Sri Lankan report delivered to UN Human Rights Council

Twelve years after the end of armed conflict in Sri Lanka, domestic efforts to ensure justice for victims have failed, the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet said on Wednesday. Introducing her report to the UN Human Rights Council,...

Shoprite Katima Mulilo burns down

According to the Zambezi regional crime investigations coordinator, Deputy Commissioner Evans Simasiku, the fire brigade are still struggling to contain the blaze at the Shoprite retail outlet in the Katima Mulilo Shopping complex that broke out at about 4 o'clock...

Calls mount for global tax justice

Billions of people around the world are being trapped in poverty by systemic tax abuses, corruption and money laundering, according to a UN commission report calling for a global crackdown. The Guardian reports that the panel of world leaders, central bank governors...

Uganda not concerned about US sanctions

Uganda’s Foreign Minister says that possible US sanctions against the country following alleged irregularities in January's elections and abuse by the security forces would be unfortunate, but are not worrying Ugandan authorities. This Radio France International...

Death toll in Ecquador prison violence increases

The number of inmates killed in riots at three separate prisons in Ecuador this week has increased to 79, authorities said on Wednesday, after they regained control of the facilities. Al Jazeera reports that the gangs began a battle for leadership within the prison...

DA targets ANC over name changes

After South African Sport, Arts and Culture Minister Nathi Mthethwa gazetted the renaming of Eastern Cape towns and airports, despite opposing submissions, the DA said the ANC government had gone too far. News24 quotes DA spokesperson Veronica van Dyk as saying it was...

Geingob again bemoans upper-middle income designation

Despite being classified as an upper-middle income State by the World Bank President Hage Geingob has said Namibia is still a poor country and it ought to be recognised as such. The Namibia press agency reports that responding to questions by journalists during the...

Biden overturns Trump green card rule

US President Joe Biden has revoked a proclamation issued under the Trump administration that blocked many green card applicants from entering the United States citing a need to protect US jobs amid high unemployment rates caused by the coronavirus pandemic. Al Jazeera...

COVAX deliveries start

The United Nations has begun distribution of the first shipments of COVID-19 vaccines under a massive international effort to supply low and middle-income nations with the lifesaving innoculations, with Ghana on Wednesday receiving 600,000 doses in the first tranche...