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Activists, politicians and many within the American Jewish community slammed US President Donald Trump on Tuesday for saying any Jewish person who votes Democratic shows “either a total lack of knowledge or great disloyalty”. He made the comments despite recent polling, which shows that a majority of Jews in the US identify as Democrats. Reacting to the […]

Britain’s main opposition Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn has urged parliament to oust Prime Minister Boris Johnson before he takes the splintered country out of the EU without a deal. Corbyn on Wednesday called on members of other parties who fear the economic consequences of a chaotic “no-deal Brexit” to vote no-confidence in Johnson’s government […]

German great-grandmother Lisel Heise’s ambition to enter politics crystalised a few years before her 100th birthday, when organisers of a public hearing cut off her microphone. Heise, who retired from teaching school 40 years ago, was arguing for the reopening of an outdoor pool. What changed was Heise’s election, against the odds, to the town […]

Boris Johnson has promised the “beginning of a new golden age”, as he made his first Commons statement as PM. Speaking to MPs, Mr Johnson said his government would throw itself into Brexit negotiations with energy. He also assured EU citizens living in the UK they would have “absolute certainty” of their right to live […]

Tunisian President Beji Caid Essebsi, the North African country’s first democratically elected leader, died Thursday at the age of 92, his office said. The veteran politician, the oldest head of state after Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II, came to power in 2014, three years after the Arab Spring uprising toppled longtime despot Zine El Abidine Ben […]

A bid to launch impeachment proceedings against President Donald Trump has been blocked in the US House of Representatives. Texas Democrat Al Green filed the resolution after the House voted to denounce Mr Trump’s attacks aimed at four US congresswomen as racist. But the measure failed to win enough support, with his fellow Democrats voting […]

Lawyers under the aegis of Anambra State Indigenous Lawyers Forum have staged a protest outside the premises of the South Africa High Commission, Victoria Island, Lagos over the spate of killings in South Africa. Specifically, they were protesting over the recent killing of the Deputy Director-General, of the Chartered Insurance Institute of Nigeria (CIIN), Mrs […]

Zambian President Edgar Lungu has sacked Finance Minister Margaret Mwanakatwe, his office said in a statement on Monday. Bwalya Ng’andu, central bank deputy governor, will take over as finance minister, the statement stated. However, the statement did not give any reasons why she was sacked. The Zambian leader, however, thanked the sacked finance minister on […]

A South Korean court today sentenced former president Park Geun-hye to 8 more years in prison after finding her guilty on charges of causing loss of government funds and interfering in a 2016 parliamentary election. Park has already been sentenced to 24 years in jail after she was found guilty by a lower court in […]

South Sudan peace monitors have called on the South Sudanese warring parties to embrace the spirit of compromise and end what it called senseless killings in the country. Deputy Chairperson of the Joint Monitoring and Evaluation Commission (JMEC), Augostino Njoroge, made the call during the closing of a four-day workshop in Juba, the nation’s capital. […]


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