Brooklyn Center police chief Tim Gannon and officer Kim Potter who killed Daunte Wright both resign

The Brooklyn Center Police Chief Tim Gannon and police officer Kim Potter who killed Daunte Wright on Sunday have both resigned, Mayor Mark Elliott announced at a press briefing on Tuesday. Earlier in the day, U.S.Vice President Kamala D. Harris called for "justice and healing" following the killing on...

Biden plans to withdraw U.S. troops from Afghanistan by September 11

President Joseph R. Biden Jr. is expected to formally announce plans Wednesday for the withdrawal of U.S. troops from Afghanistan by September 11, the twentieth anniversary of the 2001 terrorist attacks that sparked the U.S. war on terror. According to the Washington Post, there are currently about 2,500 American troops...

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Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala calls on WTO members to narrow gaps in fisheries subsidies negotiations

The Director-General of the World Trade Organization Ngozi, Okonjo-Iweala, on Monday, urged heads of WTO delegations to stay engaged in the fisheries subsidies negotiations and aim to reach an agreement by July. "I call on all members, and in particular all Heads of Delegation, to prioritize the fisheries subsidies negotiations...

Biden taps Tucson, Arizona, police chief Chris Magnus as nominee to head U.S. Customs and Border Protection

U.S. President Joseph R. Biden Jr. on Tuesday will nominate Tucson, Arizona, police chief Chris Magnus to head the U.S. Customs and Border Protection A White House official said Magnus' nomination will be announced along with nominations for several top immigration and Department of Homeland Security positions.

White House releases state-by-state fact sheets to highlight nationwide need for President Biden’s American Jobs Plan

The White House on Monday released state-by-state fact sheets that highlight the urgent need in every state across the country for the investments proposed by President Biden in the American Jobs Plan. The fact sheets highlight the number of bridges and miles of road in each state in poor condition, the percentage of households...

USAID launches $3 million grants to support food security challenge in Nigeria: application opens April 12 to May 9

The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) in Nigeria on Monday launched a COVID-19 Food Security Challenge that will provide $3 million in grant funding and technical assistance to youth-led and mid-stage companies working in food value chains in Nigeria. USAID said the Challenge will award 15 to 25 youth-led companies up to $75,000 each and...

President Cyril Ramaphosa vows to build back South Africa better after COVID-19 pandemic

President Cyril Ramaphosa on Monday detailed his economic recovery plan for South Africa after the coronavirus pandemic, vowing to build back better. "I have often said that our economic recovery plan is not about a return to what was, but about transformation to what is next," Mr. Ramaphosa said in his weekly letter to South...

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Police chief says cop was trying to deploy taser but fired bullet killing Daunte Wright in Minneapolis

The police in Minneapolis said on Monday that Daunte Wright was killed by accident by a cop who was trying to deploy a taser but rather fired a bullet. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TIXwiK6mHo8 Daunte Wright, who was just 20 years old, was killed during a traffic stop in a suburb of Minneapolis on Sunday by a senior female police officer. The Brooklyn Center Police Chief, Tim Gannon, said it appears the police officer mistook her...

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DEVASTATING: In testimony not like any other, world’s renowned pulmonologist Martin Tobin concludes George Floyd died of “low level of oxygen” caused by “knee on the neck” and not “drug”

Dr. Martin Tobin, a pulmonologist, who wrote a 1500-page book described by the Lancet as 'the bible of mechanical ventilation' testified on Thursday in the trial of former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin for the alleged murder of George Floyd on May 25, 2020. The Irishman, with an experience spanning 46 years, is one of the leading pulmonologists in the world who has been described by the American Thoric Society...

Biden on the electric battery dispute settlement: A win for American workers and the American auto industry

In a statement, President Biden described the settlement agreement on the electric battery dispute as a "win for American workers and the American auto industry." The President wrote: "This settlement agreement is a win for American workers and the American auto industry. A key part of my plan to Build Back Better is to have the electric vehicles and batteries of the future built here...

WHO turns to China and Russia as COVAX vaccine delay leaves millions a dose short

Covid-19 vaccine deliveries through COVAX have since Monday, “all but halted,” and deliveries of currently authorized vaccines could be stalled “until as late as June,” the Associated Press reported Saturday. Facing a vaccine shortage and no hope for a quick turnaround in supply, the WHO is now looking at China and Russia as possible candidates to supply COVAX. This delay – besides dampening confidence in...

