Xi Says China Will Give $76 Mln for BRICS Cooperation Plan

Sep. 04, 2017  Reuters BEIJING: China will provide 500 million yuan ($76.4 million) for a BRICS economic and technology cooperation plan, Chinese President Xi Jinping said on Monday. Xi also told a plenary session at a BRICS leaders’ summit in the southeastern Chinese city of Xiamen that China would give $4 million for projects at

Read More

Raila likely to face only Uhuru in repeat poll

(Agencies) Sep. 04, 2017 By OLIVER MATHENGE @olivermathenge   The upcoming fresh election order by the Supreme Court will be between Uhuru Kenyatta and Raila Odinga if a ruling made in 2013 is followed. However, the standing of Ekuru Aukot and Michael Wainaina is still in question after they were enjoined in the case at

Read More

Nobel laureates warn Aung San Suu Kyi over ‘ethnic cleansing’ of Rohingya

(Agencies) Letter says Myanmar’s leader and peace prize winner has failed to act as ‘grossly disproportionate’ crackdown on minority Muslim group kills hundreds More than a dozen fellow Nobel laureates have criticised Aung San Suu Kyi, Myanmar’s de facto leader, for a bloody military crackdown on minority Rohingya people, warning of a tragedy “amounting to

Read More

In Win for India, Brics Statement Names LeT, Jaish as Terror Concerns, Clubs them with Islamic State

(Agencies) This is the first time anti-India groups such as Lashkar and Jaish have been compared with the Islamic State in a joint statement by the five-country grouping.  Sep 04, 2017 Sutirtho Patranobis Hindustan Times, Xiamen The Brics member countries on Monday identified Pakistan-based terror outfits Lashkar-e-Taiba and Jaish-e-Mohammed among groups causing violence and security

Read More

UW Professor: The Information War is Real, and we’re Losing it

(Agencies) A University of Washington professor started studying social networks to help people respond to disasters. But she got dragged down a rabbit hole of twitter-boosted conspiracy theories, and ended up mapping our political moment. By Danny Westneat Seattle Times staff columnist It started with the Boston marathon bombing, four years ago. University of Washington

Read More

Japan Calls for Int’l Action after N. Korea’s 6th Nuclear Test

(Agencies)  KYODO NEWS Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe called Sunday for the international community to “show a strong will to protect world peace” at the United Nations after North Korea carried out a sixth nuclear test. “Whether or not we can stop North Korea’s acts that threaten world peace depends on the coordination and unity

Read More

Food Aid Suspended as Myanmar State sinks Deeper into Violence

(Agencies)  3 September, 2017 The World Food Programme has suspended aid to Myanmar’s war-ravaged Rakhine state where tens of thousands of Rohingya Muslims are among the displaced or dead as violence continues. The World Food Programme has suspended food aid in Myanmar’s violence-scorched Rakhine state, as the humanitarian situation deteriorates with a surging death toll

Read More

14 People Die of Cholera in Northeast Nigeria

Date of publication: 3 September, 2017 Most of the suspected cases and deaths are in Muna Garage, a camp for displaced people on the outskirts of Maiduguri, the capital of Borno. Fourteen people have died of cholera in northeast Nigeria, with most of the victims living in a camp for people displaced by Boko Haram

Read More