Biden reverses Trump’s Visa Ban on Nigeria, other Countries

Biden reverses Trump’s Visa Ban on Nigeria, other Countries Newly inaugurated US President Joe Biden has reversed a Donald Trump policy that restricted the granting of immigrant visas to Nigerians. In January 2020, Trump had expanded curbs on immigration to include six more countries, including Nigeria. At the time, the US government said the policy was designed to tighten security...... more

Kamala Harris becomes first female, first black and first Asian-American VP

Kamala Harris becomes first female, first black and first Asian-American VP Kamala Harris has made history as the first female, first black and first Asian-American US vice-president. She was sworn in just before Joe Biden took the oath of office to become the 46th US president. Ms Harris, who is of Indian-Jamaican heritage, initially ran for the Democratic nomination. But Mr Biden...... more

Biden inauguration: New US president sworn in amid Trump snub

Biden inauguration: New US president sworn in amid Trump snub Joe Biden has been sworn in as the 46th US president, ending one of the most dramatic political transitions in American history. “Democracy has prevailed,” he said after taking the oath of office from Chief Justice John Roberts. Donald Trump – who has not formally conceded the presidency to Mr Biden...... more

Museveni wins landslide in contentious Ugandan election

Museveni wins landslide in contentious Ugandan election President Yoweri Museveni won a landslide victory extending his 35-year-rule in a contentious Ugandan election, fuelling concerns of an erosion of democracy after a campaign marred by violence and an internet shutdown. The electoral commission on Saturday said official results showed Mr Museveni secured 58.6 per cent, while Robert Kyagulanyi, better...... more

BREAKING: US President, Donald Trump Impeached for the Second Time

BREAKING: US President, Donald Trump Impeached for the Second Time Donald Trump became the first US president in history to be impeached twice when the House of Representatives voted Wednesday to charge him with inciting last week’s mob attack on Congress. The Senate will not hold a trial before January 20, when Democrat Joe Biden assumes the presidency, meaning the real...... more

Second Malawi Cabinet Minister dies from COVID-19

Second Malawi Cabinet Minister dies from COVID-19 Malawi’s transport minister Sidik Mia died Tuesday morning from Covid 19, information minister Gospel Kazako has confirmed. The local government minister Lingson Belekanyama had also died. The two senior ministers died within two hours of each other.Over the weekend, Malawi’s President Lazarus Chakwera made a special radio address to the nation...... more

Trump throws security cordon over Washington ahead Biden's inauguration

Trump throws security cordon over Washington ahead Biden's inauguration A security cordon has been thrown over Washington DC, the US seat of power, where President-elect, Joe Biden is supposed to be inaugurated as the 46th President on the next one week. Dailymail, reports say that President Donald Trump, declared a state of emergency in city as police revealed three plots to...... more

Five bags of human body parts retrieved from crashed plane (Photos)

Five bags of human body parts retrieved from crashed plane (Photos) Rescuers on Sunday collected five bags of human body parts and three bags of debris of the Sriwijaya Air plane that crashed in the waters off the coast of Indonesian capital Jakarta on Saturday, according to a senior official. “We received three bags containing the debris of the plane and five...... more

Sriwijaya Air Boeing 737 passenger plane feared to have crashed in Indonesia

Sriwijaya Air Boeing 737 passenger plane feared to have crashed in Indonesia A Boeing 737 passenger plane carrying 62 people is believed to have crashed into the sea shortly after take-off from Indonesia's capital Jakarta. The Sriwijaya Air disappeared from radars four minutes into its journey to Pontianak in West Kalimantan province. It is thought to have dropped more than 3,000m (10,000ft) in...... more

Spread of COVID-19 is now ‘out of control’, London mayor cries out

Spread of COVID-19 is now ‘out of control’, London mayor cries out London mayor, Sadiq Khan, declared a major incident Friday afternoon as he said the spread of Coronavirus was now ‘out of control’ in the capital. The number of cases in London is now above 1,000 per 100,000 people, he said, with a 27 per cent increase in hospital patients between December...... more

