Christopher Torchia
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Turkey to reveal details of probe into Khashoggi's killing
by Christopher Torchia - October 22, 2018 - 8:32am
In a sign of growing pressure on Saudi Arabia, Turkey said it will announce details of its investigation into the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi on Tuesday and U.S. congressional leaders said the Gulf kingdom...
Zimbabwe says presidential election results 'very soon'
by Christopher Torchia - August 3, 2018 - 1:24am
Zimbabwe's president said yesterday his government has been in touch with the main opposition leader in an attempt to ease tensions after deadly election-related violence, a day after he accused the opposition of...
Zimbabwe votes for first time without Mugabe on ballot
by Christopher Torchia - July 30, 2018 - 2:31pm
Zimbabweans on Monday voted in their first election without Robert Mugabe on the ballot, a contest that could bring international legitimacy and investment or signal more stagnation if the vote is seriously fla...
China's Xi warns of 'unilateralism' in US trade dispute
by Christopher Torchia - July 26, 2018 - 1:13am
Chinese President Xi Jinping said Wednesday that the world faces "a choice between cooperation and confrontation" in remarks critical of escalating US tariffs on goods from China and other major trading partner...
South Africa to give state burial to anti-apartheid activist Winnie Madikizela-Mandela
by Christopher Torchia - April 3, 2018 - 9:33am
Nelson Mandela's ex-wife Winnie Madikizela-Mandela, an anti-apartheid activist in her own right whose reputation was sullied by scandal, has died. She was 81.
Health of world’s last male northern white rhino in decline
by Christopher Torchia - March 2, 2018 - 12:49am
The health of the world’s last male northern white rhino has deteriorated, bringing the rhino subspecies a step closer to extinction caused by poaching.
South Africa's ruling party demands that Zuma resign
by Christopher Torchia - February 14, 2018 - 1:06am
South African President Jacob Zuma must leave office promptly so that the country can move toward political stability and economic recovery, the ruling party said yesterday, finally disowning a leader who has been...
South Africa's deputy president poised to replace Zuma
by Christopher Torchia - February 8, 2018 - 2:23am
South African President Jacob Zuma's exit from power because of scandals appeared to be getting closer on yesterday as his deputy, who is expected to replace him, said he anticipated a "speedy resolution" to transition...
South Africa's embattled president won't give key speech
by Christopher Torchia - February 7, 2018 - 2:33am
South African President Jacob Zuma will not give the state of the nation address in parliament this week because of concerns that lawmakers would disrupt the speech, officials said yesterday
Angola ruling party wins election; defense minister to lead
by Christopher Torchia - August 25, 2017 - 9:39pm
Angola's ruling party has won the national election but lost ground to the opposition, the electoral commission said yesterday, as the oil-rich but impoverished African nation faces its first change of leadership...
Kenyans choose next president in fiercely contested vote
by Christopher Torchia - August 8, 2017 - 7:00pm
From the Indian Ocean coast to Rift Valley towns to Nairobi's slums, Kenyans turned out in large numbers to vote yesterday in an election pitting President Uhuru Kenyatta against challenger Raila Odinga in this East...
Book about Nelson Mandela's medical treatment stirs dispute
by Christopher Torchia - July 24, 2017 - 12:00am
A new book by a former South African military doctor that documents Nelson Mandela's medical treatments before his 2013 death violates doctor-patient confidentiality, according to some relatives of the anti-apartheid...
Rhino breeder in South Africa plans online auction of horn
by Christopher Torchia - June 27, 2017 - 12:00am
A rhino breeder in South Africa is planning an online auction of rhino horn, capitalizing on a court ruling that opened the way to domestic trade despite an international ban that was imposed to curb widespread...
South African ruling party debates fate of president
by Christopher Torchia - May 29, 2017 - 12:00am
Ruling party critics of South African President Jacob Zuma pushed for his resignation on yesterday amid concern about alleged corruption at the highest levels of the government, but the president still retained significant...
Bird-riding loses luster in South Africa's ostrich capital
by Christopher Torchia - May 22, 2017 - 10:34pm
Clambering onto an ostrich for a ride used to be popular among tourists in a South African town known as the "ostrich capital of the world."
Rioters and police clash in Johannesburg protest
by Christopher Torchia - May 9, 2017 - 7:35pm
Violent protests have erupted in South Africa's biggest city for a second day, with police firing rubber bullets at demonstrators who blocked roads and burned tires.
China says it will shut down ivory trade by end of 2017
by Christopher Torchia - December 31, 2016 - 6:10am
China says it plans to shut down its ivory trade by the end of 2017 in a move designed to curb the mass slaughter of African elephants.
Father of Reeva Steenkamp testifies at Pistorius sentencing
by Christopher Torchia - June 15, 2016 - 12:34pm
His voice breaking with emotion, the father of Reeva Steenkamp testified in a South African court on Tuesday that her fatal shooting by boyfriend Oscar Pistorius "devastated" his family and that he thinks of her...
South African president apologizes for scandal
by Christopher Torchia - April 1, 2016 - 12:13pm
South African President Jacob Zuma on Friday apologized for a scandal over millions of dollars in state spending on his private residence and said he would abide by a Constitutional Court ruling that he should pay...
South Africa's highest court dismisses Pistorius appeal
by Christopher Torchia - March 3, 2016 - 7:22pm
South Africa's highest court has dismissed Oscar Pistorius' appeal of his murder conviction, a lawyer said Thursday (Friday in Manila), signaling that the former track star's long legal battle since he killed...
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