Congo President Didn’t Run for Re-election, but He’s Still in Control

Nevertheless, he said, “we need to work together to build the future.” President Kabila may be forced to make certain concessions, such as giving up his vast holdings of land, property and businesses across the country, Mr. Mutala said. President Kabila, according to Jeune Afrique, an online magazine, is expected to remain in his presidential…

Judge blocks Trump’s new birth control rules in 13 states and Washington

Image copyright AFP/Getty Image caption The new Trump administration rules have drawn protests A California judge has blocked new Trump administration regulations on birth control from applying in 13 states and Washington DC. The rules allow employers and insurers to decline to provide birth control if doing so violates their “religious beliefs” or “moral convictions”….

Gabon government says ‘situation under control’ after apparent coup attempt

The officers declared their dissatisfaction with President Ali Bongo and said they had seized power to “restore democracy” in the Central African nation. However, government spokesman Guy-Bertrand Mapangou told French news outlet RFI that defense forces have now taken back control of state TV and radio. “It seems it was a group of troublemakers because…

US shutdown: Democrats to pass funding bills as they take control of House

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Nancy Pelosi is adamant there will be no funding for the wall US Democrats have vowed to pass bills that would end a government shutdown, when they take control of the House when Congress reconvenes on Thursday. But the bills will not include funding for President Donald Trump’s Mexican…

Control: Brutalist Skyscraper Cinematic Game Trailer IGN First Take a tour of …

Control: Brutalist Skyscraper Cinematic Game Trailer IGN First Take a tour of Control’s physics-bending Brutalist skyscraper – the home of the Federal Bureau of Control where the game takes place – as narrated by James McCaffrey aka the voice of Max Payne. Control Trailer – Gamescom 2018 www.youtube.com/… Subscribe to IGN for more! www.youtube.com/… ———————————-…

Bandersnatch: Netflix’s interactive Black Mirror film puts viewers in control

Image copyright Netflix Image caption Dunkirk star Fionn Whitehead plays lead character Stefan An interactive, choose your own adventure-style episode of Black Mirror has dropped on Netflix. Set in 1984, Bandersnatch tells of a computer programmer trying to adapt a fantasy novel into a video game. As the episode progresses, viewers are invited to make…

Hungary Creates New Court System, Cementing Leader’s Control of Judiciary

BUDAPEST — Prime Minister Viktor Orban of Hungary tightened his grip on power on Wednesday, as the Hungarian Parliament, controlled by Mr. Orban’s far-right party, approved the creation of a parallel court system that cements executive control over the judiciary. Once the new system begins operating within the next 12 months, Mr. Orban’s justice minister…