Radovan Karadzic sentence increased to life at UN tribunal

Image copyright AFP/Getty Image caption Radovan Karadzic hid for years before his arrest in 2008 and conviction in 2016 A UN court has rejected an appeal by Bosnian Serb former leader Radovan Karadzic and increased his sentence to life in prison. The tribunal on Wednesday ruled that his initial sentence was too light. In 2016

More woes for Italian firm in dam scandal : The Standard

An Italian firm at the centre of the multi-billion shillings dams’ scandal is in more trouble for failing to repay close to Sh600 million bank loan. Justice Francis Tuiyott has granted orders stopping CMC Di Ravenna from transferring, selling or disposing its assets until a suit by Barclays Bank of Kenya seeking to recover the

Africa: Vodacom Video Play Hits 800,000 Active Subscribers in Seven Months and Will Expand Into Lesotho, Tanzania, Mozambique and DRC

Africa’s mobile operators have struggled with Video-on-Demand platforms and faced a number of obstacles including the shortcomings of their own networks. But at last things seem to be coming right for some of them. Russell Southwood talked to Zubair Munshi, Executive Head – Video, Vodacom about the launch of Video Play in South Africa and

Jacinda Ardern, New Zealand’s stoic leader, has become unwilling face of Christchurch tragedy

“You will never hear me mention his name,” Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern told the New Zealand Parliament Tuesday. “He is a terrorist, he is a criminal, he is an extremist, but he will, when I speak, be nameless, and to others I implore you: Speak the names of those who were lost rather than the

Kenya: Planned Railway to Ease Traffic in Nairobi

By James Anyanzwa Kenya plans to build a modern railway line linking Nairobi’s Jomo Kenyatta International Airport and the central business district within two years. A French consortium will build the Nairobi Airport Line; President Uhuru Kenyatta has directed his officials to avoid bureaucracy in signing the agreements. The commuter rail, complemented by a Rapid

U.K. Prime Minister May’s Brexit Plans Are In Chaos With Speaker’s Ruling That Her Deal Cannot Be Voted A Third Time

Reuters: May’s Brexit deal in chaos as Speaker sparks ‘constitutional crisis’ LONDON (Reuters) – Prime Minister Theresa May’s Brexit plans were thrown into further turmoil on Monday when the speaker of parliament ruled that she could not put her divorce deal to a new vote unless it was re-submitted in fundamentally different form. In comments

The Catholic Guide to 2019 March Madness – CNA Blog

Welcome to March, and some of the least-productive work days of the year.* March Madness tips off on March 19 and 20 with the First Four tournament, and then the real fun begins on March 21 with the first round. Credit: moomsabuy/Shutterstock. If your alma mater was not selected for this year’s tournament (🙋) and

‘No talks with the system’: Algeria’s trade unions snub new PM | News

More than a dozen of Algeria‘s most influential trade unions have turned down an invitation by the newly appointed prime minister to hold talks aimed at forming a new government and ending a crisis triggered by unprecedented protests against President Abdelaziz Bouteflika‘s 20-year rule.   The discussions, which were set to begin on Monday, are part of the

Lonely life in the middle for Britain’s newest political movement

Nursing a cup of Earl Grey tea, Joan Ryan glances at the TV monitor in her parliamentary office. It’s mid-afternoon on another long day of Brexit debate, and the chamber’s green leather benches are mostly empty, including the backbench whence Ms. Ryan has just returned after supporting an amendment calling for a second referendum to

US nuclear bomber reportedly spotted flying near St Petersburg – Defence Blog

Reports indicate that US B-52H Stratofortress nuclear-capable strategic bomber has been spotted flying towards St. Petersburg, Russia’s second-largest city after Moscow, according to Lenta.ru media. B-52H Stratofortress strategic bomber of the U.S. Air Force, assigned to the 2nd Bomb Wing, Barksdale Air Force Base, Louisiana, flew for over one and a half an hour near

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