Sierra Leone Imposes Nationwide Curfew, Admits Armed Attempt To Oust Govt

    Following an attempted break-in at Wilberforce Barracks by “some unidentified individuals,” the government of Sierra Leone has implemented a statewide curfew. The country’s minister of communications and civic education, Chernor Bah, released a statement saying that early on Sunday morning, armed people stormed the barracks that hold a number of foreign embassies, including those from China, Germany, Austria, the Gambia, Lebanon, and Syria. According to Bah, the issue was managed by the country’s security forces before it became a serious crisis. “In the early hours of Sunday, November 26th 2023, some unidentified individuals attempted to break into the

ECOWAS Parliament Begins Move To Lift Sanctions Against Niger Republic

  The Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) Parliament has appealed to the Heads of State and Government in the region to lift the sanctions imposed on the Niger Republic. The Head of State in ECOWAS had imposed sanctions on the Niger Republic to protest the ouster of President Mohamed Bazoum by the military junta. Military officers led by erstwhile Presidential Guard Commander, General Abdourahamane Tchiani, forcefully took over power in the country in July 2023. Addressing journalists after the opening session of the parliament on Wednesday, Senator Ali Ndume declared that about seven states bordering Niger Republic have

Former US First Lady Dies

    The wife of former United States President, Jimmy Carter, Rosalynn Carter has died at the age of 96 on Sunday. Her death was announced by the Carter Center two days after she entered hospice care at the couple’s home in Plains, Georgia. Hospice care is specialized care that provides physical comfort and emotional, social and spiritual support for people nearing the end of life. The former US First Lady is survived by her husband, four children, 22 grandchildren and great-grandchildren, and a legacy of mental health advocacy. According to the UK Independent, Jimmy Carter, 99, who is also

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Liberia’s President Concedes Defeat to Opponent

    Liberia’s incumbent president and football legend George Weah conceded defeat on Friday evening after nearly complete returns showed opposition leader Joseph Boakai leading with 50.89 per cent of the vote. “Ladies and gentlemen, tonight the CDC (party) has lost the election, but Liberia has won. This is the time for graciousness in defeat, to put national interest above personal interest,” he said in a speech on national radio. Results published by the electoral commission after tallying the ballots from more than 99 per cent of polling stations gave Weah 49.11 per cent of the votes cast. The 78-year-old

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American Rapper, Snoop Dogg, Announces Decision to Quit Smoking

    American rapper and actor, Calvin Cordozar Broadus Jr, popularly known as Snoop Dogg, has announced his decision to quit smoking. The rapper, who disclosed on an exclusive preview of Martha Stewart's iHeartRadio podcast in 2022 that he started smoking at the age of 18, stated thoughtful consideration and discussions with his family as reasons for this decision. Making the announcement on his X account on Thursday, the 52-year-old artist emphasised the importance of respecting his privacy during this time. In the post, he said, "After much consideration and conversation with my family, I've decided to give up smoke.

Biden Speaks As Israel Agrees Four-Hour Daily Pauses In Gaza

  Israel has agreed to daily four-hour military pauses in northern Gaza for humanitarian purposes, the White House said Thursday, even as President Joe Biden said there was no chance of a complete ceasefire. Biden has been pressing Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu for longer breaks in the fighting after more than a month of war sparked by the October 7 attacks by Hamas. White House National Security Council spokesman John Kirby said the pauses were "significant steps forward" as heavy fighting took hold of Gaza City in the north of the Gaza Strip. "Israel will begin to implement four-hour

How US Surgeons Successfully Performed World’s First Whole Eye Transplant

    A team of surgeons in New York announced Thursday they had performed the world’s first transplant of an entire eye in a procedure widely hailed as a medical breakthrough, although it isn’t yet known whether the recipient will actually regain his sight. The groundbreaking surgery involved removing part of the face and the whole left eye of a donor and grafting them onto a line worker from Arkansas who survived a 7,200-volt electric shock in June 2021, when his face touched a live wire. Aaron James, 46, suffered extensive injuries including the loss of his left eye, his

Israel gives condition for ceasefire as deaths hit 11,000

The health ministry in the Hamas-run Gaza Strip said Sunday that at least 9,770 people had been killed in the Palestinian territory since the war with Israel erupted last month. The ministry said at least 4,800 children were among those killed since Israel began striking the Gaza Strip in retaliation to the October 7 attacks carried out by Hamas militants in southern Israel, which Israeli officials said killed over 1,400, most of them civilians, AFP reports. The latest information brings the death toll on both sides to 11,187. Meanwhile, Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Sunday gave a condition for

Mark Zuckerberg Undergoes Knee Surgery

    Founder of Meta (formerly Facebook), Mark Zuckerberg, has undergone surgery following a knee injury suffered during training for an upcoming mixed martial arts competition. Zuckerberg suffered a torn anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) and shared this in an Instagram post on Friday. Sharing an update on his surgery, he wrote, "I am on the road to recovery. " Zuck tore my ACL sparring and just got out of surgery to replace it. "Grateful for the doctors and team taking care of me. "I was training for a competitive MMA fight early next year, but now that is delayed a

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Rwanda Announces Visa-Free Travel For Africans

  The President of Rwanda, Paul Kagame, has declared that the country will grant visa-free travel to Africans to boost free movement of people and trade. This decision positions Rwanda as the latest African nation to adopt such a measure, joining others in the pursuit of a more integrated continent to rival Europe’s Schengen zone. The Schengen zone, consisting of 27 European countries, has successfully eliminated the need for passports and various border control measures at their shared borders. Local media reports that Kagame revealed his plans on Thursday during a speech in Kigali, the capital of Rwanda. Kagame emphasised

By |November 3rd, 2023|Categories: International|Tags: |0 Comments
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