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Pacific 

Two years on from Myanmar military coup, UN chief stresses international unity, as arrests, airstrikes continue

Ahead of 1 February – marking two years since the military overturned and arbitrarily detained members of the democratically elected civilian Government, including President U Win Myint and State Counsellor Daw Aung San Suu Kyi – the Secretary-General, in a statement issued by his Spokesperson, raised several concerns. He also condemned all forms of violence as the multidimensional crisis in… Read More
Pacific 

Afghanistan: Humanitarians await guidelines on women’s role in aid operations

Representing the Inter-Agency Standing Committee (IASC), they stressed that the world’s largest humanitarian operation – supporting some 28 million people in Afghanistan – simply cannot function without women staff.  The officials reported on their mission to the country last week, in the wake of the edict prohibiting Afghan women from working with local and international aid agencies, announced on 24… Read More
Africa 

Artists gearing up for the Harlem fine arts show 15th anniversary

In advance of the Harlem Fine Arts Show celebrating its 15th anniversary, some of the artists that will be featured in the February 24-26 show gathered in Harlem to talk art and the importance of HFAS’s platform for “African diasporic artists.” Ademola Olugebefola is an artist that has believed in the mission of HFAS from the very beginning. Olugebefola was… Read More
Africa 

DRC’s capital, Kinshasa, ready to welcome Pope Francis

In Kinshasa’s Ndolo airport everything is ready to welcome Pope Francis.  The Holy Pontiff arrives on Tuesday in Kinshasa, capital of the DRC and Africa’s largest catholic country. On Wednesday more than a million people are expected to attend a morning mass. In total, Pope Francis will deliver twelve speeches and will meet, in addition to the authorities, victims of… Read More
Entertainment Lifestyle 

Seyi Vibez teases unreleased song

The teaser features a sampling of Islamic recitation which is a familiar element of Seyi Vibez music. Seyi Vibez has been enjoying an increase in fame and patronage since the release of his 2022 album ‘Billion Dollar Baby’. The album rocketed him to mainstream success and since then, he hasn’t looked back. Seyi Vibez’s rise to fame was heralded by… Read More
Entertainment Lifestyle 

Burna Boy drops music video for hit single ‘Common Person’

Genre: Afrobeats Date of Release: January 30, 2022 Video Director: Ahmed Mosh Length: 3 minutes 43 seconds Features: NONE Label: Space Ship/Atlantic Details/Takeaway: The music video sees Burna Boy take a walk in the shoes of everyday Nigerians as he assumes the position of a normal person in a bid to tell the stories from their eyes. Sourced From Nigerian… Read More
Africa 

US Ambassador to the UN urges donors to help Somalia

The first U.S. Cabinet member to visit Somalia since 2015 urged the world’s donors on Sunday to give immediate help to a country facing deadly famine, which she described as “the ultimate failure of the international community.” The U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, Linda Thomas-Greenfield, heard perhaps the starkest warning yet about the crisis facing the Horn of Africa.… Read More
Africa 

Tunisians express little hope one day after elections

Tunisian citizens have expressed little hope one day after the second round of parliamentary elections with record abstention. Preliminary results suggest that nearly 89% of the electorate decided to stay away from the political process. “Those who have been elected, what are they going to do again? What will they bring? Don’t tell me that they are going to make… Read More
Entertainment Lifestyle 

Some fans unimpressed with Gazza’slatest music

SOME music lovers recently took to social media to express their dissatisfaction with music sensation and award-winning artist Gazza’s (Lazarus Shiimi) recently released music. Many feel that his latest music is not on par with past releases. “Gazza is releasing trash music comfortably for two years now and no one is talking about it,” one music fan wrote.“Here I am… Read More
Entertainment Lifestyle 

Can Bola Tin­ubu, Nige­ria’s ail­ing king­mak­er, win the pres­i­den­cy?

Abidjan, Cote d’Ivoire & Lagos, Nigeria – Even before independence in 1960, Nigeria’s deeply embedded culture of political patronage was apparent. To date, kingmakers often jockey to become kings and kings morph into kingmakers, but no political godfather has ever become the number one citizen. After independence from Britain, the leader of the party with a parliamentary majority was meant… Read More