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Journalist's Home Set Ablaze Amid Niger Violence

The home of a Radio France International (RFI) reporter was burned down Thursday during post-election violence in Niger's capital, Niamey.RFI ...


Journalist's Home Set Ablaze During Niger Violence

The home of a Radio France International (RFI) reporter was burned down Thursday during post-election violence in Niger's capital, Niamey.RFI ...


FROM THE FIELD: Humanitarian crises of concern in 2021

The COVID-19 pandemic has dominated much of the world's attention over the last 12 months, but many other crises will ...


Nigeria: UN calls for release of 317 girls abducted

Abuja [Nigeria], February 27 (ANI): The United Nations on Friday called for the immediate release of several hundred schoolgirls kidnapped ...


Ivory Coast Receives 500,000 COVID-19 Vaccine Doses

The World Health Organization said Ivory Coast received 500,000 doses of COVID-19 vaccine Friday, the second nation to receive vaccines ...


Sahel Child Marriage Growing Rapidly

OUAGADOUGOU, BURKINA FASO - According to data from the United Nations, Africa's Sahel countries have the highest rate of child ...


Cameroon police arrest 'suspected homosexuals' at AIDS centre

Police in Cameroon have arrested nine people on suspicion of homosexuality, most of them at an HIV/AIDS care centre, an ...


Spiralling crisis: Covid-19 sparking 'oxygen emergency' says UN

The Covid-19 pandemic has left an already strained medical oxygen supply gasping for breath, with the UN and its partners ...


Gunmen kill 36 in attacks on two northern Nigerian states

Gunmen killed 36 people in two attacks in northern Nigeria on Wednesday, a day after insurgents fired rocket-propelled grenades amid ...


Nigeria's mass kidnappings that shock the world

Several hundred girls are unaccounted for after armed bandits raided a school in northwestern Nigeria, a teacher says. Their disappearance ...


Nigeria gunmen release 42 hostages from mid-February school abduction

Kidnappers have freed 42 people, including 27 boys, snatched from a school in central Nigeria 10 days ago. The reports ...


International

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Republicans call to boycott China olympics over human rights abuses

WASHINGTON, DC - The White House press secretary has told reporters it is not certain whether the United States will ...

Covid-19 restrictions have virtually eliminated flu from United States

NEW YORK, New York - Experts are searching for an answer as to what caused the flu to virtually disappear ...

Humanity's insatiable greed for growth has consequences

A triad of intersecting world-wide pandemics simultaneously threatening humanity today are the end results of its own insatiable greedy human ...

California now makes up 10 percent of America's COVID-19 death toll

LOS ANGELES, California: California has now recorded over 50,000 deaths from COVID-19, representing more than ten percent of the total ...

Texas hearings to focus on failures that left people without power

AUSTIN, Texas: Texas lawmakers have begun hearings into the causes of the enormous power outages that plagued Texas residents at ...

U.S. Senate votes 78-20 to confirm Thomas-Greenfield as UN ambassador

WASHINGTON DC: - Career foreign service diplomat Linda Thomas-Greenfield was approved to become U.S. ambassador to the United Nations this ...

Business

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Unemployment in Ireland reaches 25% due to pandemic

DUBLIN, Ireland - It will take until 2023 for Ireland to return to full employment following the Covid pandemic, Ireland's ...

Concerned about security, Biden seeks to produce supply chain goods

WASHINGTON, DC: In order to reduce the United States' reliance on the imports of advanced batteries, pharmaceuticals, critical minerals and ...

U.S. stocks breakdown continues, techs however gain

NEW YORK, New York - U.S. stocks were like a tug of war Friday. Industrials lost ground, while technology stocks ...

Ability to transfer money prevented by Wednesday failure at U.S. Fed

WASHINGTON, DC - Several payment services belonging to the U.S. Federal Reserve came to a standstill on Wednesday, including the ...

Stocks in Tokyo drop more than twelve hundred points

SYDNEY, NSW, Australia - Shares across Asia were slammed on Friday sending the major indices tumbling."The bond market is signalling ...

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Somalia Issues First License to Mobile Money Service

Somali officials on Saturday issued the country's first license to a mobile money service, bringing regulation to the widely used ...


Prov'l ASF task force monitors entry of pork products in Antique

SAN JOSE, Antique, Feb. 27 (PIA) -- The Provincial African Swine Fever (ASF) Crisis Management Task Force is strictly monitoring ...


Botswana Eases COVID Restrictions Despite Rising Death Toll

GABORONE, BOTSWANA - Botswana, which saw COVID-19 deaths surpass 300 this week, has lifted a ban on alcohol sales and ...


Prasa CEO appointment marks beginning of new era: Mbalula

The Passenger Rail Agency (Prasa) of South Africa has not had a permanet CEO since the departure of Lucky Montana ...


Missing surfskier's body found adrift at sea in Cape Town

The body of a surfskier was found adrift, offshore of Cape Town, after he was reported to be overdue from ...


Cheetahs upset Stormers in see-saw encounter at Cape Town Stadium

The Cheetahs upset the apple cart when they defeated the Stormers in the Cape franchise's first home match at Cape ...


Hotel Review

Hyatt Regency New Orleans

Expectations were high for this top of the line Hyatt product in "The Big Easy". The taxi rolled up to the rear of the ...

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