The European Parliament voted overwhelmingly Wednesday for an EU-wide ban on single-use plastics such as straws, cutlery, cotton buds and balloon sticks. The European Commission, the 28-nation EU’s executive arm, proposed banning such items that it said account for 70 percent of the waste in the oceans and beaches. “Today we are one step closer […]
Film lovers in Kenya are flocking to the theaters to watch “Rafiki” a local film that was banned in the country by the Kenya Film and Classification Board citing its homosexual theme.
Sierra Leone face the prospect of a ban from international competition by FIFA after the country’s Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) followed through on a threat to raid the offices of its football association on Tuesday.
Nations on either side of the whale hunting debate are set for a standoff as the International Whaling Commission (IWC) meets Monday, with Japan hoping to overturn the 32-year-old ban on commercial whale hunting.
The International Olympic Committee on Thursday lifted a ban on Kuwait, allowing the Gulf state to take part in the Asian Games in Jakarta.