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EU parliament approves ban on single-use plastics

24 October 2018, 7:56 PM

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 […]

Kenyans excited to watch unbanned “Rafiki”

26 September 2018, 8:15 PM

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.

Isha Johansen

Sierra Leone face FIFA ban after anti-graft officials raid FA offices

19 September 2018, 8:15 PM

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.

Pro- and anti- whaling nations set for clash in Brazil

10 September 2018, 9:32 AM

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.

IOC provisionally lifts Kuwait suspension in time for Asian Games

16 August 2018, 8:57 PM

The International Olympic Committee on Thursday lifted a ban on Kuwait, allowing the Gulf state to take part in the Asian Games in Jakarta.

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