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In Montenegro, pollster CEMI forecast that the pro-Western Democratic Party of Socialists (DPS) of President Milo Djukanovic is narrowly ahead of the pro-Serbian and pro-Russian alliance For the Future of Montenegro after Sunday’s election.

Montenegrin election produces no clear winner

In Montenegro, pollster CEMI forecast that the pro-Western Democratic Party of Socialists (DPS) of President Milo Djukanovic is narrowly ahead of the pro-Serbian and pro-Russian alliance For the Future of Montenegro after Sunday’s parliamentary election.

Five arrested in Bangladesh after three children beaten to death

Five men have been arrested after three children were beaten to death at a juvenile detention centre in Bangladesh, police said Sunday, the latest case to shed light on the treatment of minors in such institutions.
Gabon on Monday marks 60 years since it gained independence from France, and yet a glance around the capital Libreville begs the question whether it has ever made a clean break from the former colonial ruler.

Sixty years after independence Gabon still a ‘home’ for French

Gabon on Monday marks 60 years since it gained independence from France, and yet a glance around the capital Libreville begs the question whether it has ever made a clean break from the former colonial ruler.

Yemeni al-Qaeda execute dentist for ‘spying’

Al-Qaeda militants in war-torn Yemen executed a dentist accused of spying for the government and guiding US drone strikes targeting the Islamist extremists, a local official said on Sunday.
Health Minister Greg Hunt warned on Saturday, however, that despite the good signs, Australians will still have to keep their distance from others for the next half a year.

New Zealand included in Australia’s coronavirus vaccine deal

Australia is poised to sign a multi-million dollar deal with a British pharmaceutical giant to purchase and produce up to 30 million doses of its potential Covid-19 vaccine, in an agreement which would also support New Zealand and South Pacific nations.
A Belarus opposition supporter holds a fiberglass sheet with a drawn TV and an inscription reading “The truth!!!” near the State TV and radio company during a protest rally against police violence recent rallies of opposition supporters, who accuse strongman Alexander Lukashenko of falsifying the polls in the presidential election, in central Minsk, late on August 15, 2020. (Photo by Sergei GAPON / AFP)

Belarus leader says Vladimir Putin offers help as pressure builds

Vladimir Putin has offered to help ensure Belarus’s security, according to its president Alexander Lukashenko, as pressure builds on the strongman leader and opposition protesters prepare for a show of force Sunday.

Nigerian traders cry out as Ghanaian authorities demand $1 million business regularisation fee

Nigerian Traders Union in Ghana has decried the closure of shops owned by Nigerians doing business in the country by the Ghanaian’s authorities.
The Israeli army has said it carried out air attacks against Hamas positions in the Gaza Strip on Sunday in response to rocket attacks and firebombs sent into Israeli territory attached to balloons.

Israel carries out air strike on Gaza over balloon bombs, rockets

The Israeli army has said it carried out air attacks against Hamas positions in the Gaza Strip on Sunday in response to rocket attacks and firebombs sent into Israeli territory attached to balloons.
Right-wing lawmaker Jeanine Anez was sworn in as Bolivia’s interim president.

UN welcomes Bolivia’s election date agreement

Jean Arnault, the U.N. secretary-general’s personal envoy to Bolivia, said in a statement Friday he “welcomes the agreement” the Andean nation’s legislature reached Thursday to hold the country’s general election October 18.
Police forces at an Egyptian village were forced to use tear-gas to break up crowds and arrest dozens on Saturday protesting the burial of a doctor who died from the coronavirus.

Fearful Egyptians disrupt burial of coronavirus victim — video

Egyptian police arrested a dozen people and fired tear gas in a Nile Delta village Saturday, as a crowd protested the burial of a COVID-19 victim, a security source said.
President Nana Akufo-Addo said there would be restrictions on movement of persons in the Greater Accra Metropolitan Area and the Greater Kumasi Metropolitan Area and contiguous districts for a period of two weeks.

