Category Archives: Around The World

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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South Africa’s Prophet Shepherd Bushiri Arrested At New York JFK Airport For Drug Trafficking

South Africa based Malawian prophet Shepherd Bushiri of Enlightened Christian Gathering was on Friday morning arrested at the John F. Kennedy Airport on suspicion of drug trafficking. Bushiri, who has been released on a $100,000 bail would be assisting the New York police in investigating a 10Kg cocaine found on the baggage carousel. The cocaine…

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Gates Foundation To Pay $76 Million Of Nigeria’s Debt To Japan To Combat Polio

Bill & Melinda Gates’ charitable foundation has agreed to pay Nigeria’s debt to Japan so as to become polio-free. The Foundation announced it will shoulder the $76m debt for Africa’s largest economy, which is recovering from its first recession in 20 years. Nigeria originally took the loan in 2014 and payments are set to start…

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And The Winners Are!!! Trump Releases Winners Of “Fake News” Award

President Donald Trump as promised, announced the winners of his highly anticipated “Fake News Awards” on Wednesday night with CNN and New York Times emerging top winners of the night. Trump crashed the Republican Party’s website on which he posted the list of the award winners’ moments after he tweeted the link announcing the winners,…

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“Shithole” Comment! 78 Former U.S. Ambassadors Write President Trump Over Comment

Trump’s “shithole” comment has continued to get reactions as 78 former United States Ambassadors who served in Africa wrote to the president to remind him about the continent’s great exploits and potentials. In a joint statement, the ambassadors disclosed, “As American ambassadors abroad, we have seen Africa’s complex and rich cultures, awe-inspiring resilience, and breath-taking…

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UK Appoints Minister Of Loneliness

The UK Prime Minister Theresa May has appointed a Minister of Loneliness, Telegraph reports. Minister for Sport and Civil Society, Tracey Crouch, will reportedly fill the role of heading the ministry. The creation of the ministry is reportedly to honor the legacy of Labour MP Jo Cox, who May has described as one who wanted to “shine a light” on loneliness. It…

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Sexual Abuse: Catholic Leader, Pope Francis Apologises On Behalf Of The Church

Leader of the Catholic Church, Pope Francis has apologised for cases of sexual abuse by clergymen in the denomination saying he felt pain and shame at the irreparable damage caused to children by some ministers of the church. The Pope who spoke before Chilean dignitaries in Santiago de Chile said, “I am one with my…

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