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Indonesia’s Mount Sinabung in North Sumatra province, on Monday, erupted, gushing a 7,500-metre high cloud of ash and smoke into the air, officials said.
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.
The Indonesian President, Joko Widodo, on Thursday reaffirmed that the country’s capital would be moved to Borneo island from sinking and traffic-clogged Jakarta.
Five people died and several were injured after a powerful undersea earthquake rocked Indonesia’s heavily populated Java island, triggering a brief tsunami warning, the national disaster agency said Saturday.
A family of six, including two young girls, were responsible for Islamic State-claimed suicide attacks that killed at least 11 and injured dozens during Sunday church services in Indonesia, national police chief Tito Karnavian said.
An Indonesian court has sentenced a former speaker of parliament to 15 years in prison for his role in the theft of $170m of public funds, a victory for anti-corruption police fighting the country's rampant corruption.
Indonesia's tourism island Bali has shut down internet services, turned away flights and shuttered all shops for a "Day of Silence" that marks New Year on the predominantly Hindu island.
The search for six people still missing after a deadly landslide in Indonesia has been called off, officials said Wednesday, bringing the presumed death toll to 18.
Two Indonesian men have been arrested for allegedly uploading a video of themselves having sex to social media, police said Tuesday, amid a crackdown on the LGBT community in the world’s biggest Muslim-majority nation.
An Indonesian Christian was publicly flogged on Friday for selling alcohol in conservative Aceh province, a violation of Islamic law, as a crowd of onlookers including children jeered.
Recall that the group, which has been providing administrative support and fundraising for the group had said it would no longer accept donations for the campaign, which seeks an end to police brutality and the disbandment of the police’s tactical special units – SARS and SWAT. Their decision followed President Buhari’s Thursday night’s national broadcast which asked protesters to get off the streets as violence and anarchy reigned.
Veteran Nollywood actress, Omotola Jalade-Ekeinde, has asked families who lost their relatives during the Lekki tollgate incident to speak up.
According to a statement signed by the Special Adviser Media and Publicity to the governor, Christian Ita, the curfew followed “the hijacking of the peaceful protest against police brutality in the state by hoodlums.”
Dr Joe Okei-Odumakin, President, Women Arise and Centre for Change, on Friday urged all tiers of government to urgently implement policies that would address the grievances of citizens.
The result, which was a vindication to Evo Morales’s MAS party, also gave majorities in both houses of Congress.
The Ebonyi State Command of the Nigeria Correctional Service, yesterday, narrated how its officials foiled an attempt by hoodlums, who have hijacked the #EndSARS, attempted to break into the facility.
Liverpool forward Sadio Mane had an ice pack on his leg after he was substituted in the second half against Ajax.
President Muhammadu Buhari is meeting with former Nigerian presidents on Friday morning.
Portuguese star Cristiano Ronaldo will miss the chance to go head to head with rival Lionel Messi next week after returning another positive coronavirus test.
The Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, has put all political and electioneering activities on hold as a mark of honour for Nigerian youths allegedly killed at the Lekki Toll Gate as well as other killings in the course of the EndSARS protests across the country.