Archive for World

  • February 27, 2021

    Jamal Khashoggi:...

    A US intelligence report has implicated Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman in the murder of exiled journalist Jamal Khashoggi in 2018. The declassified report released by the Biden administration says the prince approved a plan to either capture or kill the US-based Saudi exile. It is the first time...

  • February 20, 2021

    Mars landing:...

    The American space agency has released an astonishing image sent back from Mars by its Perseverance rover. It shows the robot heading down to the ground on Thursday to make its landing. It was acquired by the rocket cradle that placed the vehicle on the surface. Perseverance has a large...

  • February 20, 2021

    Will Africa’s...

    A renewed Ebola outbreak in Guinea is feared to be spreading across other African countries. A resurgence of Ebola in Guinea is raising fears of an uncontrolled spread of the disease. It has already been detected in the Democratic Republic of the Congo and the World Health Organization (WHO) has...

  • February 20, 2021

    Feds charge...

    Following Trump, the group planned a military-style attack that even contemplated staging an armed ‘reaction’ force. A federal grand jury indicted nine associates of the far-right, anti-government Oath Keepers militia on Friday for conspiring to storm the US Capitol on January 6 to prevent Congress from certifying President Joe Biden’s election victory. In a superseding indictment, US...

  • February 20, 2021

    Gabon: Two...

    Curfew violators shot dead amid violent demonstrations in poor neighbourhoods against coronavirus restrictions. Two men have been shot dead in Libreville during curfew violations and protests against coronavirus restrictions, police in Gabon said on Friday. The two were shot late on Thursday as the country was hit by violent demonstrations...

  • February 15, 2021

    Meghan and...

    The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are expecting their second child, a spokesperson for the couple has said. Harry and Meghan are preparing to welcome a brother or sister for their son Archie Mountbatten-Windsor, who turned one last May. A spokesperson for the couple said they were “overjoyed”. A Buckingham...

  • February 15, 2021

    DR Congo:...

    Four members of security forces and one civilian killed in separatist militia attacks in the country’s second-largest city.   Four members of security forces and one civilian were killed as separatist rebels attacked two military camps in the Democratic Republic of the Congo’s main mining centre of Lubumbashi, the city’s...

  • February 14, 2021

    Nigerian police...

    Activists called for protests after the reopening of Lekki toll gate where security forces shot at demonstrators in October. Nigerian police beat and arrested demonstrators on Saturday as a small group protested over the reopening of the site where activists denouncing police brutality were shot last year in the commercial...

  • February 13, 2021

    Algeria’s Tebboune...

    President Abdelmadjid Tebboune returns home after surgery following coronavirus complications, state media reports. Algerian President Abdelmadjid Tebboune has returned home after a one-month stay in Germany for surgery following post-COVID complications in his foot, according to state television. “The President of the Republic, Supreme Chief of the Armed Forces and...

  • February 13, 2021

    Turkish sailors...

    Fifteen men kidnapped by pirates in the Gulf of Guinea are undergoing health checks, Turkish media reports. Fifteen Turkish crew members of a cargo ship who were kidnapped by pirates last month in the Gulf of Guinea have been freed, Turkish media reported on Friday. Private NTV television said the...

  • February 13, 2021

    Libya’s new...

    Mohammad Younes Menfi arrives in a key eastern city for talks with politicians, tribal leaders and activists. The president of Libya’s newly elected interim government has met with dozens of tribal elders, academics and activists in the eastern city of Benghazi, the stronghold of the divided country’s eastern factions, as...

  • February 13, 2021

    Pete Edochie...

    Veteran Nollywood actor, Pete Edochie, has endorsed his son, Yul Edochie’s ambition to contest the 2023 presidential elections in Nigeria. In a video shared by his son, the veteran actor said his decision to support Yul Edochie comes after some people who admired his son urged him to throw his...

  • February 13, 2021

    Kevin Hart’s...

