The crisis in Cameroon can still be resolved peacefully

Speaking recently on the Anglophone crisis in Cameroon, UN Special Adviser on Genocide Prevention Adama Dieng said, "there is always a solution when people accept genuinely to sit together and discuss in good faith." We agree. This is why we, a Francophone daughter and anglophone son of Cameroon, have come together on the eve of…

Thousands of Italians, migrants rally for accused ‘refugee mayor’

Riace, Italy - An estimated 6,000 people protested in Riace, a small village perched on top of a barren hill in the southern Italian region of Calabria, against the arrest of its mayor Domenico Lucano. Known as the "refugee mayor", he stands accused of aiding and abetting illegal migration. Lucano won international acclaim for repopulating…

Who is Brett Kavanaugh, US Supreme Court’s new judge

Brett Kavanaugh, the new US Supreme Court justice picked by President Donald Trump, has been confirmed by the Republican-controlled Senate. He is replacing the long-serving Justice Kennedy, who announced his retirement on June 27 at the age of 81. Allegations of sexual assault raised during senate confirmation hearings dominated headlines and divided the US. Kavanaugh has denied…

Far-right Bolsonaro widens lead on eve of Brazil’s elections

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil - Far-right candidate Jair Bolsonaro widened his lead over fellow election hopefuls a day before Brazilians go to the polls to choose the country's next president Opinion polls, published by private-polling firm CNT/MDA on Saturday, project Bolsonaro will win 36.7 of the vote in the October 7 election. Fernando Haddad, the leftist Workers' Party…

How did US Senators vote on Kavanaugh?

The US Supreme Court voted 50-48 on Saturday to confirm Judge Brett Kavanaugh to the US Supreme Court, pushing the court further to the right.  The vote ended a brutal and divisive battle after sexual assault allegations against the judge were made. Kavanaugh has denied the accusations.  Here's a look at how each senator voted.…

Senate confirms Brett Kavanaugh to US Supreme Court

The US Senate confirmed Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court, ending a bitter battle between Republicans and Democrats during a confirmation process that has transfixed the nation following allegations of sexual misconduct against the nominee, which he has strongly denied.  Senators voted 50-48 in favour of Kavanaugh on Saturday. Republican Senator Lisa Murkowski of Montana was…

Turkey probing visit of Saudi officers the day Khashoggi vanished

At least 15 Saudi officials arrived in Turkey the day journalist Jamal Khashoggi entered the Saudi consulate in Istanbul and later disappeared, sources in the Turkish government have told Al Jazeera. "The Saudi officials flew into Istanbul on two different flights on Tuesday," Al Jazeera's Istanbul correspondent Jamal Elshayyal quoted his sources as saying on Saturday. Elshayyal said…

Kavanaugh set for Supreme Court confirmation

The US Senate is expected to confirm Brett Kavanaugh as the next Supreme Court judge, offering President Donald Trump a big political win and tilting the nation's high court decidedly to the right. The Senate vote, expected on Saturday afternoon, will bring an end to a nomination process defined by harrowing testimony from Christine Blasey…

Indonesia: ‘They don’t even know where to start digging’

Much-needed aid is trickling through to remote communities on Indonesia's ravaged Sulawesi Island for the first time since a massive earthquake and tsunami struck last Friday, leaving at least 1,649 dead. When the earthquake hit a village in Sigi district, mud from 15 metres underground came to the surface and started to drag homes and…

Tsukiji, Tokyo’s famed fish market, closes down after 83 years

Tokyo's most famous fish market, the Tsukiji market, has closed down after being in business for 83 years. Tsukiji, the largest fish market in the world, will now be turned into a temporary parking garage for the 2020 Summer Olympics which will be held in the Japanese capital. On Saturday, Tsukiji held its last auction, with…

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