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Boris Johnson says he would not take the knee: ‘I don’t believe in gestures’

People should not feel “bullied” into taking the knee, Prime Minister Boris Johnson has said. Speaking on LBC on Friday, Johnson acknowledged that there are “injustices and prejudice” that need to be rectified in the UK, but said: “I don’t want people to be bullied into doing things that they don’t necessarily want to do …

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Trump Administration Buys up Nearly All the World’s Supply of Coronavirus Drug Remdesivir

The U.S. has bought up almost all of the world’s supply of remdesivir, one of only two drugs shown to work against the new coronavirus. Remdesivir, which was developed to treat Ebola, is produced almost exclusively by US pharmaceutical giant Gilead Sciences – and it has been priced at $2,340 (£1,892) per patient in wealthier …

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Minister of Justice Abubakar Malami writes President Buhari; seeks removal of EFCC boss Ibrahim Magu

Abubakar Malami, Nigeria’s Attorney-General of the Federation (AGF) and Minister of Justice, has reportedly written to President Buhari, recommending the termination of the appointment of the Acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Ibrahim Magu.   Thisday reports that Malami, in his letter to the president, based his recommendation on several grounds “raging from diversion of recovered …

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Donald Trump’s niece Mary set to publish explosive book about her family

Donald Trump’s niece, Mary Trump, will publish a “harrowing and salacious” book about the president this August, according to reports. Donald Trump’s niece has reportedly written a book about her uncle in which she details how and why she leaked family tax information to the New York Times – and delves into family feuds. Mary …

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It Hurts Me To See Black Youths Thinking Like White People- Jacob Zuma (video)

Jacob Zuma, former President of South Africa has expressed his pain of seeing educated black youths being “instruments” of white people.   In short clip shared by his daughter Dudu Zuma-Sambudla on her Twitter page, the former South African President who has corruption charges hanging on him, was seen seated in front of a Jacob G …

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Burundi President Pierre Nkurunziza dies of ‘cardiac arrest’ at 55

Burundi’s President Pierre Nkurunziza, aged 55, has died after suffering a cardiac arrest, the government says. He was admitted to hospital on Saturday after feeling unwell, his condition improved but on Monday he had a cardiac arrest and efforts to revive him were unsuccessful, officials say. Nkurunziza was due to leave office in August after a …

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Hillary Clinton asks how anyone ‘with a beating heart and a working mind still supports’ Donald Trump

Hillary Clinton has slammed Donald Trump, claiming his response to George Floyd’s death and ensuing protests is ‘inadequate,’ and asserting the president is ‘such a failure across the board.’ According to Clinton it’s a mystery to her ‘why anybody with a beating heart and a working mind still supports him’ In an interview with the …

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Obama responds to George Floyd killing in Minneapolis: ‘This shouldn’t be normal in 2020 America’

Former President Barack Obama put out a statement on George Floyd, a black man who died after being pinned down by police in Minneapolis. Obama, 58,  released a statement via his Twitter page, saying it “cannot be normal” in 2020 and urged the Minnesota authorities to ‘ensure that the circumstances surrounding George Floyd’s death are …

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Trump threatens to close down social media platforms which ‘silence conservative voices’ after Twitter posts warning under his tweet

Donald Trump has threatened to “strongly regulate” or close down social media platforms that do not meet his standards for ideological balance,  a day after Twitter attached a warning to some of his tweets prompting readers to fact check the president’s claims.   Trump,  on Wednesday insinuated that Republicans felt social media companies were trying …

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Donald Trump orders governors to allow places of worship to reopen

President Donald Trump said Friday that places of worship are “essential” and should open this weekend, threatening to override governors who have ordered churches, synagogues and mosques not to reopen in the coming days. “Some governors have deemed liquor stores and abortion clinics as essential, but have left out churches and other houses of worship. …

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