Category: World

ICCROM Launches 31st General Assembly Wednesday

The 31st General Assembly of the International Centre for the Study of the Preservation and Restoration of Cultural Property (ICCROM), which coincides with the 60th anniversary of the Centre, will be launched at 9:00 a.m. on Wednesday the 30th October 2019 at FAO Headquarters in Rome, Italy. The event will conclude on Thursday the 31st…

Entrepreneurship Journey Entails Hard work, Discipline, Sacrifice–Elumelu Tells Cape Verdean Entrepreneurs

Speaking at the Youth Konnekt Forum in Cape Verde yesterday, African investor and philanthropist, Tony O. Elumelu, Founder of the Tony Elumelu Foundation (TEF) and Chairman, United Bank for Africa (UBA), charged entrepreneurs to embrace hard work, discipline and sacrifice on their entrepreneurial journey to success. He addressed over young Cape Verdean entrepreneurs in a…

Ghana’s Police Chief Urges Prison Inmates To Watch Emmanuel TV

The Inspector-General of Police (IGP) of Ghana, James Oppong-Boanuh, has advised prison inmates to watch Emmanuel TV, the television station of Pastor TB Joshua, so as to be both ‘informed’ and ‘reformed’. According to a report in The Ghanaian Times, Oppong-Boanuh made this assertion while presenting food items, a flat screen television and a decoder…

Nigeria, South Africa, Others Support Palestinian Rights at UNGA

Palestine remains a priority Africa, as more than a dozen leaders from across the continent stressed the need for Israel to end its occupation of Palestine and reiterated the inalienable, legitimate right of the Palestinian people to self-determination and freedom during their addresses at the 74th session of the United Nations General Assembly last week.…

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez to Give Keynote at C40 World Mayors Summit

Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of New York, co-author of the Green New Deal framework, will join C40 Cities as a keynote speaker at the C40 World Mayors Summit this October 9-12 in Copenhagen, Denmark. Through her advocacy for the proposed Green New Deal, Representative Ocasio-Cortez has been a vocal supporter for strong, ambitious, and inclusive climate…

Rising Anxiety Over Impact of No-Deal Brexit on Britain’s Passport Power

With just nine weeks to go until the 31 October Brexit deadline, Brits are becoming increasingly concerned about the potential decline in their passport power. As millions return from their visa-free summer holidays abroad, and the more than five million British passport holders living permanently outside the UK anxiously consider their alternative citizenship options, there…

Englishman, Jack Heslewood Emerges 2019 Mr World Winner

Mr World England, Jack Heslewood, from Bishop Stortford, has won the coveted title of Mr World 2019 to become the ‘World’s most desirable man’. Presented by Philippine actress, model, television presenter and former Miss World Megan Young and TV personality Mikael Daez, the grand finale was held at the Smart Araneta Coliseum, one of Asia’s…

Accor Accelerates Expansion Plan in Nigeria

A world-leading augmented hospitality group, Accor, is cementing its stronghold in Nigeria having signed its first Novotel property in the country’s largest city, Lagos. The Group has inked a management agreement with Nigerian conglomerate, the Ekulo Group of Companies, to manage the 170-key Novotel Victoria Island Lagos, a modern hotel with a prime location in…

Nigeria, Others Want Israel Sanctioned

At the UN Human Rights Council meeting on Monday in Geneva, African countries called on the international community to end its double standards and hold Israel accountable for its continued violations of Palestinian human rights. By overlooking Israel’s consistent refusal to comply with international law and UN resolutions, the international community is practicing double standards.…