• University student and child rights campaigner Muckson Sesay is now free 02 Jun 2020 07:51 Sierra Leone Telegraph: 01 June 2020: After thirty days in detention, FBC  student and child rights activist – Hussain Muckson Sesay, was this morning freed  on bail. He was discharged from the Pademba Road maximum security prison where he had been …
  • No One Should Want Four More Years of This 02 Jun 2020 05:43 George Will: “The nation’s downward spiral into acrimony and sporadic anarchy has had many causes much larger than the small man who is the great exacerbator of them. Most of the causes predate his presidency, and most will survive its January terminus. …
  • Dermod Travis, BC’s Brilliant Politics Watchdog, Has Died 02 Jun 2020 00:22 Dermod Travis was a one-man opposition party and a thorn in the side of any party in power. A keen researcher and prolific writer, the executive director of the watchdog group IntegrityBC kept an eye on the provincial legislature in Victoria and city halls …
  • AFDB: We’ll frown at undue interference — APRA 01 Jun 2020 22:42 The African Public Relations Association will frown at any undue interference in the ongoing investigation of the President of the African Development Bank, Dr. Akinwunmi Adesina. Rather, APRA is insisting that due process must be followed. The President …
  • AfDB: We’ll oppose undue interference – APRA 01 Jun 2020 21:08 The African Public Relations Association (APRA) has frowned at what it called undue interference in the ongoing investigations of the President of the African Development Bank (AfDB) Dr Akinwunmi Adesina. The U.S. is championing investigations against …
  • Ghana legend Abedi Pele: International sabbatical cost me African Footballer of the Year awards 01 Jun 2020 20:48 The Olympique Marseille legend shares his thoughts on winning the continental honour  Former Ghana playmaker Abedi Pele Ayew believes he could have won the African Footballer of the Year award on more than three occasions had he not taken a four-year self- …
  • Sierra Leone marks one year of political injustice and retribution 01 Jun 2020 18:42 Sierra Leone Telegraph: 01 June 2020: Yesterday, 31st May 2020,  is a day many in Sierra Leone – especially opposition APC supporters, who according to the results of the last general elections make up over 50% of the popular votes polled,  remembered as …
  • COVID-19's 'politics of humiliation': A chance for the US to lead — or to lose control 01 Jun 2020 17:16 Mohamed Bouazizi did not seize the world’s imagination because he was handsome or rich or powerful. Instead, the Tunisian fruit vendor, whose self-immolation kicked off the “Arab Spring” in 2010, inspired tens of millions of Arabs because they empathized …
  • The Sow Must Go On 01 Jun 2020 05:55 Whether or not there's a pandemic, the cows still need to be milked, says Kam Bellamy, executive director of Churchtown Dairy, a biodynamic farm in Hudson. "They're blissfully unaware of everything that's going on." The 250-acre farm, …
  • The Politics of Pop- The Rise and Repression of Uyghur Music in China - lareviewofbooks 01 Jun 2020 03:46 MAY 31, 2020 LIKE SO MANY NONPROFITS AND LITERARY COMMUNITIES, MANY OF LARB’S FUNDRAISING SOURCES HAVE BEEN UPENDED. IN ORDER TO CONTINUE PROVIDING FREE COVERAGE OF THE BEST IN WRITING AND THOUGHT, WE ARE RELYING ON YOUR SUPPORT NOW MORE THAN EVER. ¤ On …
  • Financing a 15 trillion Leones stimulus package in five years to boost Sierra Leone’s economy 01 Jun 2020 00:53 Jesmed F Suma: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 31 May 2020: Usually, stimulus spending tends to be temporary to avert any long-term inflationary effects and budget deficits commonly associated with drastic increases in public spending and the supply of money in …
  • Corona, corona, corona! (not the beer) 31 May 2020 16:53 On a good day, Belize struggles with institutional development and good governance. It is not that the institutions are not present—they are—but that they tend to frustrate, alienate and disappoint. Generally, it does not feel as if they work for “us”, but …
  • SpaceX and NASA docking live updates: Dragon capsule approaching International Space Station for docking 31 May 2020 13:19 SpaceX and NASA successfully launched two astronauts to the International Space Station on May 30. The capsule is expected to dock with the ISS on May 31 at 10:29 am (EDT). The first launch was scrubbed due to weather concerns. Follow The Post’s coverage …
