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French President Says France Won’t Take Down Statues, Urges Europe To Reduce Dependence On China

by William Ukpeon June 14, 2020
The French President, Emmanuel Macron addressed France in a televised address on Sunday where he touched on issues relating to Anti Racism Protests and Europe’s direction after Covid-19. He announced that the fight to end racial discrimination globally should not lead to hateful rewriting of history. Citing the statues of past leaders in the United […]

France Launches Sahel Coalition To Combat Rising Islamist Militancy In West Africa

by William Ukpeon June 13, 2020
The French Government on Friday announced that they have launched a coalition of European and West African allies to combat rising influence of ISIS and Al-Qaeda backed militias in the region. France also aims for further cooperation between special forces in the region. France currently has over 5,000 troops stationed in the region and has […]

2022 World Cup: Qatar Unpaid Workers For Months – Amnesty International

by William Ukpeon June 11, 2020
A company contracted by Qatar to build a stadium for the 2022 FIFA WORLD CUP has been banned after it was discovered labourers went months without pay according to Amnesty International. The Subcontractor, Qatar Meta Coats (QMC) which has been building the Al Bayt Stadium refused to pay about 100 employees for seven months and […]

Suspected Jihadists Kill 10 Soldiers In Ivory Coast

by William Ukpeon June 11, 2020
Ivory Coast suffered its first militant attack since 2012, the Government announced on Thursday. The attack happened within the borders with Burkina Faso on Thursday Morning in the Kong Region of Northern Ivory Coast. 10 Soldiers were killed and six injured according to Lassina Doumbia , head of the Ivorien Armed Forces. It’s not clear […]

Another 1.5 Million People File For Unemployment In The U.S., Over 44 Million Jobs Lost Since March

by Seun Adeuyion June 11, 2020
Another 1.5 million people filed for unemployment benefits last week even as states across the US continued to relax their coronavirus quarantine measures. In just 12 weeks more than 44 million claims have been made for benefits as people lost their jobs. Rehiring appears to have started. Last week the labor department said the unemployment […]

JUST IN: COVID-19 Cases In The United States Pass Two Million

by Seun Adeuyion June 11, 2020
The United States has passed the grim milestone of two million confirmed Covid-19 cases, the most of any nation in the world by far. The figure on Thursday, according to data from Johns Hopkins University, listed 2,000,464 infections. Brazil is next for the highest number of confirmed cases, with 772,416, but the US is the […]