WHO Chief Tells Countries Not To Give Up
The World Health Organization chief insisted Monday that it was still possible to rein in Covid-19 even in places with surging outbreaks, warning against giving up the fight.
France Braces For Tougher Restrictions As COVID-19 Cases Soar
Government sources suggested that France could announce tougher measures later this week to bring the coronavirus under control after the number of daily cases topped 50,000 for the first time.
President Emmanuel Macron will gather his top ministers Tuesday to review efforts to curtail the outbreak.
U.S. State Department Approves $2.4 Billion More In Potential Arms Sales To Taiwan
The Pentagon on Monday said the U.S. State Department has approved the potential sale of 100 Boeing-made Harpoon Coastal Defense Systems to Taiwan in a deal that has a potential value of up to $2.37 billion.
Turkish Leader Backs Boycott Of French Goods
Turkish leader Tayyip Erdogan asked his compatriots to stop buying French goods on Monday in the latest expression of anger in the Muslim world over images being displayed in France of the Prophet Mohammad, which some Muslims consider blasphemous.
Cameroon's President Condemns School Mass Shooting
Cameroon's President Paul Biya has condemned the killing of seven children in a mass shooting at a private school in the Anglophone region.
United Nations Accuses Rich Countries Of Dumping Dirty Cars In Africa
The United Nations says rich countries are dumping millions of highly polluting used cars on poorer nations.
An investigation by the UN Environment Programme found that between 2015 and 2018, 14 million old, poor quality vehicles were exported from Europe, the US and Japan.
South Sudan Reports New Vaccine-Derived Polio Outbreak
South Sudan’s health ministry has announced an outbreak of polio in five regional states of the country.
National Broadcasting Commission Criticised For Fining ARISE NEWS, Channels, AIT
The Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project , People’s Democratic Party and the Nigeria Union of Journalists on Monday criticised the National Broadcasting Commission for imposing fines on ARISE NEWS Channel, Channels Television and Africa Independent Television over their coverage of the #ENDSARS protests.
National Economic Council Sets Up Committee To Engage Youths
The National Economic Council has reached a resolution by the Council that the deeper reasons behind the ENDSARS protests and its fallouts should be addressed by both the Federal and State Governments.
Nigeria Governors’ Forum Says No State Hoarded COVID-19 Palliatives
The Nigeria Governors’ Forum has denied allegations that COVID-19 palliatives meant for distribution were hoarded by state governments.