  • An Emboldened Xi Jinping Pushes the Boundaries 30 May 2020 21:51 “Less than four months ago, Xi Jinping faced the biggest crisis of his leadership, as it was bruised by China’s initial, bungled response to the coronavirus,” the Wall Street Journal reports. “He has since pulled off an extraordinary turnaround, buoyed by …
  • Live Coronavirus Pandemic Updates: Lake of the Ozarks, W.H.O., India, California 30 May 2020 21:22 The vote was 5 to 4, with Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr. joining the court’s four-member liberal wing to form a majority. It was the court’s first attempt to balance the public health crisis against the Constitution’s protection of religious freedom. It …
  • Remembering my father's Biafra: The politics of erasing history 30 May 2020 11:31 This is how my father remembered it. The year was 1966 and he, a bright and ambitious boy of 13 or 14 (no one could be sure because the European missionaries did not issue birth certificates to children like him whose parents refused to convert to …
  • It was a long haul in politics for Dusty Rhoades 30 May 2020 05:19 How many of you are like me when you approach Owatonna from the north on I-35 and pass what I always called ‘The Rhoades Corner’? Occupying that corner just south of Medford was the big white two-story house of Dusty and Ruth Rhoades and their family of 11 …
  • Trump announces unprecedented action against China Politics 29 May 2020 23:19 "They've ripped off the United States like no one has ever done before," Trump said of China, as he decried the way Beijing has "raided our factories" and "gutted" American industry, casting Beijing as a central foil he …
  • Breaking News – Dr Sylvia Olayinka Blyden and Muckson Sesay are free on bail 29 May 2020 23:06 Sierra Leone Telegraph: 29 May 2020: She is out on bail at last. After spending over three weeks in police detention without charge, and only to be taken to court a few days ago to answer to a ten-counts charge – ranging from seditious libel against the …
  • Politics Paralyzes Policy over Covid-19 at the UN 29 May 2020 18:12 By: Hasmy Agam and Anis H. Bajrektarevic With the Covid-19 coronavirus sweeping the world, with 5.7 million cases and nearly 360,000 dead, the United Nations Security Council remains paralyzed, unable to adopt a much-needed Council Resolution to address …
  • UK politics news - live: Rishi Sunak announces changes to furlough scheme with employers asked to pay more 29 May 2020 17:24 Details (if you can call them that) of Johnson call with Trump Boris Johnson spoke to Donald Trump on Friday afternoon and discussed coronavirus, China and other matters, Downing Street has said. They also discussed "telecommunications security", …
  • US warship again challenges China's South China Sea claims Politics 29 May 2020 11:05 The US Navy has twice sailed warships in a similar effort to challenge Chinese claims to the Paracel and Spratly islands in the last month and carrying out another such operation near the Paracels in March. The increased operational tempo comes amid …
  • Luxembourg joins the International Aid Transparency Initiative 29 May 2020 10:09 The Grand Duchy of Luxembourg is now a member of the International Aid Transparency Initiative. By joining, the government has committed to sharing public data on Luxembourg's foreign aid spending according to rigorous global transparency standards. …
  • Agents are in safe hands 29 May 2020 07:47 This is advertiser content for Australian Livestock and Property Agents Association. Under the guidance of Australian Livestock and Property Agents Association's chief executive officer Peter Baldwin and his dedicated team, the professional development …
  • The N+1 Candidate 28 May 2020 15:06 Nikil Saval is a socialist candidate running for State Senate in Pennsylvania’s 1st district, which encompasses a huge swath of Philadelphia. He used to edit the literary and political magazine N+1, which is to say that he is more bookish than your …
