Twenty-seven members of the opposition Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) have appeared in a Zimbabwe court facing public violence charges on Saturday after six people were killed in post-election protests.
Bangladesh’s cabinet on Monday will consider capital punishment for traffic accident deaths, a law ministry official said, as thousands of students held protests for a ninth day over the deaths of two teenagers by a speeding bus in Dhaka.
Libyan Interior Minister AbdulSalam Ashour said on Monday that preparations in coordination with the UN are underway to secure the upcoming presidential and parliamentary elections in Libya.
Stocks across Asia advanced on Monday as China’s efforts to stop sharp declines in its currency and capital flight supported wider sentiment in the region while oil rises.
The Chinese Football Association (CFA) said on Monday it had launched an investigation into allegations by Shanghai Shenhua striker Demba Ba that he was subjected to racist abuse.
Former South African president Jacob Zuma goes on trial on Friday for alleged corruption and fraud in a large government arms deal in the late 1990s.
The death toll from an earthquake on Indonesia’s Lombok Island has risen to 142, Rosiady Sayuti, Secretary to the West Nusa Tenggara provincial administration said on Monday.
Iraq’s election commission said it had completed a manual recount of votes from a parliamentary election held in May, after deciding to cut the process short in Baghdad, state television said on Monday.
An explosion destroyed a car near a bridge in central Cairo on Monday after a collision, leaving three people injured, Health Ministry spokesman Khaled Megahed said.
Okwe Obi, Abuja
The Federal Government has sought the collaboration of regional bodies like the Niger Basin Authority (NBA) and the Lake Chad Basin Commission, to increase water supply across the country.
Head of the National Coordination Implementation Core Team (NCICT), Mr. Effiong Bassey, disclosed this at the weekend, in Abuja, as one of the viable solutions to increase water supply.
The Federal Government, through the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Water Resources, Dr. Musa Ibrahim, had set up the NCICT to develop strategic action plans to curb water crisis.
Bassey also recommended strong alliance with donor agencies and development partners such as WaterAid, United Nations, World Bank and World Health Organisation.
Said he, “Members of the National Coordination Team should be assigned as focal persons for each of the 6 Geo-political Zones for effective coordination.”