SA Violence: Let Zimbabweans work in peace, Zanu PF says to South Africans

By Lisa Nyanhongo GUTU South MP and Zanu PF chief whip Pupurai Togarepi Tuesday said South Africans should allow  Zimbabweans to work in peace without attacking them as happened to the late Elvis Nyathi. Nyathi was brutally attacked and burnt to death by a mob in that country after failing to produce a passport or

Russia Claims It Has Destroyed Ukraine’s Defence System

By VOA RUSSIA said Monday that it destroyed several air defense systems in Ukraine over the weekend, ahead of what Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy is warning could be the start of a renewed Russian offensive into the country’s eastern region. The Russian claims could not be verified, but Russian Defense Ministry spokesman Major General Igor

In France, it’s Macron vs. Le Pen, again, for presidency

By Associated Press PARIS: Incumbent Emmanuel Macron will face far-right nationalist Marine Le Pen in a winner-takes-all runoff for the French presidency, after they both advanced Sunday in the first round of voting in the country’s election to set up another head-to-head clash of their sharply opposing visions for France. But while Macron won t heir last

Missile Kills at Least 52 at Crowded Ukrainian Train Station

KYIV, Ukraine (AP)  A missile hit a train station in eastern Ukraine where thousands had gathered Friday, killing at least 52 and wounding dozens more in an attack on a crowd of mostly women and children trying to flee a new, looming Russian offensive, Ukrainian authorities said. The attack that some denounced as yet another

‘The Evils In Israel Need Cleansing’

By Gift Gara and Nyasha Rimbi THE oppressive apartheid system of the Israeli government which is flagrantly violating human rights law through killing and torturing innocent Palestinians requires serious cleaning if the world is to be a better place said an official from the Shoulder to Shoulder with Palestine (SSWP) advocacy group. Speaking on the

Zelensky Accuses Russia Of Genocide In Ukraine

By BBC UKRAINIAN President Volodymyr Zelensky has described the Russian invasion of his country as involving “the torture of the whole nation”. Speaking to CBS News through a translator on Sunday, Zelensky said the people of Ukraine did not want to be subdued by Russia and were being destroyed and exterminated as a result. Asked

Supreme Court Blocks Kenya President From Changing Constitution

By VOA IN a ruling Thursday, Kenya’s Supreme Court blocked changes to the constitution initiated by President Uhuru Kenyatta. Six of the seven judges ruled constitutional amendments must come from ordinary citizens, not the president. Following the hotly-contested 2017 election that almost split the country apart, Kenyatta and opposition leader Raila Odinga unveiled a plan

Ukraine war: What next for the African students who fled?

By BBC News Desmond Chinaza Muokwudo, a 30-year-old Nigerian student who has recently fled Ukraine, spent 11 years saving up for an education in Europe. Once a pipeline welder from Anambra state, he dreamt of studying international relations – but he struggled with unemployment amid a recession in 2016. It was only after his parents

UN Rights Chief Tells Russia to Stop War in Ukraine Immediately

By VOA GENEVA — The U.N. high commissioner for human rights on Wednesday called Russia to immediately withdraw its troops from Ukraine and stop the war that she said had caused immeasurable suffering and grief for millions of people. In a dramatic rendering of conditions in Ukraine to the U.N. Human Rights Council, Michelle Bachelet

Russia Hails China As Part Of Emerging ‘Just World Order’

By AFP Beijing and Moscow advanced a vision of a new world order Wednesday as Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov made his first visit to key ally China since the invasion of Ukraine. Moscow’s top diplomat landed in the eastern city of Huangshan early Wednesday for a series of meetings about the future of Afghanistan.

LATEST: Russia promises to scale down operations; Ukraine proposes neutrality

By Reuters ISTANBUL: Russia promised at peace talks on Tuesday to drastically scale down its military operations around Kyiv and the northern Ukrainian city of Chernihiv, while Ukraine proposed neutral status with international guarantees to protect it from attack. Ukrainian negotiators said they had proposed a status under which their country would not join alliances or

Almost a Quarter of Ukrainians Now Displaced, UN Agency Says

By VOA MORE than 10 million Ukrainians, nearly a quarter of the population, have been displaced since Russia invaded the country a bit more than one month ago, the U.N. refugee agency UNHCR says. An estimated 3,7 million people have fled to neighbouring countries, while more than 6,5 million have been displaced inside Ukraine since

Zelensky To Europe: You Were Too Late In Stopping Russia

By BBC UKRAINE’S leader Volodymyr Zelensky delivered a late-night address to the European Council summit in Brussels, declaring Europe was too late in assisting the country in its efforts to fend off Russia. He outlined Russia’s destruction and damage to his country, and thanked Europe for uniting in their support for Ukraine. Then, in his

ZAMBIA: Ex-Minister Arrested Over Corruption; Hotel And Helicopters Seized

By ZAMBIA’S former Foreign Affairs Minister Joseph Malanji has been arrested for alleged money-laundering activities. The authorities said Mr Malanji was arrested for owning a hotel suspected to be bought by proceeds of crime. He is also suspected to have procured a helicopter $700,000 (£530,000) from proceeds of crime. Mr Malanji has previously denied

Jamaicans shun UK royal visit, demand slavery reparations

By Associated Press SAN JUAN: Dozens of well-known leaders in Jamaica including professors and politicians are demanding an apology and slavery reparations as the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge prepare for a trip to the former British colony. The group is rejecting the visit of Prince William and Kate scheduled for Tuesday, part of a

SA: President Ramaphosa Calls For End To Dudula Campaigns Against Foreigners

By TimesLive JOHANNESBURG: President Cyril Ramaphosa has called for an end to campaigns against foreigners, saying these create social tensions and are against the law. He also criticised employers who employ undocumented migrants and they were also breaking the law. Ramaphosa was addressing the government’s Human Rights Day rally in Koster in the North West

Risks Posed By Worldwide U.S. Funded Biolabs Cause Jitters Around The Globe

By Global Times STRONG evidence has emerged that the United States embassy in Ukraine deleted documents which implicated the US for funding a series of laboratory facilities for the production of biological weapons in that country. Such revelations vindicate China which last year stridently made suggestions that the conduct by US of secret biological and

Zelensky Calls For Peace Talks With Russia ‘Without Delay’

By Wires UKRAINIAN President Volodymyr Zelensky on Saturday called for meaningful peace and security talks “without delay” with Moscow. “This is the only chance for Russia to reduce the damage from its own mistakes,” Zelensky said in his nightly video address. “It’s time to meet, it’s time to talk, it’s time to restore territorial integrity

Russia Sanctions US President, Top Administration Officials

By RUSSIA on Tuesday sanctioned US President Joe Biden, Secretary of State Tony Blinken, Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin, and ten other administration officials and political figures. Moscow said the sanctions were a reciprocal measure, imposed after Washington blacklisted top Russian leaders, including President Vladimir Putin. The latest additions to Russia’s “stop list” were announced by the

Zelensky: Peace Talks Sound More Realistic

By BBC UKRAINIAN President Volodymyr Zelensky says peace talks with Russia are beginning to “sound more realistic, but time is still needed” to reach a breakthrough. In his latest Facebook video address, he said victory over Russia would require the work of all Ukrainian citizens, including the negotiating team currently holding ongoing talks via Zoom.