Kenneth Kaunda, Zambia's first president dies at 97

Kenneth Kaunda, Zambia's first president dies at 97 Kenneth Kaunda, Zambia's first president and one of the last of the generation of African leaders who fought colonialism, has died aged 97. Kaunda was admitted to a military hospital in the capital, Lusaka, on Monday suffering from pneumonia. His aides said he did not have Covid-19. In the 1950s, Kaunda...... more

Zambia’s President collapses at Defence Day ceremony

Zambia’s President collapses at Defence Day ceremony President Edgar Lungu of Zambia on Sunday collapsed during the 45th Defense Forces Day Commemoration and Investiture ceremony held at the nation’s capital, Lusaka. Simon Miti, Private Secretary to the Zambia President, who confirmed the incident in a statement said Lungu recovered immediately after experiencing sudden dizziness. The government assured the...... more

BREAKING: Twitter CEO celebrates with Nigeria, tweets National flag

BREAKING: Twitter CEO celebrates with Nigeria, tweets National flag Chief Executive Officer of Twitter, Jack Dorsey, on Saturday, tweeted the green-white-green Nigerian flag as the West African country marked its 2021 Democracy Day. Dorsey’s tweet, which was posted hours to the ongoing nationwide protests in Nigeria, has since attracted thousands of retweets. Many tweeps including known faces such as @HenshawKate...... more

At least 13 people wounded in Austin, Texas shooting

At least 13 people wounded in Austin, Texas shooting (Reuters) -At least 13 people were wounded in a shooting in downtown Austin, Texas early on Saturday, police said, adding the suspected shooter was still at large. Two of the injured are reported to be in a critical condition, Austin Police Department Interim Chief Joseph Chacon said in a statement. “I...... more

Former US President, Donald Trump declares Bitcoin ‘a scam’

Former US President, Donald Trump declares Bitcoin ‘a scam’ Former United States President Donald Trump says he considers Bitcoin as a “scam”. “Bitcoin, it just seems like a scam. I don’t like it because it’s another currency competing against the dollar”, he told Fox Business. The 45th American leader noted that he wanted the dollar to be “the currency of...... more

French president slapped while greeting crowd, arrest made

French president slapped while greeting crowd, arrest made A man slapped French President Emmanuel Macron full in the face on Tuesday as he was greeting people behind a fence during a visit to the Drome region. Macron was there to discuss the reopening of restaurants as the country eases out of lockdown. The Elysee Palace confirmed the authenticity of...... more

Supreme Court rules against immigrants with temporary status

Supreme Court rules against immigrants with temporary status WASHINGTON (AP) — A unanimous Supreme Court ruled Monday that thousands of people living in the U.S. for humanitarian reasons are ineligible to apply to become permanent residents. Justice Elena Kagan wrote for the court that federal immigration law prohibits people who entered the country illegally and now have Temporary Protected...... more

Buhari under fresh fire as EU, UK, US, Canada condemn Twitter ban

Buhari under fresh fire as EU, UK, US, Canada condemn Twitter ban Some twenty-four hours after taking one of the most lampooned decisions since he came into power six years ago, there is no respite for Nigerian President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), as world superpowers on Saturday flayed his government over the suspension of the ‘operations’ of microblogging site Twitter in the...... more

ECOWAS suspends Mali until return to civil rule

ECOWAS suspends Mali until return to civil rule Mali has been suspended from the West African regional bloc, Economic Community of West Africa States (ECOWAS) until the current military dictators vacate office and return the country to civil rule. The decision was announced after an emergency meeting of the sub-region’s leaders in Accra, Ghana on Sunday. Ghana’s Foreign Affairs...... more

TRAGEDY: 21 runners dead as extreme weather hits China ultramarathon

TRAGEDY: 21 runners dead as extreme weather hits China ultramarathon Twenty-one people were killed after hail, freezing rain and high winds hit runners taking part in a 100-kilometre (62-mile) cross-country mountain race in China, state media said Sunday. The extreme weather struck a high-altitude section of the race held in the scenic Yellow River Stone Forest near Baiyin city in northwestern...... more

