Africa 

Saudi Arabia’s Red Sea International Film Festival honors six ‘Women in Cinema’

Six women redefining what is possible for future generations of female storytellers were honored in Cannes on Saturday. It comes as Saudi Arabia’s Red Sea International Film Festival and Vanity Fair Europe hosted the “Women in Cinema” Gala at the Cannes Film Festival. The event attracted celebrities from across Saudi Arabia, Thailand, Egypt, Italy India and the US. Lucy Hale,… Read More
Africa 

Israel-Hamas war: Displaced Palestinians from Rafah struggle to survive

Dozens of displaced Palestinians gathered on Saturday to fill containers with water in northern Muwasi where thousands of refugees live in dire conditions with little to no access to clean water, sanitation or toilets. The suffering has been compounded by the soaring early summer heat in the overcrowded camp. In recent weeks, thousand have fled the southernmost city of Rafah… Read More
Africa 

Attempted coup in the Democratic Republic of the Congo thwarted

Government forces in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) have successfully thwarted an attempted coup. The incident, which unfolded Saturday night has left the nation on edge as authorities work to restore order and investigate those involved. “An attempted coup d’etat has been put down by the defense and security forces. The attempt involved foreigners and Congolese. These foreigners… Read More
Africa 

Mobile networks attracting more smartphone users as Ghana tries to close digital gap

Anita Akpeere prepared fried rice in her kitchen in Ghana’s capital as a flurry of notifications for restaurant orders lit up apps on her phone. “I don’t think I could work without a phone in my line of business,” she said, as requests came in for her signature dish, a traditional fermented dumpling. Internet-enabled phones have transformed many lives, but… Read More
Africa 

Extreme weather pummeling the world

Severe weather has been pummeling parts of the world with flash floods and heatwaves recorded in Sub-Saharan Africa, Europe, the Americas, and several countries in Asia. Globally, heavy rainfall events have become more frequent and intense over most land regions. according to the UN’s climate body, the IPCC. AFRICA Heavy rains and flash floods have affected nearly 1 million people… Read More
Africa 

South Africa: Jacob Zuma launches new party manifesto

Former South African President Jacob Zuma on Saturday lamented the high levels of poverty amongst Black South Africans and promised to create jobs and tackle the scourge of crime as he launched his new political party’s manifesto ahead of the country’s much anticipated elections. He told thousands of supporters who gathered at Orlando Stadium in Johannesburg that his party would… Read More
Africa 

Pro-Israel demonstrators gather outside genocide hearing at UN court

Dozens of pro-Israel protesters gathered outside the International Court of Justice (ICJ) in The Hague on Friday. Hearings are underway at the UN court as part of a genocide case brought by South Africa against Israel because of its actions in Gaza. On Thursday, South Africa said the situation in the Palestine enclave had reached “a new and horrific stage”… Read More
Africa 

Moroccan asylum-seeker gets life sentence for killing UK retiree

A Moroccan asylum-seeker who stabbed a British retiree to death in revenge for Israel’s war against Hamas was sentenced Friday to at least 45 years in prison for what the judge termed a terrorist act. Ahmed Alid told police after his arrest that he’d killed 70-year-old Terence Carney in the northeast England town of Hartlepool because “Israel had killed innocent… Read More
Africa 

Greek defense team says 9 accused Egyptians misidentified

The legal defence team for nine Egyptian men due to go on trial in southern Greece next week accused of causing one of the Mediterranean’s deadliest shipwrecks said Thursday they will argue Greece has no jurisdiction in the case. They insisted their clients were innocent survivors who have been unjustly prosecuted. The nine, whose ages range from early 20s to… Read More