Friday, January 19News For London

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Air strikes on rebel prison in Sanaa ‘kill 30’-Yemen War.

Air strikes on rebel prison in Sanaa ‘kill 30’-Yemen War.

#breakingnews, International, News, Politics, ReportingWeek2
Yemen yet again faces another Saudi-led coalition air strike which killed at least thirty people in a rebel military police camp. Most of the people who died in Sanaa, Yemen’s capital, were claimed to be detainees inside the camp. According to the UN, the recent strikes were reported to have demolished the building and more than 8,670 people have been killed and 49,960 injured since the coalition intervened in the conflict in 2015. The fighting and a blockade by the coalition has also left 20.7 million people in need of humanitarian aid, created the world's largest food security emergency, and led to a cholera outbreak that is thought to have killed 2,219 people since April. https://soundcloud.com/zahida-rizvi-463815269/yemen-mixdown-1   As the food crisis worsens in
Zimbabweans in London looking forward to new era with optimism

Zimbabweans in London looking forward to new era with optimism

International, News
London-Zimbabweans continue to celebrate the end of Robert Mugabe's 37-year rule and usher in a new era that is supposed to bring hope, sustainability and most importantly equal opportunities for all. Zimbabweans have never been here before as the country has been colored with corruption and injustice for the last thirty-seven years under the leadership of President Robert Mugabe. The saying that everything that has a beginning has an end surely has been proven as Robert Mugabe jumped hours before he was pushed out- slapping in his resignation and making it clear that the decision to resign was solely his decision and not the pressure that was mounting on his head. Adama Bawah a Zimbabwean who now works in London after leaving Harare several years ago is of the view that Mugabe wa...

Hundreds gather in London to protest in front of Libyan embassy

International, News, Politics
More than a hundred protesters gathered in front of the Libyan embassy at Knightsbridge. Protesters shouted against migrant slavery auctions happening in Libya. The protest followed a CNN report uncovering a migrant slave auction near the Libyan capital in Tripoli. Protestors blocked the street facing the embassy. Despite the weather which was approaching zero degree the protest lasted for six hours. we have captured moments from the protest. Shezal one of the protestors said: “This is not something new, this is being going on for hundreds of years, black African migrants are being kidnapped, cut up of their organs, they are being tortured.” The CNN report showed some young men being sold in an auction, the bidding begins with 200 then 400, finally the men were sold for
Hundreds of protesters joined the Anti-Slavery March against the Libyan Slave Trade

Hundreds of protesters joined the Anti-Slavery March against the Libyan Slave Trade

International, Politics, slavery
Hundreds of protesters descended on the Libyan embassy in London on Saturday to demand the end of slave auctions in Libya. Demonstrators gathered outside the embassy in Knightsbridge around midday, brandishing placards emblazoned with the words “do not sell slaves” and then marched to Parliament Square. Protesters joining the march think slavery is contrary to African humanity. They hope they can raise the public’s awareness of the crime, as well as call on the UK government to put pressure on Libyan leaders to stop the illegal markets. [Video: Jasmine Zhao] UK-based NGO African Lives Matter have organized protests across different cities in the UK. The petition calling on the government to ‘put pressure on Libya to stop enslavement of Black Africans’ has got over 262,000 signature
ICAN bags the 2017 Nobel Peace Prize

ICAN bags the 2017 Nobel Peace Prize

#breakingnews, Breaking News, Business, economy, Environment, EU investment, EU talents, International
A civil society network ICAN representing of over 450 organisations in one hundred countries, was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for 2017. ICAN ,Co-Chair ,Rebecca Johnson, said:“Our international network has worked so hard to ban and eliminate nuclear weapons.   The nuclear threats being issued by President Trump and North Korea remind us that nuclear sabre rattling can lead to nuclear war through arrogance or miscalculation”. “ICAN collaboration with the British civil society for nuclear disarmament for many years had brought in to limelight that the Nobel Award encourages efforts to persuade the British government to sign the UN Nuclear Prohibition Treaty, cancel Trident and take the lead to eliminate all of these abhorrent weapons of mass destruction,"said Johnson. The global tr
London Stands Up Against Migrant Slave Trade

