Former Bosnian Serb army commander sentenced to life imprisonment more than 20 years after Srebrenica massacre
The former Bosnian Serb commander Ratko Mladić, nicknamed the ‘butcher of Bosnia’, has been sentenced to life imprisonment after being convicted of genocide, war crimes and crimes against humanity.
More than 20 years after the Srebrenica massacre, Mladic was found guilty at the United Nations-backed international criminal tribunal for the former Yugoslavia [...]
Jubilation in streets and parliament tinged with uncertainty about future following decades of authoritarian rule
Robert Mugabe has resigned as president of Zimbabwe with immediate effect after 37 years in power, ushering in a new era for a country as uncertain as it is hopeful.
The man who ruled with an autocrat’s grip for so many years finally caved to popular and political pressure hours after parliament launched proceedings to impeach him.Continue reading...
German chancellor says she is ‘sceptical’ as president calls for parties to resume efforts after coalition talks collapsed
Angela Merkel has indicated that she would rather have fresh elections than try to rule in a minority government as the collapse of German coalition talks posed the most serious threat to her power since she became chancellor more than a decade ago.
Merkel, who has headed three coalitions since 2005, said she was “very sceptical” about ruling in a minority government and suggested she would stand again as a [...]
President addresses the nation after ruling party Zanu-PF gives him a deadline of noon on Monday to resign or face impeachment
Read Jason Burke and Emma Graham-Harrison’s latest report on Mugabe - Chaos in Zimbabwe after Mugabe fails to announce expected resignation