Africa Live: Updates on this and other stories The other JLo - the man taking on Africa's richest woman Africa's richest woman 'ripped off her country' Son of Angola's ex-leader in 'extraordinary' trial José Filomeno dos Santos, also known as Zenu, spent seven months in jail over the corruption allegations before being freed in March. … [Read more...] about José Filomeno dos Santos: Son of Angola’s ex-leader jailed for five years
But the documents show that 18 months after the deal, Sodiam had put $79m into the partnership, while Mr Dokolo had only invested $4m. Sodiam also awarded him a €5m success fee for brokering the deal, so he didn't have to use any of his own money. … [Read more...] about Jeweller De Grisogono files for bankruptcy amid Dos Santos scandal
The UK prime minister, Boris Johnson, called the accord “hugely good news”. He said: “It was my profound hope that annexation did not go ahead in the West Bank, and today’s agreement to suspend those plans is a welcome step on the road to a more peaceful Middle East.” … [Read more...] about Iran and Turkey denounce UAE over deal with Israel
Some EU countries have pushed for punitive measures, including economic sanctions, as well as the possible recognition of a Palestinian state. However, the body, which makes decisions by consensus, is divided, with Israel relying on support from allies in eastern and central Europe to block moves against it. … [Read more...] about European ministers seek options to stop West Bank annexation
Undoubtedly. For one thing, these latest bombings are hardly the only times the Saudi-led coalition has killed civilians from the air. An independent monitoring group, the Yemen Data Project, found that there have been 55 airstrikes against civilian vehicles and buses in the first seven months of this year alone, and that of the 18,000 airstrikes between March 2015 to April 2018, almost a third (31%) of the targets were non-military (either civilians or civilian infrastructure) and another 33% of the strikes were classified as having unknown targets. That’s 64% of the strikes that could not be determined as having clear military targets. … [Read more...] about US bombs are killing children in Yemen. Does anybody care?