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US opens drone base in Niger to fight extremism in

Tuesday, April 24, 2018
On the scorching edge of the Sahara Desert, the U.S. Air Force is building a base for armed drones, the newest front in America 8217;s battle against the growing extremist threat in Africa 8217;s vast Sahel region. Three hangars and the first layers of a runway command a sandy, barren field. Ni ...

Donald Trump considering pardon for boxing's first black heavyweight champion Ja

Monday, April 23, 2018
Donald Trump says he 8217;s considering a posthumous pardon for boxing 8217;s first black heavyweight champion more than 100 years after the late Jack Johnson was convicted by all-white jury of accompanying a white woman across state lines. The US president announced on Saturday that the actor ...

Could Russia and other rogue regimes be benefiting from the horrorand misery in

Sunday, April 22, 2018
For quite sometime now there had been hostilities in war-torn Syria that have once again escalated the arms race between world 39;s major powers particularly the United States and Russia and this puts the world in a possible jeopardy. There is no gainsaying the fact that the activities of t ...

SDG: UN to integrate Behaviour Change Communication

Thursday, April 19, 2018
The United Nations says it will integrate Behavior Change Communications into development agenda and practice in order to fully deliver in the Sustainable Development Goals and leave no one behind. The UN Deputy Secretary-General, Amina Mohammed made this known in Bali, Indonesia at the opening p ...

Journalist found stabbed and killed in Liberia

Thursday, April 19, 2018
A view of Liberia 39;s capital, Monrovia, in October 2017. Police are investigating the death of a journalist found stabbed outside his home in the city. (AFP/Issouf Sanogo) New York, April 18, 2018--Liberian authorities should thoroughly investigate the killing of Tyron Brown, a video edit ...

CPJ concerned with developments in trial against Angolan journalists

Tuesday, April 17, 2018
New York, April 16, 2018--The Committee to Protect Journalists today condemned a decision by Angolan authorities to continue the trial of journalists Rafael Marques de Morais, who runs the anti-corruption news website Maka Angola, and Mariano Bras Lourenco, a correspondent for the newspap ...

AHRC calls for de-escalation of violence in the Middle East, urges sustained pea

Saturday, April 14, 2018
The American Human Rights Council (AHRC-USA) calls for de-escalation of violence in the Middle East urging sustained peace efforts. AHRC-USA is deeply concerned with the bloodshed in Syria, Yemen and Palestine. These three ongoing conflicts have resulted in devastation, destruction and a hig ...

The Syrian conflict: Is WW3 imminent?

Friday, April 13, 2018
The possibility of another World war is imminent if the crisis in Syria is allowed to spiral out of control: following last week rsquo;s chemical attack on Douma, America and a number of their allies have threatened to bomb key sites in Syria. Russia, a staunch ally of President Assad, on the ot ...

Former FBI director James Comey out with explosive book with details of his inte

Friday, April 13, 2018
President Donald Trump was sweating the infamous, and unverified, pee tape, James Comey claimed in his new book. The president reportedly asked the former FBI director, whom he ousted in May, to investigate the salacious allegations stemming from the Steele dossier, which claimed Trump once paid ...

Liberia should reform libel laws in wake of $1.8 million civil lawsuit against

Thursday, April 12, 2018
New York, April 11, 2018--The Committee to Protect Journalists today expressed concern over a US$1.8 million civil defamation lawsuit against Front Page Africa, a privately owned Liberian newspaper that has long been the subject of complaints and harassment for its critical reporting on succe ...

BBC News Africa appoints Larry Madowo as Business Editor

Tuesday, April 10, 2018
Larry Madowo joins the BBC from Wednesday 11th April, leading its new Business Unit. The appointment is part of the BBC World Service rsquo;s continuing expansion in TV and Digital Video content for audiences in Africa, including new business programmes. Larry is a well-known Kenyan journali ...

Russia warns US: There will be 'most serious consequences' if you Syria over al

Monday, April 9, 2018
Russia is warning the U.S. against any military intervention in Syria over the government 8217;s alleged chemical attack against civilians this weekend, saying any such response would be unacceptable and lead to the most serious consequences . The foreign ministry in Moscow also says in a s ...

Vladimer Putin and Xi Jinping:The Rise of The New Presidents for Life

Saturday, April 7, 2018
Just as Africa is busy clearing its stables of despotic Presidents-for-life, China and Russia are busy installing their own. President Vladimer Putin has a won a new term in office in an election that was marred by vote rigging and intimidation of opponents. In China the constitution has bee ...
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