Israeli-Palestinian ceasefire comes into effect

Israeli-Palestinian ceasefire comes into effect A ceasefire between Israel and the Palestinian militant group Hamas in the Gaza Strip has come into effect.  The ceasefire began early on Friday, bringing to an end 11 days of fighting in which more than 240 people were killed, most of them in Gaza. Palestinians poured on to the streets...... more

Bill Gates admits extramarital affair with an employee

Bill Gates admits extramarital affair with an employee Bill Gates is in the headlines of two of the USA's most prestigious newspapers and not for the right reasons. It is being reported that Gates had to step down from his role at Microsoft because of a relationship with an employee.  It is alleged that members of Microsoft's board hired a law...... more

Two die, 100 injured as Jerusalem synagogue grandstand seating collapses

Two die, 100 injured as Jerusalem synagogue grandstand seating collapses An Orthodox synagogue in the West Bank settlement of Giv’at Ze’ev northwest of Jerusalem has collapsed, killing two persons and injuring more than 100, Israeli emergency services confirmed. CNN reports that at least two people have been confirmed dead in what was described as a “mass casualty event”, the head of police...... more

Billionaire Bill Gates and wife Melinda announce divorce after 27 years

Billionaire Bill Gates and wife Melinda announce divorce after 27 years Tech billionaire Bill Gates and wife Melinda are divorcing, he announced this Monday night. The Microsoft Corporation co-founder and wife, who have been married for 27 years, announced that they will continue their philanthropic work together through the jointly-run Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.   However, they will no longer be...... more

Over 100 illegal immigrants drown off Libyan coast

Over 100 illegal immigrants drown off Libyan coast More than 100 illegal immigrants have drowned when their boat capsized off Libyan coast, Eugenio Ambrosi, chief of staff of the International Organization for Migration (IOM), revealed later Thursday. "Reports of at least 100 lives lost in the Central Mediterranean today," Ambrosi tweeted. "These are the human consequences of policies which...... more

Forbes: A new billionaire every 17 hours

Forbes: A new billionaire every 17 hours The coronavirus pandemic didn’t hurt the market of the superrich. Indeed, a new record was reached in April 2021, with 493 new billionaires worldwide. At least 40 of them made it because of COVID-19-related products. Though the pandemic hit the world economy hard in many places, this did not apply to the richest of...... more

Dutch halts AstraZeneca jabs for under-60s

Dutch halts AstraZeneca jabs for under-60s The Netherlands is halting AstraZeneca coronavirus jabs for people aged under 60 after fresh reports of rare blood clots, Dutch health authorities said on Friday. The move comes after five new cases in the Netherlands affecting women between 25 and 65 years of age, the health ministry said in a statement....... more

Myanmar mourns bloodiest day since coup, UN Investigator condemns ‘Mass Murder’

Myanmar mourns bloodiest day since coup, UN Investigator condemns ‘Mass Murder’ Across Myanmar, opponents of the ruling junta on Sunday mourned the killings of at least 114 people by security forces in the bloodiest day since the military coup on Feb. 1, but vowed to keep protesting to end army rule.Children were among those killed on Saturday, Myanmar’s Armed Forces Day, according...... more

Suicide bomber attacks Catholic Church

Suicide bomber attacks Catholic Church A suicide attack was targeted a Catholic church on Indonesia’s South Sulawesi Island on Sunday. The suicide bomb exploded at the Sacred Heart of Jesus Cathedral at 10.28 a.m. local time (0328GMT), during a Catholic worship service, said head of the Public Relations of the South Sulawesi Regional Police Endra Zulpan....... more

Biden says immigrant surge seasonal, happens ‘every year’

Biden says immigrant surge seasonal, happens ‘every year’ United States (US) President Joe Biden pushed back Thursday at claims the flow of undocumented immigrants at the US southern border has reached crisis levels, saying the surge is a mostly seasonal problem that happens each year. “There is a significant increase in the number of people coming to the border...... more

