Trump administration formally pulls US out of WHO

< 1 min read President Donald Trump’s administration has officially withdrawn US from the World Health Organization (WHO) amid coronavirus outbreak, a top Democrat confirmed Tuesday. “Congress received notification that POTUS officially withdrew the U.S. from the @WHO in the midst of a pandemic,” Senator Robert Menendez said on Twitter. “To call Trump’s response to COVID chaotic & incoherent doesn’t do it justice. This…

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U.S. to send home foreign students taking classes fully online

2 min read Foreign students in the United States, numbering in the hundreds of thousands, will have to leave the country if their classes are all taught online this fall or if they transfer to another school with in-person instruction, a government agency said. It was not immediately clear how many student visa holders would be affected by the move, but foreign students…

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Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro tests positive for coronavirus

2 min read Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro said on Tuesday he tested positive for the novel coronavirus after months of playing down the severity of the virus and defying medical experts, even as the pandemic killed more than 65,000 people in his country. The right-wing populist told a group of television reporters that he had developed symptoms at the weekend. “It started on…

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Acting EFCC Chairman Ibrahim Magu Suspended, May Face Corruption Charges

< 1 min read Ibrahim Magu has been suspended as the Acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, (EFCC) by President Muhammadu Buhari, the BBC reports. Magu reportedly spent the night in a police cell at the Force Criminal Investigation Department (FCID) Headquarters in Abuja. This followed a six-hour grilling by a presidential panel, chaired by Justice Ayo Salami, a former president…

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China Issues an Alert About Bubonic Plague – Here’s What You Need to Know About This Deadly Disease

4 min read While the world is still battling the new coronavirus, an ancient disease has reared its head in China. On July 5, a herdsman in Inner Mongolia (a part of China) was diagnosed with bubonic plague and is receiving treatment at a hospital, Bayannur city health officials confirmed. Yes, that’s the same disease as the “black death,” which caused the most…

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It’s not banter, it’s racism: UK students accuse universities of brushing complaints aside

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Statements supporting Black Lives Matter are meaningless without action over racist incidents, students say

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CBN bows to market pressure, devalues naira again

5 min read • ‘Timing coincidental, nothing to do with IMF, World Bank’ • Economists advocate currency, lifestyle audit • Moghalu, Sanusi, others disagree on exchange rate unification The country’s fiscal state faces tougher times as the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) bowed to pressure, last week, and further devalued the local currency. The adjustment of the exchange rate at the busiest window…

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