Category Archives: Around The World

Davos 2018! Yemi Osinbajo, Dangote Attends World Economic Forum, Donald Trump To Address Summit

Davos is a small Alpine town in Switzerland which has held the World Economic Forum (WEF)  since 1971. The event was first held in 1971 and was originally named the European Management Forum before being renamed in 1987. This year, the World Economic Forum began on January 23 and will come to an end today,…

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Gymnastics Doctor Larry Nassar Sentenced To 40 To 175 Years In Prison

The former sports doctor who admitted molesting some of the nation’s top gymnasts for years was sentenced Wednesday to 40 to 175 years in prison as the judge declared: “I just signed your death warrant.” The sentence capped a remarkable seven-day hearing in which scores of Larry Nassar‘s victims were able to confront him face…

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Two South-African Police Officers Arrested & Arraigned Over Recent Attacks On Nigerians

Two South African Police officers responsible for the recent violent attack on Nigerians in Durban and other areas have been apprehended and arraigned. This was disclosed by the Nigeria Consul General in Johannesburg, South Africa, Mr Godwin Adama in a statement that the culprits were arraigned in Court on Monday. In attendance at the court…

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Father Of South African Jazz, Hugh Masekela Passes On

The South African music industry has been thrown into mourning following the demise of legendary Jazz singer, Bra Hugh Masekela. In a statement released by the family, Masekela died after battling with prostate cancer, passing on peacefully in Johannesburg, South Africa surrounded by his family. He is the father of American TV host Sal Masekela.…

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George Weah Sworn In As Liberia’s President, Obasanjo Abdulsalami Attends Swearing-In Ceremony

Former football icon, George Weah has been sworn in as the new President of Liberia. The swearing-in ceremony took place at a stadium on the outskirts of Monrovia. The swearing-in ceremony was attended by thousand including former leaders from Nigeria, Olusegun Obasanjo and Abdulsalami Abubakar. Also at the event include other notable football stars from…

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Women’s March! Hollywood Stars Address The Issue Of Sexual Misconduct In The Industry

In commemoration of the first anniversary of Women’s March movement, Hollywood stars have come out the address the issue of sexual misconduct in the industry. Since last year’s Women’s March, revelations about abuse by powerful men in Hollywood have fuelled a national reckoning on the pervasiveness of sexual misconduct. Several women who have been publicly…

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Zimbabwe Opposition Leader, Roy Bennett Killed In Helicopter Crash

Key Zimbabwean opposition leader Roy Bennett died in a helicopter crash in a remote part of the U.S. state of New Mexico that also killed four others and left one injured. State Police Lt. Elizabeth Armijo confirmed Bennett’s death Thursday, a day after a helicopter carrying him and five others went down in a mountainous…

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European Union Hasten Social Media Companies On Removal Of Online Hate Speech

New EU figures shows that social media companies Facebook, Twitter and Google’s YouTube have accelerated removals of online hate speech, reviewing more than two-thirds of complaints within 24 hours. The EU has piled pressure on social media companies to increase their efforts to fight the proliferation of extremist content and hate speech on their platforms,…

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Chinese County Bans Schoolchildren From Mosques

In the latest tightening of religious freedoms, authorities in a Muslim-majority county in Northwest China have banned schoolchildren from going to mosque during winter holidays. According to the Global Times, the decision was outlined in a notice sent to all high schools, primary schools and kindergartens in Gansu province’s Guanghe county. “Schools should require students…

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