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British fighter jets strike ISIS jihadists west of Baghdad

01 October 2014 | 2240 Views
London - British fighter jets fired on Islamic State militants west of Baghdad overnight, the Ministry of Defence said Wednesday, in their second strikes in as many days in Iraq.Two Royal Air ...
by Staff Reporter

Police concede Commissioner Chibage involved in corrupt activities

17 October 2013 | 3875 Views
POLICE yesterday acknowledged that Commissioner Oliver Chibage was involved in a number of corrupt activities, with internal disciplinary measures having been taken against him and an undisclosed nu...
by Staff Reporter

Woman caught placing bomb at primary school

07 October 2013 | 3112 Views
Baghdad - A guard caught a woman planting a bomb next to a primary school in Iraq on Monday, while attacks elsewhere killed six security forces members, officials said.The woman was trying to...
by Staff Reporter

Elderly man assaulted by 3 women over garbage

06 October 2013 | 1392 Views
An elderly Harare man is nursing injuries after he was reportedly assaulted several times with an iron bar by three female neighbours who accused him of throwing garbage into their yard.The wo...
by Staff reporter

ICC unseals warrant for arrest of Gbagbo aide

01 October 2013 | 2213 Views
THE HAGUE - The International Criminal Court on Tuesday unsealed a warrant for the arrest of ex-Ivorian president Laurent Gbagbo's youth leader, accusing him of crimes against humanity amid a bloody...
by Staff Reporter

Baghdad bomb attacks - 71 people killed, 201 wounded

28 August 2013 | 1319 Views
At least 71 people were killed and 201 wounded in a series of bombings and other attacks across Baghdad on Wednesday, police and medical sources said, extending the worst wave of sectarian bloodshed i...
by Reuters

57 people killed in a series of car bombs in Baghdad

27 May 2013 | 1913 Views
At least 57 people have been killed in a series of car bombs targeting mainly Shia areas in the Iraqi capital, Baghdad, the BBC reported Monday.Many more were wounded as at least a dozen bombs...
by Staff Reporter

Zanu-PF Politburo member - Mavhaire - was saved by airbags

03 May 2013 | 4695 Views
ZANU-PF Politburo member  Dzikamai Mavhaire who was injured when the vehicle he was travelling in was involved in an accident on Tuesday night was still admitted and recovering at Parirenyatwa Ho...
by Staff reporter

'All my life, I fought for democracy' Gbagbo tells ICC

01 March 2013 | 3456 Views
The Hague - Former Ivory Coast president Laurent Gbagbo on Thursday told the International Criminal Court which is weighing whether to charge him with crimes against humanity that he had always been ...
by Staff Reporter

Stolen bag harasses thief, demands to be sent back to owner

30 January 2013 | 9725 Views
A Siganda family in Inyathi, just outside Bulawayo, has deserted its homestead after a stolen bag unleashed terror and struck fear into their son's life, allegedly requesting to be returned to its ri...
by Staff reporter

Stolen bag talks, asks for tea to drink

30 January 2013 | 9243 Views
There was drama at Mbare Musika on Saturday when a stolen bag reportedly talked!This led to the arrested of six women who confessed to have stolen the 'talking bag'. Travellers and residents m...
by Staff reporter

Prison officer snatches a handbag with $12 000

05 December 2012 | 4221 Views
There was drama in Masvingo central business district on Monday afternoon when residents chased and cornered a suspected armed robber who had allegedly snatched a handbag containing $12 500 from a ti...
by Staff reporter

Garbage collection, disposal is important

24 August 2012 | 2361 Views
There is a public outcry throughout Zimbabwe about the dirty conditions of most of the country's urban centres, a situation that worsens daily as garbage accumulates in so-called sanitary lanes....
by Saul Gwakuba Ndlovu

Couple finds US$13 000 in garbage, hands it in to police

29 June 2012 | 5034 Views
AN astonished couple could not believe their eyes when they found US$13 000 stuffed in a bag left on top of a garbage can.But instead of taking the unclaimed cash home, the selfless pair from ...
by Staff reporter

Bulawayo receives three garbage trucks

22 June 2012 | 1993 Views
THE Bulawayo City Council yesterday received three garbage compactors from its development partners. Also included in the donation, which has been valued at more than $300 000, were 60 pairs of safet...
by Staff reporter

Garbage pile at At City hall - Photos

26 April 2012 | 4444 Views
As Bulawayo City Council crippling strike enters its third day -Thursday - rubbish continue piling up in the Central Business District posing a health hazard. ...
by Alois Sibanda

