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In an effort to control the spread of the new virus ‘Coronavirus’, the Chief Executive of Hong Kong Carrie Lam has ordered on Tuesday that the city would sharply cut the number of visitors from mainland China.

China pushes security law after unrest

China’s parliament said it will introduce a proposal Friday for a national security law in Hong Kong at its annual session, in a move the US warned would “highly destabilising” for the financial hub.
Cameroon's Incumbent President Paul Biya, of the Cameroon People's Democratic Movement party, wait to casts his vote during the Presidential elections in Yaounde, Cameroon. Sunday Alamba-AP Photo.

Six people held in Cameroon for distributing face masks

Six opposition activists have been arrested in Cameroon for distributing face masks and disinfectant gel, their lawyers and Human Rights Watch said Friday.

Activists press Morroco on fate of 39 political prisoners

The fate of 39 Saharawi Political Prisoners in Moroccan jail have become the focus of a new regional campaign from African activists who are asking King Mohammed VI of Morocco to release the men for fear of their exposure to the coronavirus disease.

Burundi vote campaign begins in shadow of violence, coronavirus

Burundi’s political parties started campaigning for next month’s presidential elections on Monday despite opposition accusations of intimidation and the global coronavirus crisis.

French ruling pushes Amazon to close warehouses over coronavirus health concerns

Amazon has decided to shut down all of its fulfillment centers in France after a French court ruled the company could be fined €1 million per item for shipping anything not directly related to medical supplies, hygiene products, and food items

Inmate found dead after prison riot

An inmate was found dead Saturday after a riot and a blaze swept through a Russian prison under a coronavirus lockdown in eastern Siberia, authorities said.
Amnesty International

Amnesty: Armed conflicts, state repression fuel cocktail of human rights violations in Africa

The report analyses major developments from the past year including the deposition of Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir, the Zimbabwean government’s response to mass protests, and increasing attacks on civilians in Mozambique and Mali.
On an abandoned sidewalk in Baghdad, a city under strict government curfew to contain the novel coronavirus, a handful of volunteers with masks and gloves make food packages for needy families.

Iraqis rally to help needy families as coronavirus hits, economy falters

On an abandoned sidewalk in Baghdad, a city under strict government curfew to contain the novel coronavirus, a handful of volunteers with masks and gloves make food packages for needy families.

Social Media Bill: Why media must be held accountable – Garba Shehu

The Senior Special Assistant to President Muhammadu Buhari on Media and Publicity, Malam Garba Shehu, on Saturday in Abuja said the media should be held accountable for misinformation capable of causing devastating consequences on the nation, economy and individuals.
Members and supporters of All India Hindu Mahasabha staged fire rituals and drank from earthen cups to fight COVID-19 at the gathering in New Delhi dubbed a “gaumutra (cow urine) party”.

Group holds cow urine drinking party, says its cure for coronavirus

Dozens of Hindu activists held a cow urine party in the Indian capital Saturday to protect themselves from the new coronavirus, as countries around the world struggle to control the deadly pandemic.
A handout picture provided by the Saudi Royal Palace on November 19, 2018, shows Saudi Arabia's King Salman bin Abdulaziz giving a salute with his hand as he arrives to address the Shura council, a top advisory body, in the capital Riyadh. (Photo by Bandar AL-JALOUD / Saudi Royal Palace / AFP) /

Alleged coup plot forces Saudi Arabia to release king’s photos

Saudi Arabia released images of King Salman carrying out his royal duties on Sunday, after a stunning purge of at least three princes including his brother and nephew for allegedly plotting a coup.
Zipporah Kuria Waithaka (R) and Nadia Milleron have been united by their shared loss in the Boeing 737 MAX Ethiopian Airlines crash. AFP

Family bonded by loss one year after Ethiopian crash

It is an unlikely friendship that grew out of grief and has become a source of support and activism in the aftermath of the Boeing 737 MAX Ethiopian Airlines crash one year ago.

Guinea to vote on new constitution after months of unrest

Guineans will be called to vote Sunday on whether to adopt a new constitution, after months of protests sparked by charges that it is a trick by President Alpha Conde to stay in power.
“Climate change is the biggest threat to our planet,” Jeff Bezos wrote on Instagram on Monday.Credit...Emma Howells for The New York Times

Jeff Bezos pledges $10 billion fund to combat climate change

Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos has pledged $10 billion to a new fund to tackle climate change but activists have urged the world’s richest man to first clean up the e-commerce giant’s own lacklustre environmental record.
Rima settles in a chair at an upscale Riyadh cafe, looks around carefully, and seeing no one she recognises, drags on her electronic cigarette and exhales a cloud of smoke.

Saudi women smoke in public to ‘complete’ their freedom

Rima settles in a chair at an upscale Riyadh cafe, looks around carefully, and seeing no one she recognises, drags on her electronic cigarette and exhales a cloud of smoke.
Ignace Sossou quoted on his Facebook and Twitter pages comments made by Benin’s public prosecutor Mario Metonou at a media event to discuss fake news on December 17.

Russia fines Twitter, Facebook for keeping data abroad

A Moscow court on Thursday fined social networking giants Twitter and Facebook for ignoring a Russian law requiring them to store Russian citizens’ user data inside the country.
Democratic Republic of Congo

New killings in eastern DR Congo blamed on ADF militia

Fighters from the Allied Democratic Forces (ADF) militia killed seven civilians in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo on Sunday, just days after another massacre, local officials and police said.
In its effort to curtail the spread of a deadly new virus, Coronavirus, the Chinese government has expanded travel restrictions for two more cities, Huanggang, Ezhou after the Wuhan city was put in lockdown.

Coronavirus death toll jumps to 80 as confirmed cases rise to 2,744

The death toll from the coronavirus has risen to 80, China’s National Health Commission has said.

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President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday met with a former Minister of Defence, Gen. Theophilus Danjuma (retd.).

President Buhari, General Danjuma meet at Aso Rock

President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday met with a former Minister of Defence, Gen. Theophilus Danjuma (retd.).
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Eid-el-Maulud: President Buhari preaches love, honesty

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Joe and Jill Biden voted in Wilmington, Delaware, on Wednesday

US election: Joe Biden votes in Delaware

Democratic White House hopeful Joe Biden cast his ballot in the US presidential race Wednesday in Delaware, six days before the end of a turbulent campaign pitting him against incumbent Donald Trump.

CAF president confirms candidacy for re-election

The Confederation of African Football President Ahmad Ahmad has announced his intention to run for a second term in office.

AFCONQ: Kaizer Chiefs confirm Daniel Akpeyi’s Super Eagles call-up

South African giants, Kaizer Chiefs, has confirmed that goalkeeper, Daniel Akpeyi, has received a call up for Super Eagles’ 2022 Africa Cup of Nations double-header against Sierra Leone in November.