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US: Three Georgia men sentenced to life in prison for ‘chilling’ Arbery murder

Reading Time: 2 minutes Image Credits: REUTERS/Marco Bello. Jan 7 (Reuters) – A Georgia judge sentenced Travis McMichael and his father Gregory McMichael on Friday to life in prison without the possibility of parole for what he called the “chilling” 2020 murder of Ahmaud Arbery, a Black man running through their mostly white neighborhood in the southern U.S. state. Read More…

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Three protesters shot dead in Sudan anti-military rallies

Reading Time: 2 minutes Image Credits: REUTERS/Mohamed Nureldin Abdallah. KHARTOUM, Jan 6 (Reuters) – Security forces shot dead three protesters and fired tear gas in Sudan on Thursday as crowds thronged the capital Khartoum and other cities in more anti-military rallies, medics and Reuters witnesses said. At least 60 people have died and many more have been wounded in Read More…

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Kazakh president gives shoot-to-kill order to quell protests

Reading Time: 2 minutes Image Credits: REUTERS/Turar Kazangapov. ALMATY, Jan 7 (Reuters) – Security forces appeared to have reclaimed the streets of Kazakhstan’s main city on Friday after days of violence, and the Russian-backed president said he had ordered his troops to shoot to kill to put down a countrywide uprising. A day after Moscow sent paratroopers to help Read More…

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UN: Air strike kills three in Eritrean refugee camp in Ethiopia

Reading Time: 2 minutes NAIROBI, Jan 7 (Reuters) – An air strike hit a refugee camp in northern Ethiopia’s Tigray region, killing three Eritrean refugees, including two children, the United Nations said on Thursday. The strike on Wednesday hit Mai Aini refugee camp near the southern Tigrayan town of Mai Tsebri, the United Nations said. “Three Eritrean refugees, two Read More…

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Africa steps up Omicron variant detection as COVID-19 cases rise

Reading Time: 2 minutes Image Credits: WHO. African countries are stepping up measures to detect and control the spread of the Omicron variant. This became necessary as weekly new COVID-19 cases in the continent rose by 54 per cent due to an upsurge in southern Africa, said the World Health Organisation in a statement released on Thursday. According to Read More…

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Nigerian research scientist says Omicron variant in Africa exciting news, blessing in disguise

Reading Time: 2 minutes A Nigerian research scientist has said that African innate immunities may have weakened the efficacy of the COVID-19 coronavirus. Dr Jonathan Obaje, a Nigerian Research Scientist based in Singapore, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) that based on preliminary clinical data coming from South Africa on the “Omicron” variant of the COVID-19 virus, African Read More…

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COVID-19: Two travellers from Nigeria, first Omicron cases in Canada

Reading Time: 2 minutes Image Credits: REUTERS/Afolabi Sotunde/File Photo. There are two confirmed cases of the omicron variant of the coronavirus in Ottawa, the Ontario government announced Sunday. “Today, the province of Ontario has confirmed two cases of the omicron variant of COVID-19 in Ottawa, both of which were reported in individuals with recent travel from Nigeria. Ottawa Public Read More…

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COVID-19: Nigeria among 8 African countries banned from entering Indonesia due to Omicron variant

Reading Time: 2 minutes Image Credits: Bloomberg, FAAN/Twitter. Even though no Nigerian has tested positive for the new Omicron variant of the COVID-19 virus, they cannot enter Indonesia as from Monday. This is because Indonesia has said that it will ban the entry of travellers who have been to eight African countries including Nigeria. It will also extend quarantine Read More…

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[PHOTO] Akinwumi Adesina meets with Kamala Harris in Paris

Reading Time: < 1 minute They met on the sidelines of a three-day Paris Peace Forum, at a dinner at the Élysées, Paris. At the dinner hosted by French President, Emmanuel Macron on Nov. 11, the African Development Bank (AfDB) CEO, Akinwumi Adesina, had a chance tete-a-tete with US Vice President, Kamala Harris, during which they posed for a colourful Read More…

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[Pictures] Nobel Peace Prize winner Malala Yousafzai marries

Reading Time: 2 minutes Image Credits: Malala Yousafzai/Twitter. LONDON, Nov 9 (Reuters) – Malala Yousafzai, the campaigner for girls’ education and Nobel Peace Prize laureate who survived being shot aged 15 by a Taliban gunman in her native Pakistan in 2012, has got married, she said on social media on Tuesday. The 24-year-old, who lives in Britain, said she Read More…