Guinea reverses decision to shun Tokyo Games over COVID-19 fears

Guinea’s five athletes will participate in the Tokyo Olympics after all, a statement from the West African nation’s sports ministry said on Thursday. This reverses...

UNESCO removes Liverpool from World Heritage List

Historic docklands and buildings in the UK city of Liverpool have been removed from the UN cultural body UNESCO’s list of World Heritage sites,...

U.S., EU call on Taliban to end military offensive in Afghanistan

Diplomatic missions to Afghanistan of countries including the U.S. have called on Taliban militants to urgently put an end to their current military offensive...

Missing Ugandan athlete spotted on CCTV

A Ugandan athlete who went missing in Japan on July 16, after failing to qualify for the Tokyo Olympics has been spotted at Nagoya...

German flood deaths rise above 130

The number of people, who have died in the devastating flooding in western Germany continues to rise. This is as the death toll reaching more...

US CDC detects first case of monkeypox “imported“ from Nigeria

The US Centre for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) on Friday confirmed that a rare case of human monkeypox was detected in Texas, making...

UN rights chief calls for prompt release of Journalists held in Cuba

The UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Ms Michelle Bachelet, on Friday, called for prompt release of protestors and journalists detained during anti-government demonstrations...

Merkel meets Biden to help rebuild frayed trans-Atlantic ties

U.S. President, Joe Biden and German Chancellor, Angela Merkel, will meet as part of efforts to renew trans-Atlantic ties after the tensions unleashed by...

Nobel Peace Prize winner Yunus to receive Olympic Laurel

Nobel Peace Prize winner, Muhammad Yunus of Bangladesh, will receive the Olympic Laurel at the opening ceremony of the Tokyo Games on July 23,...

Lightning kills 11 selfie-takers in India

At least 69 people were struck dead by lightning in India, with 11 victims killed when they were taking selfies as monsoon storms lashed...

Jordan sentences two men in ‘sedition plot’

A Jordanian court on Monday has convicted two senior figures accused of taking part in an alleged destabilizing plot that involves the king’s half-brother...

Italy celebrate Euro 2020 title, Prime Minister to receive team

Italians wildly celebrated the Euro 2020 title of their national team which was to be received by Prime Minister Mario Draghi later on Monday. Thousands...

Police arrest alleged mastermind of Haiti president’s murder

Haiti’s national police on Sunday announced the arrest of the suspected mastermind in the assassination of President Jovenel Moise. A Haitian doctor living in the...

Barty gets first Wimbledon title after Pliskova’s defeat

World number one Ash Barty overcame a second-set hiccup as she defeated Karolina Pliskova 6-3 6-7 (4-7) 6-3 on Saturday. The win helped her to...

UNICEF to supply AU states 220m COVID-19 vaccines

The UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) has signed an agreement with Janssen Pharmaceutica NV to supply up to 220 million doses of the J&J single-dose vaccine to all 55...

950 pupils abducted from schools in six months, says UNICEF

No fewer than 950 pupils have been abducted from their schools by gunmen in the last six months, the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF)...

Nigeria: UN chief condemns abduction of Bethel Baptist School students

UN Secretary-General, Antonio Guterres, on Tuesday, condemned the abduction of some students of Bethel Baptist High School, Damishi, Chikun local government area of Kaduna...

GEF secures ambitious $40bn commitment to advance gender equality – Officials

The Generation Equality Forum (GEF) ended in Paris on Friday with close to $40 billion commitment from stakeholders, to advance gender equality, a communique...

Ghana records community infection of COVID-19 Delta variant

Ghana confirmed a community infection of the Delta variant of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) on Friday, the Ministry of Information said. “The Ghana Health Service informed...

SDGs: World leaders meet at UN to drive pandemic recovery

UN says world leaders are preparing to take part in 2021 High Level Political Forum (HLPF) on Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), where they will...
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