Two schools in Zimbabwe report 106 cases of COVID-19 in one day

Last Thursday, 51 students tested positive for COVID-19 at Sacred Heart Girls High School in Esigodini and 55 students at Umzingwane High School on the same day. Zimbabwe's COVID-19 death rate has remained relatively low, at 1,525, compared to the total population of over 15 million people. However, now that schools have reopened, fears that authorities were not adequately prepared are growing. Health experts have...

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US confronts climate, China, as Republican lawmakers worry about Africa

Republican lawmakers in the U.S. House of Representatives are expected to introduce a bill that would “reduce American dependence on critical minerals obtained from China and African nations,” a spokesperson for Republicans on the...

Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala calls on WTO members to narrow gaps in fisheries subsidies negotiations

The Director-General of the World Trade Organization Ngozi, Okonjo-Iweala, on Monday, urged heads of WTO delegations to stay engaged in the fisheries subsidies negotiations and aim to reach an agreement by July. "I call on all members, and in particular all Heads of Delegation, to prioritize the fisheries subsidies negotiations...

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U.S. pauses Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine after clotting cases and death. All six cases involve women ages 18 to 48

Federal health agencies in the United States on Tuesday called for an immediate pause of the Johnson & Johnson's single-dose coronavirus vaccine after six recipients developed a rare but severe disorder involving blood clots, with one woman dying and another in a critical condition...

Police chief says cop was trying to deploy taser but fired bullet killing Daunte Wright in Minneapolis

The police in Minneapolis said on Monday that Daunte Wright was killed by accident by a cop who was trying to deploy a taser but rather fired a bullet. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TIXwiK6mHo8 Daunte Wright, who was just 20 years old, was killed during a traffic stop in a...

Biden taps Tucson, Arizona, police chief Chris Magnus as nominee to head U.S. Customs and Border Protection

U.S. President Joseph R. Biden Jr. on Tuesday will nominate Tucson, Arizona, police chief Chris Magnus to head the U.S. Customs and Border Protection A White House official said Magnus' nomination will be announced along with nominations for several top immigration and Department of Homeland...

White House releases state-by-state fact sheets to highlight nationwide need for President Biden’s American Jobs Plan

The White House on Monday released state-by-state fact sheets that highlight the urgent need in every state across the country for the investments proposed by President Biden in the American Jobs Plan. The fact sheets highlight the number of bridges and miles of road...

USAID launches $3 million grants to support food security challenge in Nigeria: application opens April 12 to May 9

The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) in Nigeria on Monday launched a COVID-19 Food Security Challenge that will provide $3 million in grant funding and technical assistance to youth-led and mid-stage companies working in food value chains in Nigeria. USAID said the Challenge...

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Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala calls on WTO members to narrow gaps in fisheries subsidies negotiations

The Director-General of the World Trade Organization Ngozi, Okonjo-Iweala, on Monday, urged heads of WTO delegations to stay engaged in the fisheries subsidies negotiations and aim to reach an agreement by July. "I call on all members, and in particular all Heads of Delegation, to prioritize the fisheries subsidies negotiations over the coming months, and to remain flexible and available as and when needed," DG Okonjo-Iweala said. "Please keep the...

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DEVASTATING: In testimony not like any other, world’s renowned pulmonologist Martin Tobin concludes George Floyd died of “low level of oxygen” caused by “knee on the neck” and not “drug”

Dr. Martin Tobin, a pulmonologist, who wrote a 1500-page book described by the Lancet as 'the bible of mechanical ventilation' testified on Thursday in the trial of former Minneapolis...

Nigerian activists ask Buhari government to increase salaries of judges and decrease salaries of politicians to fight corruption

Nigerian activists announced on Sunday that they have called on the government of President Muhammadu Buhari to increase the salaries of judges and decrease the salaries of politicians to fight corruption. “Judges should get all to which they are reasonably entitled, and it is unfair,...

Biden on the electric battery dispute settlement: A win for American workers and the American auto industry

In a statement, President Biden described the settlement agreement on the electric battery dispute as a "win for American workers and the American auto industry." The President wrote: "This settlement agreement is a win for American workers and the American auto industry. A key part...

