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Pictures of Chinese President Xi Jinping overlook a street ahead of the National People's Congress (NPC), in Shanghai, China March 1, 2021. REUTERS-Aly Song

China’s electoral reform ‘earthquake’ set to upend Hong Kong politics

China’s plan to dramatically reform Hong Kong’s electoral system, expected to be unveiled in a parliamentary session in Beijing starting this week, will upend the territory’s political scene, according to more than a dozen politicians from across the spectrum.
FILE PHOTO - People wearing face masks descend a stairwell following the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, in Shanghai, China January 26, 2021. REUTERS-Aly Song

China refused to provide WHO team with raw data on early COVID cases –...

China refused to give raw data on early COVID-19 cases to a World Health Organization-led team probing the origins of the pandemic, one of the team’s investigators said, potentially complicating efforts to understand how the outbreak began.
Rescuers work at the Hushan gold mine where workers were trapped underground after the Jauary 10 explosion, in Qixia, Shandong province, China January 22, 2021. REUTERS-Aly Song

Eleven trapped miners rescued in China after 14 days underground

Chinese rescuers pulled 11 gold miners to safety on Sunday with most of them in good condition after 14 days trapped underground after an explosion, but 10 colleagues were still unaccounted for, state media reported.
Rescuers work at the Hushan gold mine where workers were trapped underground after the Jauary 10 explosion, in Qixia, Shandong province, China January 22, 2021. REUTERS-Aly Song

China says 10 workers trapped in gold mine are searching for others

The ten known survivors trapped since a deadly Jan. 10 gold mine explosion in northern China have been using laser pointers and loudspeakers to try to find their missing colleagues, state media reported on Friday.
FILE PHOTO - Huawei founder Ren Zhengfei attends a panel discussion at the company headquarters in Shenzhen, Guangdong province, China June 17, 2019. REUTERS-Aly Song

Huawei founder praises U.S. tech in first word from company since Joe Biden inauguration

The United States remains a “beacon of technology” to be emulated and China’s Huawei Technology should consider cutting products in the wake of U.S. actions against it, the Chinese firm’s founder Ren Zhengfei said in remarks made public on Friday.
FILE PHOTO - The Huawei logo is seen at Huawei Connect in Shanghai, China, September 23, 2020. REUTERS-Aly Song

Donald Trump slams China’s Huawei, halting shipments from Intel, others

The Trump administration notified several Huawei suppliers, including chipmaker Intel, that it is revoking certain licenses to sell to the Chinese company and intends to reject dozens of other applications to supply the telecommunications firm, people familiar with the matter told Reuters.
Duan Ling, 36, receives medical treatment for In-Vitro Fertilization (IVF) at a hospital as she and her husband Fang Yushun try to conceive a child, almost a year after the global outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Wuhan, Hubei province, China December 16, 2020. REUTERS/Aly Song

Wuhan’s coronavirus survivors share lessons one year on

In late 2019, Wuhan businesswoman Duan Ling and her surgeon husband Fang Yushun began to hear snippets in hospital chat groups about a disease emerging in the city’s respiratory wards.
A man wearing a mask stands near a street, almost a year after the start of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, in Wuhan, Hubei province, China December 17, 2020. REUTERS-Aly Song

Wuhan residents say they hope WHO team finds virus origins

With investigators from the World Health Organization (WHO) set to visit China next year, residents of Wuhan are saying they want the team to come to the central city, hoping they could prove the virus did not originate there.
FILE PHOTO - People wearing face masks walk on a street market in Wuhan, Hubei province, the epicentre of China's novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, April 6, 2020. RUETERS-Aly Song

WHO-led team expected in China in January to probe coronavirus origins – experts

An international mission led by the World Health Organization (WHO) is expected to go to China in the first week of January to investigate the origins of the virus that sparked the COVID-19 pandemic, a member and diplomats told Reuters on Wednesday.

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EFCC: NGOs moving cash in northeast must get clearance

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission says it is monitoring the movement of cash by nongovernment organisations in the north in efforts to trail financiers of terrorism.
Chad police clash with opposition demonstrators in N'Djamena Issouf SANOGO / AFP

Chad opposition calls for fresh anti-junta protests

Opposition parties and civil society groups in Chad said fresh protests would be held on Saturday against the junta that took power after longtime ruler Idriss Deby Itno died fighting rebels.
Pep Guardiola believes Manchester City’s Premier League match against Chelsea on Saturday comes too early to have any bearing on the Champions League final.

Pep Guardiola: Don’t compare Premier League tie with Champions League final

Pep Guardiola believes Manchester City’s Premier League match against Chelsea on Saturday comes too early to have any bearing on the Champions League final.
The Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA) has suspected foul play in the Thursday night’s fire that razed Kairo Market in Oshodi.

LASEMA suspects foul play in Lagos market fire, recover explosives

The Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA) has suspected foul play in the Thursday night’s fire that razed Kairo Market in Oshodi.
The Nigeria Police Force says its investigation shows that Boko Haram, Ansaru and other terror groups are getting support from some Nigerians.

Monarch’s police detail killed in Osun communal clash

It was gathered that Ileogbo, the headquarters of Aiyedire Local Government and Iwo community had been at loggerhead over communal land.

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Antonio Conte has justified his salary as the highest paid coach in Serie A by toppling his former club Juventus to end Inter Milan's decade-long title drought after two seasons at the helm.

Antonio Conte’s obsession with winning leads Inter to success

Antonio Conte has justified his salary as the highest paid coach in Serie A by toppling his former club Juventus to end Inter Milan's decade-long title drought after two seasons at the helm.

DPR pledges commitment to oil sector investments

The Department of Petroleum Resources (DPR) has said it will continue to guarantee investments, enable participation and authorise activities in the Nigeria oil and gas industry.
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Dangote Cement major contributor to senegal’s economy – envoy

Dangote Cement Plc’s huge investment has been described as one of the major contributors to the development of the Senegalese economy. Besides, the Cement plant located in Pout, 60 kilometres away from Dakar, has greatly assisted in strengthening the business relationship between Senegal and Nigeria.
The police command in Ekiti on Friday confirmed the killing of a police officer as gunmen allegedly abducted a Chinese expatriate in Ado Ekiti, the Ekiti State capital.

Unknown gunmen kill top Kogi official

A Commissioner in the Kogi State Pension Board, Hon. Adebayo Solomon (Akeweje), was on Saturday evening killed by bandits along Yagba–Ilorin Road in Kogi State.

Mysterious fire razes RCCG school in Damaturu

The Shalom Nursery and Primary School owned by the Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG) in Damaturu, Yobe State, has been razed by a mysterious fire.