals turn away patients as doctors’ strike escalates

Started by junior doctors, but now joined by senior ones, the strike aims to put pressure on the government to address chronic drugs shortages and increase ...

Pests and disease have destroyed a third of Mozambique’s crops

More than 41,000ha of crops have been affected by pests, with more than 3,000ha of maize lost, and coconut and banana production also suffering

British physicist Stephen Hawking has died

The black-hole theorist and best-selling A Brief History of Time died peacefully at his home in Cambridge, he was 76

Donald Trump fires Rex Tillerson and appoints CIA director Mike Pompeo

Trump publicly undercut the former secretary of state’s diplomatic initiatives numerous times, including on Monday regarding comments about Russia

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