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Brazil may be struggling in its battle against the coronavirus, but it is on the cutting edge of vaccine development with large-scale trials and the production of millions of doses on the horizon.
Uber has confirmed that it’s buying on-demand delivery company Postmates in an all-stock deal valued at $2.65 billion. The announcement comes after a week of speculation which culminated in Bloomberg reporting earlier today that the deal was done, though neither company has responded to the claims until now.
Amazonian tribe members in Ecuador released six people they had kidnapped to demand the release of the body of a leader killed by the coronavirus, the government said on Saturday.
The Latin American nation has registered just under 10,000 Covid-19 infections, according to the health ministry, and 330 deaths.
Brazil’s health ministry said Monday it would not change its recommendation to treat coronavirus with hydroxychloroquine, despite the World Health Organization’s decision to suspend trials of the drug over safety concerns.
The mayor of Manaus, the biggest city in the Amazon rainforest region, asked world leaders Tuesday for help fighting the novel coronavirus, which has brought his city’s health system to the brink of collapse.
Coronavirus deaths soared across Europe and the United States on Sunday despite heightened restrictions, as Germany banned gatherings of more than two people and Chancellor Angela Merkel went into quarantine.
Mexico’s health ministry said the country has confirmed three cases of the coronavirus, becoming the second Latin American nation reached by the global outbreak.
The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has released data for global air freight markets showing that demand, measured in freight tonne kilometres (FTKs), decreased by 1.1 per cent in November, last year, compared to the same period in 2018.
Agnes immediately recognized the government of impostor Juan Guaido in Venezuela, which Moscow does not recognize. Why would the Kremlin increase pressure on Nicolas Maduro and recognize Jeanine Agnes, a pro-American protege? She did not have the right to declare herself president – the parliament should have done that instead, and Evo Morales’s party holds the majority in the parliament.
Bolivia’s Evo Morales called Monday on the opposition that ousted him to “pacify the country” after his shock resignation following weeks of protests over his disputed re-election left a power vacuum in the country.
President Evo Morales led in early returns from the first round of Sunday's presidential election, but he appeared to have failed to get enough votes to avoid a runoff in the tightest political race of his life.
South America's longest-serving leader was seeking an unprecedented fourth term in Bolivian elections on Sunday, but polls suggested Evo Morales is in the tightest race of his career.
Taiwan lashed out at China on Friday after the tiny island nation of Kiribati switched its recognition to Beijing, the second diplomatic defection in the strategically important Pacific in less than a week.
Mexico said Thursday that 122 of its citizens were among the 680 undocumented immigrants detained in a major series of raids at food processing plants in the United States.
Opeyemi Babatunde Rahim, aka, Lyta, a former signee of Olamide’s record label, YBNL, is now a member of Marlian Music, a music label owned by Azeez Fashola, popularly called Naira Marley.
The lingering face-off between the Vice-Chancellor, University of Lagos, Prof. Toyin Ogundipe and the Chairman, Governing Council of the institution, Dr. Wale Babalakin, SAN, came to a head, yesterday, as the Council announced the sack of the VC after a meeting held in Abuja.
The Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, in Edo, and the National Democratic Institute, NDI, a nongovernmental organisation, have advised youths in the state to shun thuggery and violence during the September 19, 2020 governorship election in the state.
The Nigeria Football Federation has marked the 31st anniversary of the death of Samuel Okwaraji who died at the National Stadium, Surulere on the 12th August 1989, during a match.
Suspended Acting Chairman of Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Ibrahim Magu, has kicked against secret trial and his exclusion from many sessions where many adversarial witnesses were invited by the Judicial Commission of Inquiry to testify against him by the Justice Ayo Salami-led panel.
The Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, Chief Timipre Sylva, has said that more private and public sector collaboration will be encouraged as Nigeria steps up effort to realise its target of boosting domestic gas utilisation.
Asisat Oshoala scored once again as FC Barcelona Femení thrashed Montpellier 6 – 1 in a warm-up game for the Champions League.
The candidate of the Labour Party in the September 19 governorship election in Edo state, Isaiah Osifo, said former Governor of Lagos State and leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Sen. Bola Ahmed Tinubu, cannot impose his ‘retrogressive’ politics on Edo people.
Chairman of the ruling All Progressive Congress in Ondo State, Ade Adetimehin, has said that the various developmental projects scattered across the state would speak for the governor Rotimi Akeredolu during the October 10 governorship election.
The former spokesperson to President Goodluck Jonathan between 2011 and 2015, Reuben Abati, has spoken of how he was mentored politically by the late Buruji Kashamu.