The families in Nigeria are waiting anxiously for the safe return of 300 kidnapped schoolgirls. More than 300 schoolgirls were kidnapped by gunmen from a government school in the country’s north last week.   A suspected criminal gang attacked the Government Girls Science Secondary School in Jangebe, a village in Zamfara state,Continue Reading

Brasilia, the capital of Brazil has entered a two-week lockdown as COVID-19 cases increase in the country.   Brasilia Governor Ibaneis Rocha decreed the total closure of bars, restaurants, shopping malls and schools until March 15 and prohibited gatherings of people. Sale of alcoholic beverages was prohibited after 8 p.m.  In the federalContinue Reading

The debate on the 2021/22 Budget of Jamaica  will begins on March 9 in the House of Representatives, with Minister of Finance and the Public Service, Dr Nigel Clarke, making his presentation.  The Jamaican observer reports that the budget debate will last until , March 23. During the debate, selected members of the Government and the Opposition willContinue Reading

The United Nations Human Rights Office( (OHCHR) has condemned the “escalating violence” and called for an immediate end to the use of force against pro-democracy protestors in Myanmar.  The OHCHR has issued the following statement. “ We strongly condemn the escalating violence against protests in Myanmar and call on the military to immediately haltContinue Reading

On February 28, the Philippines began the vaccination drive in the country against COVID-19 as over 600,000 doses of a Covid-19 vaccine from China.   President Rodrigo Duterte himself was at the airport to receive the shipment from Sinovac.   “We welcome this day with high hopes of finally ending the Covid-19 pandemicContinue Reading

A US intelligence report, now declassified, says that the killing of Saudi critic Jamal Khashoggi, was done after the approval of Saudi crown prince Mohammed bin Salman The report states that the Saudi crown prince “approved an operation in Istanbul, Turkey to capture or kill Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi.” “SinceContinue Reading

Ivory Coast has become the second country after Ghana to receive COVAX vaccine. A plane carrying 504,000 doses arrived in the commercial capital Abidjan as the country now prepares for a vaccination drive. This fight against the pandemic must be done in a democratic manner,” said Ivorian Health Minister EugeneContinue Reading

On February 26, the United Nations Special Envoy Christine Schraner Burgener said before an informal meeting of the UN General Assembly that the situation in Myanmar was worrying as she denounced the coup of February 1 which overthrew a democratically elected government and resulted in military taking full control ofContinue Reading

Josep Borrell, High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy/Vice-President of the Commission and Janez Lenarčič, Commissioner for Crisis Management, on 26 February 2020, issued a statement on the massacre that took place in Axum Ethiopia. The statement reads: : “ Amnesty International issued a report todayContinue Reading

The Supreme Court of United Kingdom has ruled that Shamima Begum, who joined the Islamic State as a teen, cannot return to the country. Shamima Begum left the UK aged 15[3] to join the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) in Syria. Her intention to return to theContinue Reading