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August 16, 2017 5:55 AM Sierra Leone appeals for urgent help after deadly floods

The Red Cross said 600 people were still missing Sierra Leone’s President issued a desperate appeal for help, a day after flooding ravaged the country’s capital, killing more than 300 people and leaving hundreds more missing. President Ernest Bai Koroma fought back tears and said the devastation was “overwhelming us”, as he toured Regent, one of the worst-hit 74

August 15, 2017 9:00 AM What We Know So Far About Sierra Leone’s Deadly Mudslide

Just a year after emerging from a devastating Ebola outbreak, Sierra Leone has been devastated by another catastrophe. Thousands have lost their homes and digging for survivors and bodies resumed at first light on Tuesday morning, as one of the world’s poorest countries seeks to come to terms with its worst natural disaster in living memory. A hillside 52

August 15, 2017 3:02 AM Your guide to the solar eclipse in South Carolina

A solar eclipse occurs when the moon passes between the sun and the Earth. The moon appears to completely cover the disk of the sun. By blocking the sun’s light, the moon casts a shadow that turns day into twilight here on Earth. (From USA Today) The big day, being called the Great American Eclipse, is Monday, Aug. 21. Parts of 14 states are in the “path of totality 85

August 14, 2017 10:49 PM Hundreds Feared Dead After Mudslide In Sierra Leone

Bystanders look on as floodwaters rage past a damaged building on the outskirts of Freetown on Monday, after mudslides struck near the capital of the west African state of Sierra Leone. More than two hundred people have been killed and hundreds more are still missing after torrential rains on the outskirts of Sierra Leone's capital Freetown caused a mountainside 55

August 14, 2017 1:00 PM AMD Radeon RX Vega review: Vega 56, Vega 64, and liquid-cooled Vega 64 tested

On Monday, AMD launches its flagship Radeon RX 64 lineup: the $499 Radeon RX Vega 64 and the $699 liquid-cooled Radeon RX Vega 64, which is only available as part of a convoluted “Radeon Aqua Pack” bundle. Reviews are also lifting for the $399 Radeon RX Vega 56, which will hit the streets on August 28. And for the first time in a long time—over a year, in fact—the Red Team is fielding 34

August 14, 2017 4:00 AM The legal profession – a leading voice in the defence of the rule of law

The Director of Proceedings, my Lords, and Ladies, members of the legal profession allow me to express my gratitude to the organisers of this event, for the opportunity to share some thoughts on the assigned subject matter. It is perhaps in order to assert at the commencement of our conversation that the rule of law as a concept is elastic; and its precise 66

August 12, 2017 11:22 AM Two shot dead in protests against disputed Kenya vote

Nairobi - Two people have been shot dead in Kenya in angry opposition protests which flared up again on Saturday after the hotly disputed election victory of President Uhuru Kenyatta. Protests and running battles with police broke out in Nairobi slums after a night of anger in opposition strongholds against an election that losing candidate Raila Odinga 102

August 11, 2017 10:31 PM Kenyatta Wins Big in Kenya–But U.S.-Style Election Skullduggery Taints the Results

The same techniques and some of the same players blamed for Brexit and Trump are now doing their thing in Africa, where fair elections have been the exception rather than the rule. LAMU, Kenya–Kenya’s election has come off without major disturbances, and on Friday evening Nairobi time, the nation’s Independent Electoral Board and Boundaries Commission 71

August 11, 2017 10:31 PM Kenya's President Kenyatta is declared the winner of heated election; protests break out in opposition areas

Kenya’s incumbent President Uhuru Kenyatta was officially declared the winner Friday of a heated election that his rival claims to have won, setting off violent protests in some opposition strongholds. Reports of rioting in several slum districts of the capital, Nairobi, and in parts of western Kenya stoked fears of a reprise of deadly ethnic fighting 33

August 11, 2017 8:30 AM 'Mr Donald Trump, here is my hand'

Caracas – Venezuelan leader Nicolas Maduro said on Thursday he wants a meeting with President Donald Trump – the same man he ridicules as a crass imperial magnate and blasts for US sanctions against officials in his socialist administration. In a lengthy address to the 545 members of a new, all-powerful constitutional assembly, Maduro instructed Venezuela's 51