WHO turns to China and Russia as COVAX vaccine delay leaves millions a dose short

Covid-19 vaccine deliveries through COVAX have since Monday, “all but halted,” and deliveries of currently authorized vaccines could be stalled “until as late as June,” the Associated Press reported Saturday. Facing a vaccine shortage and no hope for a quick turnaround in supply, the...

Two schools in Zimbabwe report 106 cases of COVID-19 in one day

Last Thursday, 51 students tested positive for COVID-19 at Sacred Heart Girls High School in Esigodini and 55 students at Umzingwane High School on the same day. Zimbabwe's COVID-19 death rate has remained relatively low, at 1,525, compared to the total population of over 15...

Africa has immense potential and can have positive global impact, says former U.S. Ambassador to Zimbabwe Charles Ray

In an exclusive interview with Today News Africa, former U.S. ambassador to Zimbabwe Charles Ray offered a hopeful take on the future of Africa and detailed what needs to be done to ensure that Africa grows to become a productive force in the world. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2ueQOBsOiV4 “There...

Biden signs executive order establishing commission to study expanding Supreme Court

President Biden on Friday signed an executive order establishing the presidential commission on the Supreme Court of the United States. The commission will study whether to add seats to the Supreme Court and come up with other reform proposals. Progressives have floated the idea...

U.S. Mission to Nigeria warns against visa fraud, as scammers claim new work visa applies to Nigerian citizens aged 40-55

The U.S. Mission to Nigeria on Friday released a statement, warning against work visa fraud. "The U.S. Mission to Nigeria is drawing the general public's attention to a fake "press release" claiming to offer a new type of work visa to Nigerians. Scammers and fraudsters...

President Cyril Ramaphosa vows to build back South Africa better after COVID-19 pandemic

President Cyril Ramaphosa on Monday detailed his economic recovery plan for South Africa after the coronavirus pandemic, vowing to build back better. "I have often said that our economic recovery plan is not about a return to what was, but about transformation to what is...

Nigerian activists ask Buhari government to increase salaries of judges and decrease salaries of politicians to fight corruption

Nigerian activists announced on Sunday that they have called on the government of President Muhammadu Buhari to increase the salaries of judges and decrease the salaries of politicians to fight corruption. “Judges should get all to which they are reasonably entitled, and it is unfair,...

Biden on the electric battery dispute settlement: A win for American workers and the American auto industry

In a statement, President Biden described the settlement agreement on the electric battery dispute as a "win for American workers and the American auto industry." The President wrote: "This settlement agreement is a win for American workers and the American auto industry. A key part...

WHO turns to China and Russia as COVAX vaccine delay leaves millions a dose short

Covid-19 vaccine deliveries through COVAX have since Monday, “all but halted,” and deliveries of currently authorized vaccines could be stalled “until as late as June,” the Associated Press reported Saturday. Facing a vaccine shortage and no hope for a quick turnaround in supply, the...

Two schools in Zimbabwe report 106 cases of COVID-19 in one day

Last Thursday, 51 students tested positive for COVID-19 at Sacred Heart Girls High School in Esigodini and 55 students at Umzingwane High School on the same day. Zimbabwe's COVID-19 death rate has remained relatively low, at 1,525, compared to the total population of over 15...

Africa has immense potential and can have positive global impact, says former U.S. Ambassador to Zimbabwe Charles Ray

In an exclusive interview with Today News Africa, former U.S. ambassador to Zimbabwe Charles Ray offered a hopeful take on the future of Africa and detailed what needs to be done to ensure that Africa grows to become a productive force in the world. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2ueQOBsOiV4 “There...

Biden signs executive order establishing commission to study expanding Supreme Court

President Biden on Friday signed an executive order establishing the presidential commission on the Supreme Court of the United States. The commission will study whether to add seats to the Supreme Court and come up with other reform proposals. Progressives have floated the idea...

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US confronts climate, China, as Republican lawmakers worry about Africa

Republican lawmakers in the U.S. House of Representatives are expected to introduce a bill that would “reduce American dependence on critical minerals obtained from China and African nations,” a spokesperson for Republicans on the...

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