EVEN as democracy wobbles in Africa, the continent must say a resounding NO to military incursion into politics. The military who have taken over power in Sudan must therefore retrace their steps, before it is too late. Without doubt, the calamitous impact of decades of jackboot politics has left the continent a laggard in world […]

The European Union’s bid to overhaul its two-decade-old copyright rules cleared its final hurdle on Monday as EU governments backed the move forcing Google to pay publishers for news snippets and Facebook to filter out protected content. Nineteen countries, including France and Germany, endorsed the revamp while Finland, Italy, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Poland and Sweden […]

Queen Elizabeth II reportedly told the new British High Commissioner to Nigeria, Ms Catriona Liang, that she had the best job in the world. The new British High Commissioner to Nigeria, Ms Catriona Liang, made the disclosure on Thursday night at an event to celebrate the Queen’s 93rd birthday in Lagos. Liang, who said that […]

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange “is no hero”, British Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt said on Thursday following his arrest at the Ecuadorian embassy in London. “What is not acceptable is for someone to escape facing justice and he had tried to do that for a very long time and that is why he is no hero,” […]

Russia on Thursday slammed Britain’s arrest of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange as a move against democratic freedoms and called on London to respect his rights. “The hand of ‘democracy’ is strangling freedom,” foreign ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova said on Facebook after British police arrested Assange at Ecuador’s embassy in London. President Vladimir Putin’s spokesman Dmitry […]

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