Nigeria showcases actions to reduce emissions as Bonn climate summit ends
Nigeria and eight other developing countries have presented an update on their activities to curb greenhouse gas emissions before 2020. This was one of the major highlights of the 2019 United Nations Bonn Climate Change Conference (SB50), which ended at the weekend. The forum considered a large number of decisions for adoption at the UN…
Rising Thai political star hit with sedition charges
The telegenic leader of an anti-junta political party who rose to prominence in Thailand's election last month was charged with sedition Saturday, drawing hundreds of his supporters onto the streets urging him to "fight". Billionaire Thanathorn Juangroongruangkit heads the youth-oriented Future Forward Party which won more than six million votes in the March 24 poll,…
‘Millions of Nigerians may miss homes by 2050’
Hundreds of millions of people in developing countries, including Nigeria, will lose their homes against their will in the next 30 years. A ground-breaking study by Prindex, a joint initiative of the Global Land Alliance and Overseas Development Institute (ODI), asked adults across 33 countries whether they fear losing the right to use their homes…
Thai demonstrators protest alleged cheating in election
Thai demonstrators on Sunday protested against alleged cheating in the junta-ruled kingdom's first election since a 2014 coup, a week after the controversial poll sowed confusion over the ballot results. A military-backed party and its main rival tied to a self-exiled billionaire have both claimed the right to lead the government as inconsistent tallies released…
Messy days ahead as Thai factions jostle to lead next government
Rival political camps jostled for position Tuesday, hoping to form a government after Thailand's first election since a coup -- a poll clouded by allegations of a bungled counting process that left voters perplexed about the outcome.
Poor budgetary allocation, redundant agencies kill science, technology development in Nigeria
There is no gainsaying that Nigeria is not just a developing country but also one of the nations with very low human development index (HDI)...
Thai election commission moves to dissolve party linked to princess
Thailand's election commission on Wednesday asked the constitutional court to dissolve a party that proposed a princess as candidate for prime minister, a potentially serious blow to the political aspirations of the kingdom's powerful Shinawatra clan.
Thai princess disqualified from list of candidates for PM
Thai Princess Ubolratana was on Monday formally disqualified for running for prime minister, ending her brief and ill-fated political union with a party allied to the powerful Shinawatra clan, just days after a stern royal command rebuking her candidacy was issued by her brother, the king.
Thai princess to run for PM with Shinawatra party
A Thai princess will stand as a candidate for prime minister in upcoming elections for a party run by the divisive Shinawatra political clan, a stunning twist that deals a blow to the ruling junta's hopes of maintaining its grip on politics.