South Korea pardons ex-president after nearly 5 years in prison.

By Faith Barbara Namagembe Updated at 1600 EAT On 31 Dec 2021. Former South Korean President Park Geun-hye was released from prison on Friday nearly five years after being convicted of corruption, fuelling debate over whether she would play any role ahead of a March presidential election. Park, 69, was the country’s first democratically elected…

Typhoon Rai destroys Villages as Many people Assumed dead in Philippines.

By Faith Barbara Namagembe Updated at 1525 EAT on 17 December 2021. Super typhoon barrels across Philippines, blowing off roofs, uprooting trees and cutting off power and communication lines in central provinces. Officials in the Philippines are struggling to assess the damage of the strongest typhoon to hit the country this year, with several casualties reported…

Aung San Suu Kyi sentenced to four years in Jail

By Faith Barbara Namagembe Updated at 06 December 2021 at 1700 EAT. Monday’s ruling is first in a dozen cases Myanmar’s military has brought against Aung San Suu Kyi since February coup. A court in Myanmar has sentenced the country’s deposed leader Aung San Suu Kyi to four years in jail. A spokesman for Myanmar’s…

Israel, Morocco restore relations as US recognizes Western Sahara.

By OMRI NAHMIAS, E K BENJ, LAHAV HARKOV, GREER FAY CASHMAN Israel and Morocco have agreed to establish diplomatic relations, US President Donald Trump announced on Thursday 10th December 2020. Morocco became the fourth Arab country to normalize ties with Israel in four months, following the Abraham Accords with the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain and…