Boko Haram, others remain a threat –US

Boko Haram, others remain a threat –US …US deploys 10,000 personnel for African Lion military exercise in June The United States has said that violent extremist organisations including Boko Haram and Al-Shabaab remain a threat to the African continent. It also said the activities of the Peoples Republic of China on Africa might increase instability in the continent....... more

Biden revokes Trump’s immigrant visa ban

Biden revokes Trump’s immigrant visa ban United States President, Joe Biden has revoked former President Donald Trump’s order that limited the number of new work visas for temporary foreign workers in the country amid the coronavirus pandemic.“The suspension of entry imposed in Proclamation 10014… does not advance the interests of the United States. “To the contrary, it...... more

Man charged with plotting to kill Joe Biden

Man charged with plotting to kill Joe Biden A man from North Carolina, USA, David Kyle Reeves, 27 has been charged with making threats to kill US leader Joe Biden. According to a federal criminal complaint unsealed in court Thursday, February 11, David Kyle Reeves, was detained February 5 for knowingly and willfully making threats to take the life...... more

Ghana shuts parliament after 168 lawmakers, officials contract COVID-19

Ghana shuts parliament after 168 lawmakers, officials contract COVID-19 Ghana’s parliament on Tuesday shut down for at least three weeks over a surge in cases of Covid-19 among lawmakers and parliamentary staff. The speaker of the house, Alban Bagbin, announced the legislature will be in recess until March 2 to make way for “disinfection and sanitisation of the premises.” At...... more

Plane catches fire after rebels attack Saudi airport

Plane catches fire after rebels attack Saudi airport A civilian plane was engulfed in flames in an attack Wednesday by Yemen’s Huthi rebels on an airport in southern Saudi Arabia, the Riyadh-led coalition battling the insurgents said.“A cowardly criminal terrorist attack launched against Abha International Airport in Saudi Arabia by the Huthi militia,” state-run Al-Ekhbariya television cited the coalition...... more

Myanmar coup: Tens of thousands join largest protests since 2007

Myanmar coup: Tens of thousands join largest protests since 2007 Myanmar has seen its largest protests in more than a decade, as tens of thousands of people rallied against the military coup and demanded the release of elected leader Aung San Suu Kyi. "We don't want military dictatorship. We want democracy," the crowds chanted in the main city, Yangon. Rallies were...... more

German authorities alarmed by coronavirus mutations spread

German authorities alarmed by coronavirus mutations spread German health authorities are working at high speed to gain an overview of mutations of the coronavirus believed to be spreading rapidly through the population, government spokesman Steffen Seibert said in Berlin on Wednesday. An official report on the actual spread of the variants, which are thought to be more transmissible,...... more

Larry King, legendary talk show host, dies at 87

Larry King, legendary talk show host, dies at 87 Larry King, the longtime CNN host who became an icon through his interviews with countless newsmakers and his sartorial sensibilities, has died. He was 87. King hosted "Larry King Live" on CNN for over 25 years, interviewing presidential candidates, celebrities, athletes, movie stars and everyday people. He retired in 2010 after...... more

Biden reverses Trump’s Visa Ban on Nigeria, other Countries

Biden reverses Trump’s Visa Ban on Nigeria, other Countries Newly inaugurated US President Joe Biden has reversed a Donald Trump policy that restricted the granting of immigrant visas to Nigerians. In January 2020, Trump had expanded curbs on immigration to include six more countries, including Nigeria. At the time, the US government said the policy was designed to tighten security...... more

Kamala Harris becomes first female, first black and first Asian-American VP

Kamala Harris becomes first female, first black and first Asian-American VP Kamala Harris has made history as the first female, first black and first Asian-American US vice-president. She was sworn in just before Joe Biden took the oath of office to become the 46th US president. Ms Harris, who is of Indian-Jamaican heritage, initially ran for the Democratic nomination. But Mr Biden...... more

 

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