U.S. President-elect Joe Biden tested negative for coronavirus on Monday, his office said in a brief statement.  “President-elect Biden underwent PCR testing for COVID-19 today and COVID-19 was not detected," the office added. The 78-year old leader fractured several bones at the weekend while playing with his dog, and was expected to use a walking boot for several weeks while he recovers.

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Arizona certifies Biden’s win, dealing another blow to Trump

Arizona on Monday certified President-elect Joseph R. Biden Jr.'s win in the state, dealing another blow to President Donald Trump's attempt to overturn the election results. The latest certification now leaves only Wisconsin as the last contested battleground state to formalize its election result. Arizona's secretary of state Katie Hobbs carried...

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Moderna requests emergency FDA authorization for COVID-19 vaccine candidate

The biotech company Moderna will on Monday apply for an emergency use authorization from the United States Food and Drug Administration, after the latest results showed its vaccine candidate was both safe and effective against COVID-19. Moderna will become the second vaccine maker to request authorization from the U.S. federal government after Pfizer and German collaborator BioNtech last week. Moderna released new data on Monday morning...

Biden to receive first presidential briefing today

U.S. President-elect Joseph R. Biden Jr. will receive his first presidential briefing on Monday after a long delay. The classified briefing comes just days after Biden was ascertained by a government agency as the apparent winner of the 2020 presidential election. President Donald Trump has not conceded defeat but that has not stopped Biden from moving ahead and preparing to take over from him on...

Biden to nominate Janet Yellen, Neera Tanden, Cecilia Rouse, Jared Bernstein, Heather Boushey and Adewale Adeyemo to economic team

U.S. President-elect Joseph R. Biden Jr. on Monday will nominate Neera Tanden, Cecilia Rouse, Jared Bernstein, Heather Boushey, and Nigerian-American Adewale Adeyemo alongside Janet Yellen to his economic team. If confirmed, 39-year old Adeyemo would be the first African American Deputy Secretary of the Treasury, while Yellen, if confirmed, will be the first woman to lead the Treasury Department in its 231-year history, and the...

Biden to use walking boot for several weeks after sustaining fractures while playing with dog, doctor says

U.S. President-elect Joe Biden sustained a sprain of his right foot while playing with his dog, Major, his doctor said on Sunday. "Initial X-rays are reassuring that there is no obvious fracture and he will be getting an additional CT for more detailed imaging," Dr. Kevin O’Connor, Director, Executive Medicine, GW Medical Faculty Associates, said in a statement. After Biden received his additional CT on Sunday...

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Nigerian-American Adewale Adeyemo makes history as President-elect Biden announces members of his economic team

U.S. President-elect Joe Biden on Monday announced key members of his economic team, including Janet Yellen as Secretary of the Treasury; Neera Tanden as Director of the Office of Management and Budget; Adewale 'Wally' Adeyemo as Deputy Secretary of the Treasury; Cecilia Rouse as Chair of the Council of Economic Advisers; and Jared Bernstein and Heather Boushey as members of the Council of Economic Advisers. The nominees will be introduced...

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Biden, Harris issue joint statement on Guru Nanak Dev Ji, founder of Sikhism

Joint Statement by President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris on the Anniversary of the Birth of Guru Nanak Dev Ji To our Sikh friends across the United States and around the world, we send our warmest wishes as you observe the anniversary of the birth of Guru Nanak Dev Ji, the founder of Sikhism. For more than five centuries, Guru Nanak’s teachings on spiritual enlightenment, service to humanity, and...

President-elect Joe Biden slips while playing with dog, twists ankle

U.S. President-elect Joseph R. Biden Jr. slipped while playing with his dog, Major, and twisted his ankle. The President-elect is being examined at Delaware Orthopaedic Specialists, his office said. It did seem there was anything to worry about.

Biden expands lead in Wisconsin by 87 votes after Trump spent $3 million for recount

U.S. President-elect Joe Biden on Sunday expanded his lead in Wisconsin after Donald Trump spent $3 million for a recount in two of the largest counties in the state. Milwaukee completed its recount on Friday and Dane county completed its recount on Sunday. In the end, Biden expanded his lead by 87 votes to beat President Donald Trump by more than 20,000 votes. More than...

