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Greenpeace Philippines has launched a 15.2 metres long sculpture of a dead whale made out of plastic to raise awareness about the effects of dumping rubbish in the sea and on the beach. About 60 kilograms of plastic bottles, cups, bags and other disposable waste found around the communities was used to make the sculpture. A report published in the journal of Science said the Philippines ranked third for the amount of plastic waste dumped in the ocean, with China and Indonesia heading the list.

 

 

MORE NIGERIAN MIGRANTS REPATRIATED FROM LIBYA

07 December 2017
 MORE NIGERIAN MIGRANTS REPATRIATED FROM LIBYA

  Over 4 000 Nigerian migrants were flown back home from Libya where they had been in various detention camps after attempting to cross the Mediterranean Sea into Europe. Around 5 891 Nigerian migrants have so far been repatriated from Libya th...

SENEGAL SET TO OPEN NEW AIRPORT

07 December 2017
 SENEGAL SET TO OPEN NEW AIRPORT

  Senegal is set to open its new airport today jn Dias, about 45 kilometres from the country’s third largest city, Thies, in a bid to attract more investment and tourism. The Blaise Diagne International Airport is due to start operations...

NOBEL PEACE PRIZE FOR ANTI-NUCLEAR CAMPAIGNERS

07 December 2017
NOBEL PEACE PRIZE FOR ANTI-NUCLEAR CAMPAIGNERS

  The International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN) is to receive the 2017 Nobel Peace Prize in Stockholm in recognition of its work to draw attention to the humanitarian consequences of using nuclear weapons in war. ICAN will be joi...

ANC SUCCESSION

07 December 2017
ANC SUCCESSION

  The ANC says the party is doing everything possible to avoid a split in the party after elections for a new leader this month. Zweli Mkhize, the ANC's treasurer general and candidate in the leadership race, said it was important that ANC memb...

UNIVERSAL CONDEMNATION FOR TRUMP

07 December 2017
 UNIVERSAL CONDEMNATION FOR TRUMP

  Leaders, in Africa, the European Union and the Arab world have condemned U.S. President Donald Trump’s decision to declare Jerusalem the capital of Israel and instructing Congress to put plans in place to move the U.S. embassy from Tel...

U.N. WARNS MEXICO OVER CRISIS IN “JOURNALIST” SAFETY

05 December 2017
 U.N. WARNS MEXICO OVER CRISIS IN “JOURNALIST” SAFETY

  The United Nations has warned that the Mexican government was failing in its efforts to keep journalists safe and prosecute crimes against them, after officials toured Mexican regions that are among the worlds most dangerous for reporters.&nb...

YEMEN TENSE AFTER DEATH OF FORMER PRESIDENT

05 December 2017
 YEMEN TENSE AFTER DEATH OF FORMER PRESIDENT

  The United Nations has called the escalating violence in Yemen “deeply disturbing” following reports that former President Ali Abdullah SALEH was killed in a roadside attack yesterday (Dec. 4) after switching sides in Yemen’...

U.N. STILL OPTIMISTIC FOR POLLUTION-FREE WORLD

05 December 2017
 U.N. STILL OPTIMISTIC FOR POLLUTION-FREE WORLD

  The United Nations Environment Assembly convened in Nairobi, Kenya to discuss measures aiming at zero-pollution. More than 4 000 people from over 100 countries are attending the summit, including heads of state, cabinet ministers, U.N. offici...

PLO CONDEMNS U.S. PLANS FOR JERUSALEM

05 December 2017
 PLO CONDEMNS U.S. PLANS FOR JERUSALEM

  The PLO’s Chief Representative in Washington, HUSAM Zomlot has described the recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital by the United States as a ‘kiss of death’ to the two solution’ recognised by the United Na...

ANC NATIONAL CONFERENCE

05 December 2017
 ANC NATIONAL CONFERENCE

   African National Congress (ANC) Deputy Secretary-General Jessie Duarte has made a call for unity and respect among delegates attending the party’s upcoming national conference. She says delegates will not be allowed...

