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The Trump administration will ban WeChat and video-sharing app TikTok from U.S. app stores starting Sunday night, a move that will block Americans from downloading the Chinese-owned platforms over concerns they pose a national security threat.
China said it has made headway in cracking down on illegal online businesses, said a report on the country’s cybersecurity in 2019.
The coronavirus outbreak exposed “shortcomings” in China’s public healthcare system, a top health official admitted Saturday, saying that reforms are underway to improve the country’s disease prevention and control mechanisms.
The United Nations on Thursday more than tripled its appeal to help vulnerable countries combat the spread and destabilising effects of the coronavirus pandemic, asking for $6.7bn to help 63 nations, mainly in Africa and Latin America.
International Labour Organisation, ILO, has said the COVID-19 lockdown and containment measures across the globe will increase poverty levels among the world’s informal economy workers by 56 percent in low-income countries.
A recent report analysis by Britain’s Office for National Statistics (ONS) claimed that residents in the United Kingdom (UK) from black heritage are more than four times likely to die from COVID-19 if infected.
Police in north-western China’s Shaanxi province has arrested a 58-year-old man identified by his surname Ma for allegedly burying his 79-year-old disabled mother alive.
China on Wednesday hit back at US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo over his claims that the coronavirus originated in a lab in Wuhan, saying he “doesn’t have any” evidence.
Afghanistan’s President Ashraf Ghani has tested negative for the coronavirus, an official said Tuesday, days after news leaked out of an outbreak among his staff.
The number of people facing acute food insecurity could nearly double this year to 265 million due to the economic fallout of COVID-19, the United Nations’ World Food Programme (WFP) said on Tuesday.
Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison on Tuesday threw his weight behind calls for an international inquiry into China’s initial response to the coronavirus and its origins.
A rift has opened up over the design of smartphone apps to trace people in Europe at risk of coronavirus infection, potentially hindering efforts to curb the pandemic and ease crippling travel restrictions.
A circular released by the Ministry of Commerce (MOC) said the local commerce departments should tap into the efficient supply network of daily necessities across nine provinces to secure the supply in Hubei Province and its capital city, Wuhan.
Authorities of the Nigeria Police Force, on Friday, deprived an NGO, Brothers Across Nigeria, BAN, from holding her General Assembly at a popular Delta hotel in Ughelli, as armed police officers laid siege around the premises of Wetland Hotel.
Nigeria head coach Gernot Rohr has backed Samuel Kalu to rediscover his best form for club and country.
As news continued to spread on the purported marriage between the Nigerian Chief of the Air Staff, Sadique Baba Abubakar, and the Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Sadiya Umar Farouq, a VOA Hausa report has quoted a close friend of the Air boss describing the report as false.
Five Republican US senators have confronted Netflix over the streaming giant’s plan to adapt a Chinese sci-fi book trilogy, expressing concern over the original author’s comments about claims of forced labor in Xinjiang.
The federal government has urged public servants to ignore the strike planned for Monday by organized lab our, saying efforts are in place to resolve all contending issues.
Lagos State governor, Mr Babajide Sanwo-Olu, has assured that his administration’s to build a strong and formidable judiciary in the state is on course, even as he also pledged that no arm of government in the state would be deprived of requisite tools to perform its statutory duties.
Ghana will face Mali and Equatorial Guinea in friendly matches in Turkey in October.
Gov. Abdullahi Ganduje of Kano State has commended the Federal Government for progress recorded and measures taken toward reopening of schools in the country.
The Nigerian government is seeking the vote of Iran for its candidate, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, in the race to the World Trade Organisation’s (WTO) Director-General office.
Liverpool are keeping an eye on Borussia Dortmund youngster Giovanni Reyna, according to Bild, as cited by Football Inside.