Joe Biden will need to strengthen ties with Africa, says Navy SEAL admiral McRaven

President-elect Joseph R. Biden Jr. will need to "play the long game" by strengthening ties with the rest of the world, including the continent of Africa, William Harry McRaven, a retired United States Navy four-star admiral, said on Sunday. Speaking on "ABC This Week", Admiral McRaven, who last served as the ninth commander of the United States Special Operations Command from August 8, 2011, to August 28, 2014, under President...

Pennsylvania Supreme Court allows state to complete certification of Biden win

The Supreme Court in Pennsylvania on Saturday allowed the state to complete the certification of its presidential vote won by President-elect Joseph R. Biden Jr. The ruling reserved a temporary delay ordered by a lower-court and threw out a challenge filed by state Republicans. The state's highest court unanimously dismissed a lawsuit filed by a congressman and other Republican supporters of President Donald Trump. The lawsuit claimed...

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Biden’s economic team praised as experienced and historic

U.S. President-elect's economic team has been praised as experience and historic. Biden on Monday announced key members of his economic team, including Janet Yellen as Secretary of the Treasury; Neera Tanden as Director of...

Arizona certifies Biden’s win, dealing another blow to Trump

Arizona on Monday certified President-elect Joseph R. Biden Jr.'s win in the state, dealing another blow to President Donald Trump's attempt to overturn the election results. The latest certification now leaves only Wisconsin as the last contested battleground state to formalize its election result. Arizona's secretary of state Katie Hobbs carried...

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President-elect Joe Biden tests negative for coronavirus

U.S. President-elect Joe Biden tested negative for coronavirus on Monday, his office said in a brief statement.  “President-elect Biden underwent PCR testing for COVID-19 today and COVID-19 was not detected," the office added. The 78-year old leader fractured several bones at the weekend while...

Nigerian-American Adewale Adeyemo makes history as President-elect Biden announces members of his economic team

U.S. President-elect Joe Biden on Monday announced key members of his economic team, including Janet Yellen as Secretary of the Treasury; Neera Tanden as Director of the Office of Management and Budget; Adewale 'Wally' Adeyemo as Deputy Secretary of the Treasury; Cecilia Rouse as...

Moderna requests emergency FDA authorization for COVID-19 vaccine candidate

The biotech company Moderna will on Monday apply for an emergency use authorization from the United States Food and Drug Administration, after the latest results showed its vaccine candidate was both safe and effective against COVID-19. Moderna will become the second vaccine maker to request...

Biden to receive first presidential briefing today

U.S. President-elect Joseph R. Biden Jr. will receive his first presidential briefing on Monday after a long delay. The classified briefing comes just days after Biden was ascertained by a government agency as the apparent winner of the 2020 presidential election. President Donald Trump has...

Biden to nominate Janet Yellen, Neera Tanden, Cecilia Rouse, Jared Bernstein, Heather Boushey and Adewale Adeyemo to economic team

U.S. President-elect Joseph R. Biden Jr. on Monday will nominate Neera Tanden, Cecilia Rouse, Jared Bernstein, Heather Boushey, and Nigerian-American Adewale Adeyemo alongside Janet Yellen to his economic team. If confirmed, 39-year old Adeyemo would be the first African American Deputy Secretary of the Treasury,...

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Arizona certifies Biden’s win, dealing another blow to Trump

Arizona on Monday certified President-elect Joseph R. Biden Jr.'s win in the state, dealing another blow to President Donald Trump's attempt to overturn the election results. The latest certification now leaves only Wisconsin as the last contested battleground state to formalize its election result. Arizona's secretary of state Katie Hobbs carried out the official canvass in Phoenix. The process was overseen by Governor Doug Ducey, Attorney General Mark Brnovich and the...

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Biden, Harris issue joint statement on Guru Nanak Dev Ji, founder of Sikhism

Joint Statement by President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris on the Anniversary of the Birth of Guru Nanak Dev Ji To our Sikh friends across the United States...

