Despite Somaliland’s efforts to meet the basic legal prerequisites of statehood, this de facto State since 1991 lacks legal recognition by the international community. However, the election of the new United States administration may be a turning point in the country’s quest of statehood. Despite the various impediments and arguments against its recognition on the international stage, President Donald Trump, backed by Vladimir Putin, might take the leap in making Somaliland becoming the 55th African State.

 

In South Africa, 21st March is Human Rights Day to remind the nation of sacrifices made in the struggle for independence of the Black majority of South Africa, while the United Nations (UN) commemorate it as the International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination, established six years after an event known as the Sharpeville tragedy or Sharpeville massacre, which captured worldwide attention.

Barca are the first side in Champions League and European Cup history to overturn a four-goal first-leg deficit, after defeating PSG 6-1 on Wednesday.

Barcelona made Champions League history on Wednesday, overcoming a four-goal first-leg deficit against PSG to advance to the quarter-finals.

Luis Enrique's side were the first in Champions League and European Cup history to rally back from four down after the opening match.

The trio will hope to overturn the Catalans' 4-0 first-leg defeat against their Ligue 1 counterparts, Luis Enrique opting for a 3-3-1-3 formation

Lionel Messi, Luis Suarez and Neymar will start for Barcelona as they aim to overturn their Champions League deficit against Paris Saint-Germain at Camp Nou on Wednesday.

REMEMBERING DR. KING ON MARTIN LUTHER KING JR. DAY

Martin Luther King Day is a United States of America federal holiday held on the third Monday of January. It celebrates the life and achievements of Martin Luther King Jr., an influential American civil rights leader. He is most well-known for his campaigns to end racial segregation on public transport and for racial equality in the United States.

PRISONS in Zambia are a health hazard and a death trap for prisoners, and there is need for the private sector to get involved and help mitigate the situation, Zambia Medical Association (ZMA) president Aaron Mujajati has said.

Dr. Mujajati said prisons in Zambia were too congested and that the sanitary conditions were also extremely poor.

 

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