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Biden Chooses First Black Defense Secretary: Sources

President-Elect Joe Biden has chosen retired General Lloyd Austin, who oversaw U.S. forces in the Middle East under President Barack Obama, to be his defense secretary, two people familiar with the decision said on...

India Farmers Protest Against Law

Farmers in India have called for a country-wide strike amid a standoff with the government over new market-friendly reforms. Tuesday's strike follows three rounds of inconclusive talks between the two sides over laws that farmers...

‘Mystery’ Illness Puts Hundreds In Hospital

At least one person has died and 227 have been hospitalised by an unidentified illness in India's southern state of Andhra Pradesh. The patients had a wide range of symptoms from nausea to fits and...

Namibia’s Founding President Tests Positive For COVID-19

Namibian President, Hage Geingob, on Monday announced that the country’s Founding President, Sam Nujoma, has been hospitalised after testing positive to COVID-19. “I hereby wish to inform the Namibian people that Sam Nujoma, the Founding...

Ghana’s Electoral Commission Removes Officials Tampering With Ballot Sheets

Ghana’s Electoral Commission (EC) removed some of its officers from polling station duties on Monday for tampering with ballot papers in the ongoing general election, according to a statement. The EC said, “there have been...

COVID: Most Of California Faces Strict New Lockdown As Cases Surge

Large parts of the US state of California are facing a strict new lockdown, as COVID-19  cases surge across the state and the country. More than half of the state's 40 million people will be...

Trump Lawyer Rudy Giuliani Admitted To Hospital with COVID-19

President Donald Trump's personal lawyer, Rudy Giuliani, has tested positive for COVID19 and is being treated in hospital. The president wrote in a tweet: "Get better soon Rudy, we will carry on!" Mr.  Giuliani, who has...

Fire Tears Through 128-year-old New York Middle Collegiate Church

A fire has torn through a 128-year-old church in New York, destroying stained glass windows and the structure inside. The blaze began early in the morning on Saturday at an empty building next to Middle...
NCDC Confirms 296 Additional Cases Of COVID-19

US Coronavirus Infections, Deaths, Hospitalizations Shatter Records

The latest numbers of newly reported coronavirus cases, deaths and hospitalizations have all shattered records in the United States, with health experts fearing the outbreak will only worsen further. According to Johns Hopkins University data...

Joe Biden: COVID Vaccination In US Will Not Be Mandatory

President-elect Joe Biden says Americans won't be forced to take a coronavirus vaccine when one becomes available in the US. It comes as the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) for the first time urged "universal...

Trump Orders Withdrawal Of Most U.S. Troops In Somalia

U.S. President, Donald Trump has ordered the withdrawal of majority of American troops from Somalia, the Department of Defence said on Friday, In a statement, the Pentagon said the move was only a “change in...

Biden To Ask Americans To Wear Masks For 100 Days

US President-elect Joe Biden has said he will ask Americans to wear masks for his first 100 days in office to curtail the spread of coronavirus. He told CNN he believed there would be a...

Iran Nuclear Crisis: Law Aims To Boost Enrichment, Block Inspectors

Iran has moved to stop UN inspections of its nuclear sites and step up uranium enrichment under a new law approved by its parliament. The bill would require the government to resume enriching uranium to...

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