UN Human Rights body condemns Cameroon violence…

NAN The UN Human Rights Office (OHCHR) has condemned the continuing insecurity in Cameroon, amid reports of killings by armed groups and state forces that has prompted mass internal displacements. The development followed a worsening situation in North-West and South-West Cameroon, linked to protests by English-speaking citizens against discrimination since October 2016 that escalated into…

Today is 2018 World television day…

Today marks the commemoration of this year’s world television day. It is a day to renew governments’, organizations’ and individuals’ commitments to support the development of television media in providing unbiased information about important issues and events that affect society. Since television made its birth in Tropical Africa through Nigeria in 1959 as Western Nigeria…

Interpol elects South Korea’s Jong-yang as president…

NAN International police body Interpol elected Kim Jong-yang of South Korea as president for a two-year term on Wednesday, beating a Russian national whose candidacy raised concerns in Europe and the U.S. about the risk of Kremlin interference. Interpol’s 194 member states, meeting in Dubai for their annual congress, elected Kim to succeed China’s Meng…

Kashoggi: Trump Admits Saudi Crown Prince Could Have Known Of...

This file photo taken on March 14, 2017 shows US President Donald Trump and Saudi Deputy Crown Prince and Defense Minister Mohammed bin Salman shaking hands in the State Dining Room before lunch at the White House in Washington, DC.  NICHOLAS KAMM / AFP   President Donald Trump acknowledged Tuesday that Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed…

BREAKING: At Least 50 Killed In Attack On Kabul Religious...

Relatives of blast victims gather outside a hospital of the Italian aid organisation ‘Emergency’ in Kabul on November 20, 2018, following a blast at a meeting of top clerics in the Afghan capital.At least 40 people were killed in an explosion at a meeting of top clerics in Kabul on November 20, officials said, in…

First death sentence for India’s 1984 anti-Sikh riots…

NAN An Indian court on Tuesday sentenced to death one of the two attackers convicted of killing two men during the anti-Sikh riots in 1984 and sentenced the other convict to life imprisonment. This is the first death sentence awarded in a case related to the riots, in which over 3,000 Sikhs were killed, mainly…

Report says Africa expected to be world’s next big growth...

NAN Africa will become the world’s next big growth market, akin to the Asian boom, McKinsey, a management consulting firm said on Tuesday. “While other geographies are seeing incremental growth, global companies that get in early and join the African champions shaping the right strategies, can sustain double-digit profit growth over the next few decades,’’…

Ivanka Trump Used Personal Email For Govt Business – Report…

Advisor to US President Donald Trump, Ivanka Trump. PHOTO: MANDEL NGAN / AFP   The US president’s daughter and senior advisor Ivanka Trump used a personal email account for government business in violation of federal records rules, The Washington Post reported on Monday. The Post, citing anonymous sources, said the discovery was made by White House officials reviewing…

New Barricades At US-Mexico Border As Migrant Caravan Arrives…

Honduran caravan members look through the fence at the US-Mexico border wall at Friendship park in San Ysidro, California on November 18, 2018.   Huge metal or concrete barricades and walls of concertina wire went up on Monday on both sides of a bustling US-Mexico border crossing as a caravan of US-bound Central American migrants…

Nigeria emerges Chair of ECOWAS Group at UN…

NAN Nigeria has emerged the Chairman of the Economic Community of West African States’ (ECOWAS) Group at the United Nations. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Nigeria replaced the Republic of Togo as chairman of the 15-nation sub-regional group. The Permanent Representative of Nigeria to the UN, Amb. Tijjani Bande, took over from his…

Netanyahu Avoids Israeli Snap Polls…

Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu talks during a meeting with French Economy Minister and entrepreneurs at the French Economy Ministry in Paris on June 6, 2018. ERIC PIERMONT / AFP   A key Israeli minister said Monday he will not quit Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s government for now despite sharp disagreements, handing the premier a…

 Hong Kong Politics: ‘Occupy’ leaders plead not guilty to public...

Three leaders of Hong Kong’s 2014 civil disobedience “Occupy” movement, pleaded not guilty to public nuisance charges at a packed court in the Chinese-ruled city on Monday, where more than 100 protesters rallied in support of the activists. The nine leaders on trial include law professor Benny Tai, 54, sociologist Chan Kin-man, 59, and Reverend…