Ethiopia: Nobel body criticizes Nobel Peace Prize winner, Abiy, over war

The Norwegian Nobel Committee, which awards the prestigious Nobel Peace Prize, on Thursday issued a very rare admonition to the 2019 winner, Ethiopian Prime Minister, Abiy Ahmed, over the war and humanitarian crisis in his country’s Tigray region. “As prime minister and winner of the Nobel Peace Prize, Abiy Ahmed[Read More…]

UK’s PM office investigated for allegedly flouting lockdown rules

British Prime Minister, Boris Johnson, faced more allegations that he and his staff flouted coronavirus lockdown rules, this time by holding a garden party in 2020 while Britons were barred by law from mingling outside the home. Opposition politicians called for a police investigation after broadcaster ITV published a leaked[Read More…]

In medical 1st, US surgeons transplant pig heart into human patient

In a medical first, doctors transplanted a pig heart into a patient in a last-ditch effort to save his life and a Maryland hospital in the United States (US) said Monday that he’s doing well three days after the highly experimental surgery. While it’s too soon to know if the[Read More…]

EU Parliament president, David Sassoli, dies aged 65

Sassoli died early Tuesday morning in a hospital in the Italian municipality of Aviano, his spokesman Roberto Cuillo confirmed to dpa. On Monday the EU parliament confirmed he had been admitted to hospital in Italy on December 26 “because of a serious complication due to a dysfunction of the immune[Read More…]

A prominent Afghan university professor, arrested for criticising the Taliban on social media

A prominent Afghan university professor who openly criticised the Taliban’s hardline regime has been arrested in Kabul, a spokesman for the government said. Professor Faizullah Jalal has made several appearances on television talk shows since the previous US-backed government was ousted in August, blaming the Taliban for the worsening financial[Read More…]

Biden decries Trump’s election ‘big lie,’ blames him for insurrection

President Joe Biden on Thursday forcefully condemned Donald Trump’s election “big lie” that sparked the deadly breach of the Capitol by his supporters and continues to motivate deep national division. He marked the anniversary of the insurrection by declaring he will stand and fight for “the soul of America.” Biden’s[Read More…]

Trump cancels plan to speak on anniversary of US Capitol siege

US former president, Donald Trump, on Tuesday abruptly gave up his plan to steal the limelight on the anniversary of the January 6th assault against Congress, leaving President Joe Biden to address a divided nation. Trump‘s decision to ditch his controversial press conference in Florida means Americans will be spared a bitter[Read More…]

Afghanistan parents selling children to feed other family members

In a sprawling settlement of mud-brick huts in western Afghanistan housing people displaced by drought and war, a woman is fighting to save her daughter. Aziz Gul’s husband sold the 10-year-old girl into marriage without telling his wife, taking a down payment so he could feed his family of five[Read More…]

Greece bans music in bars, restaurants over Omicron COVID-19 variant

Greece on Wednesday banned music in bars and restaurants in a bid to limit New Year’s Eve parties as the government attempts to fight the highly contagious Omicron coronavirus variant. “Omicron is now the dominant strain and the public health system is under pressure,” Health Minister Thanos Plevris said in[Read More…]

Ghana police warn against prophecies of harm, danger, death

Ghanaian police have warned citizens of the nation against circulating prophecies that could cause fear and alarm. In a statement titled ‘GHANA POLICE SERVICE STATEMENT ON COMMUNICATION OF PROPHECIES AND THEIR LEGAL IMPLICATIONS’ and signed by Supt. Alexander Kwaku Oben, the Director, Public Affairs, the nation’s police warned; “As the[Read More…]