15 people killed, 21 wounded in a suicide bomb attack in Baghdad

19 February 2012 | 1083 Views
At least 15 people were killed and 21 others wounded in a suicide bomb attack on a police academy in eastern Baghdad on Sunday.The attack took place in the afternoon when a suicide bomber blew...
by Moyo Roy

Al Qaeda claims responsibility for wave of Baghdad attacks that killed 69

27 December 2011 | 1053 Views
BAGHDAD - An Al Qaeda front group in Iraq has claimed responsibility for the wave of terrifying attacks that rocked Baghdad last week and killed 69 people.The coordinated attacks on Thursday t...
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63 killed in a wave of explosions in Iraq

22 December 2011 | 1262 Views
At least 63 people died and 185 people were wounded in 12 bombings across the Iraqi capital on Thursday morning, authorities say raising fears about the stability of the country amid pol...
by Staff reported

Laurent Gbagbo and wife charged with 'economic crimes, armed robbery'

19 August 2011 | 1358 Views
Laurent Gbagbo the former Ivory Coast President and his wife Simone have been charged with economic crimes, armed robbery, looting and embezzlement, Al Jazeera reported on Friday.Simplice Koua...
by Moyo Roy

Mugabe is back from New York

28 July 2011 | 815 Views
President Robert Mugabe has arrived back home from New York where he attended the 65th Session of the General Assembly of the United Nations High Level Meeting on Youth.President Mugabe was l...
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Woman cuts husband's penis, throws it in the garbage disposal

15 July 2011 | 2365 Views
Catherine Kieu Becker the 48-year-old California woman poisoned her husband's dinner, tied him to the bed, cut his penis off with a knife, tossed it in the garbage disposal, and turned it on. ...
by Sapa

Gbagbo's daughter writes to Sarkozy

28 April 2011 | 1158 Views
Paris - The daughter of detained former Ivory Coast leader Laurent Gbagbo has written to French President Nicolas Sarkozy voicing concern over his fate, one of her lawyers said on Thursday."M...
by Ndou Paul

Treat Gbagbo with dignity: ECOWAS

14 April 2011 | 1172 Views
President of the Economic Community of West African States Commission (ECOWAS), James Victor Gbeho, has expressed concerns over the fate of the captured Laurent Gbagbo, former President of Cote ...
by Bobby Olagoke

Gbagbo moved to an undisclosed location

13 April 2011 | 904 Views
Abidjan - Arrested former Ivorian leader Laurent Gbagbo has been moved from a hotel in the main city Abidjan to an undisclosed location in Ivory Coast, his rival President Alassane Ouattara said ...
by Byo24News

Ivory Coast generals switch sides

13 April 2011 | 913 Views
Generals who fought for Ivory Coast's ex-leader Laurent Gbagbo have pledged loyalty to his rival, internationally recognised President Alassane Ouattara.Mr Gbagbo's arr...
by Byo24News

France carrying out a coup in Ivory Coast: Gbagbo spokesman

12 April 2011 | 927 Views
Paris - A spokesperson for ousted Ivory Coast strongman Laurent Gbagbo on Tuesday accused French special forces of carrying out a coup d’état in its former colony on beh...
by Byo24News

Gbagbo calls for an end to Ivory Coast war

12 April 2011 | 1035 Views
Abidjan - "Don't kill me!" were the first words that Ivory Coast strongman Laurent Gbagbo shouted when forces loyal to his rival Alassane Ouattara captured him on Monday, a witness told AFP....
by Byo24News

Ivory Coast strongman Gbagbo captured by French forces

11 April 2011 | 1100 Views
French special forces have detained Ivory Coast's Laurent Gbagbo and handed him to leaders of the rebel opposition, after French tanks forced their way into his residence, a Gbagbo adviser in F...
by Byo24News

Gbagbo's home and palace hit by France and UN

11 April 2011 | 1066 Views
French and United Nations helicopters fired missiles on Sunday at key positions held by forces loyal to the entrenched strongman Laurent Gbagbo in Abidjan, the country's economic capital, partly...
by Byo24News

Gbagbo's forces bombard Ouattara's HQ

11 April 2011 | 801 Views
Forces loyal to Ivory Coast incumbent leader Laurent Gbagbo have stepped up a counter-attack on presidential claimant Alassane Ouattara by firing on his hotel headquarters in Abidjan....
by Byo24News

Gbagbo has not surrendered yet: UN

05 April 2011 | 854 Views
New York - Laurent Gbagbo has not surrendered yet but has suggested he wants to do so and has requested United Nations protection, a UN official told Reuters sa...
by Matthews Estell

UN and France using heavy weapons in Ivory Coast

05 April 2011 | 774 Views
Abidjan - The United Nations and French forces opened fire with attack helicopters on Monday on the arsenal of this country's entrenched ruler, as columns of foot soldiers finally pierced the ci...
by Byo24News

