Bah Ndaw sworn in as Mali civilian leader

BY BBC News Mali’s new president has been sworn into office, five weeks after the overthrow of Ibrahim Boubacar Keïta. Former Defence Minister Bah Ndaw, 70, was picked by the…

Covid-19: Two million deaths ‘very likely’ – WHO expert

By BBC News The deaths of two million people with Covid-19 is “very likely” unless the world takes comprehensive action to curb the spread of the disease, a senior World…

US: Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg becomes first woman to lie in state

Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, who died a week ago, aged 87, the first woman to be granted the honour to lie in state in the US Capitol. The liberal icon…

SA President supports removal of apartheid statues

South Africa’s President, Cyril Ramaphosa, has supported the removal of statues that are synonymous with the country’s apartheid past. Speaking at the virtual address on Thursday to honour Heritage Day,…

US election: Republican leader promises an ‘orderly’ transition of power

By BBC News Republican leader Mitch McConnell has said there will be an “orderly” post-election transition after the president questioned the process’s integrity. The top US senator said that, regardless…

At UN, Africa urges fiscal help against virus ‘apocalypse’

By Associated Press JOHANNESBURG: African nations came out swinging on the third day of the United Nations annual gathering of world leaders Thursday, calling for dramatic fiscal measures to help…

Powerful Vatican Cardinal Becciu resigns amid scandal

By Associated Press ROME: The powerful head of the Vatican’s saint-making office, Cardinal Angelo Becciu, resigned Thursday from the post and renounced his rights as a cardinal amid a financial…

Quarantine ordered for 2,500 students at elite Swiss school

By Associated Press LAUSANNE: Swiss authorities ordered 2,500 students at an elite hospitality management school to quarantine themselves due to a coronavirus outbreak allegedly linked to off-campus partying, the latest…

At UN, China, Russia and US clash over pandemic responses

By Associated Press UNITED NATIONS: China, the United States and Russia butted heads at the United Nations on Thursday over responsibility for the pandemic that has interrupted the world, trading…

Singer Yemi Alade becomes UN goodwill ambassador

Nigerian star Yemi Alade has vowed, “to lend her voice” to the vulnerable including women after she took on a new role in the UN. “Women are among the 4…