Bill Gates’ dad is dead

September 16, 2020 Editorial IV 0

William Henry Gates, the father of Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates, is dead. Gates died on Monday at his beach home in Washington state from Alzheimer’s disease, his family announced Tuesday. In an obituary, the family credited the patriarch with a “deep commitment to social and economic equity,” noting that he was responsible for the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation’s first Read More

Suga, farmer’s son elected Prime Minister in Japan

September 14, 2020 Editorial IV 0

  Yoshihide Suga has been elected leader of Japan’s governing Liberal Democratic Party (LDP), paving the way for him to become the country’s next prime minister. As expected, Suga easily won Monday’s internal vote to pick a successor to Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, who announced in August that he would step down due to health problems. Currently the chief cabinet Read More

Breaking: Mali military makes fresh transition commitment after coup

September 12, 2020 AFP 0

The head of Mali’s military junta, Colonel Assimi Goita, has vowed to establish an 18-month transition government on Saturday, at the close of talks on returning the country to civilian rule following last month’s coup. An expert group appointed by the junta adopted a charter for an 18-month transition government, the president of which would either be a military officer Read More

Breaking: Iran executes young wrestler for murder

September 12, 2020 AFP 0

Iran said it executed a young wrestler on Saturday over the murder of a public sector worker during anti-government protests in August 2018. Navid Afkari was executed in the morning at a prison in the southern city of Shiraz, provincial prosecutor general Kazem Mousavi was quoted as saying on state television’s website. The 27-year-old had been found guilty of “voluntary homicide” for stabbing Read More

Election: Facebook begins massive recruitment

September 11, 2020 AFP 0

Facebook chief Mark Zuckerberg on Friday said the social network will launch a drive this weekend to recruit much-needed workers to staff US polling places in the coming election. “We are seeing a massive shortage of poll workers to staff voting stations,” Zuckerberg said in a post on his Facebook page. “Shortages can lead to hours-long waits at the polls, Read More

Breaking: US President Donald Trump nominated for Nobel Peace Prize

September 9, 2020 Skynews 0

Donald Trump has been nominated for the 2021 Nobel Peace Prize following his efforts to broker peace between Israel and the United Arab Emirates (UAE). The US president’s name has been put forward by Norwegian politician Christian Tybring-Gjedde, according to Fox News. “For his merit, I think he has done more trying to create peace between nations than most other Read More

Breaking: New ECOWAS Chairman emerges

September 7, 2020 Editor 0

A new Chairman of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) has emerged. He is Prof. Nana Akufo-Addo, the incumbent President of Ghana. He was elected at the ongoing 57th ECOWAS Summit in Niamey, Niger capital. President Muhammadu Buhari is among the leaders attending the summit. Details loading…

Coronavirus: India worst hit after US 

September 7, 2020 Editorial IV 0

India overtook Brazil on Monday as the country with the second highest number of confirmed coronavirus cases, even as key metro train lines re-opened as part of efforts to boost the South Asian nation’s battered economy. India has emerged in recent weeks as the new global pandemic hotspot, although cases continue to soar across the globe with reported infections worldwide nearing 27 Read More

Breaking: Pandemonium as hoodlums invade London, stab many

September 6, 2020 BBC 0

Five men have been injured, one seriously, in a stabbing attack in south-east London. The group were found after police were called to The Broadway, Bexley, on Saturday. One had suffered potentially life-threatening injuries, the Metropolitan Police said. Five suspects were arrested on suspicion of causing grievous bodily harm, the force said. Police have appealed for witnesses to contact them.

Keita, ousted Mali President heads for treatment abroad

September 5, 2020 AFP 0

Former president of Mali Ibrahim Boubacar Keita, ousted recently in a coup, left hospital on Thursday after being treated for a mini-stroke, sources said. Keita may now head to the United Arab Emirates for further treatment, they added. “Everything is going well. The test results look good,” said a medical source at the private health facility in the capital Bamako Read More

Breaking: Keita, ousted Mali President down with stroke

September 2, 2020 Editor 0

Former Malian president Ibrahim Boubacar Keita, who has not been seen in public since his August 18 ouster in a coup, has been hospitalised after suffering a brief stroke-like attack, a doctor said Wednesday. Keita, 75, was admitted to a private clinic in the capital Bamako on Tuesday evening, he said. “According to thorough analysis, the president was the victim Read More

