Thursday, July 2, 2020

Tanzanian comedian in court after laughing at president

Tanzanian comedian Idris Sultan has appeared at a magistrate's court this morning in the commercial capital, Dar es Salaam, eight days after he was arrested. Sultan was expected to be charged with cybercrimes offences, tampering...

Minnesota violence: Clashes over death of black man in police custody

There have been violent clashes between police and protesters in the US city of Minneapolis following the death of an unarmed black man in police custody. Police fired tear gas and protesters threw rocks and...

50 trafficked Nigerian women rescued from Lebanon

Fifty trafficked Nigerian women have been rescued from Lebanon and returned to their home country. They have been placed in quarantine as a precaution against coronavirus and will be interviewed about their experiences. The Nigerian Foreign...

COVID-19: WHO suspends hydroxychloroquine trial

The World Health Organization (WHO) has temporarily suspended testing of the malaria drug hydroxychloroquine as a potential treatment for COVID-19 as a precautionary measure, WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said during a news conference...

Coronavirus: Hydroxychloroquine trial begins in the UK

A trial to see whether two anti-malarial drugs could prevent Covid-19 has begun in Brighton and Oxford. Chloroquine, hydroxychloroquine or a placebo will be given to more than 40,000 healthcare workers from Europe, Africa, Asia...

Rolls-Royce to cut 9,000 jobs amid COVID-19 crisis

Rolls-Royce has said it will cut 9,000 jobs and warned it will take "several years" for the airline industry to recover from the coronavirus pandemic. The firm, which makes engines for planes, said the reduction...

US topping world virus cases a ‘badge of honour’ – Trump

President Donald Trump has argued it is "a badge of honour" that the US has the world's highest number of confirmed Covid-19 infections. "I look at that as, in a certain respect, as being a...

Cameroonian Pastor who ‘healed coronavirus victims’ dies of virus

A pastor who 'lay his hands on' dozens of confirmed and suspected coronavirus sufferers died of the illness on Saturday. Frankline Ndifor, 39, a candidate in the central African state of Cameroon's presidential election in 2018, claimed...

South Sudan’s vice-president tests positive for COVID-19

South Sudan's Vice-President Riek Machar has tested positive for coronavirus. He said he had no symptoms, but would self- isolate for 14 days. His wife, Defence Minister Angelina Teny, some bodyguards and other staff have also...

Burundi election: Nkurunziza set to become ‘supreme guide’

Burundi is about to lose its president of 15 years but gains a "supreme guide to patriotism", according to the official title that will be given to Pierre Nkurunziza once he steps down after...

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