Category: Foreign News

A new baby for the British royal family

The Duchess of Cambridge has given birth to a boy, Kensington Palace has revealed. The Palace tweeted out the news, stating that the child was delivered safely at...

Catholic Church Must Help the Poor, Says Pope

The main concern of the Catholic Church must be to help the poor, Pope Francis said on a Friday pilgrimage to southern Italy in honour of a local bishop who is a...

SA Prosecutors to Charge Ex president Zuma’s Son with Homicide

South African prosecutors  will charge former president Jacob Zuma’s son Duduzane with homicide after a 2014 car crash that left one woman dead, a spokesman said,...

Ramaphosa Cuts Short UK Trip to Deal with Protests at Home, Says Official

President Cyril Ramaphosa of South Africa cut short his visit to Britain by a day to return home to deal with protests in the country’s North West province. Protesters...

Liberia Issues Alert on Monkeypox Likely Outbreak

Liberian health authorities issued an alert on the possible outbreak of monkey pox, an infectious disease that is found mostly in central and western Africa. Liberia’s...

Pope’s Confusing Teaching Rejected, as Cardinals Issue Declaration on Marriage

In response to the ever-growing confusion and scandal in the Catholic Church created by Pope Francis’s ambiguous teachings on divorce, remarriage, and adultery,...

Israeli Agency Probes Apple over Handling of iPhone Slowdown

Israel’s consumer protection bureau said on Tuesday that it was investigating Apple over a failure to disclose to consumers that its software could slow performance in...

Egypt Plans Deep Slash in Energy Subsidies, Hikes for food

Egypt plans to cut fuel subsidies by a quarter and nearly halve those for electricity in the financial year starting in July, but will raise food subsidies slightly, a...

ECOWAS to Be Self-sufficient in Rice Production By 2025, Says Official

The Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) has said that its rice offensive programme would make self-sufficiency in rice a reality in the sub-region by...

Manhattan Court Sentences Shuaibu ex-UN Staff to 2 years in prison

A Court in Manhattan on Thursday sentenced Abdullahi Shuaibu, 53, who worked at the UN in 2013 ,  to two years in prison after an exhaustive plea agreement with the...

Court Jails South Korean Ex-president Park for 24 Years

A South Korean court jailed former President Park Geun-hye for 24 years on Friday over a scandal that exposed webs of corruption between political leaders and the...

Nigerian Embassy in Washington Explains Sack of Workers

The Nigerian Embassy in Washington, DC, has said that the recent disengagement of some workers at the embassy followed due process. Senior officials at the embassy said...

Nigeria Has Moved Forward Under Buhari, Says Itegboje

Nigeria has moved forward under the President Muhammadu Buhari-led administration, in spite of the huge challenges it inherited, Ambassador Samson Itegboje, Permanent...

Envoy Tasks Nigerians in US on Unity, Nation-building

Nigeria’s Ambassador to the U.S. Rtd Justice Sylvanus Nsofor, has charged Nigerians in America to unite so as to influence their home country positively. Nsofor gave...

Nelson Mandela’s Ex-wife, Winnie Dies at 81

Former wife of South African anti-apartheid icon Nelson Mandela, Winnie Mandela, died on Monday aged 81, triggering an outpouring of tributes to one of the country’s...

Pope Francis Says Hell Does Not Exist in New Interview

Catholic Pope Francis made a startling revelation Thursday by stating that hell did not exist, in an interview with a leading liberal Italian newspaper. In an...

Tearful Malala Makes First Trip to Pakistan Since Taliban Attack

Nobel peace laureate Malala Yousafzai returned to Pakistan Thursday, saying tearfully that it was “a dream” to come home for the first time since she was...

Egypt’s Sisi Wins Second Term with 92% of Vote, Says State Media

Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi has been re-elected for a second term with about 92 percent of the vote, AFP reported preliminary results as showing on Thursday,...

In Tit-for-Tat Action, Russia Expels US Diplomats, Closes US Consulate in St Petersburg

•Yulia Skripal ‘improving rapidly Russia has expelled 60 US diplomats and closed down the country’s consulate in St Petersburg in tit-for-tat measures...

Namibia Drops into Recession as Construction, Retail Slump

Namibia is in recession after its economy contracted in the final two quarters of last year, dragged down by sectors like construction and retail, the statistics office...