Africa

Kenya police killed, beat post-election protesters: Report

Kenyan police killed at least 33 people, possibly as many as 50, and injured hundreds more in some parts of the country’s capital, Nairobi, in response to protests following the August 8, 2017 elections, Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch said in a joint report. The 37-page report, “‘Kill Those Criminals’: Security Forces’ Violations in […]

International

US withdraws from UNESCO over ‘anti-Israel bias’

The United States has announced its plan to withdraw from the United Nations Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) over “anti-Israel bias”. Heather Nauert, state department spokeswoman, who disclosed this on Thursday, said Irina Bokova, UNESCO’s outgoing director-general, had been informed of the decision. “This decision was not taken lightly, and reflects US concerns with mounting arrears at […]

Politics & Policy

Kenyan opposition leader calls for protests on election day

Raila Odinga addresses his supporters at a past function Kenya’s main opposition leader Raila Odinga has called for a mass protest on the date of the repeat presidential election that he withdrew from earlier this month. Odinga’s NASA coalition has been holding weekly protests to push for reforms at the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission […]

Business & Economy

Africa Robbed Of $50b Via Treaties, Weak Tax Laws

  African countries have been urged to begin a holistic review of all trade and tax laws as well as international trade treaties entered into in the last decades. The call came at the ongoing pan-African Conference on Illicit Financial Flows from Africa, where it was disclosed that Africa loses over $50 billion to multinationals […]

Sport

Liberian Presidential candidate, George Weah’s son scores hat-trick for the US in Under-17 World Cup

Timothy, the son of George Weah, a former Ballon d’Or winner and current presidential candidate in Liberia has announced himself on a global stage in football. The New York-born 17-year-old, who has been signed by Paris St-Germain, scored a hat-trick for the United States at the Under-17 World Cup in their 5-0 win over Paraguay. […]

Success Stories

Nigerian IT expert makes history with financial solution app

A Nigerian Information Technology expert, Adedayo Sanni, is on his way to the Guinness Book of Records after his latest invention, Automated Finger Payment Machine [AFPM], received worldwide commendation. The Thumb and PIN Financial Solution which is set to be launched in Nigeria was invented by the Atlanta, USA-based Sanni who was one of Nigeria’s […]

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