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Russian voters agree to extend Putin’s rule to 2036

Russian voters have approved changes to the constitution that would allow President Vladimir Putin to hold power until 2036. The weeklong plebiscite ended Wednesday. There were widespread reports of pressure on voters and...

Read full remarks by IMF Managing Director Kristalina Georgieva at Conference of Latin American and Caribbean Leaders

The conference on June 24, 2020, was organized by the Government of Spain Thank you, President Sánchez, for bringingus together to launch this collective response to the COVID crisis in Latin America and the...

Read the full transcript of Obama’s high school commencement speech

Former U.S. President Barack Obama spoke Saturday at “Graduate Together: High School Class of 2020 Commencement”. The even organized by XQ Institute, a think tank that works with schools, in partnership with LeBron James’s foundation and the Entertainment...

IMF, Lebanon in talks over COVID-19 economic crisis

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) and the Lebanese authorities are in talks over the current COVID-19 economic crisis. "IMF staff started on Monday remote meetings with Lebanon’s economic team including Finance Minister...

UN lays out roadmap to lift economies and save jobs amid COVID-19 pandemic

COVID-19 has created a historic recession with record levels of deprivation and unemployment, creating an unprecedented human crisis that is hitting the poorest hardest, especially women and children. In a new framework released on Monday as...

WHO warns against “immunity passports” or “risk-free certificates”, says no evidence recovered COVID-19 patients cannot be reinfected

The World Health Organization (WHO) on Friday warned against promoting "immunity passports" or “risk-free certificates” that would enable individuals to travel or to return to work assuming that they are protected against re-infection.

SEE IT: Joe Biden in 1986 defends blacks and exposes Reagan’s deadly racism in South Africa in a now viral video

A video of Joe Biden, the Democrat hoping to defeat Donald Trump in about 200 days, has resurfaced, showing him defend blacks in South Africa as far back as 1986. The video has now gone viral...

UN says 300,000 Africans to die from coronavirus

The United Nations has projected in a report that about 300,000 Africans would die from the novel coronavirus, as the disease spreads rapidly and the continent scrambles to get medical supplies.

Kristalina Georgieva details IMF response to COVID-19 economic recession

The Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) Kristalina Georgieva on Wednesday detailed how the Fund is responding to COVID-19 economic consequences. Ms. Georgieva made her remarks during the G20 Finance...

More than 100 civil society groups urge governments to respect human rights amid expansion of digital surveillance to combat COVID-19

More than 100 civil society groups have urged governments around the world to respect human rights amid an expansion of digital surveillance reportedly meant to combat COVID-19, the respiratory disease caused by the novel coronavirus.

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African Development Fund approves $165 million grant for Ethiopia to respond to COVID-19

The Board of Directors of the African Development Fund (ADF) on July 3, 2020, approved a...

Additional 49 million Africans could be pushed into extreme poverty and continent could lose up to $189 billion of GDP in 2020 amid COVID-19...

The African Development Bank on Tuesday projected that an additional 49 million Africans could be pushed into extreme poverty as the...

African Development Bank projects tripled incomes of rural producers and traders in Tanzania

An African Development Bank project to enhance market infrastructure, value addition and rural finance (MIVARF) in Tanzania produced highly satisfactory results,...

Africa’s chance at World Trade Organization and the Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala candidacy – Perspectives by Yushau A. Shuaib

With quite a reputation behind her, Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala appears to mean different things to different people across the spaces she...

Over 1000 participants from more than 100 countries meet to discuss sustainable development amid COVID-19

Facing the devastating impacts of COVID-19, which is threatening decades of progress in improving people’s lives, countries are meeting at the...

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