Tonga calls for aid after Volcanic eruption.

Official says there is an immediate need for drinking water and food, as efforts begin to assess the scale of the damage. By Faith Barbara Namagembe Updated at 0918 EAT On 17 Jan 2022. Tonga is calling for “immediate aid”, with an urgent need for fresh water and food, as it assesses the damage caused…

Tonga under water volcano causes Significant damage.

New Zealand’s prime minister says Saturday’s volcanic eruption damaged Tonga’s capital, but there are no reports of deaths as of yet. By Faith Barbara Namagembe Updated at 0916 EAT On 16 Jan 2022. New Zealand’s Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern says Tonga’s capital Nuku’alofa suffered “significant” damage from a powerful volcanic eruption that triggered a tsunami,…

North Korea confirms missile test from train

Pyongyang says drill aimed at ‘checking and judging’ proficiency of the weapons that hit a ‘set target’ in the East Sea. Published On 15 Jan 202215 Jan 2022 North Korea confirmed on Saturday that it test-launched ballistic missiles from a train in what was seen as an apparent retaliation against fresh sanctions imposed by the United States….

Russia prepares a pretext for invading Ukraine, A Us official says.

The Kremlin says reports that Russia is preparing a provocation are ‘unfounded’, as tensions reach new heights. By Faith Barbara Namagembe Updated at 2342 EAT On 14 Jan 2022. Russia is preparing  to create a pretext for a broader invasion of Ukraine and has already prepositioned operatives to conduct a “false flag operation”, officials in…

Australian government cancels Novak Djokovic’s Visa.

By faith Barbara Namagembe Updated at 1128 EAT on 4 Jan 2022. Tennis star Novak Djokovic is facing deportation after the Australian government revoked his visa for a second time. The Australian government cancelled his visa on Friday, saying the world’s top-ranked men’s tennis player, unvaccinated for COVID-19, may pose a risk to the community….

People dead as train details off the the rail in India.

At least nine dead and 45 others wounded as passenger train derails in the eastern state’s Jalpaiguri district. Rescuers have found four bodies overnight as they clear the 12 mangled coaches of a train that derailed in India’s West Bengal state, raising the death toll to nine, a railroad official said. By Faith Barbara Namagembe…

WHO adds new drugs for COVID treatment.

Latest recommendations prompt new calls for patent waivers to allow more people access to treatments. By Faith Barbara Namagembe Updated at 0948 EAT on 14 January 2022 The World Health Organization (WHO) has added two more drugs to its guidelines for recommended treatments for COVID-19, as the more infectious Omicron variant of the coronavirus triggers…

NATO and Russia Talks as regards to Ukraine war

NATO warns Russia it will not compromise on the alliance’s principles, but invites Moscow to more talks over Ukraine security fears. By Faith Barbara Namagembe Updated at 0647 EAT on 13 January 2022. NATO and the United States have rejected key Russian security demands for easing tensions over Ukraine but left open the possibility of…

South African King arrested for growing marijuana.

By Faith Barbara Namagembe Updated at 2248 EAT on 12 January 2022. What you need to know: Their leader, wearing a traditional loincloth, clung to a shoulder-height plant as police dragged it across the presidential lawn in Pretoria before arresting him. South African police Wednesday uprooted cannabis plants grown by indigenous activists who have camped outside…