The Democratic Republic of Congo on Wednesday banned a documentary film about a doctor who treats war rape victims, leading the filmmakers to say the government was trying to silence debate about sexual violence.
Media Minister Lambert Mende gave no … Read the rest
The Francophone world crowned a new Scrabble champion on Monday – a man from New Zealand who barely speaks a word of French.
Nigel Richards, considered one of the world’s greatest players of the word-based board game, beat opponents from … Read the rest
The Belgian government proposed a law on Friday which will invalidate passports and identity cards of people authorities believe plan to go and fight for militant Islamist organisations in the Middle East.
The measure, which has to be approved by … Read the rest
Islamic extremists in Belgium have publicly threatened to kill the mayor of the Belgian city of Antwerp, Bart De Wever, if he does not convert to Islam, local media reported Monday.
A sign written in French stating threats against de … Read the rest
Belgian companies continue expanding their businesses in Russia despite the sanctions imposed by the West against Moscow over its alleged involvement in the Ukrainian conflict, Russian Foreign Ministry spokesman Alexander Lukashevich told RIA Novosti in an interview.
“Despite the unfavorable … Read the rest
For Kurt Ryon, the mayor of Steenokkerzeel, a Flemish village 10 miles northeast of Brussels, watching the Scottish independence campaign in the final days before the referendum is like watching a good soccer match. “They were losing for the first … Read the rest
A Belgian physician who refused to treat a Jewish woman with a fractured rib suggested she visit Gaza to get rid of the pain.
The physician made the remark on Wednesday while manning a medical hotline in Flanders, Belgium’s Flemish … Read the rest
By Paul Craig Roberts and Dave Kranzler.
Is the Fed “tapering”? Did the Fed really cut its bond purchases during the three month period November 2013 through January 2014? Apparently not if foreign holders of Treasuries are unloading them.
From … Read the rest
Khulubuse Zuma and his business partner Sikhumbuzo Shamase spent millions of rand on a trip to Conakry, Guinea’s capital, to collect R50 million worth of gold bars which turned out to be fake.
According to the Sunday Times Zuma and … Read the rest
A Brussels court has rejected a legal bid to ban “Tintin in the Congo”, the second adventure of Belgian writer Hergé’s globe-trotting boy reporter. Black associations in the country claimed the book contained racist stereotypes.
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Belgium has heightened its terror alert level ahead of the release of another highly provocative film exploring Islam, reportedly made in cooperation with the notorious Koran-burning US pastor Terry Jones.
The film’s creator is Pakistan national Imran Firasat, a former … Read the rest
South Africa is considering ways of strengthening bilateral economic relations with Belgium, International Relations Minister Maite Nkoana-Mashabane said on Wednesday.
She told reporters in Pretoria that a visiting Belgian delegation would meet South African ministers to explore the possible co-operation.… Read the rest