NEW INTERNET TECHNOLOGY RELEASES

04 December 2017
NEW INTERNET TECHNOLOGY RELEASES

  Eighteen  latest achievements and innovations of Internet science were released at the Release  Ceremony for World  Leading Internet Scientific and Technological Achievements yesterday (Dec. 3) in China. The 18 achievements inc...

BALI TOURISM SLUMPS DUE TO ERUPTING VOLCANO

04 December 2017
 BALI TOURISM SLUMPS DUE TO ERUPTING VOLCANO

  An erupting volcano on Indonesian holiday island of Bali has hit tourism operators hard with many complaining that they have been suffering losses as peak season beckons. According to estimates, the tourism business has dropped by half since...

PALESTINIANS CELEBRATE MAWLID AL-NABI

04 December 2017
PALESTINIANS CELEBRATE MAWLID AL-NABI

  Hundreds of young Palestinians participated in a new initiative called ‘Jerusalem is beautiful at night’ aimed at reviving the night life in Jerusalem by launching tours to the Old City’s neighbourhoods. This week’s to...

IRANIAN EMBASSY TARGETED DURING PROTEST

04 December 2017
IRANIAN EMBASSY TARGETED DURING PROTEST

  An unknown rocket projectile hit the Iranian embassy in the Yemen capital Sanaa yesterday as clashes between the Houthi movement supporters and loyalists of former President Ali Abdullah SALEH. Many in the region believe that Iran provides ma...

U.N. CALLS FOR END OF YEMEN BLOCKADE

04 December 2017
U.N. CALLS FOR END OF YEMEN BLOCKADE

  The United Nations Under-Secretary General for Humanitarian Affairs, Mark Lowcock has joined the chorus to call for an end to the blockade of Yemen sooner than later to avert a disastrous humanitarian crisis.  According to Lowcock of the...

ANC SUCCESSION

04 December 2017
ANC SUCCESSION

  With less than two weeks to go before the African National Congress (ANC) elects a new leadership, most provinces have made it clear that the race for the presidency is firmly between Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa and&n...

VOLCANIC ERUPTION THREATENING INDONESIA

27 November 2017
  VOLCANIC ERUPTION THREATENING INDONESIA

  Hundreds of tourists are stranded at Bali airport after the Indonesian authorities closed the airport of the holiday island following a warning of the Mount Agung volcanic eruption that was raised to the top level four alert today (Nov. 27)....

AU TO PRESS EU OVER ISSUE OF MIGRATION

27 November 2017
AU TO PRESS EU OVER ISSUE OF MIGRATION

  The Africa Union and leaders of the European Union are meeting in Abidjan on 29 November 2017 to discuss security and migration amid calls for tighter security and control measures to curb the flow of migrants to Europe. Recent video footage...

SAUDI TO LEAD COUNTER INSURGENCY EFFORTS

27 November 2017
 SAUDI TO LEAD COUNTER INSURGENCY EFFORTS

  Saudi Arabia’s Minister of Defence, Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman has promised that Saudi Arabia will help the “Islamic Counter Terrorism Coalition” (IMCTC) to focus all its efforts together with member States to combat v...

EGYPT MOSQUE ATTACK

27 November 2017
 EGYPT MOSQUE ATTACK

  Security has been beefed up in the Sinai Province following the deadliest attack and the first on a mosque in Egypt claiming a death toll of 305 people. Even though no organisation has yet claimed responsibility for the attack, it is widely b...

CAPE TOWN GANG WARS

27 November 2017
 CAPE TOWN GANG WARS

  As the Cape Gang Wars intensify, calls are once again being made for military intervention in the volatile Cape Flats. This report from AFP.

#GUPTALEAKS

27 November 2017
 #GUPTALEAKS

  Communications Minister Mamaloko Kubayi-Ngubane says that her department will not fold its arms amid allegations of corruptions implicating MultiChoice and TV channel ANN7. The latest instalment of the Gupta leaks has revealed how a questiona...

ROHINGYA REFUGEES STUCK AT BORDER

23 November 2017
 ROHINGYA REFUGEES STUCK AT BORDER

  More than 6 000  Rohingya Muslim refugees are reportedly stuck at the border unable to go home to Myanmar and unwilling to cross the muddy stream to Bangladesh to live in refugee camps. Myanmar has built a fence on its side of the border...

