South Africa’s President Cyril Ramaphosa had to leave a May Day rally after workers stormed the stage where he was speaking. Chanting “Cyril must go,” they held up signs demanding a wage increase during a ceremony in a stadium near the north-western city of Rustenburg. [ON AIR] President Cyril …Read More »
Children Are Being Killed And Maimed By Discarded Explosives In Ethiopia
Fifteen-year-old Eysa Mohammed was collecting water near her home in northern Ethiopia’s Afar region when an explosion underfoot tore shrapnel into her leg, making her one of a growing number of children maimed by weapons discarded in the country’s civil war. “So much blood was spilling from my right foot,” …Read More »
Congo Declares New Ebola Outbreak After Man Dies, WHO Says.
The Democratic Republic of Congo has declared an Ebola outbreak after a 31-year-old man in Mbandaka in the north western province of Equateur who died was found to be infected. The man began experiencing symptoms on April 5 and on April 21 was admitted to an Ebola treatment center …Read More »
UK PM Boris Johnson fined over Downing Street lockdown parties.
Johnson and finance minister Rishi Sunak were given six fines between them for breaking the government’s own COVID regulations. “The Prime Minister and the Chancellor of the Exchequer have today received notification that the Metropolitan Police intend to issue them with six penalty notices,” a spokesman for 10 Downing …Read More »
Ukraine war: Dozens killed as rockets strike Kramatorsk train station in east
The war in Ukraine is taking on a new dimension with growing evidence of human rights atrocities by Russian troops as they retreated from the Kyiv region and other parts of the north. Despite Moscow’s blanket denials, horrific discoveries of civilian murders and other barbaric acts are coming to light. …Read More »
EU agrees on Russian coal embargo
Representatives from the 27 EU member states agreed on Thursday on a Russian coal embargo as part of a fifth round of sanctions against Russia as evidence builds that Russian soldiers executed civilians in the areas outside of Kyiv. The package of sanctions was approved by the EU’s Committee of …Read More »
Russia-Ukraine Invasion: President Zelenskyy calls on the US to provide fighter jets to Ukraine’s military.
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy has called on the US to provide his country with fighter jets, and criticised America for hesitating to supply them. In a late night video message on Saturday, Zelenskyy said that “ping-pong” continued in discussions on who should deliver fighter planes and other defensive weapons to …Read More »
Just In: Mariupol; Russia is turning the city to dust – Ukraine Foreign Affairs Ministry.
Ukraine’s foreign ministry has described the situation in the besieged southern port city of Mariupol as “catastrophic.” The city has been under constant Russian bombardment for weeks, and while many people have managed to flee there are still thought to be tens of thousands of people trapped in the city. …Read More »