Indian state passes law abolishing Islamic schools

An Indian state ruled by Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Hindu nationalist party on Wednesday passed a law abolishing state-run Islamic schools, saying they provided sub-standard education. Opposition politicians criticised the move and said it reflected the government’s anti-Muslim attitude in the Hindu-majority country. More than 700 of the government-funded religious schools, known as madrasas, in… Read More Indian state passes law abolishing Islamic schools

Ego Boyo, Shaibu Husseini, Ahmed Yerima return as judges for 4th Beeta Playwright Competition

The Beeta Universal Arts Foundation (BUAF) spearheaded by actress and producer, Bikiya Graham-Douglas, announces the fourth edition of the Beeta Playwright Competition, which has over the years, birthed plays from its past winners; ‘Our Son, the Minister’ by Paul Ugbede, ‘Jagagba’ by Abdul Qudus-Ibrahim and ‘Daughters of the East’ by Achalugo Chioma Ezekobe; playwrights who… Read More Ego Boyo, Shaibu Husseini, Ahmed Yerima return as judges for 4th Beeta Playwright Competition

Death toll from Kabul University attack rises to thirty five

As Mohammad clambered out of a second-floor window at Kabul University on Monday to escape gunmen rampaging across the campus, he was sure death was close. Minutes earlier, the 20-year-old had been sitting in his classroom in the Afghan university’s National Legal Training Centre building, waiting for a lecturer at the start of what should… Read More Death toll from Kabul University attack rises to thirty five

Nineteen dead, several injured as gunmen attack Kabul University

Gunmen stormed Kabul University, killing students in their classrooms and firing on others as they fled on Monday, in the second attack on an educational institution in the city in just over a week, officials and witnesses said. The three attackers killed at least 19 people including students before Afghan security forces shot the gunmen… Read More Nineteen dead, several injured as gunmen attack Kabul University

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