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Israel Pasipanodya Mushore, 60, poses for a portrait besides his show piece herd of 70 cattle , in Nyabira, near Harare, on March 13, 2020. – He was allocated the farmhouse and a plot on Rasper farm in Nyabira during Zimbabwe’s land reform programme. (Photo by Jekesai NJIKIZANA / AFP)

Two decades on, Zimbabwe takes stock of Robert Mugabe land reform legacy

Eighty-year-old Isobel Simons calmly narrated how she and her late husband lost their 728-hectare Zimbabwe farm two decades ago to Robert Mugabe’s controversial land reforms.
SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA – MAY 28: Activist Mike Merrigan holds a piñata shaped like the Twitter logo with hair to look like U.S. President Donald Trump during a protest outside of Twitter headquarters on May 28, 2020 in San Francisco, California. A small demonstration was staged outside of Twitter headquarters to demand the U.S. President Donald Trump be removed from the social media platform following tweets by the President that had inaccurate information about California voting that was fact-checked by Twitter. Justin Sullivan/Getty Images/AFP

Twitter conceals Donald Trump tweet, ramping up dispute

Twitter concealed one of Donald Trump’s tweets on Friday for “glorifying violence,” ramping up a dispute with the US president who says social media companies censor conservative voices like his.
Former Manchester United stars Paul Ince and Owen Hargreaves disagreed over Odion Ighalo wonder goal in Thursday’s 5-0 win at LASK, in the Europa League first leg round of 16 tie.

Odion Ighalo the perfect Romelu Lukaku replacement at Manchester United – pundit

English pundit Jack Wilkinson says Odion Ighalo has proved his worth at Manchester United and he’s the perfect replacement for Romelu Lukaku, who departed the last summer.
Japan on Monday lifted a state of emergency put in place nationwide since mid-April to stem the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic six days early.

Japan lifts coronavirus emergency six days early

Japan on Monday lifted a state of emergency put in place nationwide since mid-April to stem the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic six days early.
Two time Olympic Gold Medalist and 800m specialists Caster Semenya has revealed her intention to fight critics and others planning to pull her down to a standstill.

Olympic gold medalist Caster Semenya slams critics

Two time Olympic Gold Medalist and 800m specialists Caster Semenya has revealed her intention to fight critics and others planning to pull her down to a standstill.
The Nigeria Governors’ Forum (NGF) and MTN Nigeria have agreed to use the vulnerability model to drive a data-driven approach to stopping the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19) in the country.

MTN records over 1 billion text messages in one month

MTN’s Q1 report has shown that over one billion free text messages were sent by its subscribers within the first four weeks of the introduction of its 300 free SMS messages per month offer.
The governor of Kano State, Abdullahi Ganduje, has announced the easing of lockdown in the state despite rising numbers of the coronavirus.

Coronavirus: Kano governor blasts ‘Abuja politicians’ whose noise don’t add value

Kano State governor, Dr Abdullahi Umar Ganduje, has replied his critics, describing them as Abuja-based critics, who make a lot of noise but add no value to the fight against the spread of COVID 19 in the state.
Nyesom Wike

Governor Wike: Why I demolished hotels in Rivers

Governor Nyesom Wike has said he demolished two hotels in Eleme Local Government Area (LGA) of Rivers state and placed N5 million bounty on Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Youth Leader in the area for alleged breach of Covid-19 orders and “deadly attack” on a Task Force.
Hatice Cengiz spoke to Turkish broadcaster in an interview broadcast on Friday. Ozan Köse-AFP-Getty Images

Jamal Khashoggi’s fiancee urges Premier League to block Saudi Newcastle takeover

The fiancee of murdered dissident journalist Jamal Khashoggi wrote on Tuesday to the Premier League warning that a Saudi-backed takeover of Newcastle United would “tarnish” the reputation of the competition.
US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo charged Thursday that China may have known of the new coronavirus as early as November, renewing accusations that Beijing has not been transparent and again drawing ire from China.

Mike Pompeo: China may have known of coronavirus in November

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo charged Thursday that China may have known of the new coronavirus as early as November, renewing accusations that Beijing has not been transparent and again drawing ire from China.
But Belarusian President Alyaksandr Lukashenka has refused to acknowledge that COVID-19 has claimed even one victim in the country of some 9.5 million — despite his own government’s tally, which puts the death above 50 and rising.

Coronavirus doesn’t exist – Belarusian president

Daniil Lipilin is sure his father, Vasil, a 50-year-old paramedic with more than 20 years of experience, died of COVID-19. He says the name of the coronavirus disease is right there on the death certificate.
Emmanuel Adebayor has responded to critics, making clear that he did not bring the coronavirus to Togo and also that he won’t be donating any money.