Biden appoints Jen Psaki White House Press Secretary, announces other communications positions

President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris on Sunday announced new members of the White House staff who will serve in senior communications roles, including Jen Psaki as White House Press Secretary. Other incoming senior White House communications members include Karine Jean Pierre as...

President-elect Joe Biden slips while playing with dog, twists ankle

U.S. President-elect Joseph R. Biden Jr. slipped while playing with his dog, Major, and twisted his ankle. The President-elect is being examined at Delaware Orthopaedic Specialists, his office said. It did seem there was anything to worry about.

Biden expands lead in Wisconsin by 87 votes after Trump spent $3 million for recount

U.S. President-elect Joe Biden on Sunday expanded his lead in Wisconsin after Donald Trump spent $3 million for a recount in two of the largest counties in the state. Milwaukee completed its recount on Friday and Dane county completed its recount on Sunday. In...

Joe Biden will need to strengthen ties with Africa, says Navy SEAL admiral McRaven

President-elect Joseph R. Biden Jr. will need to "play the long game" by strengthening ties with the rest of the world, including the continent of Africa, William Harry McRaven, a retired United States Navy four-star admiral, said on Sunday. Speaking on "ABC This Week", Admiral McRaven, who last...

Pennsylvania Supreme Court allows state to complete certification of Biden win

The Supreme Court in Pennsylvania on Saturday allowed the state to complete the certification of its presidential vote won by President-elect Joseph R. Biden Jr. The ruling reserved a temporary delay ordered by a lower-court and threw out a challenge filed by state Republicans. The state's...

Biden announces additional COVID-19 advisory board members

U.S. President-elect Joe Biden on Saturday announced new members of the Transition COVID-19 Advisory Board. The team of leading public health experts is helping President-elect Biden, Vice President-elect Harris, and the transition prepare to implement a robust and aggressive response to contain the virus....

Hundreds of thousands of civilians trapped as Ethiopian war planes bomb Mekelle, Tigray’s regional capital

Hundreds of thousands of civilians were trapped on Saturday in Mekelle, the capital of Ethiopia's northern Tigray region, which came under "heavy bombardment." Aid workers and regional officials said on Saturday Mekelle was under heavy shelling from Ethiopian government forces. The Tigray People's Liberation Front...

Biden to use walking boot for several weeks after sustaining fractures while playing with dog, doctor says

U.S. President-elect Joe Biden sustained a sprain of his right foot while playing with his dog, Major, his doctor said on Sunday. "Initial X-rays are reassuring that there is no obvious fracture and he will be getting an additional CT for more detailed imaging," Dr....

Biden appoints Jen Psaki White House Press Secretary, announces other communications positions

President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris on Sunday announced new members of the White House staff who will serve in senior communications roles, including Jen Psaki as White House Press Secretary. Other incoming senior White House communications members include Karine Jean Pierre as...

President-elect Joe Biden slips while playing with dog, twists ankle

U.S. President-elect Joseph R. Biden Jr. slipped while playing with his dog, Major, and twisted his ankle. The President-elect is being examined at Delaware Orthopaedic Specialists, his office said. It did seem there was anything to worry about.

Biden expands lead in Wisconsin by 87 votes after Trump spent $3 million for recount

U.S. President-elect Joe Biden on Sunday expanded his lead in Wisconsin after Donald Trump spent $3 million for a recount in two of the largest counties in the state. Milwaukee completed its recount on Friday and Dane county completed its recount on Sunday. In...

Joe Biden will need to strengthen ties with Africa, says Navy SEAL admiral McRaven

President-elect Joseph R. Biden Jr. will need to "play the long game" by strengthening ties with the rest of the world, including the continent of Africa, William Harry McRaven, a retired United States Navy four-star admiral, said on Sunday. Speaking on "ABC This Week", Admiral McRaven, who last...

Pennsylvania Supreme Court allows state to complete certification of Biden win

The Supreme Court in Pennsylvania on Saturday allowed the state to complete the certification of its presidential vote won by President-elect Joseph R. Biden Jr. The ruling reserved a temporary delay ordered by a lower-court and threw out a challenge filed by state Republicans. The state's...

