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US hits five million COVID-19 cases: Johns Hopkins tally

The United States has registered over five million cases in the coronavirus pandemic, Johns Hopkins University’s real-time tally showed Sunday, as well as over 162,000 deaths as the country struggles to control the disease.The US tally reached 5,000,603 cases on Sunday morning and 162,441 deaths — both totals by far the highest of any country… Read More »

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China sentences Canadian to death over drug charge

A Chinese court sentenced a Canadian national to death on Thursday in a ruling that could further inflame tensions between China and Canada.The Guangzhou Intermediate Court said in a statement it had handed Xu Weihong the sentence for manufacturing drugs, and all his personal property would be confiscated.The ruling comes after China sentenced two other… Read More »

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DHQ silent as US says ISWAP, Al-Qaeda taking over West Africa

The United States Africa Command has said that the Islamic State and Al-Qaeda terrorist groups were gradually taking over the West African region after being displaced in Syria and Iraq.Commander of the US Special Operations Command, Africa, Maj. Gen. Dagvin Anderson, noted that the extremist groups had begun deploying strategies to re-establish themselves in the… Read More »

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Trump sets September 15 deadline for TikTok sale

US President Donald Trump said Monday that popular Chinese-owned video app TikTok would be “out of business” in the United States if it did not sell its US operations by September 15, preferably to an American buyer.“I set a date of around September 15, at which point it’s going to be out of business in… Read More »

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Trump calls for new death sentence for Boston Marathon bomber

US President Donald Trump called Sunday for Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev to be re-sentenced to death after an appeals court overturned the death penalty.“Rarely has anybody deserved the death penalty more than the Boston Bomber, Dzhokhar Tsarnaev,” Trump tweeted.“So many lives lost and ruined. The Federal Government must again seek the Death Penalty in… Read More »

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China halts HK extradition treaties with Canada, Australia, UK

China announced the suspension Tuesday of Hong Kong’s extradition treaties with Canada, Australia and Britain in a tit-for-tat move following similar decisions by those countries over a controversial new security law.Western nations have angered Beijing over their responses to the law imposed on Hong Kong which they see as an erosion of the civil liberties… Read More »

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ECOWAS Adopts Declaration On Mali, As President Buhari Urges Malians To Accept Government Of National Unity

The ECOWAS Authority of Heads of State and Government Monday adopted a Declaration towards settling the political crisis in Republic of Mali. During a virtual Extraordinary Session of the leaders of the sub-regional body, President Muhammadu Buhari appealed to government and people of Mali to consider recommendations of ECOWAS Special Envoy, former President Goodluck Jonathan… Read More »

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Growing Israel protest movement calls for Netanyahu to go

“We won’t leave until Bibi leaves.” Israel’s struggle to contain the coronavirus has stirred deep-seated resentment towards Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and protests demanding his resignation are growing by the week. As the Shabbat rest-day was ending on Saturday evening, thousands of demonstrators headed towards Netanyahu’s Jerusalem residence, a main site for protests that have taken… Read More »

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We’ll Do All To Resolve Political Crisis In Mali — Ecowas Chairman

Chairman of the Authority of Heads of State and Government of ECOWAS, President Mahamadou Issoufou said the sub-regional organisation will do all it can to mitigate political crisis in Mali, after many hours of consultations in the nation’s capital, Bamako, on Thursday. The meeting, attended by President Muhammadu Buhari, Host President, Ibrahim Boubacar Keita and… Read More »

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Trump engages Africans in diaspora for US presidential campaign

*Assures second term in office would bring robust engagement, productive partnershipsWith the United States (U.S) presidential around the corner, the Donald Trump campaign team has pledged a robust engagement and productive partnership for the development of the African continent, while urging Africans in the Diaspora to cast their votes for Trump.The Trump campaign has adopted… Read More »