Emmanuel Adebayor: I don’t do donations

Emmanuel Adebayor has responded to critics, making clear that he did not bring the coronavirus to Togo and also that he won’t be donating any money.
The number of coronavirus cases in Qatar crossed 2,500 and Kuwait’s tally moved closer to 1,000 on Friday.

Coronavirus cases around the world hit 2.3 million

The number of COVID cases continues to rise. There are 2.3 million confirmed cases around the world, with more than 160,000 deaths, according to the Johns Hopkins Coronavirus Resource Center.
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said the measures will be announced in detail Tuesday and will include increased social distancing but stop short of hard lockdowns of the kind in place in Europe.

Japanese premier’s ‘stay home’ message attracts angry reactions

Many Japanese have criticised Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s “stay home” message on social networks as more people struggle to make ends meet due to the economic fallout of the coronavirus crisis.
US President Donald Trump answers a question during the daily briefing on the novel coronavirus, COVID-19, at the White House on March 18, 2020, in Washington, DC. – Trump ordered the suspension of evictions and mortgage foreclosures for six weeks as part of the government effort to ease the economic pain from the coronavirus pandemic. (Photo by Brendan Smialowski / AFP)

Donald Trump uses wartime Act but General Motors says it’s already moving fast

Twelve days ago, General Motors, put hundreds of workers on an urgent project to build breathing machines as hospitals and governors pleaded for more in response to the coronavirus pandemic.

EU sees trade as bridge to solve perennial problems with Africa

The European Union is adjusting its Africa policy to focus on strengthening trade even as it targets solving the perennial problems of illegal migration and insecurity.
Opponents to the Indian government’s Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) clash with supporters of the CAA, at Bhajanpura area of New Delhi on February 24, 2020 ahead of US President arrival in New Delhi. – Fresh clashes raged in New Delhi in protests over a contentious citizenship law on February 24, hours ahead of a visit to the Indian capital by US President Donald Trump. India has seen weeks of demonstrations and violence since a new citizenship law — that critics say discriminates against Muslims — came into force in December. (Photo by Sajjad HUSSAIN / AFP)

Four killed in India clash ahead of Donald Trump arrival

A policeman was among at least four people killed in New Delhi on Monday during violent clashes over a contentious citizenship law, local media said, hours before US President Donald Trump arrived in the Indian capital for an official visit.
Priti Patel said it would be necessary for businesses to look more to potential British workers, helping them to ‘up their skills and make their skills relevant’. Will Oliver-EPA

Critics slam UK post-Brexit immigration plans

Britain’s government on Wednesday faced a backlash over its new post-Brexit immigration plans, which are designed to cut “cheap labour from Europe” in favour of high-skilled English speakers and boosting the homegrown workforce.

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Medical council validates four coronavirus test kits – registrar

The Medical Laboratory Science Council of Nigeria (MLSCN) says it has validated four Rapid Test Kits to determine their suitability for testing SAR-COV-2 infection popularly known as COVID-19 in the country.
Legendary reggae artiste, Majekodunmi Fasheke, aka Majek Fashek is dead. The artiste died in a New York hospital after a protracted illness on Monday about 5-45pm. He was aged 71.

Nigerian celebrities mourn deceased Majek Fashek

Nigerian celebrities have taken to their social media platforms to mourn the death of Music Legend, Majekodunmi Fasheke, a.k.a Majek Fashek.
Rwanda says it will announce new restrictions on containing the coronavirus Tuesday, a stark reversal of the country's plan days ago to ease restrictions, including motor vehicle travel throughout the country.

Rwanda set to announce new coronavirus restrictions

Rwanda says it will announce new restrictions on containing the coronavirus Tuesday, a stark reversal of the country's plan days ago to ease restrictions, including motor vehicle travel throughout the country.
Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari3

Nigeria declares telecoms facilities critical national Infrastructure

In response to the yearnings of industry stakeholders to declare telecom facilities Critical National Infrastructure, President Muhammadu Buhari, has finally approved and also directed that necessary physical protective measures be put in place to safeguard telecommunications infrastructure deployed across the country.
President Muhammadu Buhari has again, addressed Nigerians on the efforts of its government to contain the coronavirus pandemic (covid-19) that is ravaging the country 4

ASCAB: President Buhari’s speech underestimate Sani Abacha’s $5 billion loot

Alliance for Surviv­ing COVID-19 and Beyond, (ASCAB), a group led by prominent Nigerian human rights lawyer, Femi Falana has said that President Mu­hammadu Buhari’s claim that late dictator, Sani Abacha, stole $1 billion con­tradicts the figures earlier released by his own officials.