Nobel laureate Svetlana Alexievich denounces Belarus government following detention of opposition activist Maxim Znak

Nobel prize-winning author Svetlana Alexievich accused the Belarus authorities of terrorising their own people on Wednesday as another opposition politician was detained by masked men in plain clothes. Maxim Znak was the latest figure to be seized in a systematic campaign by the government of President Alexander Lukashenko to round up the leaders of a… Read More Nobel laureate Svetlana Alexievich denounces Belarus government following detention of opposition activist Maxim Znak

Nigerian actress, Linda Osifo’s LAO Foundation donates computers to Little Saints Orphanage

It is no news that schools have been shut down in Nigeria and all over the world, due to the continuous rise in the COVID-19 virus cases. This has led many institutions to propagate online classes for their students, many of whom have had poor turn-outs as they do not have access to computers and… Read More Nigerian actress, Linda Osifo’s LAO Foundation donates computers to Little Saints Orphanage

Bikiya Graham-Douglas’ Beeta Playwright Competition announces winner of 3rd edition

The grand finale of the 3rd Beeta Playwright Competition which held on Wednesday, 22nd of July 2020 was all shades of inspiring, intriguing and enthralling. Held on the Zoom App due to the continued spread of the coronavirus and restrictions on social gatherings in Nigeria, the hour-long event saw in attendance, sterling actors, and industry… Read More Bikiya Graham-Douglas’ Beeta Playwright Competition announces winner of 3rd edition

Hundreds protest in Thailand demanding resignation of government

Around 2,500 Thai protesters on Saturday evening demanded the resignation of the government and the dissolution of parliament, defying a coronavirus ban on gatherings in one of the largest street demonstrations since a 2014 military coup. People at the student-led rally near Bangkok’s Democracy Monument cited a litany of complaints against the year-old civilian government… Read More Hundreds protest in Thailand demanding resignation of government

U.S. reverses policy requiring foreign students to leave country

In a stunning reversal of policy, the Trump administration on Tuesday abandoned a plan that would have forced out tens of thousands of foreign students following widespread condemnation of the move and pressure from colleges and major businesses. U.S. officials announced last week that international students at schools that had moved to online-only classes due… Read More U.S. reverses policy requiring foreign students to leave country

U.S. to ask foreign students to leave if all classes taken online

Foreign students must leave the United States if their school’s classes this fall will be taught completely online or transfer to another school with in-person instruction, the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agency announced on Monday. It was not immediately clear how many student visa holders would be affected by the move, but foreign… Read More U.S. to ask foreign students to leave if all classes taken online

Myanmar sentences doctor to 21 months imprisonment for insulting monks over sex education

A Myanmar court has sentenced a doctor to 21 months in jail after convicting him of insulting Buddhist monks in connection with a debate about a proposal to teach sex education in schools. Kyaw Win Thant, 31, was arrested in May after angry scenes at a monastery in the central city of Meiktila, where he… Read More Myanmar sentences doctor to 21 months imprisonment for insulting monks over sex education