Saturday, August 8, 2020

Lebanon in mourning after massive explosion kill 100

Lebanon is in mourning after a huge explosion in the capital Beirut killed at least 100 people and injured more than 4,000 others on Tuesday. The whole city was shaken by the blast, which began...

Coronavirus: South Africa virus cases pass half million mark

More than half million coronavirus have been confirmed in South Africa, according to the country's health minister. Zwelini Mkhize announced 10,107 new cases on Saturday, bringing the tally to 503,290, along with 8,153 deaths. South Africa...

Nigeria: Police officer rapes woman for not wearing facemask

The Rivers State Police are on the heels of a police officer who allegedly raped a 23-year-old lady arrested for not wearing a face mask. The lady was reportedly traveling from Bori to Eleme when...

Republicans to Trump: You can’t delay 2020 election

Top Republicans have rejected President Donald Trump's suggestion that November's presidential election should be delayed over alleged fraud concerns. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy both dismissed the idea. Mr Trump...

Ivory Coast President Ouattara nominated for third term

Ivory Coast's ruling party RHDP has officially nominated President Alassane Ouattara to seek re-election for a third term. Mr Ouattara on Wednesday asked for more time to consider the nomination, indicating he would announce his...

Russia to approve Covid-19 vaccine by August 10

Russia intends to be the first in the world to approve a coronavirus vaccine, in less than two weeks despite concerns about its safety, effectiveness and over whether the country has cut essential corners in development,...

Top Nigerian banker cleared after corruption probe

The president of the African Development Bank (AfDB) has been cleared of corruption charges after a review by an independent panel. The US, one of the bank's biggest shareholders, insisted on a new inquiry in...

Republicans introduce $1tn pandemic recovery plan

US Senate Republicans have proposed spending an additional $1tn (£776bn) to address the economic damage caused by the coronavirus pandemic. The plan includes $100bn for schools and issuing stimulus payments of up to $1,200 to...

Arkansas senator describes slavery as ‘necessary evil’

A senator for the state of Arkansas has described slavery as a "necessary evil" on which the American nation was built. In a local newspaper interview, Republican Tom Cotton said he rejected the idea that...

Chengdu: US leaves consulate amid row with China

American diplomatic staff have left their consulate in the Chinese city of Chengdu, after a 72-hour deadline expired. China ordered the closure in response to the US closing the Chinese consulate in Houston, Texas, last...

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