  • Ending the grace period –  Why we must now scrutinize the Bio presidency 28 May 2020 14:46 Chernoh Alpha M. Bah: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 28 May 2020: My position and viewpoints on matters of Sierra Leone politics are not new: I have always been outspoken in my critique of those who misuse power.  Anyone who has followed my activities, actions, …
  • AfDB: Fight for Adesina, Nigerians tells FG 28 May 2020 14:13 Odeyinde Olushola Nigerians on Twitter have reacted to the corruption allegations levelled against the African Development Bank President, Dr Akinwumi Adesina by the United States, saying the federal government should come out in support of Adesina. The …
  • Felicien Kabuga: A discovery that questions France’s role in the Rwanda genocide of 1994. 28 May 2020 12:59 For over 2 decades, the relationship between Rwanda and France has been strained due to allegations around the 1994 Tutsi genocide. Rwanda, in the past years, has criticised the French Republic for harbouring its genocide fugitives. However, the recent …
  • Form new GNU, stalwart tells EDsays this will move Zimbabwe away from toxic politics DailyNews 28 May 2020 08:29 Jeffrey Muvundusi in Bulawayo ©️ FORTHRIGHT Zanu PF politburo member and former Cabinet minister, Tshinga Dube, pictured, has thrown the cat among the pigeons within the ruling party by calling on President Emmerson Mnangagwa to form a government of …
  • A Massive Proxy Military Escalation is Taking Place in Libya 28 May 2020 06:51 As forces aligned with Libya’s Government of National Accord (GNA) recaptured Al-Watiyah base in the country’s West from Khalifa Haftar’s Libyan National Army (LNA), a telling image circulated on social media accounts. A picture snapped at the airbase …
  • Post-COVID politics - Ranier Fsadni 28 May 2020 05:44 I’m the first to brush my teeth before I pronounce the name of John Maynard Keynes (1883-1946). But it was the great economist himself who warned us against the ideas of long-dead economists. Let’s pause before we nod to the latest conventional wisdom …
  • Maverick Life: Murdoch Inc: Media, politics and succession 28 May 2020 02:21 BROXBOURNE, UNITED KINGDOM - FEBRUARY 25 In this handout photograph provided by News International, Rupert Murdoch, Chairman and CEO of News Corporation, reviews the first edition of The Sun On Sunday as it comes off the presses on February 25, 2012 in …
  • Confusion over accuracy of Sierra Leone’s COVID-19 testing as infection rate doubles   27 May 2020 23:05 Sierra Leone Telegraph: 27 May 2020: The accuracy of testing for the deadly COVID-19 virus by officials in Sierra Leone, has been in the spotlight since confirmation of the first group of cases two  months ago. But last weekend, there were fresh …
  • There is no place like home 27 May 2020 23:05 Abdulai Mansaray: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 27 May 2020: Just when you think that Sierra Leone has had enough COVID on its plate, up pops another controversy. Our country has just played host to a sizeable number of its citizens returning, repatriated, or …
  • Live: SpaceX, NASA Launch U.S. Astronauts To International Space Station | NBC News - NBC News 27 May 2020 19:27 Watch live coverage as Elon Musk’s SpaceX works with NASA to launch the Falcon 9 rocket and Dragon capsule with two U.S. astronauts, the first mission of its kind to the International Space Station in nearly a decade. » Subscribe to NBC News: http:/…
  • Zanu PF, MDC must discard politics of no hope 27 May 2020 11:47 AFTER a report on citizens’ perceptions and expectations — Dancing on the Same Spot — by SIVIO Institute showed that citizens were increasingly losing faith and confidence in both the ruling Zanu PF and the opposition MDC, it is imperative for the country’ …
  • Protesters in Hong Kong Rally Against China’s Tightening Grip 27 May 2020 08:01 HONG KONG — Thousands of protesters in Hong Kong defied police orders on Wednesday as they took to the streets and gathered in shopping malls to voice their outrage at the Chinese Communist Party’s moves to tighten the grip over the semiautonomous region. …
  • Chamisa, Mnangagwa must discard politics of no hope 27 May 2020 07:52 AFTER a report on citizens' perceptions and expectations - Dancing on the Same Spot - by SIVIO Institute showed that citizens were increasingly losing faith and confidence in both the ruling Zanu PF and the opposition MDC, it is imperative for the …
