ECOWAS Lifts Sanctions On Mali

Following the announcement of Mali’s 25-member Transition Government on Monday, regional bloc ECOWAS has  lifted wide-ranging sanctions imposed on the country following the 18th August military coup. In the statement announcing the lifting of sanctions, the Chairman of ECOWAS Authority and Ghana’s President Nana Akufo-Addo called on the Mali government to comply with other demands by the regional body, including the dissolution of the ruling military Council and release detainees. He said the junta has explained in the Transition Charter that the vice president is in charge of defence and…

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Buhari Joins World Leaders Wishes Trump, Family Quick Recovery

President Muhammadu Buhari has joined Americans and other world leaders in prayers for quick and full recovery of President Donald Trump and his wife, Melania, who reportedly tested positive to Covid-19. The Nigerian leader, who expressed his sympathy in a statement issued by his Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Malam Garba Shehu, in Abuja on Friday. According to him, the incident of COVID-19 in the White House manifests the challenge posed by the pandemic across the world, and difficulty in containing the spread. While wishing the American First…

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World Leaders React As Donald Trump And Melania Test Positive For Covid-19

US President Donald Trump Has Said He And First Lady Melania Trump Have Tested Positive For Coronavirus And Are Now Self-Isolating. Mr Trump, Aged 74 And Therefore In A High-Risk Group, Wrote On Twitter: “We Will Get Through This Together.” It Comes After Hope Hicks, One Of His Closest Aides, Tested Positive. Mr Trump’s Announcement Comes Just Over A Month Before The Presidential Elections On 3 November Where He Faces Democratic Challenger Joe Biden. Ms Hicks, 31, Travelled With Mr Trump On Air Force One To The First Presidential TV…

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Champions League Draw: Cristiano Ronaldo, Lionel Messi To Face Each Other

Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi are set to face each other after Juventus and Barcelona were drawn in Group G, while holders Bayern Munich will face Atletico Madrid in Group A. Group stage draw in full: Group A: Bayern Munich, Atletico Madrid, Salzburg, Lokomotiv Moscow   Group B: Real Madrid, Shakhtar Donetsk, Inter Milan, Borussia Monchengladbach   Group C: Porto, Manchester City, Olympiakos, Marseille   Group D: Liverpool, Ajax, Atalanta, Midtjylland   Group E: Sevilla, Chelsea, FK Krasnodar, Rennes   Group F: Zenit St Petersburg, Borussia Dortmund, Lazio, Bruges  …

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Coronavirus: Global Covid-19 Death Toll Passes One Million

The number of people worldwide who have died with Covid-19 has passed one million, researchers say, with many regions still reporting surging numbers of new infections. The tally by Johns Hopkins University shows that deaths in the US, Brazil and India make up nearly half that total. Experts caution that the true figure is probably much higher. UN Secretary-General António Guterres called it a “mind-numbing” figure and “an agonising milestone”. “Yet we must never lose sight of each and every individual life,” he said in a video message. “They were…

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Patient Dies In Car Park As Kenyan Health Workers Strike

One person died on Monday in a car park while waiting for treatment at Kenya’s largest referral hospital as health workers downed their tools to protest against delayed pay of improved salaries and allowances. The management of Kenyatta National Hospital said the deceased, a motorbike taxi rider, arrived at the hospital while in a critical state and nothing could be done to save him. Stanley Kamau, a hospital board member, said the staff were not to blame for the incident as they had issued a strike notice. The workers are…

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WHO Says Over 41,000 Health Workers Infected With COVID-19

The World Health Organization, WHO, said about 41,000 health workers across Africa have been infected with the dreaded COVID-19 disease. That lack of safety has caused of 2.6m deaths globallyThat there is the need to make healthcare safer by pursuing patient-centered policies, redesigning processes, ramping-up hygiene practices, and transforming organisational cultures because the lack thereof has led to the death of 2.6 million patients globally. The WHO Regional Director for Africa, Dr. Matshidiso Moeti, made this known in a statement on Thursday in Abuja, to commemorate the World Patient Safety…

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WHO Says Prolonged Wearing Of Face Mask Not Dangerous

The World Health Organization Has Said A Claim Being Widely Shared On Social Media That The Prolonged Wearing Of Masks Can Be Dangerous Is “Not True At All”,. An Article Making The Claim First Appeared Online In Spanish Towards The End Of April. It Circulated Widely In Spanish-Speaking Countries, Before A Translation Appeared On English Outlets And A Nigerian News Site. The Report Alleged That Prolonged Breathing While Wearing Masks Leads To Inhalation Of Carbon Dioxide, Which Makes People Dizzy And Deprives The Body Of Oxygen. It Also Claimed People…

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Indian And Chinese Troops ‘Clash On Border’ In Sikkim

Dozens of Indian and Chinese soldiers have exchanged physical blows in a clash on the shared border, Indian media report. Seven Chinese and four Indian troops were injured, an army official reportedly said, near the Naku La sector in the border state of Sikkim. Local commanders spoke and resolved the dispute, which took place on Saturday. The two countries have competing claims over their shared 3,400 kilometre (2,100 mile) border. The latest tense face-off took place near the Naku La sector in Sikkim, more than 5,000 metres (16,400ft) above sea…

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Coronavirus: Germany Infection Rate Rises As Lockdown Eases

Coronavirus infections are rising in Germany, official data shows, just days after the country eased its lockdown restrictions. According to the Robert Koch Institute (RKI), Germany’s reproduction rate – the number of people each confirmed patient infects – is now above 1. This means the number of infections is now rising in the country. The report came as thousands of Germans gathered on Saturday calling for a total end to the lockdown. Chancellor Angela Merkel announced a broad relaxation of national restrictions on Wednesday after talks with the leaders of…

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