Violence erupted in an Ebola quarantine zone in Liberia’s capital Wednesday when soldiers opened fire and used tear gas on protesting crowds as they evacuated a state official and her family.
Four residents were injured in the clashes that flared … Read the rest
Classified information from the computers of officials involved in the investigation into the disappearance of Malaysia Airlines MH370 has been stolen, The Star Online reported Wednesday.
The computers of the high-ranking officials are said to have been hacked and the … Read the rest
The United States has employed “shock and awe” techniques – described by Pentagon policy documents as the use of “spectacular displays of force” to intimidate an opponent – against the civilian population of the St. Louis, Missouri suburb of Ferguson, … Read the rest
Trade and Industry Minister Rob Davies has given an excellent summary of benefits to both the US and Africa in general, and South Africa in particular in The BusinessDay.
The newspaper also reported $14bn worth of company investments into Africa, … Read the rest
It is symbolic that the recent BRICS summit in Fortaleza, Brazil, took place exactly seven decades after the Bretton Woods Conference that created the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank. The upshot of the BRICS meeting was the announcement … Read the rest
Finland and Estonia have filed a joint application to the European Union for funding research on the Balticconnector gas pipeline route, which would connect Finland with the gas networks of Baltic states, Estonian newspaper Postimees reported Tuesday.
Balticconnector is a … Read the rest
Russia is planning to request an official report on the progress of the investigation into the crash of a Malaysian passenger plane in eastern Ukraine, Russia’s UN envoy Vitaly Churkin said Monday.
“We will ask for a briefing by the … Read the rest
With ethnic relations once again making headlines in America, racism elsewhere can sometimes make discrimination appear relatively minor by comparison. Consider what those of African origin face when living or traveling in Asia, for example.
Today’s illustration comes from Twitter, … Read the rest
Liberia’s armed forces have reportedly been given orders to shoot people trying to illegally cross the border from neighbouring Sierra Leone, which was closed to stem the spread of Ebola.
Soldiers stationed in Bomi and Grand Cape Mount counties, which … Read the rest
A race row has erupted at Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University after a project to mark 20 years of democracy in South Africa backfired.
The Port Elizabeth university’s “talking walls” project, aimed at encouraging staff and students to speak about democracy, … Read the rest
Britain’s GCHQ is scanning servers in multiple foreign countries for vulnerable ports, according to German newspaper Heise. Using a tool called Hacienda, the intelligence agency seeks to ‘master the internet’ for sources of espionage.
Spanish for estate, Hacienda can port … Read the rest
This must be the nice way of saying “we are trying to kill Putin”.
Following a summit in Brussels, a senior NATO diplomat proudly proclaimed that ‘allies’ have pledged more spending and will beef up its presence in Eastern Europe. … Read the rest
In a shock move Paul Siwela’s Matabeleland Liberation Organisation (MLO) has signed an agreement with an investment firm which deals in natural resources to set up and operate an oil, gas mining company in Matabeleland.
MLO signed the agreement on … Read the rest
Some 63 per cent of voters called for a ballot on Scotland’s next head of state in the event of separation, with only 22 per cent saying the royals should be retained without question.
Scottish independence could lead to Scotland … Read the rest