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Incumbent Nana Addo Akufo-Addo of the ruling New Patriotic Party (NPP) will face former president John Dramani Mahama, leader of the National Democratic Congress (NDC).

Ghana to elect president in ‘battle of two giants’

West African gold producer Ghana is preparing to elect a president on Dec. 7, in a race dubbed the “battle of two giants.”
The US government is stepping up the looming threat of sanctions in a bid to halt the controversial Nord Stream 2 natural gas pipeline, which will link Russia to Germany, a senior US official told dpa.

US government steps up sanctions threat on Nord Stream 2 pipeline

The US government is stepping up the looming threat of sanctions in a bid to halt the controversial Nord Stream 2 natural gas pipeline, which will link Russia to Germany, a senior US official told dpa.
The German migrant rescue organisation Sea Eye is adding a further ship to its fleet as the numbers of people trying to reach Europe via unseaworthy vessels continues to climb.

Migrant rescue organisation to launch additional ship

The German migrant rescue organisation Sea Eye is adding a further ship to its fleet as the numbers of people trying to reach Europe via unseaworthy vessels continues to climb.
Ethiopia’s parliament has appointed a new head of Tigray region, Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed said as a prominent rights group reported a “massacre” of scores of civilians in the conflict.

Ethiopian rights group warns of ‘ethnic profiling’ of Tigrayans

Ethnic profiling and discrimination is taking place against Tigrayans, an Ethiopian rights group said on Saturday, as fighting between the army and rebel Tigray Peoples Liberation Front (TPLF) continued.

Austria plans to go into lockdown until early December

The Austrian government plans to impose new lockdown measures from Tuesday, lasting until Dec. 6, a draft government regulation obtained by dpa revealed on Saturday.
United Arab Emirates Foreign Minister Sheik Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan checks his phone during the 10th International Institute for the Strategic Studies in Manama, Bahrain, December 6, 2014. (AP Photo-Hasan Jamali-File)

Telephone calls between UAE, Israel ring for the first time

Telephone calls began ringing Sunday between the United Arab Emirates and Israel, marking the first concrete step of a U.S.-brokered diplomatic deal between the nations that required Israel to halt plans to annex land sought by the Palestinians.
Member Representing Ajaokuta Federal Constituency, Idirissu Lawal, has called on the Federal Government to take urgent step towards the conduct of a reliable population census in the country for effective planning.

Reps member to re-present bill seeking 50% derivation fund

A member representing Andoni/Opobo/Nkoro Federal Constituency from Rivers State in the House of Representatives, Hon. Awaji-Inombei Abiante, has vowed to re-present a bill that seeks to alter the Constitution by increasing the derivation fund from 13 per cent to 50 per cent in order to ensure the development of all the States and regions where mineral resources are being extracted.
The Deputy Governor of Ondo State, Hon. Agboola Ajayi, has cleared the air over the alleged hostility between him and his boss, Oluwarotimi Akeredolu.

Ondo guber: PDP chieftain drags Ondo deputy governor to court, seeks disqualification from party’s...

A Chieftain of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Ondo state, Mr Konstante Timi Olopele, has dragged the state deputy governor, Hon Agboola Ajayi, before an Akure High Court, seeking his disqualification from the July 22, 2020, primary election of the party.
Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti has disclosed that large gatherings such as concerts and major sporting events are unlikely in his city until 2021.

Coronavirus: Sports, concerts unlikely till 2021 – US mayor

Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti has disclosed that large gatherings such as concerts and major sporting events are unlikely in his city until 2021.
Bayern Munich should be considered one of the favourites to win the Champions League this season amid their turnaround under coach Hansi Flick, Lothar Matthaus says.

Jupp Heynckes: Hansi Flick is the ideal coach for Bayern Munich

Bayern Munich have made "a wise decision" by appointing Hansi Flick on a permanent basis, says former manager Jupp Heynckes.
The Medical Women Association of Nigeria (MWAN) in Edo, has advised the general public to adhere to personal hygiene and other health guidelines to prevent the spread of coronavirus in the state.

