Media Watch

'19Jan
07

Under new management, RBI to pay Rs 40,000 crore dividend to government

Reserve Bank of IndiaReutersThe Reserve Bank of India (RBI) is likely to give the government an interim dividend payout of as much as Rs 40,000 crore by March."We are absolutely sure that an interim dividend of...
'19Jan
07

Breaking: Gabon soldiers launch coup to ‘Restore Democracy’, call for uprising

Gabon soldiers on state radio early Monday called on the people to “rise up” and announced a “national restoration council” would be formed, as an ailing President Ali Bongo is out of the country. #Gabon Coup...
'19Jan
07

Italy and Poland in talks on creating anti-EU league

Matteo Salvini also courted Hungary's Orban, who has so far chosen to stay in the EPP (Photo: European Parliament) "It's a meeting at the highest level. If [party] president Kaczynski meets another politician, it's...
'19Jan
07

‘Mnangagwa ignoring Chamisa dialogue overtures’ – MDC

PRESIDENT Emmerson Mnangagwa and his ruling Zanu PF party have ignored calls for dialogue by opposition MDC leader Nelson Chamisa even as the country’s economic meltdown continues.MDC spokesman Jacob Mafume...
'19Jan
07

Gabon Soldiers Take Over State Radio In Apparent Coup Attempt

LIBREVILLE, Jan 7 (Reuters) - Gabon foiled an attempted military coup on Monday, arresting several plotters just hours after they took over state radio in a bid to end 50 years of rule by President Ali Bongo’s...
'19Jan
07

What we know about the Irish citizen captured in Syria allegedly fighting for Islamic State

A US-BACKED group yesterday said that it had captured an Irish citizen fighting for Islamic State in Syria. The Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) said that it had arrested five militants who had been...
'19Jan
07

Cornered: Trump escalates shutdown crisis

But such a declaration could ignite a legal and political firestorm if he goes ahead, escalating the bitter showdown over the wall and his hardline immigration policies into a constitutional duel over executive...
'19Jan
07

Uganda: U.S.$2.1 Million Food Deal Kicks Up Storm At Parliament

Parliament — A two-year food deal worth more than Shs8b has kicked up a storm in Parliament and led to indefinite closure of the Parliament canteen.The issue, which has since gone to court and the Public...
'19Jan
07

African dictators: The mechanics and dynamics of liberty

ByBobson GbinijeDESPOTISM has a promethean and phoenix-like characteristic. Its vulpine temperaments make it draconic and long lasting. The only antidote to it is democracy and quintessential liberty and a...
'19Jan
07

'Matter for concern' that man captured in Syria obtained Irish citizenship

Update 11am: The Taoiseach has said that a man captured in Syria by militants fighting Isis is entitled to consular assistance from the state.Speaking from Mali on Monday, where he is visiting Irish Defence Forces...

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