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U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg dead at 87, thrusting apex Court vacancy into spotlight of presidential campaign

U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has died at the age of 87, thrusting the apex court vacancy into spotlight of the presidential campaign.The Supreme Court said in a statement Ginsburg...

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

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USAID awards millions of dollars to Washington State University to combat lethal livestock disease in East Africa known as East Coast Fever

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540 bipartisan elected officials from all 50 U.S. states urge President Trump to welcome refugees

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

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WHO encouraged by South Africa’s declining COVID-19 trend

The World Health Organization (WHO) on Thursday commended the government of South Africa for bending the COVID-19 pandemic curve. WHO said it was greatly encouraged by the ongoing measures to suppress the spread of SARs-COV-2, the...

South Africa mourns ‘champion of the oppressed’ George Bizos, refugee boy who arrived from Greece in 1941 and became Mandela’s lawyer

President Cyril Ramaphosa, on Thursday, eulogized George Bizos, an anti-apartheid lawyer who defended Nelson Mandela and was nicknamed the ‘champion of the oppressed’ in South Africa.George Bizos arrived in South Africa with...

Nigeria will support consolidation of democracy in West Africa, President says

Nigeria will within the limits of resources do her best to support the consolidation of democracy in West African countries, President Muhammadu Buhari has pledged.The President spoke Thursday at State House, Abuja,...

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