  • TPP lawmakers say Tsai playing politics over HK 27 May 2020 06:51 Taiwan People’s Party (TPP) lawmakers yesterday accused President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) of playing politics on Hong Kong and demanded clarification regarding the suspension of the Act Governing Relations with Hong Kong and Macau (香港澳門關係條例). Hong Kong faces …
  • Stocks Mixed as Politics Outweigh Recovery Hopes: Live Updates 27 May 2020 05:45 Global stocks are mixed as political tensions outweigh recovery hopes. Asian stocks were mixed on Wednesday as heightened rhetoric between China and the United States dimmed investor hopes. Tokyo and South Korean markets were mildly higher at midday, but …
  • Stocks Mixed as Politics Outweigh Recover Hopes: Live Updates 27 May 2020 04:41 Global stocks are mixed as political tensions outweigh recovery hopes. Asian stocks were mixed on Wednesday as heightened rhetoric between China and the United States dimmed investor hopes. Tokyo and South Korean markets were mildly higher at midday, but …
  • If my party is classed a terrorist entity, am I a terrorist? 27 May 2020 02:49 Ibrahim S Mansaray: 26 May 2020: In the early 1990s, Leonard Weinberg wrote the first and foremost article about the conditions under which political parties turn to terrorist activities. He argued that the links between terrorist groups and political …
  • How India should navigate the border standoff with China 26 May 2020 18:55 Should the current Chinese intrusions into undisputed Indian territory be seen as a local and bilateral problem? Or as part of Beijing’s opportunism and exertions all around to show it’s not Covid-damaged but, in fact, Covid-enabled? Describing what’s …
  • The Politics of Pandemics: Why Some Countries Respond Better Than Others 26 May 2020 16:07 The capacity of a state and the degree of economic inequality among its residents will determine how successful it is in coping effectively with a pandemic like COVID-19. Whether it is a democracy or a dictatorship matters relatively less, according to …
  • Iran-Venezuela Oil Trade Calls US' Bluff, Exposes Failure of Sanctions Policy, Scholars Say 26 May 2020 15:14 Middle East 10:28 GMT 26.05.2020(updated 14:45 GMT 26.05.2020) Get short URL Iran has delivered the first batch of energy supplies to Venezuela despite the US oil embargo imposed on both countries. Iranian experts have called Washington's bluff and …
  • Trump’s Gutter Politics Just Keep Getting Nastier 26 May 2020 14:34 Migrants deported from the United States wear face masks as a protective measure as they get into a bus upon landing in Guatemala City. (Johan Ordóñez / AFP via Getty Images) The Signal? Yet more ugly anti-immigrant gutter politics. Ad Policy Last week …
  • Politics of North-South contact tracing app hides real problem 26 May 2020 14:29 ‘Test, track and trace’ has become the mantra in the fight against COVID-19. Digital contact tracing apps are presented as a key weapon in this battle. But their use poses significant technical and political challenges. They promise to deliver a quick …
  • On Politics: Biden Ventures Out 26 May 2020 12:01 Good morning and welcome to On Politics, a daily political analysis of the 2020 elections based on reporting by New York Times journalists. Sign up here to get On Politics in your inbox every weekday. Former Vice President Joe Biden, with his wife, Jill …
  • Kabuga’s arrest highlights improved France-Rwanda ties 26 May 2020 10:23 By IVAN R. MUGISHA More by this Author The arrest of the most wanted genocide suspect of the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi, Félicien Kabuga, 84, in a Paris apartment last week, highlights renewed French commitment to improve relations with Rwanda, long …
  • Politics, Profits Undermine Public Interest in Covid-19 Vaccine Race 26 May 2020 07:09 Aid, Economy & Trade, Global, Headlines, Health, Humanitarian Emergencies, TerraViva United Nations Opinion SYDNEY and KUALA LUMPUR, May 26 2020 (IPS) - With well over five million Covid-19 infections worldwide, and deaths exceeding 340,000, the race …
  • Stanley Ho, Who Turned Macau Into a Global Gambling Hub, Dies at 98 26 May 2020 06:59 Stanley Ho, the opportunistic casino tycoon who led the transformation of the tiny territory of Macau off the coast of China into the world’s most lucrative gambling destination, died on Tuesday in Hong Kong, his family said. He was 98 years old. In …
