Africa Covid19 

No election in any part of Ethiopia before COVID 19 is no more threat,says NEBE

Ethiopia’s National Electoral Board (NEBE) disclosed on Wednesday that it has received a request from Tigray regional state Council to organize an election in the region for the 6th general election in the country. In a response statement issued on June 24, the Board recalled that the Ethiopian Upper House (House of Federation) has passed a decision on June 10 to extend the terms of the Federal and Regional House Representatives until after 9 to 12 months after a relevant authority declares that Coronavirus poses no risk to the country.…

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Advertising Africa 

Nigeria summons Ghana’s high commissioner over demolished property

The Nigerian government on Monday summoned the Ghanaian High Commissioner in Nigeria, Iva Denoo, over the demolition of a section of the Nigerian embassy in Accra, Ghana. Nigeria’s Minister of Foreign Affairs, Geoffrey Onyeama, in a Twitter post, said he had actually asked the Ghanaian official to give an “urgent description” on the recent attacks on Nigeria’s diplomatic house and the staff in Accra. “Summoned the Chargè d’ Affaires of the High Commission of #Ghana to Nigeria, Ms Iva Denoo to require immediate explanation on the current attacks on a…

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Covid19 South America 

Amid Growing Death Toll in Brazil, Bolsonaro’s Handling of the Covid-19 Pandemic Condemned as ‘Pitiful’

Brazil is now second only to the United States in terms of both Covid-19 cases and deaths, and its daily death toll is the highest in the world—conditions that public health officials within and beyond the South American country continue to partly blame on far-right President Jair Bolsonaro’s “reckless” response to the pandemic. As of Sunday afternoon, Brazil—home to an estimated 211 million people—had more than 850,500 confirmed Covid-19 cases and over 42,700 deaths, according to the Johns Hopkins global tracker. Journalists have repeatedly pointed out that the nation’s official…

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Africa Covid19 

Burundi president becomes world’s first head of state to die of Covid confirm medics

The Burundian president died from the coronavirus, according to medics at the hospital where he was flown to following his death. The country’s government had announced Pierre Nkurunziza’s cause of death as from a heart attack. A medical source at the Karusi hospital where Nkurunziza died, has confirmed the president was in ‘respiratory distress’ before his death. Medics at the Kamenge university hospital in Bujumbura told AFP that the head of the institute of public health requested their hospital’s only ventilator and the head of our reanimation service ‘in the name…

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Africa Professional Services 

Nigerian Guild of Editors calls for government intervention

The Nigerian Guild of Editors has called for the urgent intervention of the Nigerian government to save the media in Nigeria from total collapse. The Guild made the call in a Communiqué issued at the end of its Standing Committee Meeting held via Zoom at Editors’ House, Ikeja, Lagos State. According to the Communiqué signed by the Guild’s Administrative Secretary, Toye OLori, the Standing Committee acknowledged the dire state of the media now made worse by the COVID-19 pandemic. The Communiqué reads, “The Guild specifically recommends the injection of funds…

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