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Every weekday at noon, radio host Mehret Debebe heads to his studio for a live call-in show devoted to a single topic- What the coronavirus means for Ethiopia.

Ethiopia calls on expertise of diaspora doctors to stay ahead of coronavirus curve

Every weekday at noon, radio host Mehret Debebe heads to his studio for a live call-in show devoted to a single topic: What the coronavirus means for Ethiopia.
US President Donald Trump has fired a fresh salvo at the World Health Organization, accusing its chief of siding with China and “politicising” the coronavirus pandemic while repeating his threat to freeze the UN agency’s funding.

US borrows $3 trillion as coronavirus bites harder

The U.S. Treasury announced its borrowing will reach a record $3 trillion in the current quarter, as the coronavirus batters the economy and government spending increased, including through massive stimulus programmes.
The worldwide death toll from the new coronavirus has surpassed 100,000 amid about 1.6 million cases and more than 368,000 recoveries, according to the Johns Hopkins University tally.

Global coronavirus deaths top 170 000

The coronavirus pandemic has killed more than 170 000 people globally, close to two-thirds of them in hardest-hit Europe, according to an AFP tally on Tuesday at 09:35 (GMT).
President Donald Trump speaks April 4 during a coronavirus task force briefing at the White House. Patrick Semansky-AP Photo

Donald Trump: There’s going to be a lot of death in America

The American president, Donald Trump, has told Americans to brace for a big spike in Covid-19 fatalities in the coming days, as the country faces what he called the toughest two weeks of the pandemic.
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: There’s going to be a lot of coronavirus death in US next...

President Donald Trump told Americans to brace for a big spike in coronavirus fatalities in the coming days, as the country faces what he called the toughest two weeks of the pandemic.
Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO)

FAO urges countries to keep food chain alive, avoid crisis

The Food and Agriculture Organisation, FAO, Monday, urged governments in countries affected by the coronavirus, COVID-19 pandemic to keep the food chain alive in order to avoid the food crisis.
President Trump has declared the state of New York a major disaster area, with troops now on the streets to help increase hospital capacity (Picture- Getty)

US records 22,000 diagnosed cases of coronavirus

The United States has diagnosed 22,000 cases of coronavirus as hospitals in New York begin to buckle under the strain of treating sufferers.
United Nations UN

United Nations reports first coronavirus case at HQ

A Philippine diplomat in New York has tested positive for the new coronavirus in the first recorded case at United Nations headquarters in the city, diplomatic sources said on Thursday.
Harvey Weinstein has been taken to hospital after being convicted of sexual assault and rape.

Harvey Weinstein sentenced to 23 years in prison

Harvey Weinstein was sentenced Wednesday to 23 years in prison after breaking his courtroom silence with a rambling plea for mercy in which he professed to be “totally confused” by the #MeToo movement that spelled the Hollywood producer’s downfall.
US President Donald Trump speaking on coronavirus on Friday. CNN Photo

US confirms second coronavirus death

Health officials in US State of Washington said late Sunday that a nursing home resident had died after contracting coronavirus, while New York’s governor confirmed his state’s first positive case.
R&B superstar R. Kelly denied allegations he sexually abused women and girls in his first public comments since being indicted last month.

R. Kelly files to get racketeering charges tossed out

R. Kelly says he shouldn’t be charged with taking part in a criminal conspiracy because he’s the only one charged in his sex abuse case, his attorney argues in court papers filed on Friday.

14-year-old boy arrested for stabbing student to death

A 14-year-old boy has been arrested and charged in the stabbing death of a New York university student, authorities said Saturday, in a case that is being closely watched due to its racial dynamics.
Veteran actor Orson Bean has died after being struck by a car in Venice, Los Angeles on Friday night.

Veteran actor Orson Bean dies after being hit by car

The Los Angeles County coroner’s office confirmed Bean’s Friday night death, saying it was being investigated as a ‘traffic-related’ fatality.
Gov. Simon Lalong of Plateau has urged Muslims to regard the Eid-el-Maulud period as an opportunity for sober reflection and a time to demonstrate love.

Governor Lalong: Plateau government set to pay new minimum wage

Governor Simon Lalong of Plateau State has expressed the determination of his government to pay the new minimum wage including the arrears that might arise as a result of the delay in implementation.
Harvey Weinstein appears in court in New York

Harvey Weinstein rape trial begins with former movie mogul facing up to life in...

The rape trial of Harvey Weinstein, the former movie mogul who transformed the independent film world with award-winning movies like “Shakespeare in Love” and “The English Patient,” begins this week in Manhattan.
New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio said on Friday that police presence in some Brooklyn neighbourhoods would be increased following several suspected anti-Semitic attacks.

New York increases police presence in Jewish areas after string of attacks

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio said on Friday that police presence in some Brooklyn neighbourhoods would be increased following several suspected anti-Semitic attacks.
American rapper Daniel “Tekashi 6ix9ine” Hernandez was today sentenced to two in prison with five years of supervised release. The sentence includes the 13 months already served, which means he is expected to be free late 2020.

Tekashi 6ix9ine sentenced to two years in racketeering case

American rapper Daniel “Tekashi 6ix9ine” Hernandez was today sentenced to two in prison with five years of supervised release. The sentence includes the 13 months already served, which means he is expected to be free late 2020.

Harvey Weinstein loses bid to dismiss sexual assault charges

A New York judge has denied Harvey Weinstein’s request to dismiss two predatory sexual assault charges, ahead of the former Hollywood producer’s trial in January.

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Director General of the World Health Organization (WHO) Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus attends a news conference on the situation of the coronavirus (COVID-2019), in Geneva, Switzerland, February 28, 2020. REUTERS-Denis Balibouse-File Photo

WHO fears ‘silent’ virus epidemic unless Africa prioritises testing

Africa has so far been spared the worst impact of the coronavirus, but the World Health Organisation is worried the continent could face a “silent epidemic” if its leaders do not prioritise testing for it, a WHO envoy said on Monday.
During a session with the club's media, Manchester United forward Odion Ighalo was surprised to receive a call from legend Andy Cole.

Manchester United fans sad over Odion Ighalo transfer update

Manchester United fans will be sad if Odion Ighalo leaves the club this summer.
Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC)

Report: Only 18% of NNPC’s 6,621 staff strength are women

The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) says it currently has 6,621 staff strength both at its headquarters and across all its subsidiaries, division and offices nationwide.
“Stay at home,” Prime Minister Boris Johnson said in a televised address to the nation, as he unveiled unprecedented peacetime measures after the country’s death toll climbed to 335.

Boris Johnson: Britain to reopen thousands of shops as eases coronavirus lockdown

Britain will reopen thousands of high street shops, department stores and shopping centres next month, Prime Minister Boris Johnson said on Monday.
Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC)

NDDC: Nobody is against forensic audit – Group

Contrary to the claims by the Interim Management Committee (IMC) of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) that vested interests are against the Forensic Audit ordered by President Muhammadu Buhari in October last year, the Niger Delta Renaissance Coalition (NDRC) has restated that all well-meaning Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) and persons across the Niger Delta region and beyond support the long-desired forensic audit.