Chelsea FC owner Abramovich sues KGB book author
29 July 2021 | 1:03 pm
Roman Abramovich is suing a British journalist for libel over a book about KGB influence in modern Russia which claims the billionaire was acting as "Putin's cashier" when he bought Chelsea.
28 Nov 2021
Senegal's book industry has been riding high on the wave of Mohamed Mbougar Sarr's Goncourt prize. The 31 year-old sensation is reviving interest in Senegalese writers after he won France's top literary award earlier this month.
8 Jan 2022
Maaza Mengiste's Booker Prize-shortlisted novel "The Shadow King" is set during the Second Italo-Ethiopian War in 1935 and casts light on the women soldiers that history forgot. As the book is translated into French, the Ethiopian-American author joined us to tell us more about her work and why women are so often written out of the history books.
13 Jan 2022
Afghanistan is the world's top producer of opium and the illegal drug trade has helped finance the ruling Taliban. Over the past decades, millions of Afghans have fallen into drug addiction. The Taliban now claim they want to eradicate the use of narcotics. When they were in power from 1996 to 2001, the fundamentalists had banned poppy cultivation. But the intervention of US-led troops in 2001 relaunched opium production. Today, it remains permitted and is even intensifying in a country on the brink of economic collapse. Our team on the ground reports.
6 Feb 2022
Ottessa Moshfegh is routinely hailed as one of the most exciting American authors working today. Her award-winning, critically acclaimed books like "Eileen" and "My Year of Rest and Relaxation" contain an ensemble of drunks and dropouts, misfits and murderers, pervs and pill-heads – all of them loners. Her narrators are often angry, amoral and unpleasant and they challenge our assumptions about femininity in uncomfortable ways. More than anything, they're all incredibly human. Her new book "Death in her Hands" has just come out in French, focusing on Vesta, another character at home alone.
26 Feb 2022
One of Nigeria's five authors of her National Anthem, Professor Babatunde Ogunnaike is dead. Professor Ogunnaike emerged as one of five, whose words and phrases were combined to form the national anthem.
28 Feb 2022
Russian billionaire businessman Roman Abramovich, who owns Premier League soccer club Chelsea, has accepted a Ukrainian request to help negotiate an end to the conflict in Ukraine, his spokeswoman said on Monday. Word of Abramovich's involvement in talks on the conflict, following Russia's invasion of Ukraine, first came from the Jewish News, which said Kyiv had reached out through Jewish contacts to seek his help.
10 Mar 2022
The British government imposed sanctions on Chelsea owner, Roman Abramovich, after Russia's invasion of Ukraine
13 Mar 2022
The British dailies welcome the sanctions slapped on Russian oligarchs, including Chelsea FC's owner Roman Abramovich, as the government tries to punish Vladimir Putin's allies abroad. Also, we look at how Russia is oiling its propaganda machine during the war – but in this digital age of social media, will it work? Finally, we look at some of the Russians who are vehemently opposed to the war.
13 Jun 2022
Journalist and author Linda Kinstler's new book, "Come to This Court and Cry: How the Holocaust Ends", combines a deeply personal family history during World War II with the universal themes of collective memory, justice and national identity. The topics are all the more relevant as Europe grapples with its worst land war in decades. She joined us on Perspective to tell us more.
Indian-born novelist Salman Rushdie, who has lived under death threats due to his writing, has been stabbed on stage during a literary event. He suffered a wound to the neck and was rushed to hospital.
The Zimbabwean author has been facing trial for the past two years. The verdict is planned for August 26, while many more activists in the country face a similar ordeal.
Free speech advocates are concerned the new government of Ferdinand Marcos will continue cracking down on independent media in an attempt to whitewash the history of his father's brutal dictatorship.
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The US announced that it will allow the first transfer of a Russian oligarch's confiscated funds to Ukraine. In the meantime, Germany says it has evidence of over 100 war crimes in Ukraine.
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