Cruise Ships for Peace in The Middle East – By Teresa Studzinski, Arlene J. Schar, and Dr. David Leffler

By Teresa Studzinski, Arlene J. Schar, and Dr. David Leffler –  “May you live in ‘interesting’ times” is an oft quoted expression to connote living in times of danger and uncertainty, and surely the citizens of the Middle East are living in such unprecedented times. Countries divided against themselves will not last long. And so the […]

China completes satellite TV installation in 1,000 villages in Nigeria

The initiative of the Chinese Government granting access to Satellite TV for 1,000 villages across all 774 local governments in Nigeria which started in 2017 has been completed and handed over to the government. This was made known during a completion ceremony held in Abuja to present a completion certificate to StarTimes for executing the […]

Indonesia: Man who advocated caning for adultery gets caned for adultery

(CNN)An Indonesian man has been publicly flogged for adultery, under a draconian law he helped create. Mukhlis, a member of the Aceh Ulema Council (MPU) in the deeply conservative Aceh province of Indonesia, received 28 lashes in front of a crowd on Thursday after being caught having an affair with a married woman. Like many […]

Protesters in Lebanon keep up pressure 7 days and counting

Protesters in Lebanon on Wednesday continued to block major roads, gather in streets as nationwide demonstrations entered the seventh day. The protest is aimed at putting pressure on the government of Prime Minister Saad Hariri to resign. “We will not leave the streets until all of this political group leave,’’ read a placard hung on […]

39 found dead inside truck in UK

Police in the UK have launched a murder investigation in southeast England after 39 people were found dead in a truck container at an Essex industrial park. One of the victims was a teenager. Authorities believe the truck, which originated in Bulgaria, entered the UK through the Welsh port of Holyhead over the weekend. A […]

Xenophobia: Again Nigerians attacked, injured in S/Africa

By Peter Ejiofor Three Nigerians are among other foreign nationals who on Tuesday suffered from fresh xenophobic attacks on foreigners in different locations of Witbank, Mpumanlaga Province, South Africa, the Nigerian community has said. The National Spokesperson of the Nigeria Union, South Africa (NUSA), Mr Odefa Ikele, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on […]

Churches in Northern Ireland reject legalisation of same-sex marriage, Abortion

None of the largest Churches in Northern Ireland have said they are prepared to carry out same-sex marriages. The Church of Ireland, Methodist Church of Ireland and Presbyterian Church in Ireland all stated that they will only celebrate marriages between a man and a woman. The Catholic Church expressed its concerns at the “redefinition” of […]

Nigerian phone repairer killed in South Africa as client complains of ‘shoddy job’

Amid the clamour for South Africa to end xenophobic attacks against foreigners residing there, the Nigerian community in South Africa has confirmed the killing of one of its members, Ikenna Innocent Otugo. Acting Chairman of Nigerian Union, South Africa in the Kwazulu Natal Province, Mr. Sylvester Okonkwo, told the News Agency of Nigeriaon Wednesday that the […]

Queen Elizabeth appoints Nigerian-born Ugbana Oyet as House of Common Sergeant at Arms

Queen Elizabeth II has appointed Nigerian-born Ugbana Oyet, 43, as the UK House of Common Sergeant at Arms. The appointment was announced by the Speaker of the House of Commons, John Bercow on Tuesday. According to the announcement shared on the website of the House of Commons, Oyet is a chartered engineer and he was […]

Ethiopian Prime Minister wins Nobel Peace Prize

The Nobel Peace Prize was awarded to Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed “for his efforts to achieve peace and international cooperation, and in particular for his decisive initiative to resolve the border conflict with neighboring Eritrea.” -CNN

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