July 17, 2019

Acclaimed Filmmaker Tim Hetherington killed in Libya

Acclaimed British photojournalist and documentary maker Tim Hetherington, has been killed while filming in the beseiged Libyan City of Misrata. Misrata has been under seige by forces loyal to Colonel Muammar Gaddafi for more than seven weeks, and the humanitarian situation has become dire. A … [Read more...]

Ouattara urges Ivory Coast calm after Gbagbo arrested

Ivory Coast's UN-recognised President, Alassane Ouattara, has urged restraint after the capture of his rival Laurent Gbagbo. Mr Gbagbo surrendered after a military assault by pro-Ouattara forces on his residence in Abidjan overnight. The capture of Gbagbo was the culmination of a two week … [Read more...]

UN backed Ouattara rebel forces take Ivory Coast capital

Rebel forces loyal United Nations backed President-elect Alassane Ouattara have captured Ivory Coast's capital, Yamoussoukro. The capital is more symbolic than strategic as most of the government administration is still located in the former capitaly city Abidjan. It is intersting though, … [Read more...]

Ivory Coast “on the brink of genocide”

Youssoufou Bamba, Cote d'Ivoire President Ouattara's newly appointed ambassador to the United Nations has warned that the country is "on the brink of genocide," Alassane Ouattara won last months presidential election from long term incumbant Laurent Gbagbo. The only problem was that Gbadgo … [Read more...]

Mandela charity trustee resigns over Campbell diamonds

The former head of the Nelson Mandela Children's Fund, Jeremy Ractliffe, has resigned from the board after admitting he secretly kept diamonds received from the model Naomi Campbell. Mr Ractliffe admitted he had the gems after Campbell named him in her recent testimony at the war crimes trial of … [Read more...]