Ghana announces lockdown in two key regions

President Nana Akufo-Ado said there would be "restrictions on movement of persons in the Greater Accra Metropolitan Area and the Greater Kumasi Metropolitan Area and contiguous districts for a period of two weeks."
A German army shipment of six million face masks needed to protect against the novel coronavirus has vanished in Kenya, the defence ministry in Berlin confirmed Tuesday.

German army loses 6 million masks in Kenya

A German army shipment of six million face masks needed to protect against the novel coronavirus has vanished in Kenya, the defence ministry in Berlin confirmed Tuesday.
Uganda’s President Yoweri Museveni attends the World Economic Forum (WEF) annual meeting in Davos, Switzerland, January 24, 2019. REUTERS-Arnd Wiegmann

Uganda closes border with Kenya

Uganda on Sunday closed its border with Kenya at Malaba after confirming its first positive coronavirus case, leaving commuters and truck drivers stranded.
A coffin is taken out of the hospital in the presence of two relatives and a funeral home employee in Venice, Italy [Marco Di Lauro-Getty Images]

Italy records 627 deaths on Friday

Since the onset of the Covid-19 outbreak in Italy, the country reported its highest deaths on Friday, data from worldometers.info has shown.
Jordan is set to impose a countrywide round-the-clock curfew to fight against the coronavirus pandemic, barring people from moving except for emergencies, the government said.

Jordan announces round-the-clock curfew

Jordan is set to impose a countrywide round-the-clock curfew to fight against the coronavirus pandemic, barring people from moving except for emergencies, the government said.
Austria said Wednesday it will close its national museums and suspend all remaining trains to neighboring Italy to stem the spread of the new coronavirus.

Italian coronavirus death toll nears China’s as outbreak spreads

The Chinese city where the coronavirus first took hold reported no new homegrown cases Thursday, while the death toll in Italy was poised to overtake that of China in a dramatic illustration of how the outbreak has pivoted toward Europe and the United States.
Athletics Kenya’s announcement follows last week’s edict to bar athletes from travelling to international events.

Kenya orders closure of training camps and clubs over coronavirus worries

Kenya’s athletics authority on Wednesday ordered the closure of training camps and clubs due to the coronavirus outbreak, a move that threatens the ability of the country’s athletes to prepare for the Olympic Games which are scheduled to begin in July.

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Gov. David Umahi of Ebonyi has pledged to abide by the peace pact he made with political opponents in the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).

Ebonyi governor vows to prosecute officials linked to communal crisis

Governor David Umahi of Ebonyi State has vowed to arrest and prosecute people, including government officials, linked to the communal crisis involving Effium and Ezza Effium indigenes of Ohaukwu Local Government Area of the state.

NOA advises Nigerians to disregard conspiracy theories about coronavirus vaccine

The National Orientation Agency (NOA) has advised Nigerians to disregard conspiracy theories about COVID-19 vaccines and the various rumours being attributed to them.
The Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SSG), Boss Mustapha, on Tuesday disagreed with Director General of the Nigerian Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), Chikwe Ihekweazu, when he called on the House of Reps to amend the Quarantine Act.

PTF: Nigeria records four cases of UK coronavirus variant strain

Mr Boss Mustapha, Chairman, Presidential Task Force (PTF) on COVID-19 and Secretary to the Government of the Federation, said Nigeria recorded four cases of COVID-19, B117 variant strain, first reported in the UK.
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Imo workers oust state NLC chairman

Workers in Imo State have kicked out the state chairman of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC), Austin Chilakpu, after a resolution reached on Monday at the meeting the workers held at the state secretariat in Owerri.
The Ekiti State Governor, Kayode Fayemi, on Tuesday, briefed Mr Buhari on the limitations of the distribution of palliatives to vulnerable persons to curb the economic impact of the coronavirus.

Ekiti government inaugurates law reform commission board

A statement made available to newsmen by the commissioner indicated that the exercise was in line with the provisions of the state Law Reform Commission Law, 2014 (as amended).