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Amnesty International warns police unleashing appalling violence on peaceful protesters in Belarus

Amnesty International warned on Monday that the police force was unleashing appalling violence on peaceful protesters in Belarus. One protester is confirmed to have died and dozens more have been seriously injured. Mass...

Hard Times await foreigners in U.S. from October 2 as Trump administration increases fees for certain immigration and naturalization benefit requests

Hard times await foreigners in the United States beginning October 2, 2020, when the Donald Trump administration is set to implement fee increases for certain immigration and naturalization benefit requests by an average of 20 percent.

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.

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Nigerian activists ask World Bank to ‘tread carefully’ before disbursing $114.28 million loan to Buhari administration to fight COVID-19

Nigeria's Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project, (SERAP) has sent an open letter to the World Bank...

Nigerian activists ask World Bank to ‘tread carefully’ before disbursing $114.28 million loan to Buhari administration to fight COVID-19

Nigeria's Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project, (SERAP) has sent an open letter to the World Bank President Mr David Malpass, urging...

Climate financing by seven leading multilateral development banks tops $61.6 billion

Climate financing by seven of the world’s largest multilateral development banks (MDBs) totalled $61.6 billion in 2019, of which $41.5 billion...

IMF approves disbursement of $152.61 million to Gabon to respond to COVID-19

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) on Friday approved a disbursement of $152.61 million to Gabon to respond to COVID-19 economic fallout.

IMF approves $49.1 million loan for Lesotho to respond to COVID-19 economic fallout

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) on Wednesday approved $49.1 million loan for Lesotho to respond to COVID-19 economic fallout.

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