World

  • May 3, 2022

    Russia-Ukraine live...

    Volodymyr Zelenskyy says Russian FM’s remarks show Moscow has forgotten or not learned the lessons of WWII. A rocket attack hit a dwelling and a church in the city of Odesa in southwestern Ukraine, killing a child and injuring another, officials have said. Germany’s foreign minister says sanctions imposed on...

  • May 3, 2022

    Israel outrage...

    Israel has reacted with fury after Russia’s foreign minister claimed that Nazi leader Adolf Hitler “had Jewish blood”. Sergei Lavrov made the comments to try to justify Russia’s portrayal of Ukraine as “Nazi” despite the fact that its president is Jewish. Israel’s foreign ministry summoned Russia’s ambassador for “clarification” and...

  • March 31, 2022

    GCHQ chief...

    China should not become “too closely aligned” with Russia following the invasion of Ukraine, the head of UK cyber-intelligence GCHQ has warned. Sir Jeremy Fleming said an alliance with Moscow does not serve China’s long-term interests. Sir Jeremy also claimed Russia had mistakenly assessed the situation in Ukraine in a...

  • March 26, 2022

    Russia targets...

    Russia says it will focus its invasion of Ukraine on “liberating” the east, signalling a possible shift in its strategy. The defence ministry said that the initial aims of the war were complete, and that Russia had reduced the combat capacity of Ukraine. Russia’s invasion appeared aimed at swiftly capturing...

  • March 17, 2022

    Six Suspected...

    No fewer than six people reportedly died on Tuesday in an auto crash involving a truck and a Mercedes Benz car in Delta State. Reports obtained by Naija News on Wednesday confirmed that the victims are suspected to be internet fraudsters, popularly known as Yahoo boys. The horrible incident according to reports...

  • March 17, 2022

    Cultists who...

      The Anambra police command has arrested suspected cultists who killed two policemen and carted away their rifles in December 2021 in Awka. A press release by the spokesperson of the state police command, DSP Toochukwu Ikenga said the cultists launched an attack on UNIZIK Vigilante operatives. The hoodlums who...

  • March 17, 2022

    HRW: Rwanda...

      Human Rights Watch said Rwanda’s ‘abusive legal framework’ is intensifying culture of intolerance. Opposition leaders and commentators in Rwanda are being persecuted by the authorities for “their speech and opinions”, intensifying culture of intolerance towards dissent, a human rights group has said. In a damning report published on Wednesday,...

  • March 17, 2022

    COVID-19: Namibia...

      Namibia’s relaxation of the rules comes amid declining COVID-19 infection rates. The wearing of masks in public in Namibia and negative PCR tests for vaccinated visitors are no longer required, President Hage Geingob has said. Tuesday’s presidential directive came as active COVID-19 cases fell to about 200. In June...

  • March 12, 2022

    SS3 Student...

    Operatives of the Akwa Ibom State Police Command have taken over Aka Community Secondary School, Aka Offit, Uyo Local Government after an SS3 student stabbed an SS2 student to death. The dire incident occurred during a fight on Thursday, March 10, Naija News understands. A teacher who confirmed the incident to newsmen...

  • March 12, 2022

    Uganda: Doctors,...

      In Uganda, health experts, politicians, and human rights activists are united against a proposed law that would see unvaccinated jailed for six months. Kampala, Uganda – In February, the Ugandan parliament introduced a bill proposing to fine anyone refusing to take COVID-19 vaccines four million Ugandan shillings ($1,100) or sentence...

  • March 12, 2022

    750 civilians...

      Since November 2020, thousands have been killed and millions displaced as Ethiopian federal forces and their allies battle Tigrayan rebels. At least 750 civilians were killed or executed in Ethiopia’s Amhara and Afar regions in the second half of 2021, the country’s rights body has said. In a report...

  • March 11, 2022

    The life...

    This engraving by artist Jean Baptiste Debret, depicts Brazil’s urban black medical practitioners like Rufino. (Source: slaveryandremembrance.org) Historians say that during the first half of the nineteenth century, Brazil, especially Bahia, was the destination of many African Muslims deported from West Africa to the Americas onboard slave ships. Most of them were...

  • March 11, 2022

    On ECOWAS’...

