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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...

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 condolence and solidarity with the government and people of Borno State following the recent Boko...

WHO says global malaria gains threatened by access gaps, COVID-19 and funding shortfalls

The World Health Organization (WHO) is calling on countries and global health partners to step up the fight against malaria, a preventable and treatable disease that continues to claim hundreds of thousands of lives each year. A better targeting...

Human Rights Watch says Tanzanian authorities have gravely abused at least 18 Burundian refugees

Tanzanian authorities have gravely abused at least 18 Burundian refugees and asylum seekers since late 2019, Human Rights Watch said on Monday. The whereabouts of several who were forcibly disappeared remain unknown, and additional Burundians may have suffered similar abuse. Between October 2019...

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, before releasing the next tranche of funding under an ongoing loan program, Human Rights Watch,...

President Ramaphosa: How South Africa is winning the war against HIV/AIDS amid COVID-19

In his weekly letter to South Africans, President Cyril Ramaphosa detailed efforts his country has taken to reduce new transmissions and deaths caused by HIV and AIDS amid the coronavirus pandemic. He said: Dear Fellow South African,As we continue our...

Full communiqué on 2020 conference on Afghanistan

The following is the text of a joint communiqué issued by the 66 countries and 32 international organizations participating in the 2020 Afghanistan Conference. Begin text: The 2020 Afghanistan Conference took place at the Palais des Nations in Geneva with participants...

Trump announces full pardon for Michael Flynn

President Donald Trump on Wednesday announced that he had granted full pardon to the former national security adviser, Michael Flynn. "It is my Great Honor to announce that General Michael T. Flynn has been granted a Full Pardon. Congratulations to...

Read full Thanksgiving address by President-elect Joe Biden

Read the full Thanksgiving address delivered by President-elect Joe Biden in Wilmington, Delaware, on Wednesday, November 25, 2020. My fellow Americans: Thanksgiving is a special time in America. A time to reflect on what the year has brought, and to think...

GitHub rejects challenge on tool used to preserve videos of abuses

A decision by GitHub, a leading software development platform, to reinstate a popular free software tool for downloading videos, means that human rights groups will be able to continue to use the software without interruption to preserve documentation of...

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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...

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...
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