Obama cancels meeting with Philippines Duterte following remark

(Vatican Radio) US President Barack Obama has cancelled a planned meeting with the President of the Philippines, Rodrigo Duterte who earlier used coarse language to describe the American leader. It came after Mr. Obama had said he would raise the issue of drug related murders with Mr. Duterte, whose crackdown has led to the unregulated…

BIAFRA : IGBOS AND THE POST-CIVIL WAR TRAUMA OF 1970

By Ena Ofugara How Much Respect Do You Show Igbos? I am not Igbo, I am proud of my Urhobo However, as a student of history, I wish to show just what these great people came/come against and yet thrive. Okay, the incessant killings in the North will be glossed over so as to make […]…

Ethiopian deaths in fire at prison ‘holding Oromo protesters’

An unknown number of inmates have died after a fire at an Ethiopian prison where prominent anti-government protesters are reportedly being held. Sustained gunfire could be heard coming from Qilinto prison, on the outskirts of the capital Addis Ababa, after the fire broke out, local media reported. The government confirms “some” deaths, while local media […]…

Mother Teresa’s Call to Mercy coming to Africa

A Call to Mercy is a book that has been published to coincide with Pope Francis’ Jubilee Year of Mercy and in particular with the canonization of Mother Teresa. It is compiled and edited by Father Brian Kolodiejchuk MC, the postulator of Mother Teresa’s cause for sainthood. “A call to Mercy, hearts to love, hands […]…

‘Yes I was dead, I resurrected’ – says Mugabe on his return home

Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe arrived at the capital’s main airport from abroad on Saturday, according to a Reuters witness, following intense rumours that he was via OnlineNigeria News via ‘Yes I was dead, I resurrected’ – says Mugabe on his return home — Glitz&Glamour Magazine

Watch What Might Be Nelson Mandela’s First Television Interview, From 1956

A video believed to be former South African President Nelson Mandela’s first television interview ever has been released by the Nelson Mandela Foundation, an organization devoted to preserving the icon’s memory. The foundation, Reuters reports, said the video was from 1956, when Mandela would have been 37. At the time, he was among the more… via…

North Korean president executes official for not sitting correctly at meeting

North Korea has executed its education minister, Kim Yong-Jin, 63, because of his ‘bad sitting posture’ in parliament, according to reports. North Korea leader Before his execution via OnlineNigeria News via North Korean president executes official for not sitting correctly at meeting — Glitz&Glamour Magazine

North Korean president executes official for not sitting correctly at meeting

North Korea has executed its education minister, Kim Yong-Jin, 63, because of his ‘bad sitting posture’ in parliament, according to reports. North Korea leader Before his execution via OnlineNigeria News via North Korean president executes official for not sitting correctly at meeting — Glitz&Glamour Magazine

How US, Argentina, others got out of recession

The graph of life is never straight and steep as many human beings would prefer it to be. There are the straight parts, the curves and then the twists. Economies also behave in similar fashion. We call the growth period economic prosperity. When it contracts, we say there is recession. So, recession is not only […]…

T.G.I.F.: It’s been a long week

Notes: This is a photo of the SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket explosion by an eyewitness in Cape Canaveral, Florida at 9:07 a.m. on Thursday, September 1. Thankfully, no people were near the rocket while the propellant was being loaded, so there were no injuries from the blast. More background information at Business Insider. Youtube of…