  • Ken Clarke: Boris Johnson should delay Brexit by two years to deal with pandemic fall-out 26 May 2020 06:20 Boris Johnson should seek a two-year delay to the Brexit transition period in order to focus on the economic fall-out from the coronavirus pandemic, former chancellor Ken Clarke has told us. The Tory grandee said it was now “obvious” and “sensible” to …
  • Meet Benny Gantz, Israel's New Power Broker 25 May 2020 19:37 International politics have been noticeably out of focus in the American 24-hour news cycle, which focuses almost exclusively on the impact of the coronavirus. As a result, nearly all American news outlets have relegated the latest developments to the back …
  • Dominic Cummings fuels British anger after flouting lockdown 25 May 2020 19:20 London, United Kingdom - The anger in the United Kingdom is palpable. It has been days since the breaking of lockdown rules by the prime minister's most senior adviser was first reported, but the incandescent rage is still burning white-hot. It has …
  • Your Memorial Day Update: Honor Flights to Nation’s Capitol Canceled, What to Watch in Coronavirus, Politics This Week, More than 2,000 Floridians Have Died From COVID-19 25 May 2020 17:53 Pandemic disrupts illegal drug trade, upending both product and profits Brian Mann, NPR The coronavirus pandemic has disrupted the illegal drug trade in ways not seen since World War II, affecting nearly every country and many different kinds of drugs,  …
  • UK politics news – live: Dominic Cummings to make public statement as police asked to investigate whether Boris Johnson's top aide broke law 25 May 2020 13:41 Macron ally hits out at new UK quarantine policy A senior member of France’s ruling party, En March!, has criticised Boris Johnson’s approach to the coronavirus pandemic and the UK’s new quarantine policy. Bruno Bonnell, a close ally of Emmanuel Macron, …
  • On Tindall’s green data centre opportunity 25 May 2020 04:46 A green data centre industry would unlock new infrastructure and create jobs. Writing at the New Zealand Herald, Warehouse founder Sir Stephen Tindall makes the case for building a clean, green data centre hub in this country: The green, high tech …
  • Eid Mubarak – a clarion call for peace and national reconciliation in Sierra Leone 25 May 2020 02:04 Dr Kandeh K Yumkella: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 24 May 2020: On this Holy Day of Eid ul Fitr, may the Almighty answer our sacrifices and prayers and  grant us the courage and fortitude to rise above our frailties and put Salone Fos. We pray that this …
  • Pakistan’s Coronavirus Response Is All About Politics As Its Cases Soar 25 May 2020 01:42 KARACHI ― Three months after Pakistan confirmed its first case of the novel coronavirus, the country of more than 200 million people is abandoning protective measures and allowing citizens to gather to celebrate one of its biggest annual festivals. That …
  • Five years ago, Pope Francis asked us to care for Earth. Have we listened? 25 May 2020 00:50 There was a time when Br. Jaazeal Jakosalem had little success when he asked bishops in the Philippines to join campaigns against mining or coal-fired power plants endangering communities as well as the land. It wasn't that the bishops were ignoring …
  • The star of tomorrow: Temptation and a career in politics reporting 24 May 2020 17:05 With political reporting harder during a Pandemic, the old standbys seem more appealing: the young politician to watch pays the futures market. Nearly a half century ago, that temptation almost sidetracked my professional career — an opportunity to cover …
  • China – Tense Politics, Prudent Macro 24 May 2020 11:21 By Natalia Gurushina, Chief Economist, Emerging Markets Fixed Income Strategy, VanEck Global China drops the GDP growth target, focuses on employment and introduces another fiscal package that is smaller than expected. Argentina is heading for another …
  • Will try to restart international flights before August- Puri 24 May 2020 08:33 New Delhi: India will try to restart a good percentage of international passenger flights before August, Civil Aviation Minister Hardeep Singh Puri said on Saturday, three days after announcing resumption of domestic flights from May 25. All scheduled …
