Category: International News

South-East burns as Biafra Day turns bloody

South-East burns as Biafra Day turns bloody

Biafra Day anniversary celebration turned bloody, yesterday, in South-East states as soldiers and policemen clashed with pro-Biafra groups. In the commercial city of Onitsha, our reporters quoted eye witnesses as saying that about 40 people, including a soldier, were killed, while over 50 were arrested. The incident, according to eye witnesses, started at about 3 [&hellip

Elephants Could Disappear From Tanzania World Heritage Site Within Six Years.

Elephants Could Disappear From Tanzania World Heritage Site Within Six Years.

One of Africa’s oldest reserves could see its elephant population decimated by 2022 if urgent measures are not taken to stem industrial-scale poaching, according to a new analysis by WWF. Selous Game Reserve, Tanzania’s largest protected area, was home to one of the greatest concentrations of African elephants on the continent, but rampant ivory poaching [&hellip

Kenya Announces Dadaab Refugee Camp Will Close By November.

Kenya Announces Dadaab Refugee Camp Will Close By November.

The world’s largest refugee camp will close in November, Kenya’s Interior Minister Joseph Nkaisserry has announced. The Dadaab camp in Kenya is home to more than 300,000 Somalis. Mr Nkaisserry said Kenya would work closely with the UN and the Somali government to repatriate the refugees. Dadaab was set up in 1991 to house families [&hellip

Bahrain releases activist al-Khawaja, baby son

Bahrain releases activist al-Khawaja, baby son

A court in Bahrain has ordered the release of a prominent female rights campaigner, Zainab al-Khawaja, who has been in prison with her baby son since March. According to the public prosecution statement carried by state news agency BNA, a Bahraini judge ordered her release and that of another mother “on account of their humanitarian [&hellip

US issues travel warning for citizens traveling to Europe

US issues travel warning for citizens traveling to Europe

The United States has warned American citizens intending to visit Europe this summer to be on the alert about possible terrorist attacks. “We are alerting US citizens to the risk of potential terrorist attacks throughout Europe, targeting major events, tourist sites, restaurants, commercial centers and transportation,” the US State Department said on Tuesday in a [&hellip

Netanyahu’s wife mistreated ex-employee, court rules

Netanyahu’s wife mistreated ex-employee, court rules

An court has found Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s wife guilty of abusively treating a former employee at the premier’s residence. The Jerusalem Labor Court awarded Guy Eliyahu, an ex-maintenance worker, USD 30,000 in damages, according to Israeli media reports on Tuesday. Eliyahu had filed his lawsuit against Sara Netanyahu last September, saying she had [&hellip

Israel’s Netanyahu says Turkey reconciliation very close

Israel’s Netanyahu says Turkey reconciliation very close

Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu says a reconciliation agreement that would end six years of freeze in bilateral ties with Turkey is very close. Netanyahu made the remarks on Monday, meeting with visiting American congressmen, Israeli daily Ha’aretz reported. In September 2010, Turkey suspended its military ties with Israel and expelled the Israeli envoy from [&hellip

Walid Jumblatt censures Russia for returning Israeli tank to Tel Aviv

Walid Jumblatt censures Russia for returning Israeli tank to Tel Aviv

A top Lebanese politician has criticized Russia for returning an Israeli tank three decades after the Syrian army seized it during a battle with the invading regime, calling the move an “insult” to Syria. The leader of the Progressive Socialist Party (PSP), Walid Jumblatt, made the remarks in a message posted on his Twitter account [&hellip

Modern slavery plaguing over 45 million worldwide: Study

Modern slavery plaguing over 45 million worldwide: Study

An Australian study shows more than 45 million people are currently trapped in modern slavery across the world, up by 28 percent compared to similar estimates two years ago. The figures were released Tuesday in the 2016 Global Slavery Index, a research report by Australia’s Walk Free Foundation, which examined practices such as forced labor, [&hellip

Death, carnage awaits US if Trump not elected: Carson

Death, carnage awaits US if Trump not elected: Carson

Death and Carnage will befall the US if presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump is not elected president, says former GOP candidate Ben Carson, warning that a third-party candidate will do the country no good. “America, right now, is like a cruise ship that is about to go off of Niagara Falls with tremendous carnage [&hellip