    Kevin Hart’s former personal shopper appears to have been a rip-off. Dylan Jason Syer, 29, was indicted and arraigned in New York’s Queens Supreme Court on grand larceny charges for allegedly stealing more than $1 million from the comedian, Queens District Attorney Melinda Katz announced Wednesday. Katz alleges that Syer was “living out his uber-rich lifestyle fantasies”...

  • February 12, 2021

    China bans...

    China has banned BBC World News from broadcasting in the country, its television and radio regulator announced on Thursday. China has criticised the BBC for its reporting on coronavirus and the persecution of ethnic minority Uighurs. The BBC said it was “disappointed” by the decision. It follows British media regulator...

  • February 12, 2021

    South Africa...

    President Cyril Ramaphosa says the country has secured 9 million Johnson & Johnson and 20 million Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine doses South Africa has secured millions of doses of the Johnson & Johnson (J&J) and Pfizer-BioNTech vaccines to fight a highly infectious variant of the coronavirus that is dominant in the country,...

  • February 6, 2021

    Instability may...

    Once a frontier market superstar, Ethiopia has seen its investment lustre dimmed by conflict and the coronavirus pandemic. Since Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed declared victory over the Tigray People’s Liberation Front (TPLF) in late November, Tigray’s airspace has opened and businesses are gradually picking up again, despite ongoing tensions...

  • February 6, 2021

    AU summit:...

    Pan-African body to hold its annual heads of states summit virtually due to coronavirus precautions. African Union (AU) leaders will hold a two-day summit starting on Saturday as the continent grapples with a wide range of issues, including a rise in coronavirus infections, border disputes and displacement due to fighting....

  • February 6, 2021

    Myanmar coup:...

    Twitter and Instagram have become the latest social media sites to be blocked for users in Myanmar following Monday’s coup by the military. Telenor, one of the country’s main internet providers, confirmed it had been ordered to deny access to the two sites “until further notice”. The coup leaders blocked...

  • February 6, 2021

    Russia expels...

    Russia has expelled three diplomats from Germany, Sweden and Poland for joining protests in support of opposition activist Alexei Navalny, who was jailed earlier this week. The Russian foreign ministry said the three took part in “illegal demonstrations” on 23 January. The diplomats’ home countries have condemned the expulsions, as...

  • February 4, 2021

    Akufo-Addo re-elected...

    Ghana’s President, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, has been re-elected Chairman of the Authority of Heads of State and Government of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS). The Authority at its extraordinary session held on Wednesday, February 3, 2021, gave President Akufo-Addo the nod to serve another one-year term...

  • January 31, 2021

    UK opens...

    A new visa scheme offering millions of Hong Kong residents a pathway to British citizenship is set to go live on Sunday. Residents of Hong Kong can apply, starting on Sunday, for a new visa offering them an opportunity to become British citizens as the United Kingdom opens its doors...

  • January 31, 2021

    Zimbabwe elite...

    Amid a coronavirus surge that has also left several gov’t officials dead, authorities come face to face with deteriorating services they normally shun. Harare, Zimbabwe – On January 20, Zimbabweans were shocked to hear the news of the death of Foreign Affairs Minister Sibusiso Moyo, the latest government official to succumb to COVID-19....

  • January 30, 2021

    Central African...

    Seleka armed group commander Mahamat Said Abdel Kani accused of crimes against humanity and war crimes. A Central African Republic war crimes suspect made his first appearance at the International Criminal Court (ICC) on Friday after being handed over to the Hague-based tribunal. Mahamat Said Abdel Kani, 50, an alleged...

  • January 30, 2021

    NEPAD affirms...

    Abidjan, Cote d’Ivoire, 28 January 2021 – African leaders and representatives from the development community, civil society and private sector came together on Thursday for a symposium to celebrate two decades of the New Partnership for Africa’s Development (NEPAD), a flagship programme of the African Union. Participants commended the African...

  • January 25, 2021

    Akufo-Addo’s speech...

    Opening Statement By The President Of The Republic Of Ghana, And Chair Of The ECOWAS Authority, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, At The Virtual Summit 58th Ordinary Session Of The ECOWAS Authority Of Heads Of State And Government, On Saturday, 23rd January 2021. We should have been gathered today in Abuja,...

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