    President Weah Amid Liberia’s position of strongly condemning the military takeovers (coup d’états) in Mali, Burkina Faso, and Guinea, President Goerge M. Weah has called on members of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) to use ‘dialogue’ to return conflicted countries to democratic rule, instead of imposing sanctions....

  • March 11, 2022

    Africa CDC...

      The confirmation from Africa’s top public health agency comes within days of Modena and J&J announcing deals in Africa. Africa’s top public health agency has signed a memorandum of understanding with Pfizer to bring supplies of the pharmaceutical firm’s Paxlovid antiviral COVID-19 pills to the continent. “The memorandum of...

  • March 11, 2022

    South Africa’s...

      The new chief justice is the public face of President Ramaphosa’s anti-corruption drive. South African President Cyril Ramaphosa has appointed experienced jurist Raymond Zondo as the country’s new chief justice effective April 1. The announcement was made in a statement released on Thursday, after a public selection process. Zondo,...

  • March 10, 2022

    Dozens killed,...

    About 19 security operatives have reportedly been killed after Bandits attacked the convoy of Kebbi state Deputy Governor, Colonel Samaila Yombe Dabai on Tuesday night.National Daily learned that the bandits exchanged bullets with security operatives attached to the Deputy governor’s convoy. The attack was a full confrontation as the gun...

  • March 10, 2022

    Borno: MNJTF...

    Fighters of Boko Haram/Islamic State for West African Province (ISWAP) have been killed by troops of the Multi-National Joint Task Force (MNJTF), Cameroon. Naija News gathered that the terrorists were neutralized in the Amchide town of Banki in the Bama Local Government Area. The terrorists invaded the Nigeria/Cameroon border on Tuesday...

  • March 10, 2022

    HRW urges...

      Both men face the death penalty or life imprisonment if convicted of undermining the country’s constitution. Global watchdog Human Rights Watch has called for the release of a clergyman and a university professor in South Sudan, both detained since last year for criticizing the government. In a statement released...

  • March 10, 2022

    South Africa’s...

      The South African pharmaceutical company will sell and distribute the vaccines, under its own packaging, across Africa. South African drugmaker Aspen Pharmacare has announced an agreement with American multinational Johnson & Johnson to package, sell and distribute the latter’s COVID-19 vaccines under its own brand in Africa. The deal...

  • March 9, 2022

    Rising insecurity:...

      The insecurity in northwest Nigeria is worsening by the day despite the efforts of the government to restore law and order in the country.  Terrorists on Tuesday morning invaded the Saint John’s Catholic Church, Kudenda, Kaduna South Local Government Area, Kaduna State, kidnapped the parish priest, Reverend Father Joseph Aketeh,...

  • March 9, 2022

    Amazon nears...

      The Amazon may be nearing a “tipping point.” If deforestation continues, the Amazon rainforest could reach a critical tipping point where most of it transforms into a dry savanna, a new study warns. The study, published Monday (March 7) in the journal Nature Climate Change, suggests that more than 75%...

  • March 9, 2022

    Moderna signs...

    Pharmaceutical giant Moderna has signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with Kenya’s government for its first mRNA vaccine manufacturing facility in Africa. In a statement on Monday, the company said its goal is to produce up to 500 million doses of vaccines a year for the continent – with a...

  • March 9, 2022

    More S...

      Experts say citizens will want to see some of the country’s most powerful men face justice as more details of corruption emerge. Johannesburg, South Africa – On February 28, Raymond Zondo, South Africa’s acting chief justice, handed the third and penultimate part of a report from the judicial commission of...

  • March 8, 2022

    FG won’t...

    The Federal Government has said it will not allow the recruitment of Nigerians as fighters in Ukraine amid the Russian invasion. According to a statement signed by Ministry of Foreign Affairs spokesperson, Francisca Omayuli, and released on Monday, March 7, the government is in talks with Ukraine to prevent Nigerians from being used as...

  • March 8, 2022

    Myanmar defectors...

      Defectors say at least 2,500 soldiers have deserted Myanmar’s military to join the resistance since last year’s coup. Captain Pyae Sone Oo waited deep into the night before making preparations to flee. His superiors had ordered him to gather 25 infantry soldiers under his command to attack anti-coup protesters...

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