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Protests Sparked By Death Of Ethiopian Popular Singer Claim 50 Lives

Africa News

Ongoing protests rocking Ethiopia's largest ethnic region following the slaying of a popular singer, HachaluHundessa, has claimed the lives of 50 people, the violent confrontations have also led to a significant destruction of properties plus the shutting down of the country'sinternetmaking communication difficult.

Thousands Of Malians Protest As They Seek Removal Of President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita

Africa News

Thousands of protesters have taken to the street of Mali capital city of Bamako calling for the resignation of President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita after an alarming increase of insecurity in the country. The ongoing unrest underscored the mounting opposition to Mr Keita, who has led the West African country since 2013 when he took office months after a French-led military operation ousted Islamic extremists from power in the north.

Burundi President Pierre Nkurunziza Dies At 55

Africa News

Outgoing President of Burundi Pierre Nkurunziza, 55 years old has passed on at a hospital in Karuzi, eastern Burundi. In a statement posted on Twitter on Tuesday Nkurunziza, had attended a volleyball match on Saturday afternoon and was taken to the hospital that evening after falling ill. His condition improved and he was said to have spoken to some around him but on Monday,his condition suddenly deteriorated leading to cardiac arrest. All efforts by doctors to revive him proved unsuccessful. 

Iran has on Monday issued a warrant of Arrest on the United States President, Donald Trump over the killing of Iranian Top General, Qasem Soleimani who led the Quds Force of Iran's Revolutionary Guards in January by an American drone strike.
According to Iran State News Agency, IRNA, Tehran prosecutor, Ali Qasi Mehr said the arrest warrant was also issued for 36 other US political and military officials involved, adding those involved in the death of the General "have been investigated and were ordered to be arrested through Interpol".

A new strain of flu that has the potential to become a pandemic has been identified in China by scientists. According to reports, the flu which emerged recently is carried pigs but can infect humans. The researchers are concerned that it could mutate further so that it can spread easily from person to person, and trigger a global outbreak. While it is not an immediate problem, possibilities are bound that it has “all the hallmarks” of being highly adapted to infect humans and require close monitoring. As it is new, people will have little or no immunity to the virus. In the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, scientists are of the view that measures to control the virus in pigs, and close monitoring of swine industry workers should be swiftly implemented.

North Korea Blows Up Joint Liaison Office With South

Middle East & Asia News

Following the renewal of military action at North Korea's border town of Kaesong, the North has on Tuesday blown up a joint liaison office with South Korea near Kaesong. The office was set up in 2018 to enable communication when the two countries were in a state of war. However, the office was evacuated and has remained empty due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

OPEC: Oil Price Stable After Successful Engagement

US & Canada News

Oil price in the world market has on Tuesday after a volatile session sparked by confusion over the status of the U.S-China trade deal.

Atlanta Police Chief Resigns After Fatal Shooting Of Another Black Man

US & Canada News

The fatal shooting of another African-American man, Rashard Brooks, at the hands of a white Atlanta police officer has not only sparked new waves of protests over the weekend but prompted the resignation of Atlanta Police Chief Erika Shields.

George Floyd: Mourners Call For Racial Justice At Funeral

US & Canada News

The funeral of George Floyd,an African American whose death in police custody spawned global outrage and protests across states in the US has seen a massive impassioned call for racial justice. The funeral, on Tuesday, was witnessed by thousands in Houston, Texas, who trooped in to bid a final farewell to Floyd

EU To Ban US Travelers Indefinitely

Europe News

The European Union is set to place a travel ban on travellers coming from the US, after banning Brazil and Russia Indefinitely. The reason for the EU ban of US, Brazil, Russia, among others is due to the handling of the COVID-19 pandemic; However, travel from China, as well as some developing countries, will be allowed.

WHO Reports Largest Single-Day Increase in COVID-19 Cases

Europe News

The World Health Organisation (WHO) on Sunday reported the largest single-day increase in coronavirus cases by its count, at more than 183,000 new cases in the last 24 hours.

Some airline operators have threatened to take legal actions against the British government for insisting that all arrivals self-isolate for 14 days on entry into the country. The directive by the UK government is to take effect this Monday, as the country gradually eases lockdown.