Friday 24 November, 2017
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BERLIN (AA) – One person was killed and 11 injured in a bomb explosion in southern Germany, officials said Monday. Police in Ansbach said the explosion occurred in front of a restaurant that was closed due to a music festival in the area that was attended by as many as 2,500 patrons. The festival was canceled and the area evacuated. Mayor Carda...

Gbenga Oduntan, University of Kent The military coup attempted in Turkey has failed and its leaders have fled to Greece, where they are seeking asylum. It took less than 24 hours for forces loyal to the Turkish President to regain control. More than 200 people have been killed and up to 3,000 military personnel have been detained. Coups do still happen...

TRIPOLI, Libya (AA) – Libyan government institutions on Wednesday lined up to condemn the French military presence in the country, describing it as “a violation of Libya’s sovereignty”. The condemnations came following a confirmation by French President Francois Hollande that three French troops had been killed earlier this week when...

Jeremy Lind, University of Sussex Critics point out that ordinary people have not benefited from oil and gas exploitation in many African states. Billions of dollars in revenue have had little positive impact on the lives of most people in countries like Angola and Nigeria. Local content policies have been expanding across Africa and are currently being...

Nick Ritchie, University of York In 1982, Robert Lifton and Richard Falk wrote about the condition of “nuclearism” – the idea that nuclear weapons can solve our political, strategic and social problems and that they are an essential means of ensuring peace. This ideology is based on a series of illusions. It rests on the assumption that the use...

HADHRAMAUT, Yemen (AA) – At least six soldiers were killed in two suicide bombings in Yemen’s southeastern city of al-Mukalla on Monday, according to a local official. Two car-bombs exploded at two military checkpoints west and east of al-Mukalla, the official told Anadolu Agency. “Six soldiers were killed and 30 people injured, including civilians,”...

ANKARA (AA) – Retired Air Forces Commander Akin Ozturk together with 26 generals and admirals have been sent to an Ankara court Monday for their alleged involvement in Friday’s military coup attempt. Over 100 high-rank officers of the Turkish army were detained earlier as part of the ongoing investigation into the attempted coup, which sought...

Thabo Leshilo, The Conversation Disgraced Paralympic superstar Oscar Pistorius has been sentenced to six years in prison for the 2013 murder of his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp. You can find a selection of articles The Conversation has published on the saga here. Thabo Leshilo, Editor, The Conversation This article was originally published on The Conversation....

Danny Bradlow, University of Pretoria The passage of time can play cruel tricks on noble intentions. The person selected as the new United Nations (UN) Secretary-General later this year should keep this in mind as he or she evaluates how effectively the UN is responding to the challenges of the 21st century. When the UN and its specialised agencies...

NAIROBI, Kenya (AA) – Kenya and the European Union on Thursday signed a 31 million euro [$35.2 million] deal to rehabilitate the country’s water tower ecosystems in the Mt. Elgon and the Cherangani Hills. Human activity, deforestation and land encroachment have threatened to extinguish the two water catchment areas; the damage was so severe...