Huge star explosion to appear in sky in once-in-a-lifetime event

By AFP   2024-04-06 06:10:43

Between now and September, a massive explosion 3,000 light years from Earth will flare up in the night sky, giving amateur astronomers a once-in-a-lifetime chance to witness this space oddity.

Senegal's president Faye names 'breakaway' government

By AFP   2024-04-06 05:56:09

Senegal's President Bassirou Diomaye Faye named a "breakaway" government on Friday, appointing a host of fresh faces to top roles following his landslide election win last month.

Biden urges Egypt, Qatar to press Hamas on hostage deal

By AFP   2024-04-06 06:05:38

US President Joe Biden on Friday asked Egyptian and Qatari leaders for help in getting Hamas to agree to a deal with Israel, an American official said, ahead of negotiations in Cairo.

Rwanda marks 30 years since genocide

By AFP   2024-04-07 17:12:36

According to Rwanda, hundreds of genocide suspects remain at large, including in neighbouring nations such as the Democratic Republic of Congo and Uganda.

Gaza war enters seventh month as negotiators expected in Cairo

By AFP   2024-04-07 17:21:53

The bloodiest-ever  Gaza war began on October 7 with an unprecedented attack from Gaza by Hamas militants resulting in the death of 1,170 people, mostly civilians, Israeli figures show.

70kg of cannabis found at home of French mayor

By AFP   2024-04-08 12:06:21

Jamilah Habsaoui, mayor of Avallon since 2021 and also a regional councillor, was one of several targets for police raids after an investigation into drug trafficking.

Burglars steal car from Newcastle star Isak's home

By AFP   2024-04-08 12:17:02

It is not known whether Isak or his family were at home at the time of the burglary.

Mortar fire kills three Tanzanian soldiers in DR Congo

By AFP   2024-04-09 11:04:59

The regional force sent soldiers to North Kivu province in December to help Kinshasa regain ground from the M23 militia in the lawless east.

S.African court to decide on Zuma's vote exclusion Tuesday

By AFP   2024-04-09 11:15:01

Zuma, who is running for a new opposition party, has appealed a decision by electoral officials to bar him from the vote over a 2021 conviction.

'I cried a little': from Texas to Canada, the awe and beauty of solar eclipse

By AFP   2024-04-09 17:57:50

The day died and was reborn a few minutes later Monday in U.S. There were hugs, tears, and gasping as people watched the Moon fully eclipse the Sun and briefly plunge the world into darkness.

O.J. Simpson, former NFL star acquitted of murder, dead at 76

By AFP   2024-04-11 19:37:40

Former American footballer OJ Simpson dies aged 76, family says; he was in 1995 acquitted of the murder of his ex-wife, and in 2008 sentenced to 33 years in prison for armed robbery.

Zimbabwe's new currency suffers chaotic start

By AFP   2024-04-12 07:55:14

The ZiG - short for Zimbabwe Gold - officially started trading on Monday.

Soldiers and militia turn on civilians in encircled DR Congo's Goma city

By AFP   2024-04-12 10:43:35

Goma has a resident population of one million, with another million displaced by the war crammed into desperate, temporary camps that have become the frontlines.

S.Africa's electoral body takes Zuma case to constitutional court

By AFP   2024-04-12 13:21:46

The commission said in a statement that it had lodged an "urgent and direct" appeal to the Constitutional Court to provide "certainty".

Russian air defence system, trainers arrive in Niger

By AFP   2024-04-12 13:53:14

Niger's military government agreed in January to step up military cooperation with Russia, after expelling French forces.

Sudan's silent suffering, one year into generals' war

By AFP   2024-04-12 14:26:31

Aid workers say a year of war between rival generals in Sudan has led to catastrophe.

Nigeria jails transgender celeb for banknote 'spraying'

By AFP   2024-04-13 09:35:12

The celebration with bank notes, known locally as "spraying", is common at Nigerian weddings and parties, but prohibited by law.

Myanmar junta confirms troops 'withdrawn' from positions in trade hub

By AFP   2024-04-13 09:42:01

Fighting around the trading town of Myawaddy erupted earlier this week.

Rwandan expelled from US given life genocide term

By AFP   2024-04-13 17:52:33

A Rwandan woman expelled to her homeland three years ago from the United States has been given a life sentence for her role in the country's 1994 genocide.

Iran attack 'ongoing', 200 drones, missiles fired: Israel army

By AFP   2024-04-14 07:45:04

Dozens of Israeli fighter jets are currently operating to intercept "all aerial threats" approaching Israel.