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Botswana President Ian Khama in Sweden

Botswana President Ian Khama in Sweden

President Lt Gen. Dr Seretse Khama Ian Khama left for Sweden yesterday on a three-day official visit at the invitation of the prime minister of Sweden, Mr Stefan Lofven. The President was seen off at Sir Seretse Khama International Airport by Permanent Secretary to the President Mr Carter Morupisi and permanent secretary in the Ministry […]

Djibouti Plays the West Off Against the Far East

Djibouti Plays the West Off Against the Far East

China recently established a military base in Djibouti. Little is known about the base except that it may have capacity to house up to 10 000 troops. The military base has attracted much international attention, with little understanding of either Djibouti or China’s motives. Turning 40 years old on 27 June, Djibouti – which has […]

Suspected terrorist attacks at London bridge and Borough Market

Suspected terrorist attacks at London bridge and Borough Market

More than one person has died in a terrorist incident in central London which is still ongoing, the Metropolitan Police has said. Police and ambulances were alerted to reports a van hit people on London Bridge shortly after 22:00 BST. Armed officers went to nearby Borough Market where they were responding to reports of stabbings […]

Recent tragedies at sea highlight urgency for safe pathways to Europe

Recent tragedies at sea highlight urgency for safe pathways to Europe

Against the backdrop of more than 1,700 people having perished this year while undertaking perilous crossings across central Mediterranean Sea to reach mainland Europe, the United Nations refugee agency has appealed for “credible alternatives” to ensure accessible and safe ways for people in need of international protection to reach the continent. According to the Office […]

US decision to withdraw from Paris climate accord a ‘major disappointment’

US decision to withdraw from Paris climate accord a ‘major disappointment’

The Spokesman for the United Nations Secretary-General today said that the decision by the United States to withdraw from the Paris Agreement on climate change is a major disappointment for global efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and promote global security. “The Paris Agreement was adopted by all the world’s nations in 2015 because they […]

Bitcoin sees $4bn in value wiped out as price of cryptocurrency falls 20%

Bitcoin sees $4bn in value wiped out as price of cryptocurrency falls 20%

The price of the world’s most popular cryptocurrency bitcoin has lost over a fifth of its value from the record high of last week. On Monday, bitcoin was trading at $2,179, down $612 from last Wednesday’s all-time high of $2,791, according to CoinDesk data. “The correction was actually quite brief, the prices today are still […]

Canada’s Trudeau asks Pope to apologize for Catholic Church’s abuse of indigenous children

Canada’s Trudeau asks Pope to apologize for Catholic Church’s abuse of indigenous children

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has asked Pope Francis to visit Canada to apologize for decades of abuse suffered by indigenous children in schools run by the Catholic Church. Canada’s “residential schools” system was set up in the late 19th century to assimilate native peoples into Canadian society. Children were separated from their families in […]

Theresa May accused of being ‘Donald Trump’s mole’ in Europe after leaked documents show UK tried to water down EU climate change policy

Theresa May accused of being ‘Donald Trump’s mole’ in Europe after leaked documents show UK tried to water down EU climate change policy

Theresa May has been accused of being Donald Trump’s “mole” in Europe after leaked documents showed the UK attempted to water down EU policies designed to tackle climate change. While other European politicians have made clear to the Republican billionaire that his denial of climate science is a problem, the Prime Minister has remained resolutely […]

Paris mayor Anne Hidalgo demands black feminist festival that ‘prohibits’ white people be banned

Paris mayor Anne Hidalgo demands black feminist festival that ‘prohibits’ white people be banned

The Paris mayor, Anne Hidalgo, has called for a black feminist festival in the French capital to be banned, saying it was “prohibited to white people”. The first edition of the Nyansapo Festival, due to run from 28-30 July at a cultural centre in Paris, bills itself as “an event rooted in black feminism, activism, […]

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