Posts with the category “politics”
Putin orders constitution changes allowing him to rule until 2036
July 3rd, 2020
Putin orders constitution changes allowing him to rule until 2036 Russian President Vladimir Putin has ordered amendments that would allow him to remain in power until 2036 to be put into the Russian ...
Taiwan mayor loses recall vote in blow for pro-China opposition
June 6th, 2020
Taiwan mayor loses recall vote in blow for pro-China opposition A high-profile mayor from Taiwan's main opposition party lost an acrimonious recall vote on Saturday, auguring new problems for the part...
India to provide free food grains to millions of migrant workers
May 14th, 2020
India to provide free food grains to millions of migrant workers India will provide free food grains to millions of migrant workers hardest hit by a weeks-long lockdown as well as offer employment und...
Sierra Leone President Charges Opponents with Fomenting Violence
May 9th, 2020
Sierra Leone President Charges Opponents with Fomenting Violence Freetown — Sierra Leone's President Julius Maada Bio on Friday vowed to crush an act of "terrorism" been allegedly perpetrated against ...
The U.S. Army Used To Have A Camel Corps
May 6th, 2020
The U.S. Army Used To Have A Camel Corps On March 3, 1855, Congress allotted $30,000 to the War Department to purchase camels and dromedaries for military purposes. The move was a radical one and prov...
Uber and Lyft sued by California
May 5th, 2020
Uber and Lyft sued by California The state of California has sued ride-hailing firms Uber and Lyft, accusing them of denying their drivers paid sick leave and other benefits. In the lawsuit, Attorney ...
Nation's Richest 3,500 Own More Than the Bottom 32 Million In South Africa
April 27th, 2020
Nation's Richest 3,500 Own More Than the Bottom 32 Million In South Africa When people call South Africa the most unequal country in the world, they're talking about income. Now, we have a clear pictu...
Ethiopia's Business Community in Limbo Regarding Stock Exchange
February 1st, 2020
Ethiopia's Business Community in Limbo Regarding Stock Exchange Members of the Addis Ababa business community have disclosed that they have been left out by the government in establishing the Addis Ab...
Americans & Attackers Reported Dead in Al Shabbab Attack on Lamu Base
January 5th, 2020
Americans & Attackers Reported Dead in Al Shabbab Attack on Lamu Base Sunday's Al Shabaab attack on a military base in Lamu killed three people, including a US service member and t...
Japan decries unjustifiable escape of Carlos Ghosn
January 4th, 2020
Japan decries unjustifiable escape of Carlos Ghosn Japan's justice minister has criticised former car tycoon Carlos Ghosn for fleeing the country, using what she said were illegal methods, as he await...
Somalia Bomb Death Toll Rises to at Least 80
December 29th, 2019
Somalia Bomb Death Toll Rises to at Least 80 The death toll from a suicide bomb attack at a busy checkpoint in Somalia’s capital, Mogadishu, has risen to at least 80. More than 90 others were wounded....
Russia claims to have deployed Avangard hypersonic missiles that cannot be intercepted
December 28th, 2019
Russia claims to have deployed Avangard hypersonic missiles that cannot be intercepted Russia says it has deployed its first hypersonic missiles which President Putin claims are capable of transportin...
Bolivian President Evo Morales resigns amid fraud poll protests
November 10th, 2019
Bolivian President Evo Morales resigns amid fraud poll protests On Sunday, international monitors called for the election result to be annulled, saying they had found "clear manipulations" of the 20 O...
Several dead from Chile protest after the torching of a garment factory
October 20th, 2019
Several dead from Chile protest after the torching of a garment factory The military and police used tear gas and water cannon against demonstrators, and a night-time curfew was imposed in major citie...
South Africa's Government Grapples For Answers After Week Of Attacks
September 7th, 2019
South Africa's Government Grapples For Answers After Week Of Attacks Zerihun Tabo, an Ethiopian shopkeeper, surveyed the wreckage of his neighborhood store in Johannesburg, South Africa, this week, af...
Zimbabwe ex-President Robert Mugabe dies aged 95
September 6th, 2019
Zimbabwe ex-President Robert Mugabe dies aged 95 Former Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe has died at the age of 95, President Emmerson Mnangagwa said."It is with the utmost sadness that I announce the...
Thousands protest price hikes and corruption in Liberia
June 7th, 2019
Thousands protest price hikes and corruption Thousands of demonstrators descended on Liberia's capital, Monrovia on Friday to protest against rising prices and corruption, posing a key political test ...
Leah Chase--The Queen Of Creole
June 2nd, 2019
Leah Chase--The Queen Of Creole In the 1950s and 60s at the height of the US civil rights movement, when activists needed somewhere discreet to discuss strategy, they would go to Dooky Chase in New Or...
Progressive Teaching Methods Have Fuelled Rise In Poor Discipline And Bad Behaviour States England School Behavior Expert
May 12th, 2019
Progressive Teaching Methods Have Fuelled Rise In Poor Discipline And Bad Behaviour States England School Behavior Expert Progressive teaching methods have fuelled the rise in poor discipline, the Gov...
Sudan coup leader Awad Ibn Auf steps down
April 12th, 2019
Sudan coup leader Awad Ibn Auf steps down The head of Sudan's military council has stood down a day after leading a coup that toppled long-time leader Omar al-Bashir amid a wave of protests. Defence M...
