On the foreign scene

On the foreign scene, the health ministry in the DR Congo has said the number of cases in the nearly eight-month-old epidemic of Ebola in the eastern part of the country now exceeds 1,000, where a fraction have lost their lives. The outbreak was first recorded in North Kivu province on August 1, after which […]

On the foreign scene, the president of the EU, Donald Tusk, has told the Prime Minister of the UK, Theresa May, that it will only agree to a short delay to Brexit if MPs approve the current withdrawal agreement next week. Reports say the PM has written to Tusk requesting a Brexit delay to 30 […]

On the foreign scene, police say a 37 year old Turkish man, Gokmen Tanis has been arrested following a shooting in the central Dutch city of Utrecht which left three people dead and five others injured in the incident, which has been described as a terrorist attack. Police chief, Rob van Bree, in an interview […]

On the foreign scene, families of the 157 Ethiopian Airlines plane disaster were at the weekend given bags of scorched earth from the crash site in place of bodies for burial. The measure was taken as reports say the forensic identification of bodies will last six months in addition to the fact that none of […]

On the foreign scene, the Red Cross says cyclone Idai has had a massive and horrifying impact on Mozambique’s port city of Beira,. Reports has it that dozens of persons have lost their lives as a result of the flooding and high winds, which have destroyed homes and ripped roofs from concrete buildings. Cyclone Idai […]

On the foreign scene, police in Brasil are investigating a school shooting in which eight people were reportedly killed saying the two young gunmen had planned their attack long in advance. The pair, aged 17 and 25, are said to have killed five pupils, a school administrator and a teacher near the city of São […]

On the foreign scene, US President Donald Trump’s former campaign chief Paul Manafort has been jailed for 43 more months on charges stemming from the Russia investigation. US District Court Judge Amy Berman Jackson on Wednesday sentenced Manafort to a total of 73 months, of which 30 were to run concurrently with a previous sentence […]

On the foreign scene, a mid-flight engine failure forced an Air France A380 jet with more than 500 passengers on board to turn back to the Ivory Coast capital Abidjan where it landed without further incident yesterday. One of the passengers in the airline said they were flying over Niger to Paris when they saw […]

On the foreign scene, French police are facing a new form of a attack during the yellow vest protests as bags of fecal matter were reportedly being thrown by demonstrators. Spokesman for the Alliance police trade union in the southern port city of Marseille told newsmen on Saturday that bags were allegedly launched at the […]


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