Breaking: ‘Black Panther’ star Chadwick Boseman is dead

August 29, 2020 CNN 0

Chadwick Boseman, the man who brought Black Panther to life, has died. The actor died in his home, with his family and wife by his side, a statement posted on the actor’s Twitter account said. He has been battling colon cancer since 2016. “A true fighter, Chadwick persevered through it all, and brought you so many of the films you Read More

Mali coup: Opposition leader breaks silence, warns Military rulers

August 29, 2020 AFP 0

Mali’s influential imam Mahmoud Dicko, a key player in mass opposition protests this year, on Friday warned the country’s new military rulers they do not have “carte blanche” after ousting the president. “I have asked everyone to come together for Mali. I am still asking this, but that does not mean the military has a carte blanche,” Dicko told supporters. Read More

Breaking: Mali Coup Leaders free ousted President

August 27, 2020 BBC 0

Mali’s coup leaders say that ousted President Ibrahim Boubacar Keïta has been released from detention, and is at his home. He was arrested during last Tuesday’s military takeover and hours later announced his resignation as president. The coup came amid growing dissatisfaction over the government’s handling of the economy and the jihadist conflict in the north. It is not yet Read More

Jonathan, others touch down Bamako as anxiety heightens in Mali

August 22, 2020 AFP 0

West African leaders arrived in Mali on Saturday to try to push for a speedy return to civilian rule after a military coup in the troubled nation. The delegation, headed by former Nigerian president Goodluck Jonathan, planning to meet members of the new junta as well as ousted president Ibrahim Boubacar Keita. Mali’s neighbours have called for Keita to be Read More

Breaking: 4 Soldiers killed as bomb explodes in Mali

August 22, 2020 AFP 0

At least, four soldiers have been killed in a bomb explosion in Mali, days after military officers seized power from President Ibrahim Keita. The AFP, quoting a military source, reports that an explosive device detonated when a vehicle conveying some of the military junta reached Koro, a borderline town with Burkina Faso, killing four soldiers and leaving one seriously injured. Read More

Breaking: Ivorian President Quattara ‘chosen’ for third term

August 22, 2020 Editor 0

Ivory Coast President Alassane Ouattara was formally chosen by his party on Saturday to run for a third term in an October election, despite opposition charges it is unconstitutional. Ouattara, who has been in power since 2010, said in March that he would not stand again but changed his position after the death of prime minister Amadou Gon Coulibaly — Read More

Breaking: Day after Military mutiny, Mali President resigns

August 19, 2020 BBC 0

Mali’s President Ibrahim Boubacar Keïta has resigned, after being detained by soldiers on Tuesday, BBC is reporting. In a televised address, he said he was also dissolving the government and parliament, adding: “I want no blood to be spilled to keep me in power.” He and PM Boubou Cissé were taken to a military camp near the capital Bamako, drawing Read More

Trump ‘s brother is dead

August 16, 2020 Editor 0

President Donald Trump has paid tribute to his “best friend” and youngest brother following his death at 71. “It is with [a] heavy heart I share that my wonderful brother, Robert, peacefully passed away tonight,” he said in a statement on Saturday. The president had visited his brother in hospital in New York the day before his death, telling reporters: Read More

Uneasy calm as Coronavirus kills governor

August 14, 2020 Anadolu Agency 0

Vivas, a strong ally of President Nicolas Maduro, announced on July 19 that he had tested positive for the disease. “He died in combat…taking care of his health and all of us in this difficult battle against the COVID-19 pandemic,” Vice President Delcy Rodriguez wrote on Twitter. Vivas is the third high-level Venezuelan official to contract the coronavirus. The country Read More

Breaking: Ahead US Presidential poll, Joe Biden picks running mate

August 11, 2020 BBC 0

Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden has named Senator Kamala Harris as his running mate. She is the first black woman to serve in the role. Once a rival for the top job, the California senator of Indian-Jamaican heritage had long been considered the front-runner for the position. The former California attorney-general has been urging police reform amid anti-racism protests. Mr Read More

Coronavirus vaccine: Russia announces breakthrough

August 11, 2020 CNBC 0

Russian President Vladimir Putin announced the registration of what Russia claims to be the first vaccine for the coronavirus in the world and said one of his daughters had already taken it. “As far as I know, a vaccine against a new coronavirus infection has been registered this morning, for the first time in the world,” he said at a meeting with members Read More