RUSSIA SLAMS FRANCE’S ‘COLONIAL’ TREATMENT OF AFRICA

Thu 02 February 2023: France continues to treat African countries “from the standpoint of its colonial past,” according to Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova on Wednesday, Anadolu Agency reported. “Each African country, in accordance with its interests, situation, and opportunities, speaks in favor of developing relations with a particular state. They don’t need a […]

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CANADA MOVES TO TAKE IN 10,000 UYGHUR REFUGEES

Thu 02 February 2023: Canada’s parliament on Wednesday unanimously passed a motion to take in 10,000 Uyghur refugees who fled China but are now facing pressure to return. The move builds on a February 2021 move by Canadian lawmakers to label Beijing’s treatment of Uyghurs and other Turkic Muslims in its northwestern Xinjiang territory as […]

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NO PLACE FOR KING CHARLES III ON NEW A$5 NOTE, SAYS AUSTRALIA

Thu 02 February 2023: Australia’s new five-dollar ($3.50) note will feature a design honouring the country’s Indigenous people, replacing the portrait of the British monarch that was previously on the note. The Reserve Bank of Australia, Australia’s central bank, said the design highlighting “the culture and history of the First Australians” would be developed in […]

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SOUTH AFRICA: HAVE YOUR SAY ON 2023 NATIONAL BUDGET

Thu 02 February 2023: Finance Minister Enoch Godongwana has invited South Africans to make inputs on what they would like to see reflected in the upcoming National Budget Speech. In a statement on Wednesday, the Ministry of Finance said Godongwana would deliver the National Budget Speech on 22 February 2023. “As usual, the budget allocation […]

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SAUDI AND QATARI FOOTBALL CHIEFS WIN FIFA COUNCIL SEATS

Thu 02 February 2023: Qatar and Saudi Arabia have won seats on the FIFA Council, the decision-making committee of world football’s governing body. The election wins on Wednesday came during the annual meeting of the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) which also confirmed Saudi Arabia as the host of the 2027 Asian Cup. Qatar Football Association […]

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REPUBLICANS PUSH TO REMOVE ILHAN OMAR FROM FOREIGN AFFAIRS PANEL

Thu 02 February 2023: A vote is set for Thursday on a resolution aimed at the Muslim-American congresswoman over her criticism of Israel. Washington, DC – In one of his first moves since becoming speaker of the United States House of Representatives, Kevin McCarthy is leading an effort to block Congresswoman Ilhan Omar from serving on the chamber’s […]

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TIKTOK: CHINA’S MODERN-DAY APPLICATION OF ‘THE ART OF WAR’

Thu 02 February 2023: Written over 2,000 years ago, Chinese general and strategist Sun Tzu stated in The Art of War that “Subjugating the enemy’s army without fighting is the true pinnacle of excellence.” This ancient maxim still rings true today and is arguably being put into practise by present-day China. Beijing has been excelling in economic […]

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ANDREW TATE: INFLUENCER LOSES APPEAL IN ROMANIA OVER EXTENDED DETENTION (VIDEO)

Thu 02 February 2023: The decision to extend Andrew Tate’s arrest was affirmed by a Romanian appeals court, so the former kickboxer, influencer will remain in preventive custody till at least February 27. Tate, 36, his brother Tristan, 34, and two suspects from Romania, including one who was a former police officer, were detained in […]

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CHAD IS SET TO OPEN ITS EMBASSY IN ISRAEL ON THURSDAY: NETANYAHU

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, right, goes to shake hands with former President of Chad Idriss Deby, during a joint news conference on November 25, 2018 (File Photo) Wed 01 February 2023: Chad will inaugurate on Thursday an embassy in Israel, building on bilateral relations that were established five years ago, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin […]

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UKRAINE LAWMAKER CALLS ON US TO TARGET CHINA, INDIA ENERGY PURCHASES

Wed 01 February 2023: A senior Ukrainian lawmaker has called for the United States to impose secondary sanctions on China and India if they keep buying Russian energy, urging total solidarity against Moscow’s invasion. On a visit to Washington, Oleksandr Merezhko, who heads the foreign affairs committee in Ukraine’s parliament, also called for greater ties […]

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