British PM Johnson under pressure over corruption scandal at weekly questions
Covid-19 has caused over 600,000 deaths in Brazil. But who, or what, is responsible for the situation that many see as a complete mishandling of the health crisis?A parliamentary commission suggests President Bolsonaro should now face charges of crimes against humanity for his responsibility in the management of the pandemic. Our Brazil bureau has more on the story.
Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer says he has no worries about his position at the club ahead of his side's Champions League match against Atalanta.
Bild tabloid Editor-in-Chief Julian Reichelt was fired after The New York Times detailed misconduct toward female employees. The case is now making waves internationally.
Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed has replaced two key ministers days after being sworn in for a new term. The country's leadership faces growing pressure from the West to resolve the Tigray crisis.
Tunisia gained praise for its democratic transition, its free elections and new liberal constitution after its 2011 revolution. But today, in the face of limited reforms to the security and judicial systems, activists say they are still fearful of repression. Ahmed Ghram, who was jailed for 15 days over a Facebook post criticising inequalities in the legal system, is one of several activists who has face punishment for speaking out against authorities.
Nigerian hospitals struggle under growing numbers of coronavirus cases as the wait for vaccines continue. According to a study, around one in five people in Lagos have had Covid-19, well above the official national infection figures. Meanwhile in Niger, ruling party candidate Mohamed Bazoum is declared the winner of the presidential run-off. Supporters of his rival take to the streets with accusations of fraud. And as the world rushes to source Covid-19 vaccines, Guinea launches an Ebola immunisation drive in response to a fresh outbreak.
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30 Jul 2020
WHO's emergencies chief Michael Ryan warns governments against "releasing pressure" on coronavirus restrictions, saying that "numbers can creep back up", but says that keeping international borders sealed is "not necessarily a sustainable strategy for the world's economy".
10 Jul 2020
For many developing counties, remittances from citizens working abroad provide a major source of the much-needed funds back home. And has Covid-19 continue on its destructive path on the world economy, this has added so much pressure on the diaspora remittances of Nigeria as well.