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Covid19: Brazilian President test positive

July 8, 2020

51 ViewsBrazilian President Jair Bolsonaro, has tested positive for coronavirus. Mr Bolsonaro speaking in a TV interview said the fever he had been experiencing had gone down and that he felt “very well”. ‘I’m well, normal. I even want to take a walk around here, but I can’t due to medical recommendations,’ Bolsonaro told a […]

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Covid-19 vaccine trial underway in South Africa

June 24, 2020

93 ViewsSouth Africa has announced that it is beginning its first Covid-19 vaccine trial with the first participants enrolling this week. The trial aims at finding a vaccine that will prevent SARS-CoV-2 infection, the virus that causes Covid-19. The University of the Witwatersrand will be carrying out the trial, according to South African officials. Professor […]

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Ghana imposes heavy fine, imprisonment on citizens who fail to wear a face mask

June 19, 2020

82 ViewsThe Ghanian government has imposed a hefty fine or a prison sentence against persons who refuse to wear a face mask, instituted by the country’s parliament to fight the spread of  Covid19. The new Executive Instrument (E.I. 164) signed by President Akufo-Addo, made it an offense for refusing to wear a face mask in […]

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UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson involved in a crash, but was unhurt

June 18, 2020

85 ViewsUK Prime Minister Boris Johnson was involved in an auto accident just outside Parliament on Wednesday afternoon and was unhurt. The Prime Minister’s car was hit in the back as his vehicle made a sudden stop after a protester “ran out into the road”, There was only a dent on his vehicle.  A security […]

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Covid19: ‘Use of dexamethasone welcome development’ says WHO

June 18, 2020

112 Views Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, director of the World Health Organisation WHO, has said the initial clinical trial results from the United Kingdom (UK) that show that dexamethasone can be lifesaving for treating patients, who are critically ill with COVID-19 is great news and welcome development. He made this assertion on Wednesday in a statement. […]

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Prosecutor announces charges against Atlanta officer who shot and killed another black man Rayshard Brooks

June 17, 2020

116 ViewsThe Atlanta officer who fatally shot Rayshard Brooks in the back after the fleeing man pointed a stun gun in his direction will be charged, a prosecutor said Wednesday. Fulton County District Attorney Paul Howard made the announcement about officer Garrett Rolfe during a news conference. Rolfe had already been fired after he fatally […]

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What I do next will be based on legal advice, Oshiomohle reacts to his suspension

June 17, 2020

78 ViewsThe embattled National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress Comrade Adams Oshiomohle has revealed his next move after the appeal court reaffirmed his suspension as the national chairman of the party. According to the chairman, he is relaxing and reflecting on what next to do which will be based on legal advice. His words: […]

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President Trump’s niece Mary is set to publish a tell-all exposing her uncle

June 16, 2020

136 ViewsDonald Trump’s niece, his deceased brother’s daughter, is set to publish a tell-all book this summer that will detail “harrowing and salacious” stories about the president, according to people with knowledge of the project. Mary Trump, 55, the daughter of Fred Trump Jr. and the eldest grandchild of Fred Trump Sr, is scheduled to […]

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Pandemonium In US As Another Black Man Is Shot And Killed By Police

June 14, 2020

126 ViewsThe fatal shooting of a black man by a white police officer, this time in Atlanta, Georgia, poured more fuel Sunday on a raging US debate over racism after another round of street protests and the resignation of the city’s police chief. A Wendy’s restaurant where 27-year-old Rayshard Brooks was killed was set on […]

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COVID19: US records above 1,000 deaths in 24 hours

June 11, 2020

91 ViewsThe United States today recorded 1,082 new COVID-19 deaths over a 24 hour period, raising the total to 113,000 deaths. According to the tracker, the pandemic has so far claimed the lives of 112,833 people out of almost two million diagnosed cases, while more than 533,000 people have recovered, going by figures published by […]

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Russia records over 500,000 confirmed cases of coronavirus, as the pandemic escalates

June 11, 2020

147 ViewsAs the world continues to feel the deadly impact occasioned by the novel Covid19 pandemic, Russia has recorded 8,779 COVID-19 cases in the last 24 hours, taking its total to 502,436, the country’s coronavirus response center said in a statement on Thursday. According to the statement, the death toll grows by 174 to 6,532, […]

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Ex-Lesotho PM Thomas Thabane paid assassins $24,000 to murder estranged wife—police

June 10, 2020

140 Views Lesotho’s former prime minister Thomas Thabane and his wife paid assassins a down payment of $24,000 to kill his estranged wife Lipolelo three years ago, according to a police affidavit seen on Wednesday. The details were the latest twist in a scandal that has rocked the southern African state and prompted Thabane to resign […]

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Spy convicted of helping US kill general Soleimani to be executed ‘soon’

June 10, 2020

110 ViewsAn Iranian man has been convicted of spying for the US and Israel, Iran’s judiciary said on Tuesday. Mahmoud Mousavi Majd was convicted of spying on Iran’s armed forces by helping target top Iranian general Qassem Soleimani.  A spokesman for The Iranian Judiciary says he has been convicted for execution. Mahmoud Mousavi Majd was […]

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Statue of despot king, Leopold II defaced and removed in Antwerp

June 10, 2020

138 ViewsConfirmed reports says the Belgian city of Antwerp on Tuesday removed a statue of colonial-era leader, King Leopold II after it was earlier defaced by anti-racism protesters. Reuters reports that two online petitions had been launched seeking his statues across the country to be removed for  the role his troops played in decimating Congo […]

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Outgoing President of Burundi dies of heart attack, aged 56

June 9, 2020

121 ViewsOutgoing President of Burundi Pierre Nkurunziza, 55 have died of a heart attack. The government of Burundi in a statement posted on Twitter on Tuesday announced “with great sorrow to Burundians and the international community” the passing of the president. He was admitted to hospital on Saturday after feeling unwell, his condition improved but […]

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