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Oxfam Wants Governments To Increase Taxes On Wealthy To Fight Inequality

Oxfam Wants Governments To Increase Taxes On Wealthy To Fight Inequality

Chris Steven, Abuja International humanitarian organization, Oxfam has urged governments around the world to rise taxes on the wealthy to fight soaring inequality. In its annual inequality report titled “Public good or private wealth”, released on Monday, Oxfam said the world’s 26 richest people own the same wealth as the poorest half of humanity. It […]

An Alternate View Of The Global Terrorism Index 2018

An Alternate View Of The Global Terrorism Index 2018

By Philip Agbese  “Statistics without context are meaningless” –  Dr Kelvin Kemm The Global Terrorism Index 2018 is out. The annual report, published since 2000 by the Institute for Economics and Peace (IEP), monitors trends in terrorism worldwide. Since the 2018 edition was published there has been a flurry of interest around it. Whether this interest […]

ICC: International Human Rights Group Cautions Against Obstruction Of Anti-Terror War In Nigeria

ICC: International Human Rights Group Cautions Against Obstruction Of Anti-Terror War In Nigeria

Chris Steven,  Abuja The Global Amnesty Watch (GAW) has promised to support the Nigerian military with legal representation should it have to defend the conduct of troops on the war against terrorism at the International Criminal Court (ICC), Hague saying the institution should rather be commended for doing a good job instead of being hounded.A statement […]

Kagame Critic Cleared By Rwandan High Court

Kagame Critic Cleared By Rwandan High Court

All smiles from this critic of Rwandan president Paul Kagame on Thursday (December 6), after she was acquitted by the country’s high court on charges including inciting insurrection and the forging of documents. Diane Rwigara has repeatedly accused Kagame of stifling dissent and has criticized his Rwandan Patriotic Front’s unyielding grip on power since it […]

Gas tank explosion killed about 42 in Zimbabwe

Gas tank explosion killed about 42 in Zimbabwe

At least 42 passengers have been confirmed dead, Zimbabwe police said on Friday, after a suspected gas tank exploded on a bus, with pictures showing the burnt-out wreckage of the vehicle. “At the moment we know that more than 42 people died,” police spokeswoman Charity Charamba told AFP after the accident late on Thursday, with […]

Ethiopian Police Discovered Mass Grave With 200 Bodies

Ethiopian Police Discovered Mass Grave With 200 Bodies

Police in Ethiopia says they have discovered a mass grave with 200 bodies near the border between the Somali and Oromia regions of the country. This comes after hundreds of people have been displaced over the past year by violence in the region. Local media reported that the grave was found during a probe into […]

Identity Of Gunman Whoi Killed 12 In California Revealed

Identity Of Gunman Whoi Killed 12 In California Revealed

The gunman who massacred 12 people at a country music bar in southern California on Wednesday night has been identified as 29-year-old Ian Long, an ex-Marine officer. Long stormed the Borderline Bar and Grill wearing a black trenchcoat armed with a pistol equipped with an extended magazine and smoke grenades at about 11.20pm. He opened […]

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