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Turkey: COVID-19 recoveries exceed 160,000 mark

Turkey announced on Sunday 1,412 more recoveries from the novel coronavirus over the past 24 hours, bringing the tally to more than 160,000, according to the country’s health minister. With the latest additions, the number of recoveries reached 160,240, Fahrettin Koca said on Twitter, citing the Health Ministry data. “The number of recovered patients is […]Read More

Ramaphosa to be ‘held responsible’ for Coronavirus deaths – Malema

South Africa’s opposition figure Julius Malema has said President Cyril Ramaphosa will be held personally responsible for coronavirus-related deaths following his decision to reopen the economy. Mr Malema on Tuesday accused the president of being an “ally of white monopoly capital” in a speech during virtual celebrations of South Africa’s Youth Day. The Economic Freedom Read More

Global coronavirus cases top 8 million mark

The total number of confirmed novel coronavirus cases worldwide surpassed 8 million Monday, according to a running tally by US-based Johns Hopkins University. The university’s data showed that the global tally of fatalities had reached 435,619, while the number of recoveries topped 3.83 million. The US remains the worst-hit country with over 2.11 million infections, […]Read More

More than 100 arrests after violent London protests

More than 100 people have been arrested following violent protests in London on Saturday, the Met Police has said. Police were attacked by demonstrators, some of whom were far-right activists, after thousands gathered claiming they were protecting statues. PM Boris Johnson said: “Racist thuggery has no place on our streets.” An investigation is also under way […]Read More
General World

Global outbreak worsening -WHO

More than seven million cases of coronavirus have been confirmed since the outbreak began, along with 404,000 virus-related deaths. And – despite progress in tackling the virus in Europe – the WHO says the pandemic is “worsening” globally. “More than six months into this pandemic, this is not the time for any country to take […]Read More
Business World

COVID-19: Nigeria gets US$288m loan from AfDB

The Board of Directors of the African Development Bank have approved a $288.5 million loan to help Nigeria tackle the COVID-19 pandemic and mitigate its impact on people and businesses. The loan will bolster the government’s plans to improve surveillance and response to COVID-19 emergencies, ease the impact on workers and businesses and strengthen the social […]Read More

Two ex-Minneapolis police officers charged in George Floyd’s death cast blame on senior colleague

Attorneys for two former rookie Minneapolis police officers on Thursday rejected accusations that their clients aided and abetted the killing of George Floyd, casting blame instead on a senior officer who allegedly ignored his younger counterparts. Early signs of a legal defense strategy began to emerge when former officers J Alexander Kueng, Thomas K. Lane […]Read More