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November 22, 2018 7:48 AM Russian military intelligence chief Igor Korobov dies aged 62

The head of Russian military intelligence agency GRU, General Igor Korobov, has died at the age of 62, Russia’s defence ministry says. General Korobov, who took up the post in 2016, is said to have died after “a serious and long illness” on Wednesday. The GRU was this year linked to a nerve agent attack in Britain on ex-Russian spy Sergei Skripal and his daughter 41

October 22, 2018 11:10 AM Nnamdi Kanu: Nigerian separatist leader resurfaces in Israel

Missing Nigerian separatist leader Nnamdi Kanu has resurfaced in Israel more than a year after soldiers stormed his home. “I’m in Israel,” Mr Kanu said on Sunday in a broadcast on his outlawed pirate radio station – Radio Biafra. A video of the Indigenous People Of Biafra (Ipob) leader praying at the Western Wall in Jerusalem has also been shared online 40

October 11, 2018 3:21 AM Somalia’s al-Shabab says it has killed British spy

Somali militant group al-Shabab says it has killed five men it accuses of spying – one of them for the UK. According to a jihadi website, he had admitted giving information to British intelligence services about al-Shabab supporters living in the UK. The five men, aged between 22 and 36, were shot dead in a public execution on Tuesday in an area under 50

April 8, 2018 6:41 AM Russian spy: Embassy request is diversionary tactic, says UK

The Foreign Office has described a Russian request for a meeting with Boris Johnson on the Salisbury poisoning as a “diversionary tactic”. The Foreign Office said Russia’s response had been “unsatisfactory”, as it had been three weeks since Russia was asked to “engage constructively”. The Russian Embassy said it was “high time” for a meeting on the inquiry 49

April 7, 2018 3:09 AM Poisoned ex-spy ‘improving rapidly’

The former Russian spy who was found slumped in an English city after being poisoned is no longer in critical condition and is “improving rapidly,” the hospital treating him said yesterday. It was the first official news on the condition of Sergei Skripal (66), since he and his daughter Yulia were found poisoned on a bench on March 4 in Salisbury 41

March 21, 2018 12:23 PM Russia election: Trump congratulates Putin over victory

US President Donald Trump has spoken to his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin to congratulate him on his electoral victory two days ago. He said they would meet in the “not too distant future” to discuss limiting a growing arms race, Ukraine and Syria. Mr Putin was re-elected by a landslide, with more than 76% of the vote, for a fourth six-year term. But there 34

October 30, 2017 6:38 AM BREAKTHROUGH – Facebook, WhatsApp Refuse To Give Chinamasa Private Data Access

The World’s largest messaging platform WhatsApp and its parent company, Facebook have refused to give the Zimbabwean government access to private user data. In the recent development Zimbabwe, became the latest country to be given the cold shoulder. The Zimbabwean government recently set up a separate ministry to perform the job of a junior police officer 38

October 20, 2017 6:29 AM Fresh politburo details emerge

FRESH details of last week’s explosive politburo meeting where Vice-President Emmerson Mnangagwa responded to Higher Education minister Jonathan Moyo’s video-documentary dossier presented in the politburo on July 19 accusing him of plotting to oust President Robert Mugabe to secure his ascendancy have emerged, showing that indeed there was a titanic 52

September 9, 2017 1:25 AM Croc story exposes hazards of leak journalism

A FRESH Reuters story, “Behind the scenes, Zimbabwe politicians plot post-Mugabe reforms” ( is currently trending. Based on a “trove of hundreds of documents” leaked by the Central Intelligence Organisation (CIO) and information from anonymous sources, the story basically claims that Vice President 94

May 20, 2017 7:21 AM Where now for WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange?

“Today is an important victory...But it by no means erases seven years of detention without charge,” he says after Sweden dropped rape charges against him. WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange gave a clenched fist salute on Friday after Swedish prosecutors dropped a seven-year rape allegation, but he insisted the “proper war” over his future was just beginning 34