Five weeks have passed since Belarus learned the results of its presidential election, in which the country’s Central Election Commission announced that President Alexander Lukashenko, often described as Europe’s last dictator, had won with 80.23% of the vote. In the weeks that have followed, the country has seen mass protests from citizens who believe the vote was rigged, […]

Disney is under fire for shooting its new film Mulan in parts of China where the government is accused of serious human rights abuses. The final credits thank a government security agency in Xinjiang province, where about 1m people – mostly Muslim Uighurs – are thought to be detained. The film was already the target of […]

The Nelson Mandela Foundation has hit back at disparaging comments attributed to US President Donald Trump about Black world leaders, including the late anti-apartheid hero and South Africa’s first Black president. In a book to be published this week, Trump’s former personal lawyer Michael Cohen alleges that the president described Mandela as a poor leader, according to […]

The Nigerian government last week increased the price of the Petrol Motor Spirit (PMS) from N138 to N151, majority of the citizenry were furious on the grounds of it being a time of economic hardship come about by the coronavirus lockdown. “Please be informed that a new product price adjustment has been effected on our […]

The Independent National Electoral Commission on Monday said 14 political parties participating in the gubernatorial elections in Edo state set to hold on September 19 would sign a peace treaty in the coming days. The commission expressed positivity that with such efforts, the election would be held peacefully. The Chairman of INEC, Prof Mahmood Yakubu, […]

World number one Ashleigh Barty announced Tuesday she will not defend her French Open crown, citing the coronavirus fears that also prompted her and several other top players to withdraw from the US Open. The Australian, who claimed her maiden Grand Slam at Roland Garros in 2019, said it was a “difficult” decision but the […]

China said Tuesday that it had detained a high-profile Australian journalist working for its state media on “national security grounds”. Cheng Lei’s detention was a new blow to deteriorating relations between the two countries that have seen China warn its citizens of travelling to Australia and vice versa. In the first comments on CGTN anchor […]

TikTok is warning parents and users over a suicide video that has been embedded in a clip. The video showing an American man taking his own life came from a Facebook live-stream and has been uploaded to various social media platforms, sometimes edited into other, unrelated videos. “We’re aware that clips of a suicide that […]

Manchester City have confirmed two of its players have tested positive for COVID-19, less than a week before the start of the new Premier League season. In a statement on its website, last year’s league runners up said Riyad Mahrez and Aymeric Laporte were “observing a period of self-isolation” after testing positive. Neither of the […]

Erica has opened up on lessons from her disqualification. During her first interview outside the House, Erica apologised to fans and Housemates for the outbursts that eventually led to her disqualification on Sunday. She apologised to Laycon and other Housemates, including Prince and Dorathy for hurling insults on them. On her lesson from the disqualification, […]

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