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Which EU politicians refused to label Russia a sponsor of terror?

Many on the far right and some on the left rejected the symbolic move to declare Moscow as a terrorist regime. The European Parliament on Wednesday adopted a resolution declaring Russia a state “sponsor of terrorism” over its war in Ukraine. “The deliberate attacks and atrocities committed by Russian forces and their proxies against civilians […]

Malawi vice president arrested by anti-corruption bureau

VP Saulos Chilima is accused of accepting money and other items in exchange for awarding government contracts. Malawi’s Anti-Corruption Bureau has arrested the country’s Vice President Saulos Chilima over corruption allegations, it said on Friday. Chilima is accused of accepting money and other items in exchange for awarding government contracts, the ACB said in a […]

Will rich nations pay for the climate ‘loss and damage’ fund?

From: Counting the Cost A historic fund to help vulnerable countries worst affected by climate change was adopted at the COP27 summit. Wealthy nations have long refused to compensate poor countries struggling to cope with the effects of climate change, fearing legal liability. But after more than three decades, diplomats from approximately 200 nations made […]

Food aid into Ethiopia’s Tigray ‘not matching needs’: UN

Access to some parts of Tigray remains constrained even as all four road corridors are now open, the World Food Programme says. Aid deliveries into Tigray are “not matching the needs” of the stricken region, the United Nations food agency has said, even as a ceasefire takes hold in war-torn northern Ethiopia. The World Food […]

Nigeria launches new banknotes to help curb corruption

Regulators have said January 31 is the deadline for old notes to either be used or deposited at banks. Nigeria has launched newly designed currency notes, a move that the West African nation’s central bank says will help curb inflation and money laundering. Experts, however, are sceptical about such results in a country that has […]

The rise of Mohammed Kudus, pride of Nima and Ghana’s golden boy

Accra, Ghana – In Nima, Mohammed Kudus commands god-like status. In the dense neighbourhood of Accra that he calls home, there is pride in the locals’ voices when his name is mentioned. Fans of his club Ajax know him for scoring goals, dribbling, creating chances and occasionally pulling off a cheeky piece of skill on […]

Uganda sees ‘downward trend’ in Ebola cases: Health minister

Officials say some districts have gone for at least two weeks without registering new infections. Uganda has recorded a drop in the number of new Ebola cases, with some districts going for at least two weeks without registering new infections, health ministry officials said. The development is a major sign the East African country is […]