  • Afghan Power-Sharing Deal Unlikely to Boost Peace Talks With Taliban 24 May 2020 06:04 Opinion 05:10 GMT 24.05.2020Get short URL MOSCOW, (Sputnik) - The power-sharing deal between Afghan President Ashraf Ghani and his rival Abdullah Abdullah will strengthen the government's bargaining power in talks with the Taliban but is not enough to …
  • Diplomats condemn violence in Sierra Leone but short of accusing APC of terrorism 24 May 2020 01:15 Sierra Leone Telegraph: 23 May 2020: If president Bio was expecting the international community to support his bid to declare the country’s main opposition political party – the APC a terrorist party, then he would have been in for a shock when he met …
  • UK politics news – live: Government comes out in full support for Dominic Cummings' 500-mile lockdown round trip amid calls for urgent inquiry and his resignation 23 May 2020 19:43 Boris Johnson’s most senior aide is facing fresh allegations he flouted lockdown rules by taking a sightseeing trip on Easter Sunday. The prime minister is facing mounting calls to sack Dominic Cummings amid claims he made several trips to see his family …
  • US Coronavirus Toll Approaches 100,000 Deaths: Live Updates 23 May 2020 13:11 As the number of United States deaths from the pandemic approaches 100,000, President Trump and members of his administration have been questioning the official coronavirus toll. Even as most experts say that the numbers are probably an undercount, White …
  • Refugee stories 23 May 2020 04:24 According to the UNHCR, there are some 70.8 million forcibly displaced people across the world today including 41.3 million internally displaced persons, 25.9 million refugees and some 3.5 million asylum seekers. Fifty-seven percent of these refugees come …
  • The realities of politics, testing and mitigation in Africa 23 May 2020 03:52 The ongoing global Covid-19 outbreak has revealed how strikingly unprepared the world is for a pandemic. A governance crisis is unfolding alongside the pandemic as health officials around the world compete for access to scarce medical supplies. As the …
  • Tomgram: Bob Dreyfuss, Iraq Redux? 23 May 2020 02:51 This article originally appeared at TomDispatch.com. To receive TomDispatch in your inbox three times a week, click here. Let me quote a rare good guy and once-upon-a-time leader on this increasingly godforsaken planet of ours, former Soviet president and …
  • A Brief Comment on Current GERD Political Crisis  23 May 2020 02:06 By Dawit Giorgis Dawit Giorgis Executive Director; The Africa Institute for Strategic and Security Studies The GERD crisis has gone from the US to the UN. Both were wrong. The crisis concerning the GERD is first and foremost Ethiopian and next the Nile …
  • Dr Sylvia Blyden refused bail by magistrate 23 May 2020 00:39 Sierra Leone Telegraph: 22 May 2020: Sierra Leone’s former minister of social welfare in the Koroma-led APC government, who was arrested by police and has been in detention for the past three weeks, appeared at the magistrate court today, where many …
  • Happy International Day For Biological Diversity! 22 May 2020 22:25 Saturday, 23 May 2020, 7:47 am Press Release: SPREP 'Our Solutions are in Nature’ is the theme for this year’s International Day for Biological Diversity observed annually on 22 May. Nature-based solutions can support climate change adaptation, food …
  • Despot running berserk: Understanding politics of abductions, torture and the sanctions nexus in Zimbabwe 22 May 2020 19:23 By David Siampondo This article seek to explain how the autocratic regime and ZANU PF is trying to conceal its failures and keep control of power. Emmerson Mnangagwa and Zanu PF are behaving like rabid dogs ready to pounce with no provocation. David …
  • Experts comment on International Quds Day 22 May 2020 14:13 The International Quds Day is an annual event during which demonstrators express their solidarity with the Palestinian people and opposition to the occupation of the Palestinian territories by the Zionist regime of Israel. The day is seen as the legacy of …
