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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.

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 of COVID-19 in the country’s prisons, Amnesty International said today in an open letter to...

Russia urged to protect half a million prisoners amid COVID-19

Russian authorities should take urgent measures to address the potentially devastating consequences should COVID-19 begin spreading among prisoners and detainees, Amnesty International said in a letter to Russian government agencies. At least 9,000 of Russia’s 519,600-strong prison population...

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African Development Bank approves €88 million ($98 million) loan for Senegal to respond to COVID-19

The Board of Directors of the African Development Bank on Friday approved a loan of 88...

Read IMF’s Kristalina Georgieva’s remarks to World Economic Forum highlighting the “great reset” needed amid COVID-19

My thanks to His Royal Highness the Prince of Wales and to Professor Schwab for bringing us together.

African equity capital markets activity see downward turn but increase in domestic investors -PricewaterhouseCoopers Nigeria

Data presented from  the PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) Nigeria 2019 African Capital Market Watch, which reviewed the performance of Africa’s capital markets between...

Nigeria Senate approves Buhari’s $5.513 billion external borrowing request

The Nigerian Senate has approved President Muhammadu Buhari’s $5.513 (Five Billion, Five Hundred and Thirteen Million United States Dollars) external borrowing...

Nigeria’s SERAP writes Buhari to provide spending details and audit of ‘fresh’ $5.513 billion loan

The Nigerian Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) has sent a Freedom of Information request to President Muhammadu Buhari requesting him...
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