ISRAELI EX-SOLDIER CONFESSES TO TORTURE

23 November 2017
 ISRAELI EX-SOLDIER CONFESSES TO TORTURE

  An Israeli ex-soldier, Dean Issacharoff who serves as a spokesman for a group that documents alleged abuses of Palestinians has set off a legal tussle with the Israeli authorities by saying he himself had beaten a detainee. Issacharoff belong...

SYRIAN OPPOSITION TO FORM UNITED FRONT

23 November 2017
 SYRIAN OPPOSITION TO FORM UNITED FRONT

  Syrian opposition representatives met in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia yesterday (Nov.22) in a bid to form a united front ahead of the next round of Syrian peace talks in Geneva later this month. Although the High Negotiations Council (HNC) was formed...

NEW ZIMBABWEAN PRESIDENT CALLS FOR UNITY

23 November 2017
NEW ZIMBABWEAN PRESIDENT CALLS FOR UNITY

  Incoming Zimbabwean President Emmerson Mnangagwa has called on his country men to unite behind him to rebuild the country. Mnangagwa who was sacked as vice President of Zimbabwe seventeen days ago will be sworn in as president tomorrow (Nov....

TENSIONS HIGH IN THE MIDDLE EAST

20 November 2017
 TENSIONS HIGH IN THE MIDDLE EAST

  Arab League foreign ministers meeting in Cairo have warned Iran and Hezbollah that the League would not stand-by in the face of Iranian interference in the affairs of other countries in the region. The League said in a statement that it would...

JORDAN TO CONTINUE WITH DEAD-SEA WATER POJECT

20 November 2017
 JORDAN TO CONTINUE WITH DEAD-SEA WATER POJECT

  iframe width="560" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/mX6cGabHEQE" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen> The Jordanian government has vowed to forge ahead with the Red Sea-Dead Sea Water Conveyance Project despite Israel’s threa...

EU-ASIA SUMMIT ON ROHINGYA CRISIS BEGINS

20 November 2017
  EU-ASIA SUMMIT ON ROHINGYA CRISIS BEGINS

  The European Union and Asian nations are meeting in Bangladesh in a bid to find a lasting solution to the exodus of Rohingya Muslims from Myanmar’s northern Rakhine state following a violent crackdown by the military on August 25. Accor...

ANC STALWARTS CONFERENCE

20 November 2017
 ANC STALWARTS CONFERENCE

  Former President Thabo Mbeki has decried the state of the African National Congress (ANC), saying it has been infested by a rot and captured by a dominant faction that is not ANC. Mbeki was speaking at the last day of the ANC stalwart’s...

ZIMBABWE CRISIS

20 November 2017
 ZIMBABWE CRISIS

  Zimbabweans were left stunned and shocked following President Mugabe’s speech on Sunday night. Many had hoped the 93 year old would leave office gracefully, fears are mounting of a purge by Mugabe loyalists. Thousands of Zimbabweans too...

ZIMBABWE CRISIS

20 November 2017
 ZIMBABWE CRISIS

  President Robert Mugabe has brushed off calls for his resignation and instead appealed for unity in the ruling Zanu-PF party. It was widely expected that Mugabe would announce his resignation on state television...

YEMEN WAR

15 November 2017
  YEMEN WAR

  As is the case in most conflicts, the poor and vulnerable suffer the most. In Yemen, thousands of children have been left orphaned in the conflict and have turned to begging to help put food on the table.

CHINA ACTIVE IN UN CLIMATE CHANGE TALKS

15 November 2017
 CHINA ACTIVE IN UN CLIMATE CHANGE TALKS

  The Chinese delegation attending the ongoing UN Climate Change (COP23) presented China’s efforts  in developing the free economy as another example of China’s constructive engagement with the world. Although China is one of t...

KENYAN ELECTION RESULTS BACK IN COURT

15 November 2017
KENYAN ELECTION RESULTS BACK IN COURT

  Kenya’s Supreme Court has received three petitions challenging President Uhuru Kenyatta’s victory in last month’s presidential elections, in what may be the last chance for legal scrutiny of the vote. Two of the petitions fi...

