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Dispatch from Washington D.C. by Simon Ateba: American capital during coronavirus social distancing

Washington D.C., the capital of the United States, is under lock and key. The World Bank is shut. The International Monetary Fund is shut. The White House is lifeless. The war, which began in Wuhan,...

Nigeria ill-prepared to respond to coronavirus – Perspectives by Simon Ateba

Authorities have been unable to trace at least 73 persons who were on board a Turkish Airlines flight with coronavirus infected Italian patient, a week after he arrived Nigeria on Tuesday, February 25, 2020.

6 privileged white Democrats debated last night in Las Vegas and tried to be as black and brown as possible – Perspectives by Simon...

Four privileged white men and two privileged white women debated last night in the Democratic debate in Las Vegas, Nevada, and each tried to be as black and as brown as possible in an attempt to...

Questions and answers on travel ban for Africans – By Simon Ateba in Washington DC

Over the past few days, I have been overwhelmed by questions from people who needed more information about the travel ban President Donald Trump extended to Nigeria and five other countries last Friday. Here I am...

With 327,000 Nigerians living in USA and 14,000 green cards granted Nigerians in 2018, here are real reasons for Trump travel ban – Perspectives...

There are about 327,000 Nigerians living legally in the United States, by far the largest population of African immigrants living here. In 2018 alone, the US granted Nigerians about 14,000 green cards, and just last year,...

The reason by Trump administration for imposing travel ban on Nigeria does not make sense, may be racist – Perspectives by Simon Ateba

The reason given by Trump administration for imposing a complete travel ban for immigrant visas (permanent visas) on Nigeria does not make sense, and may even be rooted in racism.President...

Travel ban on Nigeria: I was at The White House when Trump asked Buhari to protect Christians. He failed – Perspectives by Simon Ateba

The reported travel ban on Nigeria is coming to many people as a surprise. However, on April 30, 2018, I was at the White House here in Washington DC when U.S. President Donald Trump hosted Nigerian...

Statement as Facebook racially targets Simon Ateba, publisher of TODAY NEWS AFRICA in Washington D.C.

Simon Ateba, the publisher of TODAY NEWS AFRICA is being racially targeted by #Facebook.Over the past few days, he's been restricted on Facebook. His posts are not being shown to anyone. Check...

Facebook has blocked my account for 24 hours for sharing a video of President Trump saying President Obama wanted to go to war with...

Facebook has blocked my Facebook account for 24 hours because I shared a video of President Donald Trump saying in 2011 that former President Barack Obama wanted to go to war with Iran to get re-elected.

Poem of hope by Simon Ateba ahead of 2020

You know how it is, when success is far, when setbacks are near, when failure is left, right, up and down, when friends are few and nowhere near, when life is hard, when food is scarce,...
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IMF may lift Senegal’s COVID-19 response with $221 million

The Executive Board of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) has completed discussions on $221 million request by Senegal to meet the...

BREAKING: WHO urges World Bank and IMF to grant African nations express debt relief to withstand COVID-19 economic turmoil

The World Health Organization (WHO) on Wednesday urged the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and the World Bank to urgently grant developing...

Authorities in Chile must guarantee the health of the prison population against COVID-19

Chilean authorities must speed up the implementation of measures to reduce prison overcrowding and provide all essential services to prevent cases...

IMF approves $23.5 million disbursement for Guinea amid coronavirus economic turbulence

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has approved $23.5 million disbursement for Guinea amid coronavirus economic instability. The approval brings total disbursements...
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