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Pakistan’s Former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif Sentenced To 7 Years For Corruption

Pakistan’s Former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif Sentenced To 7 Years For Corruption

 An anti-graft tribunal sentenced former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif to seven years in prison for corruption on Monday, drawing criticism from his party, which said the decision was a “black spot” on the justice system. The verdict came after Sharif was removed from power last year over corruption allegations. Sharif, who was serving his third […]

Africans Have the Capacity To Change Our Continent – President Kagame

Africans Have the Capacity To Change Our Continent – President Kagame

 President Kagame said on Thursday that Africans have the capacities to change the continent from being a permanent recipient of the other’s generosity as he addressed members of the private sector in Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire. The discussion on free trade and industrialisation was held on the second and the last of the two-day State visit […]

Tsunami Sweeps Indonesia Beach

Tsunami Sweeps Indonesia Beach

 During a busy holiday weekend, a tsunami apparently caused by the eruption of an island volcano killed more than 160 people around Indonesia’s Sunda Strait, sending a wall of water crashing ashore and sweeping away people attending a beach concert along with hundreds of houses including hotels, the government and witnesses said. More than 700 […]

Ayanna Pressley, First Black Congresswoman

Ayanna Pressley, First Black Congresswoman

Massachusetts Rep.-elect Ayanna Pressley (D), who made history in November as the state’s first black woman elected to Congress, will soon work from the former office of another political trailblazer: Shirley Chisholm. Pressley announced Monday that her new congressional office will be the same one Chisholm, the first black woman ever elected to Congress, once occupied. Chisholm […]

Togo Returns To The Streets To Stop ‘Unfair’ Legislative Elections

Togo Returns To The Streets To Stop ‘Unfair’ Legislative Elections

The government seems determined to hold elections on 20 December and extend President Gnassingbé’s rule, by any means necessary. Togo is no stranger to political violence. Since the 1963 coup that claimed the life of the country’s first president and founding father, the West African republic has repeatedly witnessed political killings, human rights violations and […]

South Sudan Unrest – Students Detained, Security Buses Convey Passengers

South Sudan Unrest – Students Detained, Security Buses Convey Passengers

 A number of school students who demonstrated against the rise of prices and the economic crisis in Blue Nile state has been detained. In Khartoum, police were deployed to provide public transport. On Thursday morning, secondary school students demonstrated in Ed Damazin in Blue Nile state against the economic crises and the risen costs of […]

‘All I Want For Christmas Is Democracy,’ – Hungary Protesters

‘All I Want For Christmas Is Democracy,’ – Hungary Protesters

 Thousands of Hungarians thronged the streets of Budapest on Sunday in the fourth and largest protest in a week against what they see as the increasingly authoritarian rule of right-wing nationalist Viktor Orban. Braving sub-zero temperatures, setting off flares and waving Hungarian and European Union flags, about 10,000 demonstrators walked from historic Heroes’ Square towards […]

Tensions In Catalan As The Spanish Government And Catalonia Administration Disagree

Tensions In Catalan As The Spanish Government And Catalonia Administration Disagree

The Spanish government is threatening to deploy its police force in Catalonia as tensions escalate between the two administrations.   The national government sent three letters to the pro-independence Catalan administration this week warning that the regional police had failed to ensure basic security during recent protests. Interior Minister Fernando Grande-Marlaska said that he may […]

Britain Can Decide On Its Own To Stop Brexit

Britain Can Decide On Its Own To Stop Brexit

The European Court of Justice has ruled that the UK can decide on its own to revoke its withdrawal from the European Union. Monday’s ruling comes the day before a crunch House of Commons vote on the Prime Minister’s Brexit deal, which she is anticipated to lose amid opposition from all sides. The ECJ judgment […]

Sexual Harassment, Blake Farenthold, The Bill And The Congress

Sexual Harassment, Blake Farenthold, The Bill And The Congress

But eight months after a congressman resigned after allegedly saying he had “wet dreams” about a female aide who was welcome to “show her nipples,” which was weeks before a congressman resigned after pursuing a female aide he called his “soul mate,” which was months after a congressman resigned after asking female aides to bear his […]