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Kenya's coronavirus cases continued to increase sharply on Sunday with the Health ministry's announcement of 690 more infections.

Kenya coronavirus cases rise to 22,053 after 690 more test positive

Kenya's coronavirus cases continued to increase sharply on Sunday with the Health ministry's announcement of 690 more infections.Of the 690 new cases, Nairobi accounted for 535, Kiambu 56, Kajiado 28, Nyeri 24, Busia nine, Machakos seven, Nakuru and Kisumu six each, and Embu and Garissa four each.
Scientists around the world are building up their knowledge about the coronavirus, as they frantically search for a cure and vaccine.

Kenya’s coronavirus cases rise to 19,913 as 788 more test positive

Kenya has recorded 788 new Covid-19 cases in last 24 hours from a sample of 5,521, raising the country’s toll to 19,913.
Staff inspecting preparations around the Kaaba, Islam's holiest shrine, at the Grand Mosque in the holy city of Mecca, on July 26. Saudi Ministry of Media-AFP-Getty Images

Muslims begin downsized hajj pilgrimage

Muslim pilgrims on Wednesday begin the annual hajj, dramatically downsized this year as the Saudi hosts strive to prevent a coronavirus outbreak during the five-day pilgrimage.
Israel plans to gradually resume international flights, Minister of Transport Miri Regev announced Sunday night.

Israel plans to gradually resume int’l flights – minister

Israel plans to gradually resume international flights, Minister of Transport Miri Regev announced Sunday night.
The policy change was announced in a statement by Immigration and Customs Enforcement.

US: Foreign students won’t be admitted for online programmes

The United States announced Friday it will not take in any new foreign students seeking online-only study, after rescinding a hotly contested order to expel those already here and preparing for that because of the pandemic.
Making the announcement during the daily briefing on Thursday, Health Chief Administrative Secretary Mercy Mwangangi also revealed that another 378 patients have recovered, bringing the total number of recoveries to 7,135.

Kenya coronavirus cases rise to 16,268 after 667 more contract virus

This raised the total number of confirmed cases in Kenya to 12,268 and the total number of samples tested since March 13, when the country's first Covid-19 cases was confirmed, to 266,102.

Fake DSS personnel bags 12 years imprisonment

A Federal High Court in Ibadan on Monday sentenced one Ademola Lawal to a total of 12 years in jail for impersonating a personnel of the Department of State Services (DSS) and N1.85 million fraud.
A lawyer walks through the compound at the Federal High Court in Ikoyi district in Lagos, Nigeria, May 8, 2018. REUTERS/Akintunde Akinleye

Court remands fake DSS operative pending judgment

Justice Patricia Ajoku of the Federal High Court, Ibadan, on Friday ordered that Mahmood Mawal, a fake officer of the Department of State Services (DSS), who allegedly defrauded a Director of the FCMB, be remanded in correctional facility, pending judgment.
China said Wednesday it will impose visa restrictions on people from the United States who “behave badly” on Tibet-related issues, in retaliation for US curbs announced a day before.

China to impose visa restrictions on US officials

The US had said it was restricting visas to Chinese officials deemed to be substantially involved in the exclusion of foreigners from Tibet

Ohanaeze: Ndigbo not leaving Nigeria for anybody

The umbrella organisation for all Igbo, Ohanaeze Ndigbo, yesterday said that Ndigbo will not leave Nigeria for anybody as they are part owners of Nigeria whose forebears got independence for Nigeria.
Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari3

President Buhari condemns Boko Haram attack on UN helicopter in Borno

President Muhammadu Buhari on Sunday in Abuja condemned what he called “the dastardly attack on UN aid helicopter in the Northeast on Saturday by the Boko Haram terrorists”.
Worried by the rise in banditry in parts of the state in the last two months, Niger State Governor Abubakar Sani Bello has declared an all-out war on the armed criminals terrorising the state.

Niger to spend N86 million for repatriation, quarantine of Almajiri pupils

The Niger State government on Thursday approved N86 million for quarantine, feeding and repatriation of almajiri pupils to their various states of origin.
Scientists around the world are building up their knowledge about the coronavirus, as they frantically search for a cure and vaccine.

Uganda’s coronavirus cases rise to 902 after 9 more test positive

Uganda's Health ministry on Thursday reported nine new Covid-19 infections, raising the country's total number of confirmed cases to 902.
After successful airstrikes on locations on bandits in Niger State, men of the Nigerian Police during clearing operation have arrested two foreign collaborators allegedly training and assisting bandits terrorizing several communities in some Local Government Areas in the State.

Police nab foreign collaborators in bandits’ hideouts

After successful airstrikes on locations on bandits in Niger State, men of the Nigerian Police during clearing operation have arrested two foreign collaborators allegedly training and assisting bandits terrorizing several communities in some Local Government Areas in the State.

Taiwan lifts ban on transit passengers staying less than 8 hours

Taiwan on Wednesday announced that a ban on transit passengers would be lifted on Thursday except for those on flights originating in China and those transiting for more than eight hours.

Mongolia reports no new coronavirus cases, seven recoveries

Mongolia reported no new cases of COVID-19 in the last 24 hours, with the national tally remaining at 204, according to the country’s National Center for Communicable Disease (NCCD).
Champions League winner Rafael Benitez and former Barcelona star Paulinho have arrived back in China after being locked out by coronavirus, but now face 14 days’ quarantine and an indefinite wait for the season to begin.

Rafa Benitez, Paulinho back to China and into coronavirus quarantine

China is now battling a fresh outbreak of coronavirus in the capital Beijing, having seen the number of reported deaths and infections decline markedly in recent weeks.

Nigerian government ignoring our complaints of maltreatment of Nigerians in China – groups

A group of concerned Nigerians, Council of Nigerian Citizens in China, CNCC, has said the Federal Government is not serious about complaints of maltreatment of Nigerians in China.

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UNGA president urges global recommitment to nuclear disarmament

The President of the United Nations General Assembly, Amb. Tijani Muhammad-Bande, has called for global recommitment to nuclear disarmament.
The Coordinator, Defence Media Operations, Maj.-Gen. John Enenche, disclosed this in a statement on Friday in Abuja.

DHQ: No sabotage in fight against Boko Haram

The Defence Headquarters has declared that the attack on the convoy of Borno State Governor Babagana Zulum last week, was not an act of sabotage by soldiers as alleged by the state helmsman.
Big Brother Naija 2020 housemate, Wathoni, said she may be leaving the reality show in the next eviction show on Sunday.

#BBNaija: I may be evicted on Sunday – Wathoni

Big Brother Naija 2020 housemate, Wathoni, said she may be leaving the reality show in the next eviction show on Sunday.
Anthony Martial 'begged' to come on before he scored Manchester United's winner against LASK Linz.

Manchester United move into Europa League last eight

Former Europa League winners Manchester United booked a quarter-final spot in the tournament after their second-string side laboured to a 2-1 home win over LASK Linz on Wednesday to seal a 7-1 aggregate rout of the Austrian side.

MTN seeks to sell $243 million stake in Jumia

Reuters, yesterday, said its sources had revealed this, saying MTN which had previously marked the online retailer as a non-core business, is reviving plans for a sale after Jumia’s shares surged 142% this year, recovering from a dip in 2019. No final decisions about the sale have been made, the sources told Reuters.