London Stands Up Against Migrant Slave Trade

International, London, Politics
Thousands of demonstrators marched through the streets of London to protest against the slave trade in Libya. Exploitation of migrants and refugees in Libya received international attention after a video was surfaced online of what looked like to be men being sold at auction. The world had just witnessed modern day slavery in the north African country.   CNN went to Libya to conduct an investigation to find out what was happening to the migrants and refugees. What they found was shocking—hundreds of people were being auctioned and sold for manual labour, for a price point starting at $100 USD– about £75. Thousands of Londoners took to the streets to march against the current crisis in Libya, chanting phrases like “no more slavery” and “slavery must end” as cars honked in traffic
Is UK’s arm trade backing Saudi’s war against Yemen?

Is UK’s arm trade backing Saudi’s war against Yemen?

International, London, Politics
Over the course of seven days in early September this year, over 100 activists were arrested for protesting and taking action against the DSEI arms fair. A court hearing at Stratford Magistrates Court on 7 December found Sam Hewlett, one of the protesters, guilty for passing racially motivated comments on a white police officer during the campaign.   Hewlett was a protester partaking in Stop the Arms Fair protest against the Defence and Security Equipment International (DSEI) arms fair. The protest was an initiative taken by Campaign against Arms Trade (CAAT) - a UK based NGO. The NGO has accused DSEI of being involved in licensing over £3.3 billion worth of arms, exported from Whitehall. The claim calls on the government to suspend all current licenses and stop issuing
London First: We support Mayor’s call for students’ flexible work visa

London First: We support Mayor’s call for students’ flexible work visa

Breaking News, International, London, London Mayor, Politics, Student
Nonprofit advocacy group London First has welcomed Mayor Sadiq Khan’s call for a “flexible visa system.” This will allow international students to work in the UK as they did before 2012. A spokesperson for the group confirmed to Westminster World their support of the Mayor’s position. The spokesperson Emma Hutchinson said: “There has been around 40 per cent drop in students coming here from India since the post-work study visas were scrapped. So, the way we look at it, is that the international students make huge contribution to the economy.” Mayor Khan urged the Prime Minister to allow international students to have the kind of visa she scrapped five years ago, according to ITV London. He tweeted saying: “Our current visa system is holding London’s businesses back. We need a new flexi
Hyper Japan Christmas–what you should not miss this winter

Hyper Japan Christmas–what you should not miss this winter

Breaking News, Culture, Entertainment, International
The UK’s biggest Japanese culture event--Hyper Japan Christmas--just took place in Tobacco Dock last Friday, attracting thousands of Japanese culture lovers. Hyper Japan is a festival providing different Japanese workshops as well as live shows such as Japanese band music, the ‘cosplay’ competition, appealing to all Japanese culture lovers in UK. The event has been held in London every year since 2010. This year’s festival was scheduled over three days (24-26 November 2017). The price of tickets differed on each of the three days, and all the information related to the festival was published on Hyper Japan’s website more than half a month before it started. This year’s site had two floors and provided more activities for visitors.   Compared with previous years, there were m
Why Working Abroad is the Best Thing for Your Career

Why Working Abroad is the Best Thing for Your Career

Experience, International, Media, Opinion
The idea of working in a foreign country for any length of time is naturally daunting. Whether it's culture shock and all that comes with it, or simply the fear of leaving behind the basic comforts of "home", picking up work in a foreign destination is something many people would not consider. As scary as it may seem, it is actually one of the greatest things you could do for your career. Adding a working abroad experience to your resume or CV shows that you are not afraid of challenges that may come from putting yourself in potentially unfamiliar situations, and that you are willing to learn in any environment you find yourself in. It teaches you a confidence that is hard to come by when working in the familiar territory of your native country. It proves your dedication to your work, a...