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Haile Selassie: Statue of former Ethiopian leader destroyed in London park

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Haile Selassie: Statue of former Ethiopian leader destroyed in London park

A statue of former Ethiopian leader Haile Selassie has been destroyed in a park in Wimbledon, south-west London. Police are investigating the incident, which took place in Cannizaro Park on Tuesday evening. The damage to the bust was carried out by a group of around 100 people, according to an eyewitness. It appears to be […]

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Over 100 dead after landslide at jade mine in northern Myanmar

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Over 100 dead after landslide at jade mine in northern Myanmar

In this Dec. 26, 2015, file photo, rescue workers are seen at the site of a landslide at a jade mine in Hpakant, Kachin State, Myanmar. (AFP Photo)  The bodies of at least 113 jade miners were pulled from the mud Thursday after a landslide in northern Myanmar, fire services said, as monsoon rains worsen […]

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Biden again blows by Trump in cash race A haul of $141 million is reported for June.

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Biden again blows by Trump in cash race A haul of $141 million is reported for June.

Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden. | Bryan Woolston/AP Photo For the second consecutive month, Joe Biden raised more money than Donald Trump. The Biden campaign and the Democratic National Committee late Wednesday reported that they together raised $141 million in June, for a total cash haul of $282.1 million for the quarter. Both figures bested […]

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Russia referendum: Vladimir Putin on course to win vote that could see his rule extended to 2036

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Russia referendum: Vladimir Putin on course to win vote that could see his rule extended to 2036

Copyright Alexei Druzhinin/sputnik   Russia President Vladimir Putin is on track for an overwhelming victory in a referendum on constitutional changes that could see his rule extended to 2036, according to election officials. Ballots from more than 20% of Russia’s precincts have been counted, revealing 72% of voters have so far approved the Russian president’s […]

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Ethiopia police confirm arrest of leading opposition politician and 50 killed in Ethiopia protests over singer’s death

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Ethiopia police confirm arrest of leading opposition politician and 50 killed in Ethiopia protests over singer’s death

A high-profile Ethiopian activist, Jawar Mohammed is photographed during an interview in Addis Ababa.AFP Singer’s murder sparks Ethiopian unrest Thousands took to the streets of Addis Ababa on Tuesday to escort the body a popular protest singer to his home town. Ethiopian politician Jawar Mohammed has been arrested. There are widespread protests after the singer […]

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National mask mandate could save coronavirus economic fallout, Goldman Sachs says

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National mask mandate could save coronavirus economic fallout, Goldman Sachs says

Children wearing face masks play on their scooters while their parents watch during the coronavirus pandemic in New York City. (File photo: AFP) A national mask mandate could be a way for the United States to address the latest coronavirus surge while also protecting the country’s economic recovery, Goldman Sachs said. In a report titled […]

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Man carrying independence flag arrested under national security law

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Man carrying independence flag arrested under national security law

A man who has carried a “Hong Kong independence” flag to Causeway Bay has been arrested under national security law – making him the first arrest since the new law came into effect last night. Before his arrest, officers have raised a new warning flag in Causeway Bay warning protesters they could be breaching Hong Kong’s […]

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US buys up world’s stock of key COVID-19 drug, remdesivir

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US buys up world’s stock of key COVID-19 drug, remdesivir

Gilead Sciences headquarters in Foster City, California.   –   Copyright  AP Photo/Ben Margot The United States has bought nearly the entire world’s supply of remdesivir, one of just two drugs proven to treat COVID-19. The anti-viral drug patented by the US-based Gilead biotech firm is the only one approved by the European Medicines Agency (EMA) to treat patients with […]

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Hachalu Hundessa: Killing of Ethiopian singer sparks unrest

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Hachalu Hundessa: Killing of Ethiopian singer sparks unrest

Last night we didn’t only lose #HaacaaluuHundeessaa, a husband, a father of 3, a son, & a brother; we lost the #Oromo nation’s institution of conscience; a star, who, through his music, was the melodic company of the struggles, dreams & hopes we continued to live through. R.I.P Hachalu Hundessa — famed for his political songs — had […]

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WHO to send team to China to investigate origin of COVID-19

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WHO to send team to China to investigate origin of COVID-19

Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, Director General of the World Health Organization (WHO), attends a press conference, at the WHO headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland, Thursday, June 25, 2020. (AP Photo)  The COVID-19 pandemic is not even close to being over World Health Organization (WHO) chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus told a briefing Monday. Tedros also said WHO will […]

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