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Russia Threatens To Destroy 32 Nato Satellites To Cripple Missile Systems

RUSSIA’S new weapon dubbed “Star Warrior” has the West worried as it can blast satellites out of orbit at heights of up to 500 miles above Earth. Vladimir Putin’s state owned TV issued a chilling threat that Russia may deploy the system to destroy some 32 Western satellites to render Nato missiles useless. It comes […]

Covid: Austria back in lockdown despite protests

Austria has returned to a full national lockdown as protests against new restrictions aimed at curbing Covid-19 infections spread across Europe. From midnight, Austrians have been asked to work from home and non-essential shops have closed. New restrictions have sparked protests throughout Europe. People clashed with police in the Netherlands and Belgium. Infection rates have […]

FW De Klerk Dies At 85

FW de Klerk, the former president of South Africa and the last white man to lead the country, has died at the age of 85. Mr de Klerk, who was also a key figure in the nation’s transition to democracy, had been diagnosed with cancer this year, a spokesman said. Mr de Klerk was head […]

Egypt’s leader lifts four-year state of emergency

Egyptian President Abdul Fattah al-Sisi has announced that he’s ending the state of emergency which has been in force since April 2017 in the North African country. In a Facebook post, President Sisi announced that he would not be extending the state of emergency because Egypt had become “an oasis of security and stability”. He […]

Kenya court declares biometric ID rollout illegal

The high court in Kenya has declared illegal the rollout of a biometric ID scheme also known as Huduma Namba. The judge said the rollout went against the 2019 data protection act. The government was also faulted for not assessing how data protection would be impacted before the rollout. The interior ministry has been ordered […]

Fumio Kishida resumes office today as Japan’s new Prime Minister

Fumio Kishida has taken over as Japan’s new Prime Minister on Monday, October 4. Kishida, 64, who was elected leader of the ruling Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) last week, was officially confirmed as the country’s 100th Prime Minister following a parliamentary vote . A moderate liberal, Kishida inherits a Japan that has suffered surging Covid-19 […]

São Tomé and Príncipe ex-minister wins presidency

São Tomé and Príncipe’s former Infrastructure Minister Carlos Vila Nova has won Sunday’s twice-postponed presidential run-off election. Mr Nova was backed by the opposition Independent Democratic Action party. The National Electoral Commission said he received 57.54% of the votes. Voting took place without major incidents. It was delayed by court action after the outcome of […]