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COVID-19: FCTA, NOA partner on COVID-19 awareness, sensitisation

COVID-19: FCTA, NOA partner on COVID-19 awareness, sensitisation

Chris Steven, Abuja  The FCT Administration says it will partner with the National Orientation Agency (NOA) and the FCT Ministerial Advisory Committee on COVID-19 to draw up strategies for the implementation of new sensitization and awareness campaigns in the fight against COVID-19 in the Federal Capital Territory.  A statement by Anthony Ogunleye, Chief Press Secretary […]

World’s Fastest Supercomputer Joins the Fight Against COVID-19

World’s Fastest Supercomputer Joins the Fight Against COVID-19

Japan’s Fugaku supercomputer recently surpassed a U.S. IBM machine as the world’s fasted computer. Now, it’s being used to help tackle the global health crisis. Satoshi Matsuoka, head of Riken Center for Computational Science, commented about the computer’s capabilities. Satoshi Matsuoka, via statement Fugaku is already being used to develop a better understanding of how […]

South African police disperse students protesting against gender-based violence outside Parliament

South African police disperse students protesting against gender-based violence outside Parliament

South African police disperse students protesting against gender-based violence outside Parliament Police used tear gas and stun grenades to disperse a group of students who were protesting gender-based violence outside South Africa’s parliament. The students criticised the heavy handed methods of the police. They have vowed to continue protesting. The has been a spike in […]

Bolton says Trump unfit for office as book alleges sweeping misdeeds

Bolton says Trump unfit for office as book alleges sweeping misdeeds

Donald Trump’s former national security adviser John Bolton said the U.S. president is unfit for office, according to interview excerpts released on Thursday (June 18) after portions of the top aide’s upcoming book revealed a withering portrayal of his ex-boss. “I don’t think he’s fit for office,” Bolton told ABC News in an interview. “I […]

Pupils back in school by September, says British PM Johnson

Pupils back in school by September, says British PM Johnson

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Friday (June 19) said he expects all school children to return to class by September. Schools were shut in March to most children, as part of a nationwide lockdown to slow the spread of COVID-19. Speaking on a school visit in Hemel Hempstead, where pupils sang the prime minister […]

Trump renews threat to cut ties with Beijing

Trump renews threat to cut ties with Beijing

The U.S. president contradicted his own trade ambassador’s stance, and relations between the world’s two largest economies are at their lowest point in years. This report produced by Zachary Goelman. China said on Friday that any decision by Washington to arbitrarily cut economic ties with Beijing would not be realistic or wise, responding to renewed […]

U.S ambassador to Senegal condemns death of George Floyd

U.S ambassador to Senegal condemns death of George Floyd

The U.S. ambassador to Senegal called the death of George Floyd a ”serious breach” of American ideals on Wednesday (June 10) after receiving a letter of condemnation from a local African-U.S. solidarity group. ”This death reminds us of the global responsibility in terms of the defence of human rights and the need for all law […]

Pandemic accelerating in Africa, test kits needed, WHO says

Pandemic accelerating in Africa, test kits needed, WHO says

The coronavirus pandemic is accelerating in Africa, spreading to the hinterland from capital cities where it arrived with travellers, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Thursday (June 11). But the WHO said there was no indication that severe cases and deaths were being missed, nor has the virus caused significant infections in refugee camps […]

Burundi expels WHO representative

Burundi expels WHO representative

Burundi is expelling its national head of the World Health Organisation at a time when politicians are pressing ahead with large election rallies despite warnings against mass gatherings. The government confirmed on Thursday (May 14) that a letter had been sent to WHO country head Walter Kazadi Mulombo and three aides ordering them out by […]

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