International – TheCable https://www.thecable.ng Nigeria's independent online newspaper Mon, 16 Dec 2019 04:42:41 +0000 en-US hourly 1 UK probes Nigerian-owned church ‘where members sell blood to sow seed’ https://www.thecable.ng/uk-probes-nigerian-owned-church-where-members-sell-blood-to-sow-seed https://www.thecable.ng/uk-probes-nigerian-owned-church-where-members-sell-blood-to-sow-seed#respond Sun, 15 Dec 2019 21:07:55 +0000 http://www.thecable.ng/?p=403764 The UK Charity Commission says it is investigating SPAC Nation over allegations that pastors told worshippers to “take out loans and sell their blood in order to pay for the

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Canada moves to regulate social media — but focus is on platforms NOT users https://www.thecable.ng/canada-regulate-social-media-focus-platforms-users https://www.thecable.ng/canada-regulate-social-media-focus-platforms-users#respond Sun, 15 Dec 2019 19:10:42 +0000 http://www.thecable.ng/?p=403785 Justin Trudeau, the Canadian prime minister, has appointed Steven Guilbeault as the country’s minister of heritage to create new regulations for social media. Guilbeault, whose appointment was disclosed in a

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Omar al-Bashir, ex-president of Sudan, gets 2-year house arrest for corruption https://www.thecable.ng/omar-al-bashir-ex-president-of-sudan-gets-2-year-house-arrest-for-corruption https://www.thecable.ng/omar-al-bashir-ex-president-of-sudan-gets-2-year-house-arrest-for-corruption#respond Sat, 14 Dec 2019 12:52:22 +0000 http://www.thecable.ng/?p=403574 Omar al-Bashir, Sudan’s former president, has been sentenced to two years in house arrest for financial corruption. Al-Sadiq Abdelrahman, judge of a Sudanese court, convicted al-Bashir on Saturday. “The court decided

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Ghana directs state agencies to start buying local rice https://www.thecable.ng/ghanaian-president-all-govt-institutions-must-purchase-locally-produced-rice-from-jan https://www.thecable.ng/ghanaian-president-all-govt-institutions-must-purchase-locally-produced-rice-from-jan#respond Fri, 13 Dec 2019 22:45:23 +0000 http://www.thecable.ng/?p=403496 President Nana Akufo-Addo of Ghana has directed state institutions to purchase locally produced rice from January 2020. He gave the directive while addressing journalists at the Jubilee House, in Accra,

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UK election: Nigerian-born Onwurah wins seat for Labour https://www.thecable.ng/uk-election-nigerian-born-onwurah-wins-seat-for-labour https://www.thecable.ng/uk-election-nigerian-born-onwurah-wins-seat-for-labour#respond Fri, 13 Dec 2019 10:32:48 +0000 http://www.thecable.ng/?p=403303 Nigerian-born Chi Onwurah won a seat to be declared for Labour in the December 12 general election in the United Kingdom. However, the Conservatives won majority seats in the election. Onwurah

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UK results: Boris Johnson returns to power as Conservatives win https://www.thecable.ng/uk-results-boris-johnson-returns-to-power-as-conservatives-win https://www.thecable.ng/uk-results-boris-johnson-returns-to-power-as-conservatives-win#respond Fri, 13 Dec 2019 07:50:46 +0000 http://www.thecable.ng/?p=403274 Boris Johnson, prime minister of the UK, will to return to office after his party, the Conservatives, won majority seats in the general election.  According to the BBC, with just

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TRENDING VIDEO: Boris Johnson shares food items before election https://www.thecable.ng/trending-video-boris-johnson-shares-food-items-before-election https://www.thecable.ng/trending-video-boris-johnson-shares-food-items-before-election#respond Thu, 12 Dec 2019 12:10:57 +0000 http://www.thecable.ng/?p=403080 Boris Johnson, prime minister of the United Kingdom, was seen on Wednesday sharing groceries in Leeds shortly before commencement of UK elections. The prime minister tweeted the video on his

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‘We need to silence the guns’ — Buhari speaks on conflicts across Africa https://www.thecable.ng/we-need-to-silence-the-guns-buhari-speaks-on-conflicts-across-africa https://www.thecable.ng/we-need-to-silence-the-guns-buhari-speaks-on-conflicts-across-africa#respond Wed, 11 Dec 2019 18:14:13 +0000 http://www.thecable.ng/?p=402899 President Muhammadu Buhari says the resolution of conflict in African countries remains a key component in the overall development of the continent. According to  Femi Adesina, presidential spokesman, Buhari said

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Al-Bashir summoned over 1989 coup that brought him to power https://www.thecable.ng/al-bashir-summoned-over-1989-coup-that-brought-him-to-power https://www.thecable.ng/al-bashir-summoned-over-1989-coup-that-brought-him-to-power#respond Tue, 10 Dec 2019 20:10:13 +0000 http://www.thecable.ng/?p=402662 Sudan’s ousted long-time leader Omar al-Bashir was summoned for questioning on Tuesday over his role in the 1989 coup that brought him to power. Mohamed al-Amin, a member of Bashir’s

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Democrats unveil impeachment charges against Trump https://www.thecable.ng/democrats-unveil-impeachment-charges-against-trump https://www.thecable.ng/democrats-unveil-impeachment-charges-against-trump#respond Tue, 10 Dec 2019 19:46:00 +0000 http://www.thecable.ng/?p=402651 Democrats in the house of representatives announced formal charges against President Donald Trump on Tuesday. Trump, who was accused of abusing power and obstructing congress, goes into history as the

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