Russia’s Yevgeny Prigozhin admits owning Wagner mercenary force | Military News

Russia’s Yevgeny Prigozhin admits owning Wagner mercenary force | Military News

Businessman Yevgeny Prigozhin for the first time says he is ‘proud’ of founding Wagner Group staffed by veterans of the Russian armed forces. Russian businessman Yevgeny Prigozhin has acknowledged he founded the Wagner Group, a private military company in 2014, the first public confirmation after he previously denied ownership and sued journalists for reporting it. … Read more

Uganda: One-year-old dies as 11 more suspected Ebola cases identified

Uganda: One-year-old dies as 11 more suspected Ebola cases identified

CNN  —  Uganda’s Ministry of Health reported another 11 suspected cases of Ebola identified in the country’s Mubende district as of Tuesday. Of these, the ministry recorded one probable Ebola-related death, a one-year-old, it said in a statement released Tuesday night. Samples for the one-year-old and the 10 suspected cases undergoing isolation are being tested … Read more

John Boyega on Sneaking Harrison Ford to Dinner & Working with the Incredible Viola Davis – Jimmy Kimmel Live

John Boyega on Sneaking Harrison Ford to Dinner & Working with the Incredible Viola Davis – Jimmy Kimmel Live

John Boyega on Sneaking Harrison Ford to Dinner & Working with the Incredible Viola Davis  Jimmy Kimmel Live

Tigrayan forces accuse Eritrea of launching offensive | Conflict News

Tigrayan forces accuse Eritrea of launching offensive | Conflict News

US special envoy for the Horn of Africa condemns the crossing of Eritrean troops into Ethiopia’s Tigray region amid renewed fighting. Forces in Ethiopia’s Tigray region say Eritrea has launched a full-scale offensive and heavy fighting was taking place in several areas along the border in what appears to be an escalation of last month’s … Read more

UN chief warns global leaders: The world is in ‘great peril’

UN chief warns global leaders: The world is in ‘great peril’

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Warning that the world is in “great peril,” the head of the United Nations says leaders meeting in person for the first time in three years must tackle conflicts and climate catastrophes, increasing poverty and inequality — and address divisions among major powers that have gotten worse since Russia invaded Ukraine. … Read more

Benin bronzes go on last exhibition in Berlin before repatriation | Arts and Culture News

Benin bronzes go on last exhibition in Berlin before repatriation | Arts and Culture News

Stolen during the colonial era, dozens of bronzes that once decorated the royal palace of the Kingdom of Benin in southern Nigeria will go on show for one last time in Berlin from Saturday before repatriation to their original home. Thousands of Benin bronzes, as they are known, are scattered around European museums alongside metal … Read more

US: Russia spent $300M to covertly influence world politics

US: Russia spent 0M to covertly influence world politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — Russia has covertly spent more than $300 million since 2014 to try to influence politicians and other officials in more than two dozen countries, the State Department alleges in a newly released cable. The cable released Tuesday cites a new intelligence assessment of Russia’s global covert efforts to support policies and parties … Read more

‘I cannot mourn’: Former colonies conflicted over the queen

‘I cannot mourn’: Former colonies conflicted over the queen

By CARA ANNA, DANICA COTO and RODNEY MUHUMUZA September 11, 2022 GMT https://apnews.com/article/king-charles-iii-africa-caribbean-slavery-50f9175b541f307adb2e494fcccc80f5 NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Upon taking the throne in 1952, Queen Elizabeth II inherited millions of subjects around the world, many of them unwilling. Today, in the British Empire’s former colonies, her death brings complicated feelings, including anger. Beyond official condolences praising … Read more