US extends TikTok sale deadline to December 4
The US Treasury on Wednesday said it had extended by seven days the November 27 deadline given to the Chinese owner of TikTok to sell the popular social media platform's American business.
US extends Iraq sanctions waiver until before Biden inauguration
Washington has granted Iraq a shortened 45-day sanctions waiver to import Iranian gas that will expire days before US President Donald Trump's term ends, an Iraqi official said Saturday.
WTO Job: Can Okonjo-Iweala trump the US obstacle?
Like a flicker in the middle of the night, the overwhelming recommendations of Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala for the Director-General of the World Trade Organisation (WTO), was an event many looked forward to celebrating. Last Wednesday, distraught Nigerians, indeed, rolled out drums to celebrate her victory after she clinched endorsements from 63 per cent members of…
US sees record Covid-19 numbers for second day straight
The United States saw a record high number of new daily Covid-19 cases for the second day in a row on Saturday, figures from Johns Hopkins University showed, as warnings grew over its spread. The country reported 88,973 new infections between 8:30 pm Friday and 8:30 pm Saturday, the figures showed, substantially above the previous…
US sees daily record of 80,000 new Covid-19 cases
A record of nearly 80,000 new Covid-19 infections over the course of a day were reported in the United States on Friday, according to figures from Johns Hopkins University.
HURIWA urges US, UK to slam travel ban if Ondo poll is undermined
Leading rights advocacy group, Human Rights Writers Association of Nigeria (HURIWA) has applauded the United States and the United Kingdom’s embassies for the concrete steps they have adopted to help Nigerians clean up her electoral system. Also, the rights group has specifically urged the U.K. and U.S. embassies to follow through with their threats to…
Twitter bans Trump death wishes, sparks debate
Twitter is removing tweets hoping for the demise of US President Donald Trump -- a move which opened up the social platform to criticism that it should enforce the same policy for everyone.
South Africa opens borders to African countries, limits others
South Africa will reopen its borders to all African countries from Thursday while barring tourists from around 50 nations with high coronavirus infection rates, the government said on Wednesday. The continent's most industrialised economy shuttered its borders at the start of a strict nationwide lockdown on March 27 to limit the spread of the virus.…
US policeman charged over Breonna Taylor shooting
A Louisville police officer was charged Wednesday with three counts of "wanton endangerment" in connection with the shooting of Breonna Taylor, a 26-year-old black woman
Top US health official hits out at 'offensive' attacks by Trump ally
Robert Redfield, the director of the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), said Wednesday he was "disappointed" at "offensive" criticism of his agency over its Covid-19 response by an ally of President Donald Trump. Redfield's remarks at a Senate hearing represent some of his strongest public reaction against efforts by members of the…