Category Archives: Africa

Condor says received 'unspecified threat' on Egypt-bound flight

BERLIN (Reuters) – German airline Condor said it received an "unspecified threat" made via telephone, forcing it to divert a flight heading from Berlin to Egypt to land in Budapest…

South Africa: Five-star hotel for dogs AtFritz opens in Cape Town

A five-star hotel for dogs opened this month in Cape Town, South Africa. AtFritz, named after owner Yanic Klue's pup, has fine dining, an à la carte menu, a concierge…

No explosives found on German plane grounded in Budapest

BUDAPEST (Reuters) – Police said they found no explosives on a German passenger plane after it diverted to Budapest on Monday following a bomb threat. The jet operated by Condor…

Ethiopia: Over 10 million will need food aid in January

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) — The Ethiopian government says more than 10 million people including nearly 6 million children will need emergency food by January because of drought. Mitiku Kassa,…

U.N. calls for rapid Libya accord after lawmakers propose rival deal

ALGIERS (Reuters) – The United Nations urged Libyan lawmakers who signed a separate peace proposal to back a U.N.-sponsored deal between the country's warring factions, saying remaining differences could be…

Oscar Pistorius granted bail after murder conviction

Former Paralympic champion Oscar Pistorius was released on bail Tuesday after his conviction for his girlfriend's murder, as his lawyers said they would launch an appeal to South Africa's constitutional…

Pistorius saga continues: Bail hearing set for Tuesday

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Oscar Pistorius must appear in court on Tuesday to apply for bail now that an appeals court has overturned his manslaughter conviction & instead found him guilty…

Tourism chief tells Russians no need for beach holidays

Russia's tourism chief received himself into hot water on Monday by claiming there is no need for Russians to go abroad on beach holidays, after Moscow severed air ties with…

Croatia helps migrants settle by cooking 'taste of home'

In a family kitchen on the hilly outskirts of Zagreb, a group of chefs from Nigeria, Ethiopia & Croatia sprinkle salt into flour & grate orange zest as they whip…

No bomb on Berlin-Egypt flight diverted to Hungary

BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — Hungarian police said Monday no explosives have been found aboard an Egypt-bound plane that made an unscheduled landing in Hungary because of a bomb threat. Police…