Three dead, fifteen injured following car bomb attack at funeral of former Libyan military commander

At least three people were killed and 15 wounded when a car bomb hit a funeral of former senior military commander in the east Libyan city of Benghazi, medical and military sources said. The funeral at Benghazi’s Huwari cemetery was for Khalifa Mismari, the assistant commander of Libya’s special forces under former leader Muammar Gaddafi,… Read More Three dead, fifteen injured following car bomb attack at funeral of former Libyan military commander

UN launches probe into drug war killings in Philippines

The U.N. Human Rights Council voted on Thursday to set up an investigation into thousands of killings in Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte’s so-called ‘war on drugs’ – a step that activists said was long overdue. Duterte’s government says that around 6,600 people have been killed by police in shootouts with suspected drug dealers since Duterte… Read More UN launches probe into drug war killings in Philippines

U.S. to issue licenses for sale of goods to Huawei provided no threat to national security

U.S. government will issue licenses to companies seeking to sell American-made goods to China’s Huawei where there is no threat to national security, Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross said on Tuesday, but left key questions unanswered about what products will pass muster. Seeking to revive trade talks with China, U.S. President Donald Trump announced late last… Read More U.S. to issue licenses for sale of goods to Huawei provided no threat to national security

IBM acquires software company Red Hat in $34billion deal

International Business Machines Corp said on Tuesday it has closed its $34 billion acquisition of software company Red Hat Inc as it looks to ramp up its cloud computing business. Underscoring the drive into high-margin businesses, IBM in October agreed to buy Red Hat, the company’s biggest acquisition in its more than 100-year history. Ginni… Read More IBM acquires software company Red Hat in $34billion deal

U.S. appeals court rules President Trump’s blocking of Twitter critics as unconstitutional

U.S. President Donald Trump violated the Constitution by blocking people whose views he disliked from his Twitter account, a federal appeals court ruled on Tuesday. In a 3-0 decision, the 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Manhattan said the First Amendment forbids Trump from using Twitter’s ‘blocking’ function to limit access to his account,… Read More U.S. appeals court rules President Trump’s blocking of Twitter critics as unconstitutional

Twelve Ghanaians named among 2019 100 Most Influential People of African Descent Under 40

Twelve Ghanaians across different sectors have been named among a list of 100 Most Influential People of African Descent (MIPAD) under 40, a global 100 list that identifies high achievers of African descent worldwide, pairing those based across the Diaspora with their counterparts inside Africa. The MIPAD under 40 recognition comes as a global civil… Read More Twelve Ghanaians named among 2019 100 Most Influential People of African Descent Under 40

Hundreds rally in Paris to protest against domestic violence

Hundreds of protesters gathered in central Paris on Saturday to raise awareness and demand tougher action on femicides in France. Yelling “Enough” and carrying signs reading “Stop femicides” or “The planet needs women alive”, the crowd took to the Place de la Republique square as part of the demonstration organized by various women’s rights NGOs… Read More Hundreds rally in Paris to protest against domestic violence