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Kenneth Kaunda, the internationalist

The often unsung legacy of Kenneth Kaunda was the pivotal role he played in establishing newly-independent Zambia as a central hub for pan-Africanist and internationalist activities and processes.

Saudi-led coalition announces a halt to airstrikes targeting Houthis in Yemen

The breakthrough, which is reportedly a result of Omani mediation, comes even as the Houthis and forces of Saudi-backed Abdrabbuh Mansur Hadi continue fighting over the Marib province

Syrian president Bashar al-Assad wins fourth consecutive term in office

The speaker of the Syrian parliament, Hammouda Sabbagh, announced that Bashar al-Assad had won the elections held on Wednesday with an overwhelming 95.1% of the votes

Israeli attacks continue for tenth day, death toll close to 230

The airstrikes on Gaza along with the Israeli military’s violence in the occupied West Bank have so for killed 227 Palestinians and injured over 1,500 others, while also internally displacing 72,000 people

Foreign fighters and mercenaries in Libya will face prosecution for war crimes, warns ICC

The ICC has reiterated calls by the United Nations last week urging Libyan armed factions and foreign fighters to free people that are being illegally detained in the country’s official and unofficial detention centers

UN expresses concern over deteriorating human rights situation in Algeria

The human rights office urged the Algerian government to stop its ongoing systematic crackdown on anti-government protesters and activists of the Hirak movement

G7 or failed colonial powers telling the world what to do

G7 are a bunch of western countries—the US, UK, France, Germany, Japan, Italy and Canada—who believe that they have the “civilizational” mandate to tell the world how it should be run

UN warns of mass displacement and food insecurity in Myanmar and other stories

Today we look at forced displacements under the military coup in Myanmar, a complaint against Chile’s President Piñera in the ICC, and more

US orders its staff to leave embassy in Kabul fearing rise in violence

The Joe Biden administration has decided to withdraw all remaining US troops from Afghanistan by September 11. However, reports indicate a number of US personnel could remain in different capacities, along with mercenaries

Delay in Afghan peace process and the human cost of protracted conflict

The stalemate in the intra-Afghan peace talks has resulted in unabated violence between insurgents and government forces. In the latest round of violence, at least 19 individuals across eight provinces of Afghanistan lost their lives

UN launches $29 million appeal to help St. Vincent and Grenadines as volcanic eruptions continue

The funding raised through the UN global funding appeal will be used to provide immediate lifesaving humanitarian assistance to around 20,000 displaced people, and support sustainable recovery in Saint Vincent and the Grenadines after the devastation caused by the eruptions of the La Soufrière volcano

Jury convicts Derek Chauvin for the murder of George Floyd in the US and other stories

Today we look at the verdict in the murder trial of Derek Chauvin, the revocation of Danish residency permits for Syrian refugees, and more

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