Featured Notes Owei Lakemfa World

After Ukraine, US fishes for new war in Taiwanese waters

Reading Time: 5 minutes IN Nigeria, there are people who traditionally rejoice at the prospect of war. They are uncomfortable when there are no wars or new territories to conquer, plunder or destabilise. The United States establishment has this same psychological make-up. It appears allergic to peace, and as one conflict drags to a bloody close, it is instigating Read More…

Top Story Ukraine World

Ukraine pins down Russian forces, moves to retake the south

Reading Time: 2 minutes Ukrainian forces are ramping up attacks to reclaim territory in the Russian-occupied south. The Ukrainians are unleashing American-supplied rocket launchers to strike bridges and military infrastructure in the south, forcing Russia to divert its forces from the Donbas in the east to counter the new threat. The attacks come despite Moscow’s massive war machine crawling Read More…

Featured Liberia Notes Owei Lakemfa World

Liberia: A Dream Deferred

Reading Time: 4 minutes Liberia, which along with Ethiopia are the two African countries never colonised, marked its Bicentennial as an emergent country, and this  Tuesday, July 26, 2022, observed its 75th Independence Anniversary.  On that historic date, the five most prominent persons on the dais who are from four countries were of contrasting nature. Liberian President  George Manneh Read More…

Entertainment Media World

EU court declines to lift Russia broadcasting ban

Reading Time: < 1 minutes The European Court of Justice (ECJ) has rejected a request by Russian news network RT France to lift a broadcasting ban imposed by the European Union (EU) on Russia over Russia-Ukraine conflict. “The EU General Court dismisses Russia Today France’s application for annulment of the EU Council’s acts,’’ the ECJ said on Twitter on Wednesday. Read More…

United States World

Trump hints at running for president again in 2024

Reading Time: < 1 minutes Former President Donald Trump returned to Washington for the first time since leaving office Tuesday, and hinted at running for office again in 2024. He vigorously repeated his false election claims that sparked the January 6 insurrection at the nearby Capitol. “It was a catastrophe, that election. A disgrace to our country,” he said, insisting Read More…

Africa Top Story World

Three dead in fresh fighting in Libyan capital

Reading Time: < 1 minutes No fewer than three persons were killed in fresh fighting between rival Libyan factions in Tripoli overnight. The fighting took place in the Ain Zara region late on Thursday night between units of the Presidential Council’s security force and the Special Deterrence Force, or RADA. Osama Ali, a spokesman for Libya’s Ambulance and Emergency Services, Read More…

Top Story United Kingdom World

Sunak, Truss are final candidates for UK PM

Reading Time: 2 minutes Former Chancellor of the Exchequer Rishi Sunak and Foreign Secretary Liz Truss will battle it out to become Britain’s next prime minister after they won the final lawmaker vote, setting up the last stage of the contest to replace Boris Johnson. International Trade Minister Penny Mordaunt was knocked out in the final round of balloting Read More…

Such is life Top Story World

Russia considers expanding ‘gay propaganda’ law

Reading Time: 2 minutes The Russian parliament has moved to tighten already stringent restrictions on the discussion of LGBTQ rights and relationships. A draft bill calling for the broadening of a 2013 ban on the “promotion of non-traditional sexual relations” to minors, widely referred to as the “gay propaganda” bill, was announced on the website of the parliament, or Read More…