Coronavirus hits 21 African countries

The deadly coronavirus, which originated from China, has hit more 21 African nations.

Coronavirus: Minister tests positive after US trip

Australia’s Home Affairs Minister, Peter Dutton has tested positive for global pandemic, coronavirus.
As Sydney got much-needed rain on Friday, a powerful tropical cyclone was approaching Australia’s opposite coast.

Fire-hit Australia faces cyclone in west, heavy rain, floods in East

Bush fire-ravaged Australia is bracing for dangerous weather conditions, including heavy rainfall and floods in the east and a severe tropical cyclone in the west.
A wild leopard has killed a two-year-old boy outside his home in a village in central Nepal, a local official said on Tuesday.

Wild leopard kills two-year-old boy

A wild leopard has killed a two-year-old boy outside his home in a village in central Nepal, a local official said on Tuesday.

Police hunt suspects in Dresden jewellery heist

Police in Germany were Tuesday hunting robbers who snatched priceless 18th century jewellery from a state museum in Dresden in what local media have called the biggest art heist of all time.
The Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) have taken back full control of a key border town in north-east Syria after launching an overnight attack on Turkish troops and their rebel allies.

Kurds launches counter-attack on Turkish troops

The Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) have taken back full control of a key border town in north-east Syria after launching an overnight attack on Turkish troops and their rebel allies.

Germany rejects US request to send ground troops to Syria

“When I say that the government intends to continue with its ongoing measures in the framework of the anti-IS [Daesh] coalition, then that means no ground troops,” German government spokesperson, Steffen Seibert, said.
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Russia announces financial injections into Crimea

In the next four years, Moscow will allocate about 310 bn rubles (€4 bn) for the development of infrastructure in Crimea, Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev promised.

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FILE PHOTO: People wearing face masks wait at the terrace of the Les Quinze Nits restaurant on Real square, after Spain's Catalonia region allowed bars, restaurants, gyms and cinemas to reopen from Monday, gradually easing some of the restrictions put in place to tackle the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, in Barcelona, Spain, November 23, 2020. REUTERS/Nacho Doce

Third of Spaniards ready to take coronavirus vaccine immediately – survey

About a third of the Spanish population is ready to take the COVID-19 vaccine immediately, while 55.2% of them would rather wait for the effects to be known, a survey carried out by CIS pollster showed on Friday.
The Minister of Environment, Dr. Mohammad Mahmood Abubakar, has said the reason 47 million Nigerians still practice open defecation is because access to sanitary facilities have remained a mirage to a vast majority of its citizenry.

Nigerian government laments economic loss due to mycotoxins-induced diseases in food products

The Minister of Environment, Mohammad Abubakar, has expressed worries over the high economic loss it said the country was incurring due to diseases induced by mycotoxins in the country’s food products.
Chairperson of the Nigeria Women Football League (NWFL), Aisha Falode, has expressed her satisfaction with the state of 14 venues to be used by teams in the Premier League.

NWFL chief expresses satisfaction with venues ahead December 9 kick-off

Chairperson of the Nigeria Women Football League (NWFL), Aisha Falode, has expressed her satisfaction with the state of 14 venues to be used by teams in the Premier League.
Nigerian football boss Amaju Pinnick has accused Kano Pillars and Rivers United of lacking steel as the clubs prepare for CAF Confederation Cup preliminary round second legs this weekend.

Nigerian soccer boss criticises CAF Cup losers

Nigerian football boss Amaju Pinnick has accused Kano Pillars and Rivers United of lacking "steel" as the clubs prepare for CAF Confederation Cup preliminary round second legs this weekend.
Former Super Eagles stars Nwankwo Kanu and Sunday Oliseh and the Nigeria Football Federation, NFF have joined the rest in mourning former Senegal star Papa Bouba Diop, who died on Sunday.

Senegal legend Papa Bouba Diop gets post-humous national award

Former Senegalese soccer international, Papa Bouba Diop, who died last Sunday in Arras, northern France, will receive a post-humous national award on Friday, after his body arrived in Dakar, before his burial on Saturday in Rufisque, his hometown.