  • How universities came to rely on international students 22 May 2020 13:10 This essay is based on an episode of the University of Technology Sydney podcast series "The New Social Contract". The audio series examines how the relationship between universities, the state and the public might be reshaped as we live through …
  • Nicaragua deaths from Covid-19: Burials at night and the fog of politics 22 May 2020 13:09 Nicaragua deaths from Covid-19: Burials at night and the fog of politics Sawako Utsumi and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The coronavirus (Covid-19) crisis in Nicaragua is extremely foggy based on the political angle. Thus, despite the death toll …
  • Manulak: Geopolitics and COVID-19 – An isolationist future is not in Canada's interests 22 May 2020 09:03 A woman wearing a protective mask pulls a wagon carrying a child along the grounds of Parliament Hill. The federal government must grapple with the future of international co-operation. David Kawai / Bloomberg The debate concerning the trajectory of …
  • COVID-19 – human rights experts underline importance of preserving freedom of opinion and expression in Africa 22 May 2020 01:29 Sierra Leone Telegraph: 21 May 2020: Tens of millions of people in Africa could become destitute as a result of COVID-19 and its catastrophic impact on fragile economies and health systems across the continent, human rights chiefs from the United Nations …
  • Sierra Leone National Tourist Board disputes claim of terrorism in Sierra Leone 22 May 2020 01:28 Sierra Leone Telegraph: 21 May 2020: Following recent spate of violence and lawlessness across various parts of Sierra Leone, president Julius Maada Bio responded with a speech – accusing opposition politicians of terrorism and inciting violence. Many …
  • COVID-19’s Impact on Montréal’s Poorest Residents Lays Bare Striking Inequalities 21 May 2020 18:27 Panorama of Montréal, taken from the top of Mount Royal. Photo by David Iliff/Flickr. Québec premier François Legault often speaks of “two Québecs” in his near-daily press briefings on the COVID-19 crisis. The first Québec refers to the regions which, …
  • Some European governments acted quickly to fight the pandemic. But not the ones you’d expect. 21 May 2020 11:41 We studied the timing of the decisions of 31 European governments to close down schools, impose national lockdowns and declare states of emergency in response to the coronavirus. What we found is quite surprising: Countries with greater government capacity …
  • When-I-See-Mahama-I-See-Airbus-Scandal---Kwamena-Duncan-Discloses-His-Nightmare 21 May 2020 10:45 There is no indication that Central Regional Minister, Kwamena Duncan will let former President John Mahama be as far as the Airbus Bribery Scandal is concerned. Kwamena Duncan has been hot on the heels of the former President after the scandal broke. His …
  • Latest UK 'terrorism' legislation criticised by rights groups 21 May 2020 05:56 Civil liberties groups have criticised the British government's latest overhaul of the United Kingdom's "terrorism" legislation, highlighting the potential for indefinite restrictions placed against those suspected - but not convicted - …
  • Chinatown-International District coronavirus updates, May 20, 2020—The latest news and information from the neighborhood and beyond 21 May 2020 05:39 Dim sum takeout inspires joy during the COVID-19 pandemic. Photo by Ngoc Vu As of May 18, there are 18,811 confirmed COVID-19 cases in Washington state, including 1,031 deaths, according to the state Department of Health. Statewide, 293,120 tests have been …
  • Rights lawyer arrested in Sierra Leone as political crackdown continues 21 May 2020 04:25 Sierra Leone Telegraph: 20 May 2020: Lawyer representing some of the opposition political detainees arrested by the Bio-led government of Sierra Leone – Mr Ady Macauley, was himself arrested yesterday by police in Freetown, as the government continues its …
  • Sierra Leone needs $309 million to address COVID-19 impact on the economy – says government 21 May 2020 04:25 Sierra Leone Telegraph: 20 May 2020: The government of Sierra Leone yesterday published its long-awaited COVID-19 economic risks and impact assessment report, as well as its plans for financing the actions it will take to mitigate those risks and the huge …
