Asia Archive

Malaysia recalls ambassador to North Korea

Malaysia’s ambassador to North Korea has been recalled from Pyongyang amid rising tensions between the countries over the death in Kuala Lumpur of an estranged scion of North Korea’s ruling family. The Malaysian foreign ministry said in a Monday statement that it had recalled Read on » » »

North Korea Leader’s Half-Brother Dies in Malaysia: Report

Image: Kim Jong-Nam Kim Jong-Nam, son of former North Korean leader Kim Jong-Il, at Tokyo’s Narita airport, in 2001. Toshifumi Kitamura / AFP – Getty Images The half-brother of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un died suddenly at an airport in Malaysia’s capital on Read on » » »

Former UN chief Ban won’t run for South Korea presidency

Ban Ki-moon Seoul – Former UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said on Wednesday that he won’t run for South Korea’s presidency, a surprise announcement that removes a key figure in the scramble to replace impeached President Park Geun-hye and further stirs the country’s already tumultuous Read on » » »

Barbados Receives Largest Military Donation from Chinese

Barbados Minister of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade, Senator Maxine McClean, and Ambassador of China to Barbados, Wang Ke (Loop Barbados) BRIDGETOWN, Barbados — Senator Maxine McClean, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade, and Wang Ke, Chinese Ambassador to Barbados, signed a protocol Monday Read on » » »

S Korea braces for ‘largest’ protests against president

Some two million people are expected to join nationwide protests in South Korea to demand the resignation of President Park Geun-hye, organisers say. They estimate 1.5 million will gather in Seoul and 500,000 in other regions – in what would be largest rallies since Read on » » »

AIR CHINA ISSUES MUTIPLE APOLOGIES AFTER URGING TRAVELERS TO STAY OUT OF BLACK AREAS IN LONDON

Air China Boeing 747 in flight (Wikipedia) Air China is the subject of controversy after sharing a discriminatory message against visiting Black, Indians and Pakistani populated areas in London. The Chinese airline has now issued an apology for the warning – which some have called racist Read on » » »

Philippines President Regrets Calling Obama ‘Son of a Whore

Yesterday, Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte threatened to call President Barack Obama a “son of a whore” for mentioning his nation’s war with drug dealers. The Filipino president has been criticized by western nations for an estimated 2,000 extrajudicial killings since taking office this year. Read on » » »

Australia: The Worst Place To Be An African Migrant

  Australia is one of the most racist countries in the world. People from Africa, particularly South Sudan, have reported facing a high level of discrimination in Australia, especially during contact with police. The finding comes from the ninth Australia Today report by the Read on » » »

Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte Slams U.S. For “Killing Black People”

  Rodrigo Duterte. Rodrigo Duterte, President of the Philippines, has responded to “concerns” from the United States and the United Nations about his war on drugs in his country which has so far killed about 1,000 alleged drug lords. But Duterte says he is Read on » » »

The Republic of Benin offers visa free for all Africans

President of Benin, Patrice Talon, has announced that his government would scrap visa requirements for Africans entering the west Africa country. A move some observers think definitely represents the dream of our forefathers for a United and strong Africa, with a single market, passport, Read on » » »

North Korea Has Executed a Deputy Premier for education, Kim Yong-jin.

The North Korean leader, Kim Jong-un, has executed his deputy premier for education and purged two other senior officials, sending them to re-education camps, the South Korean government said on Wednesday. Jeong Joon-hee, a spokesman for the South’s Unification Ministry, said at a news Read on » » »

Indigenous Australians Fight Planned Nuclear Dump On Sacred Lands

  (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – Enice Marsh remembers the black clouds of “poison stuff” that billowed from the northwest after British atomic bomb tests in the 1950s spread fallout across swathes of South Australia.   Now a new kind of radioactivity could head to Read on » » »

African Migrants Returning From China With Horror Stories

As Africans we have no friends. When Lamin Ceesay, an energetic 25-year-old from Gambia, arrived in China last year, he thought his life had made a turn for the better. As the oldest of four siblings, he was responsible for caring for his family, Read on » » »

China:10,000 Dogs On The Menu At Yulin Festival

Yulin dog meat festival.  Yulin in Southern China has started the annual dog-meat eating festival, despite heavy criticism and protests from animal rights activists. Vendors slaughtered dogs and cooked their meat in dozens of restaurants across the city, despite outrage over the cruelty and Read on » » »

Pakistan:Men Can Beat Wives ‘Lightly’ Says Pakistan’s Islamic Council

These are the enlightened Muslim scholars that we should all listen to.     Pakistani group called the Council of Islamic Ideology (CII) has proposed a bill to allow men beat their wives “lightly” under a number of circumstances: If she disobeys him If Read on » » »

African Diplomats Decry Racist Attacks In India

Cow worshipers attack African students in Delhi. Thousands of people from African countries study and work in India but several incidents have raised concerns of racist violence and discrimination. Police said Sunday they arrested five Indians accused of assaulting Africans in New Delhi, after Read on » » »

Over 2000 refugees in Cameroon recieve humanitarian aid from Turkish aid agency TIKA

Thee Turkish Cooperation and Coordination Agency (TIKA) has said it recently provided humanitarian aid to over 2,000 refugees fleeing Boko Haram violence in northern Nigeria. In a statement late on Wednesday, the aid agency said it gave food and supplies to refugees during an Read on » » »

A Cameroonian teacher dies in a motorcycle accident in Thialand

  Mr Abongwa Terence Another Cameroonian teacher by name Mr Abongwa Terence  has been reported dead at about 5am this sunday morning in a motorcycle accident in front of Wangwiset hospital in Trang province of South thialand. Though investigation of the cause of the accident is Read on » » »

Cameroonian held in India for ‘black dollar fraud’

Two men from Africa’s Cameroon and Congo have been arrested for cheating a businessman of Rs.80 lakh on the pretext of cleaning dollars painted with black ink to their original form, police said on Monday. Kamleu Nya Alain, a 43-year-old from Cameroon, and Mwanza Read on » » »

Cameroonian held in India for ‘black dollar fraud’

Two men from Africa’s Cameroon and Congo have been arrested for cheating a businessman of Rs.80 lakh on the pretext of cleaning dollars painted with black ink to their original form, police said on Monday. Kamleu Nya Alain, a 43-year-old from Cameroon, and Mwanza Read on » » »