Biden announces additional COVID-19 advisory board members

U.S. President-elect Joe Biden on Saturday announced new members of the Transition COVID-19 Advisory Board. The team of leading public health experts is helping President-elect Biden, Vice President-elect Harris, and the transition prepare to implement a robust and aggressive response to contain the virus....
President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris on Sunday announced new members of the White House staff who will serve in senior communications roles, including Jen Psaki as White House Press Secretary. Other incoming senior White House communications members include Karine Jean Pierre as Principal Deputy Press Secretary, Kate Bedingfield as White House Communications Director, Pili Tobar as Deputy White House Communications Director, Symone Sanders as Senior Advisor and...

Biden’s economic team praised as experienced and historic

U.S. President-elect's economic team has been praised as experience and historic. Biden on Monday announced key members of his economic team, including Janet Yellen...

Rights groups urge IMF to demand transparency for Egypt military’s firms before releasing more funding

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) should demand the Egyptian government disclose financial information about military-owned businesses as part of required reporting on state-owned enterprises,...

Biden to nominate Janet Yellen, Neera Tanden, Cecilia Rouse, Jared Bernstein, Heather Boushey and Adewale Adeyemo to economic team

U.S. President-elect Joseph R. Biden Jr. on Monday will nominate Neera Tanden, Cecilia Rouse, Jared Bernstein, Heather Boushey, and Nigerian-American Adewale Adeyemo alongside Janet...

IMF chief to G20 leaders: jointly build foundations for better 21st century global economy

International Monetary Fund (IMF) Managing Director Kristalina Georgieva on Sunday urged G20 leaders to jointly build the foundations for a better 21st century global amid...

Atiku: I received the news Nigeria has entered another recession with a “very heavy heart”

It is with a very heavy heart that I received the confirmation that for the second time in five years, Nigeria has entered into...

South African President to G20: Time to double your support for Africa amid a ravaging COVID-19 economic crisis

South Africa's president Cyril Ramaphosa told the G20 leaders during a virtual summit on Saturday that Africa was in need of more help amid...

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Biden’s economic team praised as experienced and historic

U.S. President-elect's economic team has been praised as experience and historic. Biden on Monday announced key members of his economic team, including Janet Yellen as Secretary of the Treasury; Neera Tanden as Director of...

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COVID-19 devastates mining communities, increases rights risks

Major jewelry companies are improving their sourcing of gold and diamonds, but most cannot assure consumers that their jewelry is untainted by human rights...

Biden thrilled by General Motors’ announcement

U.S. President-elect Joe Biden is thrilled by an announcement on Monday "that General Motors is committed to working with the Biden-Harris Administration and the...

President Ramaphosa details investment opportunities in South Africa

In a letter to fellow citizens on Monday, President Cyril Ramaphosa detailed efforts by his administration to attract investments into South Africa. Dear Fellow...

African Development Bank President calls for joint fight against COVID-19

The global recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic will depend on the world coming together in a collective endeavor backed by science, finance and political...

Buhari to foreign investors: Come, Nigeria is ready for business

Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari Thursday in Abuja urged international community and investors to take advantage of the country’s diversity in human and natural resources...

Uganda tops African countries with well-developed electricity regulatory frameworks – ERI 2020 report

Uganda has for the third time in a row emerged as the top performer in this year’s Electricity Regulatory Index Report published by the...

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Nigerian president vows to end terrorism after Boko Haram massacred 43 farmers in Borno

A team of high level officials representing the Executive and Legislative arms of government was in Maiduguri on Monday to deliver a message of...

Why is Buhari still keeping the failed service chiefs? By Fredrick Nwabufo

#ZabarmariMassacre! The farm is a place of sowing and reaping, and the most unlikeliest haunt of the grim reaper. But at least 43 citizens...

#EndSARS: Court adjourns suit on attacks on media freedom, as SERAP seeks probe of false posting

Nigeria's Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) has asked the Minister of Information and Culture, Mr Lai Mohammed “to probe false posting on the...

Nigerian President mourns celebrated post-independence journalist Gbolabo Ogunsanwo

President Muhammadu Buhari on Sunday mourned celebrated post-independence journalist and former editor of Sunday Times, Mr Gbolabo Ogunsanwo. Ogunsanwo passed away on Friday. He...