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Greek coastguard recovers one dead, rescues 27 on Lesbos island

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FILE PHOTO: Refugees and migrants at the Kara Tepe camp on the island of Lesbos, Greece, October 14, 2020. REUTERS/Elias Marcou/File Photo ATHENS (Reuters) – Greek coastguard officials recovered the body of one man and rescued 27 people from a rocky beach on the island of Lesbos after they apparently......

Almost 90% see market bubbles in Deutsche Bank investor survey

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LONDON (Reuters) – Nearly 90% of respondents in Deutsche Bank’s monthly investor survey said financial markets now had a number of price bubbles, with cryptocurrency Bitcoin and U.S. tech stocks top of the list. When asked specifically about the 12-month fate of Bitcoin which surged 300% last year, and electric......

Ugandan troops block U.S. ambassador from opposition leader’s house

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KAMPALA (Reuters) – The United States ambassador in Kampala was blocked by security personnel from visiting opposition leader Bobi Wine at his residence, prompting the mission to call his house arrest a “worrying” sign. Ugandan police officers refuse lawyers of Ugandan opposition presidential candidate Robert Kyagulanyi, also known as Bobi......

Departing EXIM chief urges Biden team to counter Chinese lending dominance

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By Andrea Shalal, David Lawder WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The head of the Export-Import Bank of the United States (EXIM) on Monday urged the Biden administration to keep pushing to neutralize Chinese export subsidies and help U.S. companies compete, building on gains made under Donald Trump. Chairman Kimberly Reed, a political......

Vaccine nationalism puts world on brink of ‘catastrophic moral failure’- WHO chief

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GENEVA (Reuters) – The world is on the brink of “catastrophic moral failure” in sharing COVID-19 vaccines, the head of the World Health Organization said on Monday, urging countries and manufacturers to spread doses more fairly around the world. World Health Organization (WHO) Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus in Geneva Switzerland......

Malawi to close schools, make bars shut early to curb pandemic

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Malawi’s President Lazarus Chakwera is sworn in in Lilongwe, Malawi, July 6, 2020. REUTERS/Eldson Chagara/File Photo BLANTYRE (Reuters) – Malawi’s schools are to shut for at least 15 days, and all bars must close at 8 p.m., under new coronavirus restrictions announced by President Lazarus Chakwera in a television address......

Big Oil’s flagship plastic waste project sinks on the Ganges

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SINGAPORE/VARANASI, India (Reuters) – A wheelbarrow and a handful of metal grids for capturing litter, emblazoned with the words “Renew Oceans,” sit rusting outside an empty, padlocked office in the Indian city of Varanasi, a short walk from the Ganges. FILE PHOTO: Clouds cover the skies over the river Ganges......

Ghana president warns of health system overload as COVID cases soar

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ACCRA (Reuters) – Ghana’s COVID-19 infection rates are skyrocketing and include new strains of the virus not before seen in the country, filling treatment centres and threatening to overwhelm the health system, President Nana Akufo-Addo said on Sunday. FILE PHOTO: Zipline team retrieves COVID-19 test samples from a health facility,......

Tunisian PM appoints new ministers in sweeping cabinet reshuffle

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Tunisia’s Hichem Mechichi takes the oath of office during the country’s new government swearing-in ceremony at the Carthage Palace outside the capital Tunis, Tunisia February 27, 2020. Fethi Belaid/Pool via REUTERS TUNIS, (Reuters) – Tunisian Prime Minister Hichem Mechichi named 12 new ministers on Saturday in a cabinet reshuffle he......

Residents flee Islamist insurgent attack on town in northeast Nigeria

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MAIDUGURI, Nigeria (Reuters) – Government troops and several hundred residents have been forced to flee after Islamist insurgents overran a town in northeast Nigeria in an attack claimed by Islamic State, security sources said on Saturday. Friday’s assault on Marte, which lies on Lake Chad in Borno state, came just......

Tunisian PM appoints new ministers in sweeping cabinet reshuffle

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FILE PHOTO: Tunisia’s Interior Minister Hichem Mechichi takes the oath of office during the country’s new government swearing-in ceremony at the Carthage Palace outside the capital Tunis, Tunisia February 27, 2020. Fethi Belaid/Pool via REUTERS TUNIS, (Reuters) – Tunisian Prime Minister Hichem Mechichi named 12 new ministers on Saturday in......

Uganda’s Museveni declared winner of presidential poll: election commission

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Elections posters of Uganda’s President Yoweri Museveni are seen on a street in Kampala, Uganda January 12, 2021. REUTERS/Baz Ratner KAMPALA (Reuters) – Uganda’s election commission on Saturday declared incumbent Yoweri Museveni the winner of the presidential election, extending his 35-year rule as his main rival alleged fraud and urged......

Uganda’s Museveni in commanding election lead, rival alleges fraud

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KAMPALA (Reuters) – Uganda’s long-time leader Yoweri Museveni held a commanding lead in a presidential election according to partial results on Saturday morning, with final results expected later in the day, though his main rival Bobi Wine alleged widespread fraud. Electoral campaign posters of Uganda’s President Yoweri Museveni hang on......

Nearly 60,000 have fled Central African Republic violence: U.N.

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GENEVA (Reuters) – The number of people fleeing violence in the Central African Republic has doubled in just a week to nearly 60,000, the U.N. refugee agency said on Friday. Intensifying violence since a Dec. 27 presidential vote is responsible for the sharp increase in refugees, the UNHCR said, adding......

Uganda’s President Museveni has early lead in election, preliminary results show

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Elections posters of Uganda’s President Yoweri Museveni are seen on a street in Kampala, Uganda January 12, 2021. REUTERS/Baz Ratner KAMPALA (Reuters) – Uganda’s President Yoweri Museveni took an early lead in the presidential election race, according to preliminary results released on Friday morning by the electoral commission. With 13.6%......

Uganda social media row raises question over regulation in Africa

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This was denied by researcher Tessa Knight from Digital Forensic Research Lab, whose investigation uncovered the coordinated campaigns by NRM targeting the opposition. BBC – For more and to sign up click here To Return to the Main Aggregate News Page – click here GoCoin – Latest Cryptocurrency News and......

Dr. Fauci warns Covid variant found in South Africa could pose threat to antibody drugs

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, sits ahead of a Senate Health Education Labor and Pensions Committee hearing in Washington, D.C., U.S., on Wednesday, Sept. 23, 2020. Graeme Jennings | Bloomberg | Getty Images......

For The First Time Ever, Scientists Discover Dwarf Giraffes Standing At Just 9 Ft In Namibia And Uganda

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Did you know that giraffes have black tongues? Yep, no doubt only the hardcore giraffe lovers knew that one, but there is still a lot that is yet to be discovered about giraffes. Hence, we have researchers out in Africa studying this amazing species of animals. And one such team......

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