Twitter ‘permanently suspends’ Trump’s account

Twitter ‘permanently suspends’ Trump’s account Twitter has permanently suspended the United States President Donald Trump’s account for inciting violence. The social media network made this known in a blog post titled ‘Permanent suspension of @realDonaldTrump’ on Friday. “After close review of recent Tweets from the @realDonaldTrump account and the context around them — specifically how they are being...... more

Boko Haram kills eight children, six others in Cameroon

Boko Haram kills eight children, six others in Cameroon NO fewer than 14 people, including eight children, were killed on Friday after a female suicide bomber blew herself up in an attack in a village in northern Cameroon. Witnesses blamed the attack in Mozogo in the Mayo Tsanaga area on the terror sect, Boko Haram. A woman and her three...... more

UK bans travels from 11 African Countries over South Africa COVID-19 strain

UK bans travels from 11 African Countries over South Africa COVID-19 strain The United Kingdom is imposing a ban on travellers entering England from 11 African countries for an initial period of two weeks, the government has said. In a statement on its website, the government explained that the decision was taken in a bid to prevent the spread of a new coronavirus...... more

VP Pence Ushered to Secure Location as Trump's Supporters Breach US Congress

VP Pence Ushered to Secure Location as Trump's Supporters Breach US Congress The U.S. Capitol descended into chaos Wednesday as hundreds of pro-Trump protesters swarmed the building, forcing the Senate to evacuate and Vice President Mike Pence to be ushered to a secure location. The frenzied scene after demonstrators broke through barricades forced Congress to abruptly pause a ceremonial event affirming that President-elect...... more

British PM declares COVID-19 lockdown in England

British PM declares COVID-19 lockdown in England The British Prime Minister, Boris Johnson, on Monday, declared a full COVID-19 lockdown in England, a country of nearly 56 million people. The lockdown will be in place until mid-February in a bid to cut the spiraling COVID-19 infection rates. Johnson, who announced this in a televised address, said the measures,...... more

75-year-old man dies two hours after getting COVID-19 vaccine

75-year-old man dies two hours after getting COVID-19 vaccine A man has died after getting Pfizer Covid-19 vaccine in Israel. The 75-year-old man from Beit Shean died on Monday morning from cardiac arrest, about two hours after receiving the vaccine, according to The Jerusalem Post. The man received the vaccine at 8:30 in the morning, and waited for the customary...... more

China jails journalist for reporting COVID-19 breakout from Wuhan

China jails journalist for reporting COVID-19 breakout from Wuhan A Chinese court on Monday sentenced citizen journalist, Zhang Zhan, to four years in prison for her live stream reporting of COVID-19 breakout from Wuhan. Zhan, who was detained in May, was convicted on charges of “picking quarrels and provoking trouble” in her coverage of the chaotic initial stages of the...... more

US condemns kidnapping of over 300 students in Kankara

US condemns kidnapping of over 300 students in Kankara The United States of America has condemned the violent kidnapping of over 300 boys from the Government Secondary Science School in Kankara, Katsina State on December 11. In a statement made available to journalists Thursday, US said, “We offer our sincere sympathies to the families of the missing students and the...... more

Swaziland PM dies after testing positive for Covid-19

Swaziland PM dies after testing positive for Covid-19 The Prime Minister of Swaziland, Ambrose Dlamini has died four weeks after testing positive for the dreaded Covid-19 disease which has spread across the continent of Africa. The death of the Prime Minister was confirmed on Sunday by the government of Swaziland which revealed that Dlamini, 52, died yesterday afternoon in...... more

U.S. House passes historic bill to legalise marijuana

U.S. House passes historic bill to legalise marijuana The U.S. House of Representatives on Friday passed a bill that seeks to decriminalise the use of marijuana at the federal level. Initiated by Democrats, the Marijuana Opportunity, Re-investment and Expungement Act contains provisions for “re-assessment of prior marijuana-related convictions”. It also seeks investments in services for people caught up in...... more

