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Girl allegedly sexually assaulted on Facebook Live now receiving death threats, family says

Girl allegedly sexually assaulted on Facebook Live now receiving death threats, family says

The Chicago police are questioning several people in the alleged sexual assault of a 15-year-old that was streamed on Facebook Live, authorities said, but the girl’s family said Wednesday they were receiving death threats.  Police spokesman Anthony Guglielmi said Wednesday that no arrests had been made, but he tweeted Tuesday that detectives were questioning several […]

Sale of Cambodian breast milk to mothers in United States criticised by UN

Sale of Cambodian breast milk to mothers in United States criticised by UN

The UN children’s fund has strongly criticised the sale by a commercial company of breast milk donated by Cambodian mothers to women in the US, warning it could lead to the babies of poor and vulnerable women becoming malnourished. Unicef condemned the trade by Utah-based company Ambrosia Labs as the Cambodian government intervened. Cambodia’s customs […]

No African citizens granted visas for African trade summit in California

No African citizens granted visas for African trade summit in California

An annual African trade summit in California had no African attendees this year after at least 60 people were denied visas, according to event leaders. The African Global Economic and Development Summit, a three-day conference at the University of Southern California (USC), typically brings delegations from across Africa to meet with business leaders in the […]

Supreme leader Kim Jong-Un vows to reduce US ‘to ashes’ with nuke strikes

Supreme leader Kim Jong-Un vows to reduce US ‘to ashes’ with nuke strikes

KIM Jong-un has threatened to reduce the US “to ashes” as tensions with North Korea continue to increase. The secretive state released a statement earlier this month warning Donald Trump of nuclear destruction if America fires “even a single bullet” towards Pyongyang. The statement said: “The Korean People’s Army will reduce the bases of aggression and […]

Billionaire banker David Rockefeller dies aged 101

Billionaire banker David Rockefeller dies aged 101

Former Chase Manhattan Chief Executive David Rockefeller has died at the age of 101. Rockefeller died in his sleep at home in Pocantico Hills, New York, on Monday morning as a result of congestive heart failure, according to a family spokesperson Fraser P. Seitel. The businessman, who had an estimated fortune of $3 billion, retired […]

Report: Trump’s Campaign Manager Wanted for Questioning in Ukraine Corruption Case

Report: Trump’s Campaign Manager Wanted for Questioning in Ukraine Corruption Case

Ukrainian prosecutors want to question Paul Manafort in connection with a corruption investigation and have made repeated requests for assistance from US authorities, CNN has learned. Prosecutors in Kiev said they have made seven separate appeals over the past two years for help in questioning President Donald Trump’s former campaign manager, including letters to FBI […]

Saudi Arabia wants Trump to drop law letting 9/11 victims sue the kingdom

Saudi Arabia wants Trump to drop law letting 9/11 victims sue the kingdom

Saudi Arabia’s energy chief revealed Friday that Riyadh anticipated President Donald Trump would repeal a 2016 U.S. law allowing victims of 9/11 to sue Saudi Arabia for the role of its citizens in the attacks that killed nearly 3,000 people in New York, Washington and Pennsylvania in 2001. The oil-rich kingdom’s Energy Minister Khalid al-Falih, who […]

Comey: FBI investigating possible collusion between Russia, Trump

Comey: FBI investigating possible collusion between Russia, Trump

FBI Director James Comey on Monday confirmed that the bureau is investigating Russian attempts to interfere in the 2016 presidential election — including any links or coordination between members of Donald Trump’s campaign and Moscow. The bombshell revelation puts an end to months of roiling speculation and frustration on the part of Democrats, who saw […]

Putting the U.S. First, At Africa’s Expense

Putting the U.S. First, At Africa’s Expense

In November 2016, the United States (US) concluded one of the most divisive presidential elections in its history. It is also hard to identify any public policy issues around which there have been strong and stable bipartisan cooperation in recent years. However, US relations with Africa have, in large part, enjoyed just such cooperation. Since […]

Trump Administration Threatens To Withdraw From UN Human Rights Council

Trump Administration Threatens To Withdraw From UN Human Rights Council

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson warned this week that President Donald Trump’s administration wants the U.N. Human Rights Council to undergo “considerable reform in order for us to continue to participate,” according to a report published Tuesday. “While it may be the only such organization devoted to human rights, the Human Rights Council requires considerable […]

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