Foreign news round-up

The ICC: Laurent Gbagbo and Ble Goude remain in detention

The International Criminal court has announced Laurent Gbagbo, former president of Cote D’Ivoire and his aid Charles Ble Goude will remain in detention pending an appeal against their acquittal. The decision is found on the ICC website. Judges have given the prosecution up till 23rd January to file their appeal .

UK’s prince Philip, unharmed after a car accident

Philip, duke of Edinburgh came out of a car accident unharmed. He was driving near the Queen’s Sandringham estate on 17th January 2019. The duke’s Land Rover overturned after colliding with a Kia. Passersby who helped the duke out of the car said he was conscious, but looked very shocked
The duke returned to Sandringham, and has been attended to by a doctor.

Australia witnesses record-breaking heat

Australia is currently witnessing the highest temperature ever recorded in the country. According to the country’s Bureau of Meteorology, preliminary readings indicate that national temperatures have scaled above 40C. The extreme heatwave has reportedly led to the death of wildlife, and increased bushfires and hospital admissions. The country has reportedly gone through five out of ten warmest days on record.

DR. Congo rejects AU calls to delay final election results

The government of DR Congo has this Friday, 18th January 2019 rejected a call by the AU to delay the final election results.
On 17th January 2019, AU chair, Moussa Faki Mahamat in a communique said ” there were serious doubts on the conformity of provisional results, as proclaimed by the National Independent Electoral Commission, within the votes cast”. According to AFP news agency, Lambert Mende declared in response
” the court is independent, both of us and the African Union . I don’t think it is the business of the government or even the African Union to tell the court what it should do”.

Kathy Neba Sina

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