German Banking Giants In Merger Talks
March 17th, 2019
German Banking Giants In Merger Talks Germany's two biggest lenders, Deutsche Bank and Commerzbank, will hold formal talks about a merger. The announcement caps months of speculation that the two stru...
Protests Grow in Algeria as Aging Leader Eyes Another Term
March 3rd, 2019
Protests Grow in Algeria as Aging Leader Eyes Another Term Algeria is facing its biggest demonstrations in years, with tens of thousands of people taking to the streets to protest another re-election ...
Gaza Thousands of Palestinians demand Abbas' resignation
February 24th, 2019
Gaza Thousands of Palestinians demand Abbas' resignation Thousands of protesters gathered in the Gaza Strip on Sunday to call for Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas to resign after his atte...
Anger grows towards Brazil mine firm Vale
January 28th, 2019
Anger grows towards Brazil mine firm Vale Senior Brazilian politicians have called for Vale SA to be held to account for last week's dam disaster, as anger grows towards the mining firm. Brazil's Vice...
Beirut summit: Arab leaders agree 29-item economic agenda
January 20th, 2019
Beirut summit: Arab leaders agree 29-item economic agenda Arab leaders have agreed a 29-item economic agenda in addition to encouraging the safe return of Syrian refugees to their homeland at the conc...
Over 700 Health Workers Received Scholarships In Uganda
January 6th, 2019
Over 700 Health Workers Received Scholarships In Uganda Kampala — The government has awarded scholarships to more than 700 health workers from across the country, particularly those from the hard- to-...
Oldest Living U.S. Veteran, Richard Overton, Dies at 112
December 28th, 2018
Oldest Living U.S. Veteran, Richard Overton, Dies at 112 For his first 107 years, Richard Overton lived in relative anonymity. A World War II veteran who fought in the Pacific, he could usually be fou...
North Korea marks 7th anniversary of Kim Jong Il's death
December 16th, 2018
North Korea marks 7th anniversary of Kim Jong Il's death North Koreans mark the seventh anniversary of the death of leader Kim Jong Il with visits on Monday to statues and vows of loyalty to his son a...
France protests an economic catastrophe
December 9th, 2018
France protests an economic catastrophe The "yellow vest" protests have been "a catastrophe" for the French economy, the finance minister says. France has seen four consecutive weekends of demonstrati...
Rwandans See Glimmer of Hope as Poverty Levels Drop
December 7th, 2018
Rwandans See Glimmer of Hope as Poverty Levels Drop More Rwandan sregistered a significant improvement in their living conditions despite a marginal drop in poverty levels over the last three years, a...
Women Keeping Peace In Some Of The Deadliest Places On Earth
November 17th, 2018
Women Keeping Peace In Some Of The Deadliest Places On Earth Superintendent Catherine Ugorji is settling in for another 24-hour shift monitoring UN patrols in the troubled Malian city of Gao. This for...
Gabon leader Ali Bongo seriously ill but recovering
November 11th, 2018
Gabon leader Ali Bongo seriously ill but recovering The health of Gabon's President Ali Bongo has "greatly improved" after the 59-year-old was hospitalised as a result of discomfort and "persistent ve...
Why Were Vietnam War Vets Treated Poorly When They Returned?
November 8th, 2018
Why Were Vietnam War Vets Treated Poorly When They Returned? Twenty-one-year-old Steven A. Wowwk arrived as an infantryman in the Army’s First Cavalry Division in Cam Ranh Bay, Vietnam in early Januar...
IMF approves $56bn loan package for Argentina
October 26th, 2018
IMF approves $56bn loan package for Argentina The executive board of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) has approved a $56bn loan package for Argentina to help stabilise the crisis-battered country...
World's longest sea crossing Hong Kong-Zhuhai bridge opens
October 22nd, 2018
World's longest sea crossing Hong Kong-Zhuhai bridge opens Chinese President Xi Jinping has officially opened the world's longest sea crossing bridge, nine years after construction first began. Includ...
Fear grows as DR Congo Ebola death toll climbs
October 12th, 2018
Fear grows as DR Congo Ebola death toll climbs Humanitarian workers are struggling to calm community fears in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, where 125 people have died from Ebola, and cases of ...
Vatican announces historic deal with China on bishop appointment
September 22nd, 2018
Vatican announces historic deal with China on bishop appointment The Vatican on Saturday announced it had signed a "provisional agreement" with China on the appointment of bishops, a breakthrough on a...
Thousands of children forced to wait months for wheelchairs
September 2nd, 2018
Thousands of children forced to wait months for wheelchairs Thousands of disabled children are being forced to wait months for a wheelchair amid “alarming” NHS failures, charities have warned. New fig...
U.S. prisoners gear up for nationwide strike
August 20th, 2018
U.S. prisoners gear up for nationwide strike An uprising in South Carolina's Lee Correctional Facility in April ended with seven people dead. The uprising was sparked by gang-related tensions, which w...
How McKinley's Assassination Spurred Secret Service Presidential Protection
August 10th, 2018
How McKinley’s Assassination Spurred Secret Service Presidential Protection Today, the president of the United States and the Secret Service are inseparable—literally. Agents of the U.S. Secret Servic...