Friday, February 26, 2021

Ex-Nigerian military chiefs handed diplomatic jobs

Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari has nominated four former military commanders for ambassadorial roles after their resignation last week. The president overhauled the military's top command amid growing calls for a reshuffle due to insecurity across...
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Jeff Bezos to step down as Amazon chief executive

Amazon founder Jeff Bezos is to step down as chief executive of the e-commerce giant that he started in his garage nearly 30 years ago. He will become executive chairman, a move he said would...

Judge shocked as DNA test shows he isn’t father of his 3 kids

A Nigerian judge at the Delta State High Court, Justice Anthony Ezonfade Okorodas has been left in a state of shock after DNA test showed that his first three children were not his. He had...

Coronavirus: South Africa lifts alcohol ban as Covid rules ease

South African President Cyril Ramaphosa has eased some restrictions imposed due to coronavirus, including lifting an unpopular ban on alcohol sales. Beaches will reopen and limited religious gatherings will be allowed. The announcement came as Mr...

Myanmar coup: Aung San Suu Kyi detained as military seizes control

Myanmar's military has taken control of the country after detaining de-facto leader Aung San Suu Kyi and other politicians in the early hours. Military TV said a state of emergency had been declared for one...

Covid-19 vaccines dangerous; don’t buy them – Magafuli warns

Tanzania's President John Magufuli has warned health officials against acquiring Covid-19 vaccines saying - without giving evidence - that they could harm the population. "The ministry of health should be careful, they should not hurry...

Mali and French troops kill 100 jihadists in offensive

The army in Mali says it has killed 100 jihadists in a joint offensive with French forces. In a statement, Mali's military said another 20 Islamist insurgents were captured in the operation, which ran throughout...

Biden raises election meddling with Putin in first phone call

US President Joe Biden has warned Russian leader Vladimir Putin about election meddling in their first call as counterparts, the White House says. The conversation included a discussion about the ongoing opposition protests in Russia...

Italy: Doctor arrested for ‘murdering’ Covid patients to free up beds

An Italian doctor accused of murdering two patients on a coronavirus ward at the height of the pandemic 'to free up beds' has been arrested. Carlo Mosca, 47, administered lethal doses of anaesthetics to 61-year-old...

Italian PM Conte resigns following pandemic criticism

Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte has resigned - and it is not clear if he will be able to form and lead a new coalition government. He has been criticised for his handling of the...

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