Major Gbagbo decision expected in the next few hours

15 March 2011 | 1012 Views
Major decisions will be made in the next few hours after a meeting between Ivory Coast strongman Laurent Gbagbo and his generals, reports state television in the wake of heavy fighting....
by Byo24News

Ivory Coast TV station bombed after UN condemnation

01 March 2011 | 902 Views
Supporters of Ivory Coast's internationally recognised president say state television has gone off the air in the volatile country's largest city.A resident of the Abob...
by Byo24News

Gbagbo, you are not welcome: Canada

09 February 2011 | 971 Views
Ivory Coast strongman Laurent Gbagbo is not welcome in Canada, says the country's top diplomat while commending the African Union's support for his rival Alassane Ouattara....
by Byo24News

South African warship in Ivory Coast

09 February 2011 | 991 Views
The west African bloc ECOWAS has chided South Africa for sending a "warship" to Ivory Coast, but Pretoria’s ambassador said it was a support vessel dispatched to the region and...
by Byo24News

Two man arrested, 'found with human body parts' in a plastic bag

06 February 2011 | 2400 Views
South Africa - Two men from Lesotho and a Chinese national, were arrested in Thaba Nchu, for allegedly murdering a man and removing some of his body parts, Free...
by Byo24NEWS

Critical issues for AU as main summit begins

29 January 2011 | 914 Views
Africa's heads of state and government begin their annual summit in the Ethiopian capital of Addis Ababa Sunday with a plateful of critical issues the continent has been grappling with in the recent p...
by Byo24NEWS

Gbagbo must go, former UN Secretary General

27 January 2011 | 937 Views
Davos - If Laurent Gbagbo were to stay in power in Ivory Coast despite losing a presidential election, it would be a setback for the whole of Africa, former UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan said ...
by Byo24News

Gbagbo cancels accreditation for French ambassador

23 January 2011 | 815 Views
Cote d'Ivoire's incumbent Laurent Gbagbo's camp said the French ambassador to the West African country was no longer accredited, media reports quoted the camp's spokesperson as saying on Saturday....
by Byo24NEWS

Gbagbo 'lawful leader' of Ivory Coast

20 January 2011 | 1156 Views
Laurent Gbagbo is the lawful president of the Ivory Coast and attempts to remove him are a "travesty of justice", ACDP leader Kenneth Meshoe said on Thursday."Our conclu...
by Sapa

United Nations warns Gbagbo again

13 January 2011 | 850 Views
New York – The UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon on Wednesday made a new warning to Ivory Coast's outcast leader Laurent Gbagbo about operations by his followers against peacekee...
by AFP

Ivory Coast crisis heightens as Ouattara rejects vice-president job

11 January 2011 | 1368 Views
Alassane Ouattara, the man recognised by the international community as the winner of Cote d'Ivoire's presidential poll, has rejected an offer from Laurent Gbagbo, the incumbent president, to ta...
by Al Jazeera

Ivory Coast: Gbagbo's envoy in Zimbabwe

07 January 2011 | 1133 Views
The heavily disputed Ivorian President, Laurent Gbagbo sent Thursday his envoy to Zimbabwe to mobilise continental support ahead of an African union summit later this month.Gbagbo is under gro...
by Byo24

At least 210 killed in Cote d'Ivoire crisis: UN

06 January 2011 | 919 Views
The UN mission in the restive Cote d'Ivoire said on Thursday that at least 210 people had been killed in the country since mid-December last year, according to media. The missio...
by Byo24

Deadly Cote d'Ivoire raid as crisis talks agreed

06 January 2011 | 1022 Views
Amnesty International today called on Cote d'Ivoire security forces  to stop their attacks on political opponents as new information was revealed about a deadly raid on political allies of Alass...
by Byo24/Amnesty International

Ivory Coast crisis: Gbagbo to negotiate 'peaceful' end

05 January 2011 | 1029 Views
Ivory Coast's Laurent Gbagbo has agreed to negotiate a "peaceful end" to his country's crisis without preconditions, regional leaders say.The chairman of the Ecowas regional group said Mr Gba...
by Byo24

UN troops fire warning shots in Ivory Coast

31 December 2010 | 891 Views
United Nations peacekeepers in Ivory Coast fired warning shots to disperse a hostile crowd blocking their vehicles after they "received shots" fired by hidden gunmen.Ivorian state media loyal ...
by Byo24

African leaders confront Gbagbo

29 December 2010 | 844 Views
The government of Cote d'Ivoire's incumbent leader Laurent Gbagbo has rebuffed a call for him to step down or face removal by force, before several West African presidents deliver a final ultimatum....
by Byo24 Africa Correspondent

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