Africa's Diaspora Communities June 30, 2021 Pennsylvania Supreme Court on June 30, 2021, overturned Bill Cosby’s sexual assault conviction and ordered his release from jail. That was reported by some US media. The legendary comedian Bill Cosby was slapped with 3 – 10-year jail sentence in 2018, after been convicted of sexually assaulting a woman. A few hours after the court ruling, Bill Cosby is said to have left jail and headed home in Philadelphia.
Africa | Tanzania June 30, 2021 Tanzania’s President Samia Hassan who celebrated 100 days on the throne on June 28, 2021, has said her government will not permit the country’s politicians to hold public gatherings outside their constituencies. Also, she dismissed calls for a new Constitution for the East African nation, that have been going on for years now. Instead, the president said she intends to focus her efforts on economic development of the country. That was repor
Africa | Ethiopia June 28, 2021 Rebel troops belonging to Tigray Defence Force (TDF) on June 28, 2021, took control of Mekelle city, the capital of Tigray region in Ethiopia. That was reported by some media. The rebels are said to have dissolved an interim regional government there that was installed by Ethiopia’s central government in Addis Ababa, after Ethiopian National Defence Force (ENDF) retook the city from rebels some months ago. Hitherto the capture of Mekelle by
Africa | Infrastructure | Tanzania June 26, 2021 Tanzania has begun the process of reviving its stalled gigantic new Bagamoyo Port project. That was announced by the country’s President Samia Hassan on June 26, 2021, according to some media. The $10 billion gigantic port project includes a special economic zone and some rail links to the country's two major railway networks, namely TAZARA and the central line's standard gauge railway (under construction). It is located in
Africa | Eswatini June 26, 2021 Anti-monarchy protests erupted in Mbabane in Eswatini (formerly Swaziland) on June 25, 2021, reported some media on June 26, 2021. The protestors said to have been youths were demanding for multi-party democracy and end of monarchical system of government in the country. Eswatini is among a few countries in the world that still embrace the ancient belief that some people have birth rights to rule others, and that such rights are hereditary
Africa's Diaspora Communities | Fashion & Beauty | Barbados June 26, 2021 Adore Me is suing Savage X Fenty, for trademark infringement, reported some US media on June 25, 2021. According to the reports, Adore Me, a lingerie firm based in New York City, filed the complaint to a court in California on June 24, 2021. More specifically, Adore Me is reportedly accusing Savage X Fenty of using a trademark Adore Us that the firm claims is similar to its own trademark Adore Me. Th
Africa's Diaspora Communities June 25, 2021 George Floyd’s killer Derek Chauvin was on June 25, 2021, sentenced by a court in Minneapolis, Minnesota, to 22.5 years in jail. Earlier on April 20, 2021, the court's jury found the European American former policeman guilty of three charges of murder over the death of George Floyd. Unarmed African American George Floyd was killed barbarically on May 25, 2020, after Derek Chauvin kneeled on his neck while pinned on a roadside
Africa's Diaspora Communities | Entertainment & Lifestyle | Barbados June 24, 2021 Rihanna and A$AP Rocky were on the night of June 23, 2021, spotted in a bar in Soho’s Barcade, New York City, in what has been described in some quarters as a romantic date night characterized by powerful public displays of affection (PDA). The celebrity duo who are now definitely an item, are said to have had a great time together at the bar, kissing passionately and touching each other most