Israel’s war on Gaza live: Israel bombs Gaza camp, raids West Bank towns

UK arms sales to Israel could make it complicit in Gaza war crimes: Oxfam By continuing to supply arms to Israel during the Gaza war, the UK government is opening itself up to complicity in war crimes, warns the global aid group Oxfam. Its arms sales, Oxfam says, are also a shift from the UK’s past practices, where it suspended some transfers to Israel after it waged attacks Read More.


Liverpool horror show splits football greats

It also triggered a heated debate between Bosnich and Stan Sport colleague Craig Foster about whether Liverpool had prepared properly. ”If you watch them (Atalanta) thoroughly and you see what they do and how they’re played under (manager Gian Piero) Gasperini,” Bosnich said. “His philosophy hasn’t changed over the eight years that he’s been at the club. The way they go down the sides, that happened Read More.

Cover Stories

My story isn’t just my story-Rwandan author on newly published poetry book

Lydie Uwantege has been writing poetry for the better part of the past eight years and since the tender age of 16, she has sought out poetry as a means of self-expression, and what started as spontaneous journaling eventually evolved into a collection of published poems in the span of the last five years, and here is how it came to be. “I started writing more Read More.


Kenya, Many displaced as floods wreak havoc

Heavy rains and flooding in Kenya caused more destruction in several parts of the country on Thursday. Local media reports have put the death toll from flooding in recent days at 11, with over two thousand people displaced. “We have people who have been internally displaced, who don’t have a place to call home, no roof on top of their heads, their farmlands have been submerged,” Read More.


UN Genocide prevention chief, to genocidaires: We are watching you!

Alice Wairimu Nderitu, the United Nations Special Advisor on the Prevention of Genocide, was among the many foreign dignitaries and leaders who travelled to Kigali to stand with Rwandans on the occasion of the 30th commemoration of the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi, on April 7. The next day, The New Times’ Moise Bahati got to interview her. In the interview, Nderitu talked about, among other Read More.


Apple says Palestine flag Jerusalem ‘bug’ was unintentional

Apple on Thursday promised to stop a Palestinian flag emoji from being suggested to some iPhone users when they type “Jerusalem” in messages, after it sparked an antisemitism debate on social media on Tuesday. The global tech company described the issue as a “bug” within the predictive emoji software, which triggered an online row that Apple was showing bias in light of the Israel-Gaza war. Apple told The New Arab that the predictive emoji prompt was Read More.


Davido to sue Kenyan TV over misleading April Fool’s Day story

Nigerian music star Davido is seeking legal action against Kenyan TV, K24, following a story on his alleged arrest at the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (JKIA) that the media outlet circulated on Monday, April 1. In a statement issued on Tuesday, April 2, the musician said that he did not appreciate the misleading story that claimed he was detained after cocaine was found on his private Read More.


Premier League predictions: Luis Diaz to score in Liverpool rout with Chelsea to beat Manchester United

Liverpool vs Sheffield United, Thursday 7.30pm I’m a little confused at why Mohamed Salah is 2/5 with Sky Bet to score anytime and Luis Diaz is 11/8. I’d have them around the same price on current form but obviously the bookmaker algorithms have spat out the rather chunky price on Diaz. In a turgid betting heat where a one-sided game looks on the cards, the Diaz anytime price Read More.


Ghana Awards Ruto Highest Honour Citing Him As A Role Model For Emerging Leaders

Ghana has awarded President William Ruto the country’s highest honour, The Companion of the Order of the Star of the Volta. Conferring the honour at a State banquet on Wednesday evening, President Nana Akufo-Addo said President Ruto was an “example of a new generation of African leaders” who have decided to insist on the application of principles of accountability and due process to all citizens no Read More.


Exchanges Foster Better Sino-US Ties – China Daily

BEIJING, China Apr 4 – Diplomacy and exchanges — official, semi-official and nongovernmental — at various levels have been blossoming between China and the United States in recent times, with more delegations of US officials, students and business leaders expected to arrive in China later this month. Analysts said the current improvement in ties is hard-won, and Washington needs to further correct its perception of China Read More.