RUGBY WORLD CUP 2023

15 November 2017
RUGBY WORLD CUP 2023

  South Africans are waiting to see if its bid to host the 2023 Rugby World Cup is successful.  The country was named World Rugby’s preferred candidate after a rigorous and hotly-contested evaluation process. Other bidding...

ZIMBABWE POLITICAL UNCERTAINTY

15 November 2017
 ZIMBABWE POLITICAL UNCERTAINTY

  As the crisis intensifies in Zimbabwe, we take a look at the life of President Mugabe who has been in power since 1980. The once prosperous country is now in the midst of economic ruin with skyrocketing inflation, a currency that is devalued...

ZIMBABWE POLITICAL UNCERTAINTY

15 November 2017
ZIMBABWE POLITICAL UNCERTAINTY

  There’s uncertainty around the political situation in Zimbabwe with the army denying reports of a coup while confirming its pursuing what it calls criminals around President Robert Mugabe. Speculation about Harare’s fate was promp...

KENYAN OPPOSITION CALLS FOR REVIEW OF CONSTITUTION

08 November 2017
 KENYAN OPPOSITION CALLS FOR REVIEW OF CONSTITUTION

  Kenya’s leader of the opposition National Super Alliance (NASA) has called for a government of national unity to run the country for six months while a constitutional review to limit the powers of the president is being discussed....

NATO TO SEND 3000 TROOPS TO AFGHANISTAN

08 November 2017
 NATO TO SEND 3000 TROOPS TO AFGHANISTAN

  The North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (NATO), has agreed to send about 3 000 additional troops to Afghanistan for training missions. NATO stressed that the soldiers will not participate in combat, but will provide training assistance an...

ROHINGYAS CAUGHT UP IN HUMAN TRAFFICKING

08 November 2017
ROHINGYAS CAUGHT UP IN HUMAN TRAFFICKING

  Hundreds of human trafficking rings are reportedly roaming the refugee camps in Bangladesh looking for easy prey. The United Nations has warned that trafficking networks already in existence in southern Bangladesh, sprawling camps which have...

CLIMATE CHANGE ACTIVISTS PUSH FOR ACTION

08 November 2017
 CLIMATE CHANGE ACTIVISTS PUSH FOR ACTION

  Delegates from 200 countries are meeting in Bonn for the third day of the United Nations climate change talks to find ways to strengthen the 2015 Paris Climate Change deal which has been criticised by the United States as misleading. Climate...

RUSSIA SLAMS INQUIRY INTO GAS ATTACKS IN SYRIA

08 November 2017
 RUSSIA SLAMS INQUIRY INTO GAS ATTACKS IN SYRIA

  Russia has rejected a report by an international inquiry blaming the Syrian government for a deadly toxic gas attack, casting doubt on whether the U.N. Security Council can agree to extend the investigation's mandate before it expires ne...

DIPLOMATIC ROW WITH QATAR REMAINS

07 November 2017
DIPLOMATIC ROW WITH QATAR REMAINS

  The five-month long diplomatic crisis Qatar is facing will bring a negative impact to the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC), as Bahrain threatens to boycott the next GCC summit if Qatar’s membership is not suspended, says Muss QALLAB, a po...

GREENPEACE CALLS FOR ACTION NOW

07 November 2017
GREENPEACE CALLS FOR ACTION NOW

  With the COP23 international climate conference well underway in Bonn, Germany, Greenpeace executive Director, Jennifer Morgan urged delegated to tackle the reduction of emissions. According to reports, 2017 is set to be in the top three hott...

MYANMAR URGED TO HALT MILITARY ACTION

07 November 2017
  MYANMAR URGED TO HALT MILITARY ACTION

  Members of the United Nations Security Council have urged the government of Myanmar to ensure no further excessive use of military force in Rakhine state”, where violence has forced more than 600 000 Rohingya refugees to flee into Bangl...

MUGABE FIRES VICE PRESIDENT

07 November 2017
MUGABE FIRES VICE PRESIDENT

  Zimbabweans are still waiting to hear the reaction of sacked Vice President Emmerson Mnangagwa. Mnangagwa is accused of disloyalty and failure to discharge his duties in a reliable manner, said the Zimbabwean Minister of Information. At 75 he...

