State attorney Bob Ferguson: Court ruling on Trump travel ban lawsuit is a victory

State attorney Bob Ferguson: Court ruling on Trump travel ban lawsuit is a victory

A federal appeals court unanimously refused to reinstate President Donald Trumps travel ban on refugees and travellers from seven Muslim-majority countries on Thursday (9 February). The decision is likely to be appealed in the US Supreme Court, where it could face a 4-4 tie among justices. Trump quickly lashed out on the decision by the 9th Circuit Courts of Appeals. SEE YOU IN COURT, THE SECURITY OF OUR NATION IS AT STAKE! he tweeted. Feb 10, 2017
Mass brawl breaks out in South African Parliament

Mass brawl breaks out in South African Parliament

South African lawmakers threw punches during the annual State of the Nation address delivered by President Jacob Zuma on Thursday (9 February) after he was branded an incorrigible man and “rotten to the core” over corruption allegations. The scenes, which unfolded on national television, saw lawmakers from the far-left Economic Freedom Fighters party hauled out of the chamber. Zuma has seen off five bids to oust him since he took office in 2009. Feb 10, 2017
Somalia’s new President Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed sworn-in

Somalia’s new President Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed sworn-in

Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed, a dual US-Somali citizen and former prime minister, was sworn in as Somalias new president on 8 February. The voting process, which lasted months, began with 14,000 elders and regional figures choosing 275 members of parliament and 54 senators, who then had to choose a president from among 21 candidates. Feb 9, 2017
Jeff Sessions confirmed as Trumps Attorney General

Jeff Sessions confirmed as Trumps Attorney General

Republican Senator Jeff Sessions bids farewell to the US Senate after he is voted 52-47 to serve as the next attorney general of the US. The Alabama senator is known for his tough stance on immigration enforcement and his early support of President Donald Trump who nominated him for the job. Republican senators voted on 7 February to end Democratic Senator Elizabeth Warrens reading of a letter written 30 years ago by Martin Luther King Jrs widow that criticized Sessions, still nominee at the time to lead the Justice Department, for his civil rights record. Feb 9, 2017
Sadiq Khan promises to fight for London and pokes fun at Donald Trump

Sadiq Khan promises to fight for London and pokes fun at Donald Trump

At a gathering of London businesses at the London Transport Museum on 8 February, London Mayor Sadiq Khan poked fun at US President Donald Trump and the use of alternative facts. Khan also joked about the attendance of the gathering, referencing the Trump administration claims that up to 1.5 million people were at his inauguration, when actually there were far fewer. The speech also had a serious tone as well, as the London Mayor promised to fight for businesses in London so that they can still have access to the Single Market and the best talent from around the world. Feb 9, 2017