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Vladimir Putin gave direct instructions to help elect Trump, report says

Vladimir Putin gave direct instructions to help elect Trump, report says

A report Friday morning claims Russian President Vladimir Putin gave direct instructions to help elect Donald Trump president. According to a Washington Post investigation, former President Obama received a secret CIA report in August. That report “captured Putin’s specific instructions on the operation’s audacious objectives – defeat or at least damage the Democratic nominee, Hillary […]

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 […]

President Donald Trump Sends Special Envoy, Demands Reform

President Donald Trump Sends Special Envoy, Demands Reform

THE visiting Deputy assistant Secretary, Bureau of African Affairs at the United State Department Carol O’Connell has urged the government to urgently make political and economic reforms. Speaking during a media briefing in Harare Tuesday, O’ Connell said the US government is keen to see reforms made to allow for a robust working relationship between […]

My Improbable Graduation: From A Tiny Village In Ghana To Johns Hopkins

My Improbable Graduation: From A Tiny Village In Ghana To Johns Hopkins

When I was about 5 years old, my father passed away and life took a dramatic turn. My uncles from my father’s side took all his properties, per the custom in my village in Ghana, so each of my father’s seven wives had to find ways to provide and take care of their children. My […]

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 […]

US lawmakers seek to reverse Trump’s $110bn arms deal with Saudi Arabia

US lawmakers seek to reverse Trump’s $110bn arms deal with Saudi Arabia

Top Republicans and Democrats in Congress have called for the $110-billion arms deal Donald Trump signed with Saudi Arabia last week to be reversed. Their primary concern is that the kingdom may use the newest weapons in the Yemen war, they say. Washington should reconsider the delivery of precision-guided munitions (PGMs) and other sophisticated weapons […]

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 […]

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