Texas struggling due to ‘cold snap’

About 7 million people in Texas – a quarter of the United States’s second-most populous state – have been told to boil their water or stop using it entirely as homeowners, hospitals, and businesses grappled with broken water mains, burst pipes and power outages...

UN condemns attack on Ugandan journalists

The United Nations Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights in Uganda or OHCHR has condemned the excessive use of force by the military police against journalists covering opposition Leader Bobi Wine’s delivery of a petition protesting the disappearances and...

SA tariff increases decried

Independent energy expert Ted Blom says the over 15 percent electricity tariff increases that are set to come into effect in South Africa soon are preposterous. This after national energy regulator Nersa confirmed that an agreement was reached with Eskom to add...

Grand-Pa recalled

The Namibian medicines regulatory council is initiating a recall of Grand-Pa tablets and powders manufactured and marketed by GlaxoSmithKline. The recall is a result of the product failing stability studies at 30 degrees, which makes them unfit to be stored in...

Australia trying to resolve Facebook move

Australian Federal Treasurer Josh Frydenberg says he's had a "constructive discussion" with Facebook boss Mark Zuckerberg today. This, FSN’s Shaun Bindley reports, after Australians woke this morning to find the social media company had blocked access to Australian...

Somalia facing a ‘triple threat’

Poor rainfall, flooding and desert locusts are contributing to extreme food insecurity in Somalia, threatening 2.6 million people, the UN agriculture agency said in a new analysis released on Wednesday. UN News reports that according to the humanitarian assistance...

NA conducting training

The National Assembly is currently conducting an induction training for members of the 7th Parliament. David Nahogandja the Public Relations Officer of Parliament, explaining to us what the training entails, said that it was initially slated for last year after the...

Facebook ups ante in Australia row

Facebook has blocked Australian users of its platform from reading and sharing local and international news, stepping up its campaign against government plans to force technology giants to pay publishers for their news content. Al Jazeera reports that Australia is...

France’s role in Rwandan genocide interrogated

More details have emerged putting into question France’s actions during the 1994 Rwanda genocide. This as the Anadolu news agency reports that a shred of new documentary evidence from official French archives shows that Paris allowed perpetrators to flee while...

NDF recruitment post a scam says Ministry

The Ministry of Defence and Veterans Affairs has dismissed an advertisement circulating on social media claiming that the Namibian Defence Force is recruiting employees, saying it is fake. The Namibia press agency reports that the fake advertisement bears the logo of...