Libyan plane hijacked, lands in Malta with 118 on board

An airliner on an internal flight in Libya was hijacked by a man claiming to have a hand grenade on Friday and diverted to Malta, where it landed with 118 people on board. A media report said the hijacker told the crew he was “pro-Gaddafi” and that he was willing to let all 111 passengers […]

Church of England appoints first black bishop in 20 years

The Church of England has appointed its first black bishop for 20 years in a move that significantly increases its handful of minority ethnic clergy in senior leadership positions, the Guardian UK reports.

The Church of England has appointed its first black bishop for 20 years in a move that significantly increases its handful of minority ethnic clergy in senior leadership positions, the Guardian UK reports. Downing Street announced that Woyin Karowei Dorgu is to be the 13th bishop of Woolwich, and will be consecrated at Southwark Cathedral […]

Former Brazilian President, Dilma Rousseff, criticizes the current govt

Speaking with Upfront on Al Jazeera, Dilma Rousseff, former Brazilian President, speaks about her impeachment and criticises the current government:

…..and calls for immediate elections Speaking with Upfront on Al Jazeera, Dilma Rousseff, former Brazilian President, speaks about her impeachment and criticises the current government: Labels current Brazilian President Michel Temer an “illegitimate president” and a “traitor” Says Temer betrayed their joint election campaign promises. Maintains she was impeached “with completely unsubstantiated allegations” in a […]

Trump formally announces Bayo Ogunlesi as Strategic and Policy Forum adviser

Trump formally announces Bayo Ogunlesi as Strategic and Policy Forum adviser

Trump’s Transition Team in a statement on Wednesday said the president-elect also announced three additional members to join the forum. “Earlier this month, President-elect Trump established the President’s Strategic and Policy Forum and announced an initial round of 16 members. “The Forum is composed of some of America’s most highly respected and successful business leaders. […]

I ‘absolutely’ suffered racism in office – Obama

Outgoing U.S. President Barack Obama has disclosed that he ‘absolutely’ suffered racism in office, adding Americans’ ‘primary concern about me has been that I seem foreign’.

I ‘absolutely’ suffered racism in office – Obama

Outgoing U.S. President Barack Obama has disclosed that he ‘absolutely’ suffered racism in office, adding Americans’ ‘primary concern about me has been that I seem foreign’. “The concept of race in America is not just genetic, otherwise the one-drop rule wouldn’t have made sense”. “It’s cultural. It’s this notion of a people who look different […]

Pastor makes members drink Dettol for healing

A South African cleric, Prophet Rufus Phala has made his church members drink disinfectant, Dettol, in order to get healed..

Pastor makes members drink Dettol for healing

A South African cleric, Prophet Rufus Phala has made his church members drink disinfectant, Dettol, in order to get healed.. Phala, a pastor with AK Spiritual Christian Church, Makgodu, Limpopo in the north eastern area of South Africa, instructed his followers to drink the disinfectant, while also acknowledging that it was dangerous to do so.  “I know Dettol is harmful, […]

Child rapist killed by victims’ parents in Church

A trumpeter has died after he was beaten up by the parents of pre-school children he had sexually abused in a cathedral. Marcelo Fabian Pecollo, was chased off the stage by the victims’ parents who shouted, “there is a paedophile and a rapist in the church and he is playing in this orchestra.” Witnesses said Pecollo was sentenced to […]

Two dead as over 700 migrants rescued in Mediterranean

Two dead as over 700 migrants rescued in Mediterranean

Two women died of hypothermia during an operation to rescue more than 730 migrants off the Libyan coast, the Italian coast guard and medical charity Medecins Sans Frontieres said on Sunday. The women were found unconscious in a large dinghy in the Mediterranean that was partly deflated and taking on water. “Devastatingly…, two women died […]

Trump appoints Nigerian on economic advisory forum

Nigerian-born Adebayo Ogunlesi, who is the chairman of Global Infrastructure Partners, a private equity firm and one of Fortune 500 companies, has been named a member of an economic advisory forum to U.S. President-elect Donald Trump.

Trump appoints Nigerian on economic advisory forum

Nigerian-born Adebayo Ogunlesi, who is the chairman of Global Infrastructure Partners, a private equity firm and one of Fortune 500 companies, has been named a member of an economic advisory forum to U.S. President-elect Donald Trump. The 63 year-old Nigerian is the only African face in the 16-man team, which has Steve Schwarzman, CEO of […]

Secret accounts: Switzerland to exchange info with 21 more countries

Switzerland, which has been working to end its years-long practice of banking secrecy, said Thursday it aimed to dramatically increase the number of countries it cooperates with towards international fiscal transparency.

Switzerland, which has been working to end its years-long practice of banking secrecy, said Thursday it aimed to dramatically increase the number of countries it cooperates with towards international fiscal transparency. The Swiss government said in a statement that it wanted to extend the automatic exchange of information (AEOI) on bank accounts to 21 more […]