U.S. ‘appalled by persecution of pro-democracy advocates in Hong Kong’

The United States government said on Thursday it was "appalled by the Hong Kong government’s political persecution of Hong Kong’s courageous pro-democracy advocates." "The...

In first sit down interview since defeating President Trump, President-elect Biden identifies the four crises he’ll face

U.S. President-elect Joseph R. Biden Jr. on Thursday identified the four crises his incoming administration will face when he and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris...

Hong Kong should drop cases against democracy activists, including Joshua Wong, Agnes Chow and Ivan Lam – HRW

Hong Kong authorities should drop all criminal cases and release from custody those arrested or convicted for their peaceful participation in pro-democracy protests, Human Rights...

U.S. must stop vilifying immigrants, says Biden homeland security nominee Alejandro N. Mayorkas

The United States "must stop vilifying" immigrants, President-elect Joe Biden's nominee for Secretary of Department of Homeland Security Alejandro N. Mayorkas said on Thursday,...

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Biden: We can and must do more for people with disabilities – statement

Statement by President-elect Joe Biden on United Nations International Day of Persons with Disabilities Today, Jill and I join with communities, advocates, and activists around...

Democrats and Republicans finally get serious about COVID-19 relief deal before Christmas

The Democrats and the Republicans are finally serious about reaching a COVID-19 deal before Christmas, as new cases increase and hospitalizations and deaths expand...

52,000 people have died from COVID-19 in Africa from 2.1 million infections, the lowest death toll in the world

More 52,500 people have died from COVID-19 in Africa from over 2.1 million infections, according to the latest data released by the Africa CDC. The...

President-elect Biden appoints Brian Deese as Director of the National Economic Council

U.S. President-elect Joe Biden announced on Thursday that veteran economic and climate expert Brian Deese will be appointed to serve as Director of the...

U.S. marks another grim milestone with 2800 coronavirus deaths in one day

The United States marked another grim milestone on Wednesday with over 2800 coronavirus deaths in a single day, the highest since the pandemic began...

Equitable access to COVID-19 vaccines to generate $153 billion economic benefits in 10 major economies

As world leaders gather virtually at the Special Session of the General Assembly in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, new data published today finds that leaving low-...

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Nigerian Wendy Okolo, one of the few black women to obtain PhD in Aerospace engineering who works at NASA, wins big award in U.S.

Nigerian-born Dr. Wendy Okolo is 2019 most promising engineer in the United States government. She was crowned winner of Black Engineer of the Year...

Kenyan governor arrested over $827,000 fuel fraud

The governor of Samburu, a locality in the Northern Part of Kenya has been arrested over a fuel supply fraud involving about $827,000. Governor Moses...

Amnesty International calls on Nobel Prize winning Dictator of Ethiopia Abiy Ahmed to account for all missing persons following Hachalu Hundesa’s killing

The administration of Abiy Ahmed, the Nobel Prize winning dictator of Ethiopia, must immediately reveal the whereabouts of dozens of politicians and journalists who...

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Battle for U.S. senate: worries over equitable voting access in Georgia runoffs

State and local election officials in Georgia should take immediate steps to ensure that every voter in the state has easy and equitable access...

Vice President-elect Kamala Harris names new White House senior staff

U.S. Vice President-elect Kamala Harris on Thursday announced new members of her White House senior staff. Harris named Hartina Flournoy as Chief of Staff...

Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari repressing human rights and getting away with it – opinion

Written by Kolawole Olaniyan President Muhammadu Buhari is failing to live up to his promises to ensure respect for human rights, obey the rule of...

U.S. under COVID-19 siege with an American dying every 35 seconds – opinion

The most incompetent American, President Donald John Trump, 74 years old, is missing in action, at a time when the country is under COVID-19...
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