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With 191,000 Americans dead, Trump admits in bombshell tapes he knew COVID-19 was deadly but deliberately downplayed it in public while blaming WHO and...

Nearly 191,000 Americans have died from the novel coronavirus, according to the latest data from Johns Hopkins University, even as President Donald Trump admitted in bombshell tapes made public on Wednesday that he knew as far...

COVID-19 candidate vaccine being tested on South Africans halted after one person in UK developed serious neurological problem

A COVID-19 candidate vaccine being tested on South Africans has been halted after one person in the United Kingdom developed a serious neurological problem after receiving the vaccine.AstraZeneca is the British...

WHO releases first global report on sepsis – cause of 1 in 5 deaths worldwide. It kills 11 million people each year

The World Health Organization’s first global report on sepsis has found that the effort to tackle millions of deaths and disabilities due to sepsis is hampered by serious gaps in knowledge, particularly in low- and middle-income countries. According...

WHO says more than 3 billion people protected from harmful trans fat in their food but over 100 countries fail to act

Two years into the World Health Organization’s (WHO) ambitious effort to eliminate industrially produced trans fats from the global food supply, the Organization reported on Wednesday that 58 countries so far have introduced laws that will...

COVID-19 ravages Bolivia with 1,656 deaths in past 24 hours

At least 1,656 people died from COVID-19 in Bolivia in the past 24 hours, the highest daily death toll in the country so far.There were also 835 new coronavirus cases on Tuesday,...

UNICEF, WHO, UN and World Bank warn COVID-19 could reverse decades of progress toward eliminating preventable child deaths

The number of global under-five deaths dropped to its lowest point on record in 2019 – down to 5.2 million from 12.5 million in 1990, according to new mortality estimates released by UNICEF, the World Health Organization (WHO),...

WHO says world must be better prepared for next pandemic after coronavirus

The world must be better prepared for the next pandemic after the novel coronavirus, the Director General of the World Health Organization (WHO) Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said on Monday.Speaking at his regular press...

West African leaders attend ECOWAS summit in Niger to discuss COVID-19, single currency, terrorism and democracy

West African leaders would gather in person on Monday in Niamey, the capital of Niger Republic, to participate in the Fifty-Seventh Ordinary Session of the ECOWAS Authority of Heads of State and Government.

Nigeria federal government says it has spent 31 billion naira or $80 million in 4 months to fight COVID-19

The Federal Government of Nigeria has disclosed that it “spent N30,540,563,571.09, representing 84% of the N36.3 billon public funds and donations received to respond to COVID-19 between April 1, 2020 and July 31, 2020, leaving the...

4158 Americans have died from coronavirus in past 4 days alone and nearly 188,000 in past 226 days under Trump leadership

At least 4158 Americans have died from the novel coronavirus in the past four days alone, and over 50,000 new cases were reported in the past 24 hours.The latest data from...

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UN calls for bold action for world to recover from COVID-19

Amidst a crisis unlike any other in our lifetimes, with COVID-19 destroying lives and livelihoods across the globe, the 75th session...

Top UN economists warn of crises of our own making if global “megatrends” left unchecked

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IMF approves disbursement of additional $1 billion for Angola to respond to COVID-19 economic fallout

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) on Wednesday approved the disbursement of an additional $1 billion for Angola to respond to...

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The Global Center on Adaptation on Wednesday announced the launch of its regional office in Côte d’Ivoire.Hosted...

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