Articles written by: Tim Evans

Bashir‘s state of emergency fails to end Sudan protests

Bashir‘s state of emergency fails to end Sudan protests

Sudan‘s President Omar Hassan al-Bashir declared a state of emergency on Friday in an attempt to end a 10-week uprising that has threatened to bring an end to his 30 years in power. However, if anything, the protests have gathered momentum since his declaration and on Monday, he banned protests […]

Danny Burch: American oil worker freed after captivity in Yemen

Danny Burch: American oil worker freed after captivity in Yemen

An American oil worker who was kidnapped by Houthi rebels in 2017 in Yemen has been released, US President Donald Trump has announced. Danny Burch “has been recovered and reunited” with his family, Mr Trump said on Twitter, thanking the United Arab Emirates for its assistance. Mr Burch works for […]

Alabama editor in KKK row replaced by black woman

Alabama editor in KKK row replaced by black woman

An African-American woman will replace the editor of an Alabama newspaper who came under fire last week after calling for mass lynchings of Democrats. Elecia Dexter, 46, will take over as the Democrat-Reporter‘s editor and publisher, “moving the paper into a new direction”, the paper said on Thursday. Longtime editor […]

Chagos Islands dispute: UK obliged to end control – UN

Chagos Islands dispute: UK obliged to end control – UN

The UK should end its control of the Chagos Islands in the Indian Ocean “as rapidly as possible”, the UN‘s highest court has said. Mauritius claims it was forced to give up the islands – now a British overseas territory – in 1965 in exchange for independence, which it gained […]

Oscars 2019 pictures: The best of the ceremony

Oscars 2019 pictures: The best of the ceremony

This year‘s Oscars saw success for films including Bohemian Rhapsody, Black Panther and Green Book. Here are the best pictures from some of the key moments at the ceremony in Los Angeles. .

After the fight for humanitarian aid, what next for Venezuela’s opposition?

After the fight for humanitarian aid, what next for Venezuela’s opposition?

After a weekend of violence, it is time for reflection. And Plan B. Opposition leader Juan Guaidó will be meeting regional members of the Lima Group in Colombia‘s capital, Bogotá, on Monday. US Vice-President Mike Pence is also taking part to discuss the crisis in Venezuela. The Trump administration has […]

Pippi Longstocking parrot actor dies

Pippi Longstocking parrot actor dies

Douglas the parrot, who appeared in a popular children‘s film about the adventures of Pippi Longstocking, has died at the age of 51. Douglas, a male scarlet macaw, was unfazed by both celluloid fame and playing the female role of Rosalinda, a member of a gang of pirates who capture […]

Taiwan game upsets China with Xi Jinping/Winnie the Pooh reference

Taiwan game upsets China with Xi Jinping/Winnie the Pooh reference

A Taiwanese games company has had its latest release pulled from mainland China, after players noticed subtle references mocking Chinese President Xi Jinping, including comparing him to Winnie the Pooh. Red Candle Games released Devotion, a first-person horror game set in 1980s Taiwan, on games platform Steam on 19 February. […]

Trump to delay further tariffs on Chinese goods

Trump to delay further tariffs on Chinese goods

President Donald Trump has announced that the US will delay imposing further trade tariffs on Chinese goods. The rise in import duties on Chinese goods from 10% to 25% was due to come into effect on 1 March. Mr Trump said both sides had made “substantial progress” in trade talks, […]

Tymoshenko v Tymoshenko: Funny business at the polls

Tymoshenko v Tymoshenko: Funny business at the polls

Two of the candidates in next month‘s Ukrainian presidential election have the same name – Tymoshenko. And the same initials. And even though the frontrunner to become the next president is a comedian, this is no joke – as the ‘s Jonah Fisher in Kiev explains. Two-and-a-half million Ukrainian hryvna […]