Barack Obama tried unsuccessfully to tighten gun controls in the US
International News

Obama urges Americans to reject leaders who stoke hatred

Former US President Barack Obama has called on Americans to reject language from any of their leaders that feeds hatred or normalises racism. Mr Obama did not name anyone but his rare comments came after President Donald Trump sought to deflect criticism that his anti-immigrant rhetoric had fuelled violence. In a speech on Monday, Mr […]

NBA Sports

Jr. NBA Global Championship 2019: Twenty Youth from Seven African Countries to Represent Africa in the Second Jr. NBA Global Championship from Aug. 6-11 in Orlando, Florida

PRESS RELEASE ORLANDO, USA, August 4, 2019/ — Twenty Youth from Seven African Countries to Represent Africa in the Second Jr. NBA Global Championship from Aug. 6-11 in Orlando, Florida. AFRICA TEAM GIRLS ROSTERS 1. Sandrine Whitney Kamgain (Cameroon)2. Penge Lesline Salim (DRC)3. Jana Ehab (Egypt)4. Shaza Ayman (Egypt)5. Kadidia Traore (Mali)6. Aisha Nhantumbo (Mozambique)7. […]

White Helmets/social media via REUTERS | A motorbike burns after an airstrike in this screen grab taken from a social media video said to be taken in Idlib, Syria, on July 16.
International

UN warns ‘worst humanitarian disaster’ of the century is unfolding in Syria’s Idlib

U.N. humanitarian chief Mark Lowcock told the Security Council on Tuesday that shelling by Syrian and Russian forces in Idlib province risks creating the worst humanitarian disaster of the 21st century, with 440,000 already displaced. The U.N. humanitarian chief urged the Security Council on Tuesday to take action to end the “bloody onslaught” in Syria’s […]

Ghana National News

Pelosi, Congressional Delegation honor Ghana’s Rich Tradition in Ceremony with Paramount Chiefs, visit Historic Slave Sites to mark ‘The Year of Return’

At Elmina Castle, Paramount Chief Nana Kwadwo Conduah VI welcomed the delegation back home to Africa in a traditional ceremony ACCRA, Ghana, August 1, 2019/ — Today, Speaker Pelosi and Members of the Congressional Black Caucus traveled to Ghana’s Central Region to meet with tribal Chiefs and visit the slave dungeons at Elmina and Cape […]

Business News

Kofi Annan International Peace Keeping Training Centre (KAIPTC) contributes to the work of the African Union Commission (AU) in mediation, preventive diplomacy, and dialogue interventions

PRESS RELEASE This engagement is part of the Centre’s vision to support the African Union in its mandate to promote peace, human security and development in AfricaADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia, July 12, 2019/ — The Kofi Annan International Peace Keeping Training Centre (KAIPTC) (www.KAIPTC.org) has contributed to the work of the African Union Commission (AUC) by […]

In this image released by Greenpeace, Greenpeace activists and other environmental organizations display a banner as the cargo ship MV Bavaria, the container vessel allegedly hired to ship back the 69 containers loaded with garbage from Canada, slowly enters the mouth of Subic Bay, Thursday, May 30, 2019 in Subic, Zambales province west of Manila, Philippines. The environmental groups are calling on the Philippine government to ban all waste imports into the country and ratify the Basel Ban Amendment. The banner reads: "Philippines Is Not A Dumpsite!" (Greenpeace Via AP)
Canada

Garbage stranded in Philippines for years to return to Vancouver

Containers of Canadian trash that festered in the Philippines for years are set to arrive home just in time to celebrate the country’s 152nd birthday. The Anna Maersk is scheduled to dock at the Port of Vancouver, with the containers aboard, on Saturday, June 29 at 10 a.m. The arrival will bring nearly to a […]