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  • Protests over police abuses erupt in Mexico City

    06 juin 2020

    Protesters have been demanding that authorities be held accountable over the death of Giovanni Lopez, who died in police custody in the western state of Jalisco last month Masked men and women protesting police abuses vandalised buildings and threw stones...

  • US records more than 1,000 coronavirus deaths in 24 hours

    05 juin 2020

    This brings the total number of deaths in the country to 108,120, with more than 1.87 million confirmed cases of Covid-19, according to Johns Hopkins University. The US recorded 1,021 new coronavirus deaths in 24 hours, according to the Johns Hopkins...

  • Brazil coronavirus toll surges to third-highest in world

    05 juin 2020

    The South American country reported a new record of 1,473 deaths in 24 hours, bringing its overall toll to 34,021, behind only the United States and Britain. Brazil's death toll from the novel coronavirus has surged past 34,000 to become the third-highest...

  • Kenya bans single-use plastics in protected areas

    05 juin 2020

    Kenya on World Environment Day barred all single-use plastics such as water bottles and straws from its national parks, beaches, forests and other protected areas. The implementation of the ban, first announced a year ago, was ordered in a letter from...

  • Charges filed against all 4 police officers in George Floyd killing

    04 juin 2020

    Officer responsible for killing Floyd has charge upgraded to second-degree murder, while 3 other officers are charged with aiding and abetting second-degree murder. Prosecutors on Wednesday levelled new criminal charges against four Minneapolis police...

  • At least 43 killed in head-on vehicle crash in Sudan

    04 juin 2020

    The police statement said the crash took place in the town of Shangil Tobayi in North Darfur province. A head-on collision between a truck carrying passengers and another vehicle killed at least 43 people and left 32 others injured on a highway in Sudan's...

  • Congo hit by a second, simultaneous Ebola outbreak

    04 juin 2020

    It is also combating a measles epidemic that has killed over 6,000 and Covid-19, which has killed 71. Authorities in Congo announced a new Ebola outbreak in the western city of Mbandaka on Monday, adding to another epidemic of the virus that has raged...

  • Africa coronavirus cases top 100,000

    04 juin 2020

    Countries in northern Africa have the highest death tolls, led by Egypt (696 deaths from 15,003 cases) and Algeria (575 deaths from 7,728 cases) Africa has now recorded more than 100,000 cases of coronavirus, according to an AFP tally drawn from official...

  • Clashes at Paris protest against racism and deadly police violence

    04 juin 2020

    The protesters used slogans from the American protest movement to call for justice for Adama Traore, whose death four years ago has been a rallying cause against police brutality in France. Clashes broke out between police and protesters in Paris on Tuesday...

  • Putin declares state of emergency over Siberian fuel spill

    04 juin 2020

    The spill of over 20,000 tonnes of diesel fuel took place on Friday. Russian President Vladimir Putin on Wednesday ordered a state of emergency and criticised a subsidiary of metals giant Norilsk Nickel after a massive diesel spill into a Siberian river....

  • Brexit deal hangs in balance as UK's Boris Johnson dines with EU leader Ursula von der Leyen

    10 décembre 2020

    British Prime Minister Boris Johnson began a crisis meeting over dinner in Brussels with the EU's chief executive on Wednesday, hours after warning the bloc it must make concessions to clinch a Brexit trade deal and avoid a turbulent year-end breakup....

  • UK to refine allergy warning on Pfizer Covid vaccine

    10 décembre 2020

    Britain's medecine regulator warned people with significant allergies not to get Pfizer-BioNTech's Covid-19 vaccine after two people suffered adverse reactions, but was set to give more detailed guidance on Wednesday based on reviews of those cases. Starting...

  • Multiple people injured after vehicle ploughs into crowd at New York protest

    12 décembre 2020

    A motorist struck about half a dozen people taking part in a protest in New York City on Friday, causing injuries but no deaths, police and media reports said. A spokesman for the New York Police Department told AFP that the vehicle hit "multiple" people...

  • Car bomb kills 8 in Afghanistan: Officials

    20 décembre 2020

    A car bomb killed eight people and wounded more than 15 others in Kabul Sunday, officials said, the latest attack to rock the Afghan capital. “The terrorists have carried out a terrorist attack in Kabul city. Unfortunately, eight of our countrymen were...

  • New Covid strain: More EU nations ban travel from UK

    21 décembre 2020

    A growing list of European nation barred travel from the UK on Sunday and others were considering similar action, in a bid to block a new strain of coronavirus sweeping across southern England from spreading to the continent. France, Germany, Italy, the...

  • Congo-Brazzaville orders Christmas, New Year Covid-19 lockdown to prevent surge in cases

    22 décembre 2020

    Congo-Brazzaville will be placed under a nationwide lockdown for the Christmas and New year day, government spoksman Thierry Moungalla said on tuesday, as the authorities looks to prevent a fresh surge in coronavirus cases. This announcement comes after...

  • Coronavirus: WHO says record weekly Covid-19 cases fuelled by Americas

    23 décembre 2020

    Weekly Covid-19 cases rose by the highest amount since the pandemic began, the World Health Organization said late on Tuesday, with the Americas accounting for half of them. The data shows a continuation of the trend for rising cases this month as vaccination...

  • Congo-Brazzaville: President Denis Sassou N'Guesso announces the presidential election for march 21

    23 décembre 2020

    The president of the Republic of the Congo, Denis Sassou N'Guesso, announced on wednesday during an adress on the state of the nation in front of the parliament that the presidential election to be hold on march 21. Under the terms of the constitution...

  • Europe eases UK travel bans as US passes one million vaccinations

    24 décembre 2020

    Countries in Europe on Wednesday began easing travel bans on Britain put in place to contain a new strain of Covid-19 that UK officials believe spreads faster, as the US said it had now vaccinated one million people. The discovery of the new strain set...

  • Another country reports new Covid variant case; says 'cause for serious concern'

    24 décembre 2020

    Northern Ireland on Wednesday confirmed a positive test for the highly infectious variant of the coronavirus that has emerged in Britain. Northern Ireland's Department of Health said in a statement that the variant is likely to have been present in the...

  • Brexit: Hopes high for UK-EU trade deal as talks enter 'final stages'

    24 décembre 2020

    Britain and the European Union closed in on a Brexit trade deal on Wednesday and although diplomats said a final agreement might still be days away, the estranged allies now looked set to avoid a turbulent economic rupture on New Year's Day. There was...

  • A Brexit trade deal at last: EU and UK clinch narrow accord

    25 décembre 2020

    Britain clinched a narrow Brexit trade deal with the European Union on Thursday, just seven days before it exits one of the world's biggest trading blocs in its most significant global shift since the loss of empire. The deal, agreed more than four years...

  • Covid-19: Mexico, Chile lead Latin America's first vaccine roll-outs

    25 décembre 2020

    Frontline medical workers in Mexico and Chile were among the first to be vaccinated against the coronavirus Thursday as several countries in hard-hit Latin America launched mass immunisation programs. "It's the best gift I could receive in 2020," 59-year-old...

  • Japan ex-PM Abe apologises, corrects parliament statements on funding scandal

    25 décembre 2020

    Former Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Friday corrected statements he had made in parliament, apologising for what he said were mistakes regarding a political funding scandal that has also cast a pall over the current premier. Abe said he felt deeply...

  • New Covid strain in South Africa: Is it different to the UK variant?

    25 décembre 2020

    South Africa has identified a new variant of the novel coronavirus, which authorities believe is driving a surge in Covid-19 infections that could overwhelm its healthcare system. Several countries, including Britain which has found the mutant variant...

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