Monday, August 10, 2020

World Risks Another Virus like COVID-19 – UNODC

The United Nations Office on Drug and Crime (UNODC) says that the world risks another virus of the magnitude of COVID-19. The UN warned that...

Cote d’Ivore Prime Minister, Amadou Gon Coulibaly, Dies at 61

Cote d'Ivore Prime Minister, Amadou Gon Coulibaly, has died at the age of 61, the country's presidency announced.  Coulibaly who had just returned from France...

Ex-Ghanaian President Mahama Picks Opoku-Agyemang as Running Mate

Former Ghanaian President John Dramani Mahama in a statement,  named former Minister for Education Naana Jane Opoku-Agyemang as his presidential running mate ahead of...

COVID-19: Air France to Sack over 7,000 Staff

The management of Air France on Friday said it would lay-off 7, 850 staff due to the COVID-19 pandemic which has badly affected air...

Dubai Police Hand Over Hushpuppi, Others to FBI

Dubai Police on Thursday handed over Instagram celebrity, Raymond Abass, who was arrested over alleged internet fraud, to the Federal Bureau of Investigation.  An official...

Twitter Removes Image Tweet by U.S President over NYT Copyright Complaint

Twitter on Wednesday removed an image from a tweet by President Trump after New York Times filed a copyright claim, marking the second time...

Iran Passes Death Sentence on Former Leader over Alleged Anti-Government Activities 

Iran on Tuesday sentenced a former opposition figure, Ruhollah Zam, to death after being implicated in anti-government protests.  Zam ,who was described as a “counter-revolutionary”,...

US Poll: Obama Raises $11m for Biden Campaign

Former US President, Barack Obama, has raised $11 million for White House hopeful Joe Biden during a Tuesday virtual fundraiser. Obama said a “great awakening”...

Use of Dexamethasone to Treat COVID-19 a Major Breakthrough— Scientists

Researchers from the United Kingdom have found out that dexamethasone, a cheap and widely available drug, is effective in saving the lives of patients...

U.N Removes Saudi-Coalition from Blacklist

U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Monday removed a Saudi Arabia-led military coalition from an annual U.N. blacklist, several years after it was first named...

Oscar Award Moved to April Due to Coronavirus Pandemic

The 2021 Oscars ceremony has been moved to April from February on Monday due to the havoc caused in the movie industry by the...

COVID-19 Cases in Africa Exceed 240,000

Confirmed cases of coronavirus in Africa have exceeded 240,000 according to the World Health Organization, Africa Region.  The total number of cases on the continent...

COVID-19: World Athletics Releases Guidelines for Safety 

World Athletics, the athletics’ global governing body has  published a set of health and safety guidelines to assist competition organisers as a means of...

Norway Mosque Shooter Jailed for 21 Years

A far-right Norwegian man was on Thursday jailed for 21 years for the racially motivated murder of his Chinese-born stepsister and attempting to kill...

Burundi Begins Official Mourning of Late President 

Burundi began an official period of mourning for President Pierre Nkurunziza on Wednesday, a day after the announcement of his death from a heart...

Racism: Blacks to Constitute 30 Per cent of Our New Recruits—Adidas

Sportsware giant, Adidas, on Tuesday, said 30 per cent of all its new recruits in the US would be black or Latino people, amid...

Burundi President is Dead

Burundi President, Pierre Nkuruziza, has reportedly passed on. He was aged 55. He is believed to have died as a result of heart failure. Details later.

U.S, Russia to Discuss Arms Control Months before Nuclear Weapons Agreement...

The United States and Russia will be discussing arms control in Vienna on June 22, months before a key nuclear weapons agreement expires, Russia...

George Floyd: Court Grants Derek Chauvin $1.25m Bail

The Minneapolis policeman who pressed his knee on George Floyd's neck, for almost nine minutes, leading to his death has made his first court...

COVID-19: Namibia to Provide Free Laptops, Internet to Tertiary Students

The Namibian government says that it  will providing laptops and internet access to 32,000 students in tertiary institutions  through a programme to enable them...

COVID-19 Philippines: No School Until Vaccine is Found

Tens of millions of children in the Philippines will not be allowed back to school until a coronavirus vaccine is available, officials announced Monday,...

OPEC, OPEC+ Countries Extend Oil Output Cut to July

The Organisation of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) and non-OPEC allies, known as OPEC+ have agreed to extend the 10-million-barrel-per-day (mbd) first phase of the...

India Ranks 5th in Reported Coronavirus Cases 

India has overtaken Spain to become the fifth worst coronavirus-hit on Sunday, Indianexpress reports. The Asian country reported a grand total of 246,622 cases, overtaking...

George Floyd: Minnesota Attorney Upgrades Police Officer’s Charge to 2nd Degree...

Minnesota Attorney General, Keith Ellison, has upgraded the charge against Derek Chauvin, the former Minneapolis police officer who killed George Floyd, from third degree...

Lesotho’s Erstwhile First Lady Arrested for Murder

Lesotho police authorities on Wednesday said former first lady, Maesaiah Thabane, has been arrested for the murder of the former wife of her husband...

COVID-19: Lufthansa Records €2.1bn Net Loss in Q1

Lufthansa said it would undergo “far-reaching” restructuring as the airline posted a first-quarter net loss of 2.1 billion euros ($2.3 billion) on Wednesday. The...

Floyd: You don’t Understand America, Bush Criticizes Trump’s Response to Protests

Former President George W. Bush called on the US Tuesday to take a hard look at its “tragic failures." The former president cited racial injustice...

100-Year-Old  Indonesian Woman Recovers from COVID-19  

A 100-year-old Indonesian woman has recovered from coronavirus, making her the country’s oldest survivor of the deadly respiratory illness. Kamtim, who like many Indonesians goes...

U.S  Launches First Human Spaceflight in 9 Years

U.S. President Donald Trump has said that American astronauts would return to the moon by 2024. Speaking after the successful launched of the country’s first...

Germany Knocks Trump for Cutting Ties with WHO

Germany has described US President, Donald Trump's decision to cut ties with the World Health Organization, as disappointing and a setback for global health. Trump...

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