Indigenous families flee as armed group set houses on fire in rural Guatemala

Forty indigenous families have fled their homes in north Guatemala after an armed group set fire to several residences on occupied farmland, a land rights group said on Sunday. Peasant farmer groups involved in land occupations frequently suffer violence in the Central American nation. Advocacy organization Global Witness in 2019 called Guatemala one of the… Read More Indigenous families flee as armed group set houses on fire in rural Guatemala

Seven dead, several injured as al-Shabaab militants attack hotel in Somalia

Militants stormed a high-end seaside hotel in Mogadishu on Sunday, killing at least seven people and wounding more than 20 as they detonated a car bomb then opened fire with assault rifles in the latest attack in the Somali capital. Islamist insurgent group al Shabaab said it was behind the assault on the Elite Hotel… Read More Seven dead, several injured as al-Shabaab militants attack hotel in Somalia

India sends team to help tackle oil spillage in Mauritius

India has sent technical equipment and a team of specialists to Mauritius to help local authorities deal with an environmental crisis after an oil spill from a Japanese ship, a government official said on Sunday. A Japanese bulk carrier struck a coral reef off the Indian Ocean island nation on July 25, spilling about 1,000… Read More India sends team to help tackle oil spillage in Mauritius

Protesters flood Belarus capital following Russia offer of military help

Belarusians chanting “Step down!” filled the centre of the capital Minsk on Sunday in the biggest protest so far against longtime president Alexander Lukashenko’s re-election a week ago after Russia said it would offer him military help if necessary. There was no visible police presence at the protest, which attracted around 200,000 people, a reporter… Read More Protesters flood Belarus capital following Russia offer of military help

Thousands in South Korea protest against policies of President Moon Jae-in

A spike in new coronavirus cases in South Korea has prompted authorities to reimpose tighter social distancing curbs in Seoul, but that didn’t stop thousands of demonstrators from protesting against President Moon Jae-in’s policies. For the second day in a row in over four months, the country has reported a sudden jump in locally transmitted… Read More Thousands in South Korea protest against policies of President Moon Jae-in

Thousands protest demanding new elections, government in Thailand

More than 10,000 Thai protesters chanting “down with dictatorship” and “the country belongs to the people” rallied in Bangkok on Sunday in by far the biggest anti-government demonstration since a 2014 coup. There were cheers for student calls to curb the monarchy’s powers – once a taboo subject – as well as demands for the… Read More Thousands protest demanding new elections, government in Thailand

Publiseer awarded Digital Media Publisher of the Year at 2020 African Excellence Awards

At the 2020 African Excellence Awards hosted by MEA Markets, digital content distribution company, Publiseer, has been awarded the Digital Media Publisher of the Year 2020 for the West African region. According to the awarding organization, Publiseer “has demonstrated excellence, commitment, [and] dedication.” The MEA Markets is a quarterly publication dedicated to researching and publicizing… Read More Publiseer awarded Digital Media Publisher of the Year at 2020 African Excellence Awards

Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam resigns from honorary fellowship at Cambridge University

Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam has resigned from an honorary fellowship at a college at Britain’s Cambridge University after it questioned her commitment to the protection of human rights and freedom of expression. Lam said the accusations made by Wolfson College were “groundless” and said she was “deeply disappointed by the college smearing a… Read More Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam resigns from honorary fellowship at Cambridge University