Minnesota Governor authorizes ‘full mobilization’ of state’s National Guard, says protests no longer about death of George Floyd

Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz announced Saturday he has authorized “full mobilization” of the state’s National Guard -something that has never been done in the 164-year history of the Minnesota National Guard. Walz, who has been hammered by residents, critics and the press for his response to the crisis in his state, pushed back on the idea that the protests, which have turned increasingly violent, now … Continue reading Minnesota Governor authorizes ‘full mobilization’ of state’s National Guard, says protests no longer about death of George Floyd

Lawyer: Wife Of Charged Ex-MPD Officer Derek Chauvin Files For Divorce

A lawyer has issued a statement from the wife of the now-arrested and charged former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin, and she said she has filed for divorce. “This evening, I spoke with Kellie Chauvin and her family. She is devastated by Mr. Floyd’s death and her utmost sympathy lies with his family, with his loved ones and with everyone who is grieving this tragedy. … Continue reading Lawyer: Wife Of Charged Ex-MPD Officer Derek Chauvin Files For Divorce

US Cuts World Health Organization Ties Over Virus Response

President Donald Trump said Friday that the U.S. will be terminating its relationship with the World Health Organization, saying it had failed to adequately respond to the coronavirus because China has “total control” over the global organization. He said Chinese officials “ignored” their reporting obligations to the WHO and pressured the WHO to mislead the world when the virus was first discovered. He noted that … Continue reading US Cuts World Health Organization Ties Over Virus Response

Racism Cannot Be ‘Normal’ In US, Obama Says Of Latest Police Killing

Former President Barack Obama said on Friday he shared the “anguish” of millions of Americans over the death of a black man killed by police in Minnesota and that racism cannot be “normal” in the United States. “This shouldn’t be ‘normal’ in 2020 America,” Obama said of the death of Minneapolis man George Floyd and several other recent racial incidents in the country. “It can’t … Continue reading Racism Cannot Be ‘Normal’ In US, Obama Says Of Latest Police Killing

Minneapolis cop who knelt on handcuffed black man arrested

The police officer seen on video kneeling on the neck of George Floyd, a handcuffed black man who died in custody after pleading that he could not breathe, was arrested Friday after three days of often-violent protests that resulted in fires and looting across parts of Minneapolis. Public Safety Commissioner John Harrington said state investigators arrested Derek Chauvin, who was one of four officers fired … Continue reading Minneapolis cop who knelt on handcuffed black man arrested

Monkeys snatch blood samples of suspected Covid-19 patients in India

A troop of monkeys snatched the blood samples of suspected coronavirus patients at a government hospital in the Meerut district of the north Indian state of Uttar Pradesh. The incident happened on Thursday when a lab assistant working with the Covid-19 facility of the hospital was carrying blood samples due for testing, Dr. Dheeraj Baliyan, medical superintendent of Lala Lajpat Rai Memorial Medical College and Hospital, told CNN. The … Continue reading Monkeys snatch blood samples of suspected Covid-19 patients in India

Buhari attends UN high-level event on development financing amid COVID-19

President Muhammadu Buhari is currently participating in a virtual United Nations High-Level Event on Financing for Development in the Era of COVID-19 and Beyond. Buhari is participating at the invitation of the United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres. The High-Level Event is jointly hosted by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau of Canada and Prime Minister Andrew Holness of Jamaica. The event brings together world leaders and international … Continue reading Buhari attends UN high-level event on development financing amid COVID-19

Boris Johnson confirms new rules of how many people can meet outdoors

The coronavirus lockdown will be eased in England on Monday, Boris Johnson has said. Addressing the daily Downing Street press conference, the prime minister said that the government’s five tests for easing lockdown have now been met. He said: “We can move forward with adjusting the lockdown in England on Monday.” Groups of six people from different households will be now able to meet outdoors, including in … Continue reading Boris Johnson confirms new rules of how many people can meet outdoors

‘US has belittled AfDB’ — Obasanjo, Zainab Ahmed write board

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo and Zainab Ahmed, the minister of finance, budget, and national planning, have urged the board of the African Development Bank to ignore calls for an independent investigation of Akinwumi Adesina by the US. Adesina, who is the president of the AfDB, was accused of favouritism and has been absolved of the allegations by the bank’s ethics committee. In separate letters seen … Continue reading ‘US has belittled AfDB’ — Obasanjo, Zainab Ahmed write board

Biggest Company In The World, APPLE, Announces DJ Cuppy As Their First Ever African Radio Host In Million- Dollar Deal

DJ Cuppy, the celebrity daughter of Nigerian billionaire, Femi Otedola, has landed a first-of-its-kind deal with Apple Music in a move that entertainment industry watchers have labeled “watershed”. Apple Music is launching its first radio show in Africa. The streaming platform announced today, Thursday, that “Africa Now Radio with Cuppy” will debut Sunday and will feature a mix of contemporary and traditional popular African sounds, … Continue reading Biggest Company In The World, APPLE, Announces DJ Cuppy As Their First Ever African Radio Host In Million- Dollar Deal