North Korea fires ballistic missile, second in a week.

Launch was detected by Japan and South Korea and comes after six countries urged Pyongyang to end “destabilising” actions. By Faith Barbara Namagembe Updated at 0632 EAT on 11 January 2022. North Korea fired what may have been a ballistic missile on Tuesday morning, Japan and South Korea said, less than a week after Pyongyang…

Novak Djokovic denied entry into Australia.

Authorities say tennis star ‘failed to provide’ necessary evidence for vaccine exemption amid surging COVID pandemic. By Faith Barbara Namagembe Updated at 0732 EAT on 6 January 2022. Australia has cancelled Novak Djokovic‘s visa and denied entry to the men’s number one tennis player, the country’s border agency announced, saying the sportsman “failed to provide appropriate…

North Korea fires suspected ballistic missile.

Launch is the first this year for the nuclear-armed nation. By faith Barbara Namagembe Updated at 0730 EAT on 05 January 2022. North Korea fired a suspected ballistic missile off its east coast on Wednesday, authorities in Japan and South Korea said, in the nuclear-armed country’s first show of force this year. Japan’s coast guard,…

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…

Campaigners and Activists denounce China’s Secret detention Policy.

Campaigners say China has ‘systematised arbitrary and secret detention’ by holding thousands of people under ‘Residential Surveillance at a Designated Location’. By Faith Barbara Namagembe Updated On 28 Dec 2021 at 0920 EAT. On September 24, Chinese authorities realised Canadians Michael Spavor and Michael Kovrig after detaining them for more than 1,000 days. The pair were not held…

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…