Media Watch

'19Jan
29

Maduro rival says taking control of Venezuela's foreign assets

CARACAS, Venezuela (AFP) — Venezuela's self-proclaimed acting president Juan Guaido said yesterday he was taking control of the country's foreign assets as he piled pressure on leader Nicolas Maduro by calling for...
'19Jan
29

Real Facebook Oversight Requires More Than a 40-Expert Board

When Facebook announced it would launch an independent oversight board last November, questions arose about what that might look like and how it would work. Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg, for one, compared the would...
'19Jan
28

Riot control guns: What's all the fuss about Flash Balls in France?

French police are equipped with so-called defence ball launchers that are used in riot-control operations.     Often called Flash Balls after the name of one producer of such weapons, they are designed to not...
'19Jan
28

Why our leaders urgently need to ditch the Machiavelli and read some peace philosophers

Image: The Doomsday Clock, which is now as close to midnight as it has been since the height of the Cold War. Credit: Olivier Douliery/ABACAPRESS/PA Images, all rights reserved.It is the "new abnormal", says the...
'19Jan
28

Emailed bomb threats trigger evacuation of over 10 agencies in Siberia's Tomsk

MOSCOW, January 28. /TASS/. /TASS/. About ten institutions were evacuated on Monday in Tomsk, Siberia, after receiving email bomb threats, a source from the regional government has told TASS, adding that the bomb...
'19Jan
28

Abe vows to tackle economic, diplomatic challenges ahead of summer election

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said Monday he will take steps to mitigate the impact of a planned tax hike and resolve a long-standing territorial row with Russia in a policy speech seen as a pitch to voters ahead of...
'19Jan
28

NRM Liberation Day provides opportunity for self-reflection

By Awel UwihanganyeOn Saturday, January 26, Uganda celebrated 33 years of liberation, a national holiday that marks the occasion when the National Resistance Movement captured power from Tito Okello Lutwa...
'19Jan
28

With this level of discord, is the centre still holding?

IN the past instalments, I have questioned the lack of clarity on the government’s approach to reviving the economy.BY Tapiwa Gomo I raised this question because since Mthuli Ncube took over as Finance minister...
'19Jan
27

ED justifies Internet shutdown

Nokuthaba Nkomo  •  27 January 2019 10:18PM  •  0 commentsHARARE - President Emmerson Mnangagwa has said the blockade on Internet connections and social media services imposed during violent protests against the...
'19Jan
27

Venezuelan President accuses US of orchestrating a coup as the world continues to pick sides

On Saturday, officials from the UK, Spain, Germany and France delivered Maduro an ultimatum: Call elections within eight days or Guaido will be recognized as president....

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