  • Cattle sales strong at Emerald market 21 May 2020 01:42 CATTLE sales in Emerald this year have been little affected by trading shocks, with prices rebounding in spite of the coronavirus and international politics. Warren Holzwart of WBH Livestock & Property said the market had improved significantly …
  • Have the courage to recognize Taiwan 20 May 2020 19:10 Recent events have vividly confirmed that the United States should establish formal diplomatic relations with Taiwan, or the Republic of China (ROC). While the Communist Party-led People’s Republic of China allowed a global public health crisis to happen …
  • Kibor: I have 21 children and four prodigal sons 20 May 2020 17:49 Jackson Kibor. He has accused his four sons of profligacy. [Kevin Tunoi, Standard] Rift Valley Veteran farmer and politician speaks about his vast wealth and strained relationship with his estranged wife's children Fresh from winning a court battle …
  • ‘We’ve been muzzled’: CDC sources say White House puts politics ahead of science 20 May 2020 16:43 In the early weeks of the US coronavirus outbreak, staff members in the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention had tracked a growing number of transmissions in Europe and elsewhere, and proposed a global advisory that would alert flyers to the …
  • Taiwan President Vows to Bolster Defense as China Steps up Military Threats 20 May 2020 11:26 TAIPEI, TAIWAN - Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen vowed Wednesday to step up defense following a series of bigger-than-normal threats by her government’s longtime rival China.  “While we work to bolster our defense capabilities, future combat capacity …
  • Georgia: domestic politics, the crisis with Russia, and Covid-19 20 May 2020 09:08 Georgia is expected to vote to renew parliament on October 31. Some fear that the government will use the current health crisis to postpone the elections and the reform of the electoral system agreed with the opposition In the second half of 2019, Georgia …
  • For QF’s GU-Q seniors, foreign service degrees... 20 May 2020 06:08 Doha: As the pandemic continues to change expectations of a once far more certain future, students from the Class of 2020 at QF partner Georgetown University in Qatar are drawing respect and praise for meeting the challenges with unshakable courage and …
  • Keep politics out of COVID-19 inquiry 20 May 2020 03:36 Mr Xi's review would remain in the hands of the World Health Organisation, would be conducted after the pandemic has passed and so far does not seem to cover the genesis of the virus. The motion sponsored by Australia and more than 100 other countries …
  • International video conference held to discuss minorities' woes amid virus crisis 19 May 2020 22:45 Speakers from Canada, India, Maldives and Pakistan attend conference. SCREENGRAB ISLAMABAD: The South Asia Research Institute for Minorities (SARIM) organised an international video conference to discuss the difficulties being faced by minorities in the …
  • Column: Trump fatigue? 17 political TV shows to watch if you're totally over politics 19 May 2020 21:26 Hey Hollywood, here’s a political series pitch: The United States is in the midst of a worldwide pandemic that happens to coincide with an election year. The president, who refuses to follow protocols recommended by the Centers for Disease Control, holds …
  • Lawyers in Sierra Leone call for the release of Dr Sylvia Blyden 19 May 2020 08:08 Sierra Leone Telegraph: 18 May 2020: After spending weeks in police custody without charge – contrary to the constitution of Sierra Leone and global human rights codes of conduct, there is growing concern for the health and wellbeing of Dr Sylvia Olayinka …
  • Not WHO's place to be skeptical of China, says international development minister 19 May 2020 04:24 International Development Minister Karina Gould says it is not the World Health Organization's place to question China, arguing that the organization tasked with global public health is a product of its member states, who in turn should be pushing for …
  • COVID-19: International and domestic challenges await Sri Lanka 18 May 2020 23:16 by Asanga Abeyagoonasekera* 18 May 2020 “We’re going to turn it around. And we have the cards, don’t forget it. We are like a piggy bank that’s being robbed. We have the cards. We have a lot of power with China”[i] President Donald J. Trump during the 2016 …