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BREAKING: Departing from Africa, Pope Francis renews call to end anti-sodomy laws

Life Site 06 Feb 2023
Noting that some 50 countries have anti-sodomy laws, Francis said as he was returning from a six-day trip to Africa, “The criminalization of homosexuality is a problem that cannot be ignored.” ... The Pope’s mounting pressure on Africa in particular comes at the same time as a heavy push from the West to have Africa embrace homosexuality.

NextGen 5G Smartphone: Six Things You Must Know

This Day 06 Feb 2023
According to, the number of smartphone users in Nigeria, Africa’s biggest economy and most populous country, is forecast to grow to more than 140 million by 2025 ... The chipset became available in Africa with the launch of the Tecno Phantom X2 Series in East and West Africa on 7 December 2022.

The Eye of the Sahara

Sott 06 Feb 2023

At least 18 killed in Burkina attacks

Manila Standard 06 Feb 2023
At least 18 people have been killed in two attacks in Burkina Faso, sources briefed on the incidents told AFP on Sunday, as violence rages in the Sahel nation ... A landlocked country in the heart of West Africa’s Sahel, Burkina Faso is one of the world’s most volatile and impoverished countries ... ....

Palestinians Count on Continued Deliveries of Russian Wheat - Top Diplomat

Urdu Point 06 Feb 2023
Russia, the world's largest wheat exporter, promised to continue shipping grain to the middle East and Africa, even as the West is impeding logistics operations ... Russian President Vladimir Putin assured Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas during an in-person meeting in Kazakhstan last October that Moscow would address wheat deliveries to Palestinians.

Who will replace Josh Hazlewood? Potential fast-bowling options for first Test between India and Australia

Sportingnews 06 Feb 2023
Josh Hazlewood has again succumbed to injury, with the experienced quick ruled out of the first Test between Australia and India. The 32-year-old has had an interrupted 18 months, struggling to remain fit and missing a large chunk of Australia's series against England, West Indies and South Africa ... MORE ... Who will replace Josh Hazlewood? ... .

'Being a Sri Lankan, I’m hoping...': Mahela Jayawardena drops blockbuster Border-Gavaskar Trophy prediction

Hindustan Times 06 Feb 2023
Legendary Sri Lankan cricketer Mahela Jayawardene has come up with a bold prediction for the blockbuster Border-Gavaskar Trophy between Australia and hosts India. After thrashing West Indies and South Africa at home, Australia have set sights on conquering India in the second edition of the ICC World Test Championship ... ALSO READ ... ....

Germany says ready to support Ghana’s debt restructuring efforts  

Ghana Business News 06 Feb 2023
Germany, the second largest bilateral creditor to Ghana (only after China), says it is ready to support Ghana in its ongoing debt restructuring process ... It has also extended a call to its external creditors for support through the G20 common framework ... He added that. Germany has a strong interest in West Africa ... Source. GNA ....

Who is Victor Ako Mengot?

The Patriotic Vanguard 06 Feb 2023
Mr ... This was followed by an international consultancy career for the World Bank, UK Department for International Development (DfID), the Danish International Development Agency (DANIDA); the Africa Union and the Economic Commission for West African States (ECOWAS) ... A World Bank-financed Initiative that involves the following interventions.

Colonialism and Its Discontents

Quillette 06 Feb 2023
What is at stake, therefore, is the very integrity of the United Kingdom and the security of the West.” ... Conditions on the “middle passage” that transported slaves from Africa, meanwhile, were so degrading that up to a quarter of the human cargo died before reaching the West Indies, and later the United States.

‘Despite Challenges, Opportunities in Nigeria Are Immense’

This Day 06 Feb 2023
The Head of Wealth Management, Standard Chartered Bank Nigeria and West Africa, Lanre Olajide, and the bank’s Chief Investment Officer for Africa and Middle East/E & Head of Fixed Income, Currencies and Commodities Strategy, Manpreet Gill, in this joint interview spoke about ...

Delhi University to replace robes with angavastra for convocation: Why are robes and caps worn at graduation?

Indian Express 06 Feb 2023
The image of students at a graduation ceremony throwing their square caps in the air is common in universities across the world ... But some sources also attribute robes to Islamic scholars in West Asia and North Africa, and that they made their way westward ... Institutions of Learning in Islam and The West\u2019 (1981) by George Makdisi.

Will Fitzgibbon moves from ICIJ to The Examination – Reflections on a career and friendship

Ghana Business News 05 Feb 2023
We spoke about the possibility of the West Africa Leaks project ... The team of extra-ordinary journalists that Will put together for the West Africa Leaks project, in my view remains some of the best of the top cream of West Africa’s investigative reporters, and the best of humans within the journalism network I have met.

Motives for channelling of election funds into Africa by West has been questioned

Independent online (SA) 05 Feb 2023
The West’s democracy crusade in Africa feels like the modern-day civilising mission which paved way for colonialism in the late 19th century ... It seems the West’s emphasis on democracy is a way of undermining China and Russia’s influence in Africa.
photo: AP / Abdeljalil Bounhar
Morocco's King Mohammed VI, 2nd right, flanked by his brother prince Moulay Rachid, right, inspects the royal guard in Laayoune, the capital of disputed territories of the Western Sahara, Saturday, Nov. 7, 2015.

African Continent without the Maghrebin Region, Now a Desideratum: Morocco as an Agent Provocateur

This Day 05 Feb 2023
Put differently, Africa as a region and West Africa as a sub-region ceased, since 1991, to be so within the new framework of the OAU and the African Union regulations, especially that the 1991 Treaty has been integrated as part of the AU Constitutive Act.

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