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COVID-19: Tanzania chooses local herbs over vaccine

Tanzania has reportedly said it has no plans to import COVID-19 vaccines, instead of pinning its hopes on research into “local herbs”. In an interview with The East African newspaper, Health Ministry spokesperson Gerald Chami went on to cast doubt on the safety and efficacy of imported vaccines. He claimed that development has been too …

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Somalia cuts diplomatic ties with Kenya citing interference

Somalia’s government says it has severed ties with strategic neighbor Kenya “to safeguard the unity, sovereignty, stability of the country.” In a televised broadcast late on Monday, Information Minister Osman Dubbe said Somalia had ordered all its diplomats in Kenya to return, while Kenyan diplomats in Somalia have been ordered to leave within seven days. …

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ICC to investigate crimes against humanity in Nigeria

The prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (ICC) has said she will seek full investigations into possible war crimes and crimes against humanity committed in Nigeria. The announcement was made Friday by ICC chief prosecutor Fatou Bensouda. Fatou Bensouda said in a statement on Friday her office had completed a preliminary examination and found a …

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#EndSARS: I’m Disgusted With CNN, BBC’s Coverage, Says Nigerian President

President Muhammadu Buhari has stated that he is disgusted with the coverage of EndSARS protests by the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) and America’s Cable News Network (CNN).   The President said this at a meeting with state governors at the presidential villa in Abuja on Tuesday December 8.   Buhari in a statement released by his spokesman Garba …

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Lugulu High School students in Kenya stage protest after some students were allegedly defiled by teachers and the principal tried to cover it up

Students of Lugulu Girls High School in Bungoma county on Tuesday held demonstrations to protest against alleged defilement of a student. They said a student was defiled on Saturday morning in a school bathroom as she was taking a shower before morning preps. They said the victim woke up as usual to go take a …

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North Korea publicly executes a citizen by firing squad for breaking Covid restriction rules

A North Korean citizen was publicly executed by authorities for violating “emergency quarantine measures,” according to Radio Free Asia. A man accused of smuggling across the sealed-off Chinese border was shot dead on November 28 in order to scare people into following the rules While North Korea officially claims it has never had a case …

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BREAKING: US removes reciprocity visa fees for Nigerians

The United States has removed the reciprocity fee imposed on visa applications from Nigeria. The fee was imposed in August 2019 on applicants whose non-immigrant visa applications are granted. The US Consulate at the time said it was “reciprocating” the extra visa fee the Nigerian government charges American citizens. The US consulate argued that while the US charged Nigerians …

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Joe Biden to appoint Nigerian-born Adewale Adeyemo as US Deputy Treasury Secretary

US President-elect Joe Biden is set to announce Nigerian-born attorney Adewale Adeyemo, as deputy Treasury secretary, according to various reports. Adeyemo, who was a former senior international economic adviser during the Obama administration, will serve under former Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen, who Biden plans to appoint to lead the US Treasury Department. This will …

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Top Iranian Nuclear Scientist Was Killed by Remote-controlled Machine Gun, Report Says

The Iranian chief nuclear scientist, Mohsen Fakhrizadeh, assassinated last week Friday, November 27, 2020, in Tehran, was shot by a remote-controlled machine gun operating out of another car, Iran’s Fars News Agency has stated. According to the report, Fakhrizadeh was driving with his wife in a bullet-proof vehicle on Friday morning, accompanied by a convoy …

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Man charged with murdering rapper 21 Savage’s brother TM1way

A man has been charged with murdering US rapper 21 Savage’s half-brother in south London. Davis, a 27-year-old drill rapper who performed under the name TM1way and lived in Lambeth, was stabbed to death at Ramillies Close in Brixton Hill on November 22. As reported by The Guardian, Davis was taking shopping home to his …

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