Protests increase as Turkish lira falls to a historic low

People in the streets of Istanbul have expressed concern over the Turkish lira plunging to record lows against the dollar on Wednesday, a day after Turkey's president said policymakers had no appetite to hike interest rates in response to the currency's fall. Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan delivers a speech during 28th Mukhtars (local administrators) … Continue reading Protests increase as Turkish lira falls to a historic low

Soludo’s advice to aspiring politicians

Anambra state Governor-Elect Charles Chukwuma Soludo has emphasized the need for Nigerian leaders to be renowned in their private endeavours before taking up political leadership. Charles Chukwuma Soludo He took to his Facebook page to recount his experience in 2004, when he was first called to take up public leadership. He shared his throwback photo … Continue reading Soludo’s advice to aspiring politicians

Germany’s incoming government to phase out coal and legalize cannabis

Three German political parties have sealed a deal for a new government, with left-leaning Olaf Scholz the proposed next chancellor following lengthy coalition negotiations and a historic election that sees Angela Merkel stepping down after 16 years at the helm. Olaf Scholz The incoming government's vision for Germany includes plans to legalize cannabis. It also aims to … Continue reading Germany’s incoming government to phase out coal and legalize cannabis

Trump waives privilege to allow Kerik face Jan. 6 panel

Former President Donald Trump on Wednesday said he was waiving attorney-client privilege to allow former New York City Police Commissioner Bernard Kerik to testify before the House Jan. 6 select committee. The House January 6th Inquisition acknowledged Tuesday that it made an error in a subpoena that falsely accused the former New York police Commissioner … Continue reading Trump waives privilege to allow Kerik face Jan. 6 panel

Biden and Xi agree to reduce tensions and pursue global development goals

The virtual meeting between President Xi Jinping and US President Joe Biden on Tuesday will help reduce tensions and open up space for bilateral cooperation between the world's two largest economies, according to international relations experts. Photo by Karolina Grabowska on Pexels.com Carl Bildt, co-chair of the European Council on Foreign Relations, said it looks … Continue reading Biden and Xi agree to reduce tensions and pursue global development goals

How Trump ‘lost billions’ during tenure as US President

Former President Donald Trump says he lost billions of dollars while in office as he had "expected." Trump mentioned his financial loss during an interview with Mike Lindell after the MyPillow CEO told Trump that he was one of the few politicians who "have the people's back." Trump responded by saying that he willingly suffered … Continue reading How Trump ‘lost billions’ during tenure as US President

UN chief mourns death of former SA leader FW De Klerk

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Thursday mourned the death of former South African President F.W. de Klerk, a Nobel Peace Prize laureate. Photo by Pixabay on Pexels.com Guterres is deeply saddened to learn of the death of de Klerk and conveys his deepest condolences to the family of de Klerk and to the government and … Continue reading UN chief mourns death of former SA leader FW De Klerk

Former Trump adviser Bannon indicted for contempt of Congress

A US federal grand jury has indicted Steve Bannon, onetime adviser to former President Donald Trump, charging him with contempt of Congress after he defied a subpoena by the House select committee investigating the Jan. 6 Capitol riot, the Justice Department announced Friday. Steve Bannon The indictment came as Attorney General Merrick Garland has been … Continue reading Former Trump adviser Bannon indicted for contempt of Congress

Ukraine facing a bleak future without NATO membership and economic aid

In the years ahead, Ukraine will be the geopolitical black hole of Europe, which will only serve to strengthen the American position in the negotiations with Russia. Ukrainian-President-Volodymyr-Zelensky The final phase of the geopolitical reorganization of the world has begun, in which, unfortunately, nothing but painful cuts, birth pangs and extreme uncertainty can be expected. … Continue reading Ukraine facing a bleak future without NATO membership and economic aid

Will US recognition of Taliban be a game changer?

The stunning disclosure late Tuesday in Brussels that the United states is working on a “road map” for according recognition to the Taliban Government will take a lot of people by surprise but it could have been expected sooner rather than later. The US has a consistent record of rethinking its strategies once it realises … Continue reading Will US recognition of Taliban be a game changer?