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Philippine SEC Revokes News Website Rappler Registration

Philippine SEC Revokes News Website Rappler Registration

🕔09:23, 15.Jan 2018

“The En Banc finds Rappler, Inc. and Rappler Holdings Corporation, a Mass Media Entity and its alter ego, liable for violating the constitutional and statutory Foreign Equity Restriction in Mass Media, enforceable through laws and rules within the mandate of the commission,” the Philippine SEC en banc said in its decision dated January 11 but published on its website Monday, January 15.

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PANIC! People Scramble For Cover Because of Ballistic Missile Button Wrongly Pressed in Hawaii

PANIC! People Scramble For Cover Because of Ballistic Missile Button Wrongly Pressed in Hawaii

🕔15:17, 14.Jan 2018

Alert warned people of a missile heading towards Hawaii Saturday morning. Took 38 minutes for a second alert to be sent out explaining it was a false alarm. Families huddled together crying and praying while waiting for the missile to hit. Some people placed their children in storm drains, others messaged loved ones. ‘I was sitting in the bathtub with my children, saying our prayers,’ one said.

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Gaza Attack Tunnel Under Israel, Egypt Borders Destroyed – Israel Says

Gaza Attack Tunnel Under Israel, Egypt Borders Destroyed – Israel Says

🕔15:00, 14.Jan 2018

The Israeli military said on Sunday it had destroyed a cross-border attack tunnel that ran from Gaza into Israel and Egypt, dug by the Hamas, the Islamist group that controls the Palestinian enclave.

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Liberia’s Unity Party Expels Ellen Johnson Sirleaf

Liberia’s Unity Party Expels Ellen Johnson Sirleaf

🕔14:54, 14.Jan 2018

Johnson Sirleaf, a Nobel Peace Prize laureate who has been in power for 12 years, denies the party’s allegations that she held inappropriate private meetings with election magistrates before the Oct. 10 vote. “The behaviour of the expelled persons … constitutes sabotage and undermined the existence of the party,” said the statement announcing the decision, which was taken by the party’s executive committee late on Saturday.

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Sturgeon Sees ‘Golden Opportunity’ to Argue for UK to Remain in Single Market

Sturgeon Sees ‘Golden Opportunity’ to Argue for UK to Remain in Single Market

🕔14:45, 14.Jan 2018

Scottish leader Nicola Sturgeon said on Sunday there was a “golden opportunity” to argue for Britain to remain in the European single market after Brexit, as no-one had yet demonstrated the benefit of loosening trade ties with the EU. Before publishing a study of the economic impact of Brexit on Scotland on Monday, Sturgeon, whose nationalist SNP runs the devolved Scottish government, said there was no alternative to EU membership that could deliver the same economic benefits.

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Nigeria: Of Leadership and the Absence of a ‘Grooming Ground’

Nigeria: Of Leadership and the Absence of a ‘Grooming Ground’

🕔13:45, 14.Jan 2018

But alas events of the future mock at human foresight. And so when fate ran its course, what became the Ijaw man’s good luck, became Nigeria’s bad luck. What became a blessing to him, in no distant time translated to a curse for the Nation given the abysmal performance of his days of executive superintendence.

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On Trump, Africa and ‘Shit Hole’

On Trump, Africa and ‘Shit Hole’ Updated

🕔13:41, 14.Jan 2018

Let it be said right away that whatever constitutes Donald Trump’s reservation for Africa, they are subjectively his, and his sentiments on Africa cannot graduate to facts, nor do they represent the perspectives of the larger world on the continent.

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Sheikh Ibrahim Zakzaky Rumoured Dead Reappears in Public

Sheikh Ibrahim Zakzaky Rumoured Dead Reappears in Public

🕔18:48, 13.Jan 2018

“For the first time at least the security (officers) have allowed me to see my own doctors,” Sheikh Ibrahim Zakzaky the leader of Nigeria’s Shi‘ite Muslim sect, said, according to footage of the exchange. “I am getting better.”

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Turkey Will Tear Down Kurdish Militia in Afrin – Tayyip Erdogan Says

Turkey Will Tear Down Kurdish Militia in Afrin – Tayyip Erdogan Says

🕔15:59, 13.Jan 2018

“If the terrorists in Afrin don’t surrender we will tear them down,” President of Turkey Tayyip Erdogan told a congress of his ruling AK Party in the eastern Turkish city of Elazig.

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African Countries At UN Demand Apology From Trump For His ‘Outrageous’ and ‘Xenophobic’ Remarks About Immigrants

African Countries At UN Demand Apology From Trump For His ‘Outrageous’ and ‘Xenophobic’ Remarks About Immigrants

🕔12:52, 13.Jan 2018

Angered by Trump’s comments, Jessie Duarte, the deputy secretary general of South Africa’s ruling African National Congress said, “Ours is not a shithole country and neither is Haiti or any other country in distress.”

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