Ethiopia’s prime minister resigned on Thursday, apparently sacrificed by his ruling party, one of Africa’s most ruthless, as it scrambled to secure its weakening hold on power in the face of swelling popular protest. Hailemariam Desalegn’s announcement that he was stepping down was, on the face of it, a highly unusual moment in Africa.
Esmond Bradley-Martin, one of the world's top ivory investigators, has been killed in Nairobi. The 75-year-old, who has been crucial to the fight against the illegal trade in ivory and rhino horn, was found in his home with a stab wound to the neck on Sunday. The former UN special envoy for rhino conservation, who had recently returned from a research trip to Burma, was found dead by his wife in their house in Langata.
Kenya’s government ignored Western pressure and flouted its own judges Friday after it refused to suspend an unprecedented shutdown of independent television stations. Escalating a broader clampdown, police also arrested a second prominent opposition figure, prompting a renewal of the political violence that has claimed scores of lives since Kenyans voted in a disputed election last August.
@NancyinNBO No, I don't. Litvinenko took three weeks to die. Mossad botched the assassination of Khaled Meshaal and Israel was forced to give up the antidote to release its spies. Mossad also killed a waiter by mistake in Scandinavia. These crack spy agencies are not all that...
Poor + unimaginative response by Theresa May. Russians will simply reciprocate in kind, which harms UK. Would have been far more effective to bar United Russia members + families from the UK. Would have led to genuine pressure from elite on Putin, who must be delighted by this.
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Selecting a term
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