Hamas and Israel trade blows as Jerusalem unrest ignites Gaza

Militants in Gaza launched rocket barrages into Israel for a second day on Tuesday and Israeli planes fired missiles in the Palestinian territory, where the health ministry said the death toll rose to at least 26, including nine children.The most serious outbreak of fighting between armed factions in Hamas Islamist-run Gaza

Zambia, Botswana inaugurate $260M joint bridge

Kazungula Bridge to facilitate trade in entire southern African regionZambia and Botswana Monday inaugurated a newly-built bridge linking the two countries to boost bilateral and regional trade.The $260 million Kazungula Bridge jointly commissioned by Zambian President Edgar Lungu and his Botswana counterpart Mokgweetsi Masisi also comes with a one stop

Mahama appointed AU High Rep for Somalia

Former President John Dramani Mahama has been appointed as the High Representative to Somalia by the African Union (AU).A statement by the AU Chairperson Moussa Faki Mahamat said, “As the High Representative for Somalia’s political track. President Mahama will work with the Somali stakeholders, to reach a mutually acceptable compromise towards

Hajj to be held this year amid strict Covid protocols

Saudi Arabia has announced that the annual religious pilgrimage to Mecca will be observed this year.The Hajj and Umrah Ministry said in a statement on Sunday, May 9 that Hajj will go ahead this year with all the health, security and regulatory standards and regulations in place in order to preserve

Sadiq Khan Wins Second Term as London Mayor After Close Race

Sadiq Khan was re-elected as Mayor of London but only after an unexpected surge in support for his main rival threatened to give Boris Johnson’s Conservatives their biggest prize of this week’s British elections.As the incumbent Labour Party candidate, Khan was the runaway favorite to win the contest and keep his job

Risk of new wave of Covid infections in Africa remains high – WHO

With Africa-bound COVID-19 vaccine doses from the Serum Institute of India delayed for the foreseeable future, slow vaccine rollouts and new variants making inroads, the risk of a new wave of infections in Africa remains high.Delays and shortages of vaccine supplies are driving African countries to slip further behind the

Prince William and Kate Middleton launch YouTube channel

Prince William and Kate Middleton are bringing the monarchy to YouTube.The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge launched their YouTube channel on Wednesday with a 25-second video montage of the couple at various philanthropic events and galas.“By the way, you have to be careful what you say now because these guys, they’re filming

Tanzania’s president visits Kenya to repair strained ties

Tanzania's President Samia Suluhu Hassan arrived in Kenya on Tuesday for a two-day trip to thaw relations between the neighbours, after years of disputes over trade and border issues.Hassan is hoping to renew the all-important alliance with Nairobi, which came under strain during the tenure of her predecessor John Magufuli,