The week Canada turned 150 years old and Maduro came under a hail of bullets

Weekly roundup on notable events and occurrence across the world.

The United Nations stood up against Saudi Arabia, Trump finally had his ban and two chibok girls had their five minutes of fame.

Here is the weekly roundup of notable events and occurrence across the World.

#1. Trump trumps lower courts verdict

The much-contested travel ban that has been a hallmark of President Donald Trump's agenda is now in effect.

People from Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria, and Yemen will now be barred from entering US for 90 days and by almost all refugees for 120 days.

US Supreme Court agreed to implement a partial stay and removed the lower courts' injunctions that initially blocked the ban.

#2. Venezuela pilot goes rogue 

The world was treated to dramatic scenes this week after a roguepoliceman known as Oscar Perez hijacked a helicopter then flew it across Venuzuela’s key ministries where he proceed to open fire.

In extraordinary scenes over Caracas around sunset on Tuesday, the stolen helicopter fired shots at the Interior Ministry and dropped grenades on the Supreme Court, both viewed by Venezuela's opposition as bastions of support for a dictator.

Critics have however poked holes in the entire dramatic event saying it was a carefully crafted ploy by Maduro to now crack down on the protestors.

Nobody was injured during the process.

The question still remains though is how long can Maduro stand before he buckles under pressure.

#3. Trump Meets Chibok girls

United States President, Donald on Wednesday, June 28, 2017 hosted two rescued Chibok schoolgirls in the Oval Office.

Joy Bishara (20) and Lydia Pogu (19) are two of the 276 schoolgirls who were rescued after being kidnapped by terrosist group, Boko Haram.

After their rescue from Sambisa Forest, the two girls later moved to Virginia in August 2014 to continue their education where they recently graduated from Canyonville Christian Academy.

The two relocated to the United States in August 2014 with the help of Jubilee Campaign.

Media reports indicate that Joy and Lydia who will be attending Southeastern University, Florida in the next academic session are trying to raise funds to further their education.

The visit also goes on to show just how political the Chibiok girls crisis continued to be.

#4. Happy 150 Birthday Canada

Canada on July 1 turned 150 years old and threw a huge party to mark the occasion.

On July 1, 1867 the Province of Canada was joined with two other British colonies of New Brunswick and Nova Scotia through Confederation, forming a self-governing entity named Canada.

Canada's Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, who has made inclusiveness a political calling card, gave a speech celebrating that attribute.

"We don't care where you're from or what religion you practise, or whom you love - you are all welcome in Canada," he said to cheers from the crowd.

The city of Ontario stole the show after it rented a giant rubber duck weighing 13,600-kilogram for $200,000 to celebrate the country's  150th anniversary.

However prior to European colonization, the lands encompassing present-day Canada were inhabited for millennia by Aboriginal peoples some who have refused to recognise Canada 150th anniversary, saying it represented more than a hundred years of colonization.

#5. Al Jazeera still on air – Gulf Crisis

Qatar this week gained an ally in its quest to stand up to Saudi Arabia and three other Muslim countries as the gulf crisis enters day 23.

A demand by Saudi Arabia and three other Arab nations for Qatar to close down its al-Jazeera TV channel is an "unacceptable attack" on the right to freedoms of expression and opinion, the United Nations human rights chief said on Friday.

Qatar had been issued with a steep 13-point ultimatum list it must implement to the letter in order for Saudi Arabia and her allies to lift a two-week trade and diplomatic embargo of country.

The deadline was expected to expire on Sunday but with UN Declaration it seems the crisis is far from ending.


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