Joe Biden to name a Nigerian, Treasury Secretary

Joe Biden to name a Nigerian, Treasury Secretary United States (US) President-Elect, Joe Biden, is about to announce Nigerian-born attorney and economist, Adewale ‘Wally’ Adeyemo, as deputy Treasury secretary.Adeyemo, who is a former senior international economic adviser during the Obama administration. According to US-based media Politico ,he will serve under former Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen, who Biden plans...... more

Ex-president stopped at airport with $18,000 in cash

Ex-president stopped at airport with $18,000 in cash Former Honduran president Manuel Zelaya said on Friday that he had been "unjustly" detained at the Central American nation's Toncontin international airport for carrying $18,000 in cash, which he said was not his. "I don't know the origin of that money. Obviously someone must have put it in my belongings. I...... more

Former World Bank president James Wolfensohn dies at 86

Former World Bank president James Wolfensohn dies at 86 James Wolfensohn, an investment banker who helped straighten out the finances of major American cultural institutions and served as president of the World Bank, died Wednesday at the age of 86. World Bank Group President David Malpas paid tribute, saying that Wolfensohn “sharpened its focus on poverty reduction and redoubled its...... more

WTO DG: Coast clear for Okonjo-Iweala as South Korea withdraws candidate

WTO DG: Coast clear for Okonjo-Iweala as South Korea withdraws candidate South Korea has decided to withdraw its candidate Yoo Myung-hee from the race for World Trade Organisation (WTO) Director-General (DG), Washington Trade Daily has reported. Myung-hee is South Korea’s trade minister and its candidate for the top job at the WTO following the resignation of Roberto Azevedo. Nigeria’s candidate in the...... more

USAID plans for global recovery from COVID-19

USAID plans for global recovery from COVID-19 The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) is preparing to help international partners overcome economic and humanitarian hardship caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. USAID Acting Deputy Administrator John Barsa on October 28 announced the agency’s Over the Horizon Strategic Review, a new initiative to plan for a world altered by COVID-19 by...... more

Could a teenager’s discovery help treat COVID-19 patients?

Could a teenager’s discovery help treat COVID-19 patients? A 14-year-old American student’s award-winning science project could offer insights into a potential treatment for COVID-19. Anika Chebrolu, an eighth-grader and aspiring medical researcher from Frisco, Texas, used computer modeling to pinpoint a molecule that can bind to the coronavirus that causes COVID-19 and inhibit its ability to infect people, according...... more

Nude man arrested after driving into grocery store

Nude man arrested after driving into grocery store A man who crashed his car into a grocery store and fled the scene was later arrested after running nude through a nearby retirement home, US police said. The suspect was transported to a local hospital for non-injury medical issues on Thursday and is expected to be booked after he is...... more

Trump campaign loses libel suit against CNN

Trump campaign loses libel suit against CNN A federal judge on Thursday dismissed a lawsuit brought by President Donald Trump’s campaign over an opinion piece by CNN that claimed the campaign was open to receiving Russian assistance in the election. U.S. District Judge Michael L. Brown ruled on Thursday that the campaign had failed to demonstrate “actual malice,”...... more

Former Ghanaian President, Jerry Rawlings dies at 73

Former Ghanaian President, Jerry Rawlings dies at 73 Former President of Ghana, Jerry Rawlings has died at the age of 73. He was born on June 22, 1947. Mr Rawlings was said to have died from complications of COVID-19, but this could not be independently confirmed by press time. The former president who governed Ghana from from 1981 to...... more

Philippine reporter shot dead in front of his house

Philippine reporter shot dead in front of his house Police on Tuesday reported that a radio commentator who survived a 2016 assassination attempt was shot dead in front of his house in the northern Philippines. According to a police report, Virgilio Maganes, 62, was about to enter his house in the town of Villasis when two suspects shot him six...... more

 

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