Category Archives: Africa

Fake U.S. embassy in Ghana shut down after decade issuing visas

By Matthew Mpoke Bigg ACCRA (Reuters) – Authorities in Ghana have busted a fake U.S. embassy in the capital Accra run by a criminal network that for a decade issued…

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African states bid to stop work of U.N. gay rights investigator

By Michelle Nichols UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) – African states launched a bid at the United Nations on Friday to halt the work of the first U.N. independent investigator appointed to…

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Fugitive S. African lion caught after latest escape

Johannesburg (AFP) – A runaway South African lion who may be euthanized after repeatedly escaping from a national park has been re-captured, officials said Thursday, adding that a decision would…

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South Africa's top court rules against president in scandal

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — South Africa's Constitutional Court has ruled that President Jacob Zuma "failed to uphold" the constitution when he did not pay back some state funds used to upgrade…

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Migrant arrivals to Greece rise sharply despite EU-Turkey deal

By Karolina Tagaris & Lefteris Karagiannopoulos ATHENS (Reuters) – Migrant & refugee arrivals to Greece from Turkey rose sharply on Wednesday, just over a week after the European Union &…

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Egyptian court orders release of torture T-shirt detainee

CAIRO (AP) — An Egyptian court on Thursday ordered the release of Mahmoud Mohammed Ahmed, a 20-year-old Egyptian who was arrested for wearing a T-shirt with a slogan against torture,…

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