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U.N. Seeks $130 Million To Prevent Hunger Catastrophe In Zimbabwe

The United Nations food agency said on Wednesday it needed $130 million to fund emergency operations in Zimbabwe until August and prevent a catastrophe in the southern African nation, as climate- and recession-induced food shortages deepened. The World Food Programme (WFP) said 7.7 million Zimbabweans, half the population, need food aid after a devastating drought […]

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22 New Cases Of Coronavirus In Nigeria. Total Of 276. 6 Deaths, 44 Discharged

Twenty-two new cases of #COVID19 have been reported in Nigeria: 15 in Lagos, 4 in the FCT, 2 in Bauchi, 1 in Edo As at 09:00pm 8th April there are 276 confirmed cases of #COVID19 reported in Nigeria. Fourty-four have been discharged with six deaths See breakdown below,As at 09:00 pm 8th April, there are […]

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Rivers State Government Declares Carveton Helicopters Persona Non Grata

For endangering the lives of Rivers people by its suspicious operations, the Rivers State Government has declared Carveton Helicopters, Persona Non Grata in the state. In a State Broadcast on Wednesday, Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike directed Local Government Council Chairmen to close the Offices of Carveton Helicopters across the state. He said: “We […]

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Malta Records Its First Coronavirus Death

Malta announced its first death from COVID-19 on Wednesday, a 92-year-old woman with severe underlying medical problems. The tiny Mediterranean island reported its first case of the disease a month ago and since then 299 people have tested positive, with four patients receiving intensive care hospital treatment. “I confirm the woman’s passing with a heavy […]

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UK’s Johnson ‘Improving’ As He Fights COVID-19 In Intensive Care

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s condition is improving and he is able to sit up in bed and engage with clinical staff, finance minister Rishi Sunak said on Wednesday as Johnson remained in intensive care battling COVID-19. Johnson was admitted to St Thomas’ hospital on Sunday evening with a persistent high temperature and cough and […]

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WHO Rejects ‘China-centric’ Charge After Trump Criticism

World Health Organization officials on Wednesday denied that the body was “China-centric” and said that the acute phase of a pandemic was not the time to cut funding, after U.S. President Donald Trump said he may put contributions on hold. The United States is the top donor to the Geneva-based body which Trump said had […]

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Saudi-led Coalition To Announce Yemen Ceasefire At Midnight: Sources

The Saudi-led coalition fighting Yemen’s Iran-aligned Houthi movement will announce at midnight on Wednesday it is halting military operations nationwide to support a U.N. ceasefire initiative, three sources familiar with the matter told Reuters. The suspension in fighting, expected to go into effect on Thursday, was agreed in part to avoid a potential outbreak of […]

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After Trump Criticism, U.N. Chief Says Now Not The Time To Assess Virus Response

U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said on Wednesday that now was not the time to assess the global response to the coronavirus pandemic, calling instead for the international community to focus on working in solidarity to stop the virus. “Once we have finally turned the page on this epidemic, there must be a time to look back fully to understand […]

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Ex-Inter Midfielder Cauet: Of Course Inter Can Sign Messi, There Are No Doubts

Benoit Cauet insists “there are no doubts Inter could sign Lionel Messi” from Barcelona. “Steven Zhang has the financial capabilities and the potential ambition.” Former Nerazzurri President Massimo Moratti has been pushing the idea of a summer swoop and TNT in Argentina reported today that it was more than a theory, claiming negotiations with Messi’s […]

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Hadi Sirika: Wike Has No Right To Order Arrest Of Pilots

Hadi Sirika, minister of aviation, says aviation matters are on the exclusive list of the federal government, faulting the order of Nyesom Wike, governor of Rivers, that two pilots of Caverton Helicopters should be arrested. The governor had accused Caverton Helicopter of violating the lockdown order imposed to prevent the spread of coronavirus. After their […]