ANC SUCCESSION

07 November 2017
ANC SUCCESSION

  African National Congress (ANC) presidential hopeful Lindiwe Sisulu says that she wants to do away with "slate politics" because it destroys the party. She was responding to deputy president Cyril Ramaphosa's decision to n...

PARADISE PAPERS

07 November 2017
 PARADISE PAPERS

  High-profile South Africans and companies have been named in a massive tax leak which is being described as explosive and damning. The huge new leak of financial documents has revealed how entities, including Standard Bank, Glencore and the S...

BONN PREPARES TO HOST CLIMATE CHANGE SUMMIT

06 November 2017
BONN PREPARES TO HOST CLIMATE CHANGE SUMMIT

  The German city of Bonn prepares itself to host the COP23 Climate Change Conference in which government experts from around the world will discuss the implementation of the global plan to combat global warming and seek to end the era of fossi...

UN TO INVEST $300 MILLION IN COLOMBIA

06 November 2017
 UN TO INVEST $300 MILLION IN COLOMBIA

  The United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) says it has signed an agreement to offer assistance worth 300 million U.S. dollars to the Colombian government in its efforts to reduce the production of cocaine in Colombia. Illicit cultiv...

SAUDI CORRUPTION ARRESTS

06 November 2017
 SAUDI CORRUPTION ARRESTS

  Saudi Arabian citizens reacted positively to the reports of 11 princes, four current ministers and dozens of former ministers being detained by authorities. The arrests were made under a probe by a new anti-corruption body headed by Crow...

SAUDI-LED AIRSTRIKES HIT SANAA

06 November 2017
 SAUDI-LED AIRSTRIKES HIT SANAA

  Saudi-led coalition warplanes waged a series of airstrikes on military targets in the Yemen capital of Sanaa, just few hours after a ballistic missile attack on Riyadh claimed by the Houthi movement. The Yemeni crisis erupted in 2015 a few mo...

LIBERIAN ELECTION

06 November 2017
 LIBERIAN ELECTION

  The streets of Liberia’s capital, Monrovia remain calm despite heightened tensions ahead of the Supreme Court’s ruling on a new presidential election date. Liberia’s Supreme Court halted  a presidential run-off election...

NUCLEAR BUILD TO BE FAST TRACKED?

06 November 2017
         NUCLEAR BUILD TO BE FAST TRACKED?

  President Jacob Zuma has slammed those who are anti-nuclear, saying people who don’t support the project are backing the wrong force. The president addressed supporters in Kagiso on the West Rand on Sunday. The City Press...

NEW YORK CHARGE SUSPECT OF TRUCK ATTACK

02 November 2017
  NEW YORK CHARGE SUSPECT OF TRUCK ATTACK

  New York City police say they have charged Sayfullo Saipov, an Uzbekistan immigrant for driving a truck into cyclists and pedestrians on Tuesday. Saipov confessed to authorities while in custody that he planned the attack a year ago... He has...

CHINA PRAISED FOR GLOBAL PEACE EFFORTS

02 November 2017
  CHINA PRAISED FOR GLOBAL PEACE EFFORTS

  China has been singled out by the United Nations as one of the leading countries that has made significant contributions to a new world order.  China’s multi-lateralism has made sure that no-one is left behind in line with the Unit...

GLOBAL WARMING

02 November 2017
GLOBAL WARMING

  The United Nations remained optimistic that drastic measures can still be taken to reduce carbon gas emissions. According to new statistics, greenhouse emissions are on course to be about 30 percent above the 2030 global target, despite signs...

PALESTINIAN AUTHORITY TAKES OVER GAZA

02 November 2017
 PALESTINIAN AUTHORITY TAKES OVER GAZA

  The Palestinian Authority has taken full control of Gaza city and its border after Hamas ceded control of the border crossings with Israel and Egypt. The Palestinian Authority’s control of Gaza marks the beginning of a new era of unity...

LIBERIAN ELECTION

02 November 2017
 LIBERIAN ELECTION

  Liberia’s Supreme Court has halted next week’s presidential run-off election between former soccer star George WEAH and Vice-President Joseph Boakai until it considers a challenge to first round results by a losing candidate who a...