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South Africa’s President Cyril Ramaphosa has announced that restrictions put in place to control the spread of coronavirus will be lowered to alert level 1, from level 3. He said  restrictions put in place over the holiday period had succeeded in reducing infections levels – from 90,000 new infections a week at the end of […]

About 129 million doses of free COVID-19 vaccines are expected from two different sources, the Presidential Task Force (PTF) on COVID-19 pandemic has said. Chairman of the PTF and Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF),  Boss Mustapha, who made the disclosure at the weekend, said the vaccines are coming from COVID-19 Vaccines Global […]

Former Nigerian Minister of Finance, Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala has resumed works as the Director-General of the World Trade Organisation. She makes history as the first woman and first African to take up this post. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala  said addressing the health and economic consequences of the pandemic would be a key priority. There are concerns in […]

Mozambique has received the first batch of 200,000 Covid-19 vaccine doses from the Chinese government.\ The vaccines by Sinopharm were received by Prime Minister Carlos Agostinho do Rosario at the Maputo International Airport yesterday. The prime minister said the government was working on getting more Covid-19 vaccines. The vaccination drive will prioritize high-risk groups, like […]

Princess Latifa, the captive daughter of Dubai’s ruler, has appealed to UK police to re-investigate the kidnap of her older sister from a Cambridge street more than 20 years ago. Latifa told Cambridgeshire police this could help free Princess Shamsa, who was captured on the orders of their father. Shamsa, who was just 18 then […]

Social media giant Facebook has banned Myanmar’s military and its affiliates from its platforms. The company said it acted after deciding “the risks of allowing the Myanmar military on Facebook and Instagram are too great. The military has used Facebook to boost its claim of voter fraud in the 2020 election as half of Myanmar’s […]

The victims of the Nigerian Air Force Beechcraft KingAir B350i (NAF 201) Aircraft that crashed in Abuja last Sunday have been laid to rest at the National Military Cemetery, Abuja, with full military honours. Family, friend’s top military brass and government functionaries were at the national military cemetery in Abuja, to pay their last respect. […]

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson and visiting Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta are to launch a call to action today to raise 5 billion dollars for educating the most vulnerable children around the world. The two leaders who will also announce plans to co host a major education summit in the UK in the middle of […]

The territorial dispute between Armenia and Azerbaijan has erupted again with the heaviest clashes in years. At least 23 people were reported to have been killed on Sunday as the two ex-Soviet republics battled over the Nagorno-Karabakh region. The region is internationally recognized as part of Azerbaijan but controlled by ethnic Armenians. When it broke […]

The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) says about 57 percent of Nigerian children under the age of five years, don’t have birth certificate. The child protection specialist in charge of UNICEF Zone A Field office, Enugu, Victor Atuchukwu, stated this in Awka during the training of 75 health workers from selected health facilities in the […]

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