Sudan Criminalises Female Genital Mutilation

by Olatorera Dickson-Amusaon July 11, 2020
Sudan on Friday has officially outlawed the age-old practice of female genital mutilation(FGM) as declared by the sovereign council, the highest authority in the country. The North African country has ratified a law criminalising female genital mutilation, announced by the justice ministry. The council, comprising military and civilian authorities, approved a series of laws including […]

#COVID19: Brazil’s President Tests Positive For The Virus

by Seun Adeuyion July 8, 2020
Brazil’s President, Jair Bolsonaro has tested positive for COVID-19. Bolsonaro, who revealed this while speaking to reporters yesterday, said he was tested after experiencing fatigue, muscle pain and a fever. The President said he was feeling better yesterday, which he credited to after taken hydroxychloroquine, an anti-malaria pill. Standing a few feet away from reporters, […]

Kenya Dismisses Plans To Reopen Schools This Year Due To Pandemic

by Seun Adeuyion July 8, 2020
Schools in Kenya will reopen in January and not September as planned earlier. Speaking in a televised address from the capital, Nairobi, on Tuesday, Education Secretary George Magoha, said the reason for the postponement was as a result of the number of the coronavirus infections in the country continuous increase. Mogoha said the school calendar […]

United States: 97% Of Inmates At Texas Jail Have Tested Positive For #COVID19

by Seun Adeuyion July 7, 2020
According to officials, a coronavirus outbreak at the Nueces County McKinzie Jail Annex, United States (US) has infected almost everyone behind bars. As of Sunday, 87 of the 90 inmates at the Texas jail have tested positive. In a statement, the jail said, all inmates and staff members at the facility will be tested and […]

#COVID19: Fresh Lockdown May Be Proposed After Two Weeks — PTF

by Seun Adeuyion July 7, 2020
The Presidential Task Force (PTF) Chairman and Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), Boss Mustapha, has lamented the increasing rate of COVID-19 cases among people in government, saying it was directly impacting on governance and security in the country. Mustapha stated this at the task force press briefing in Abuja, on Monday. According […]

#COVID19: UAE To Conduct Two Million Tests In The Next Two Months

by Seun Adeuyion July 7, 2020
Dr. Amna Al Dahak Al Shamsi, official spokesperson of the UAE Government, announced on Monday that it will complete more than two million Covid-19 tests during the next two months to continue to curb the spread of the virus. Al-Dahhak made the announcement at the UAE Government’s regular media briefing, while providing an update on […]