Tuesday, January 26, 2021

Kobe Bryant Death Anniversary: Fans Still Mourn Icon, Daughter

On this day in 2020 the world lost an icon. It’s been a year since Kobe Bryant, his daughter Gianna and seven others died in a helicopter crash in Calabasas, Southern California. They were on their way to a basketball tournament on a Sunday morning. Bryant, Gigi — that’s what most called his daughter — and...

Lebombos Bishop Now the President of Mozambique National Elections Commission

The Bishop of Lebombos, the Rt. Rev. Carlos Matsinhe, has been elected president of the National Elections Commission (CNE) of Mozambique. Meeting on 15 Jan 2021 in Maputo, Bishop Matsinhe received the votes of 11 of the 17 members of the committee with Apolinário João receiving 6.  After winning independence from Portugal in 1977, Mozambique...

International Appeal to President Biden to End Collective Punishment of Syria’s Civilians

Over 90 senior leadership figures worldwide called on U.S. President Joe Biden to lift those economic sanctions that kill, displace, impoverish and otherwise harm the civilian population of Syria, as called for by the UN Special Rapporteur for Unilateral Coercive Measures, Prof. Alena Douhan. The UN Special Rapporteur declared in a statement published on December 29 that...

ACNA College Of Bishops Meeting Communique: January 2021

The College of Bishops of the Anglican Church in North America met via Zoom January 5-7, 2021 for prayer, conversation, and fellowship. In addition to consenting to the election of two new bishops-elect, we engaged in important dialogue on topics of particular urgency in contemporary society: racial reconciliation, sexuality and identity, and ministry in...

Biden Reverses Trump’s Visa Ban On Nigeria, Other Countries

Newly inaugurated US President Joe Biden has reversed a Donald Trump policy that restricted the granting of immigrant visas to Nigerians. In January 2020, Trump had expanded curbs on immigration to include six more countries, including Nigeria. At the time, the US government said the policy was designed to tighten security for countries that don’t comply...

Trump Leaves White House, Skipping Biden’s Inauguration

President Donald Trump left the White House for the last time on Wednesday, skipping the inauguration of successor Joe Biden as the 46th US president in an extraordinary break with tradition. Drawing a curtain on the most tumultuous administration of modern times, Trump is being ousted by a polar opposite with the Democrat Biden intent...

Trump Pardons Steve Bannon, Lil Wayne, 71 Others On Last Day

United States President Donald Trump on Wednesday pardoned 73 people, including his former aide Steve Bannon and other allies, just hours before he was due to leave office. The list of those pardoned — as well as 70 others whose sentences were commuted — was released by the White House in a statement during the...

Foreigners Without Face Masks Punished With Push-Ups In Bali

Foreigners caught not wearing face masks on the Indonesian resort island of Bali are being subject to an unusual punishment: push-ups. Video footage circulating on social media this week shows tourists in T-shirts and shorts being made to do the exercise in sweltering tropical heat as masked security officials stood over them. Bali authorities made wearing...

Biden’s Inauguration Day: From Oath-Taking To Honouring COVID-19 Victims

Joe Biden will be sworn in on Wednesday as the 46th president of the United States, during a day steeped in tradition and ceremony that nonetheless has been altered due to the pandemic and tight security after the January 6 attack on the Capitol.   WASHINGTON, DC – JANUARY 17: A tent is seen outside of...

Trump Pardons Former Adviser Steve Bannon

US President Donald Trump has granted clemency to former White House aide Steve Bannon as part of a wave of pardons and commutations he will issue during his final hours in office, according to a source familiar with the discussions. Trump is not expected to pardon himself, members of his family or lawyer Rudy Giuliani,...

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