Tag Archives: China

ICYMI: US Government Includes Nigeria To Religious Freedom Blacklist

The United States government has added Nigeria to a religious freedom blacklist, paving way for potential sanctions if there is no improvement on the record. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo who disclosed the news on on Monday December 7 said the US designated Nigeria which is an ally as a “Country of Particular Concern” under the International Religious…

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ICYMI: China Issues Travel Restrictions On Nigeria, Others Due To COVID-19

Nigerians and other nationals in Nigeria holding valid Chinese visas or residence permits have been temporarily suspended entry into the country, Embassy of China and Consulate in Nigeria announced on Thursday. This new order which is due to the COVID-19 pandemic was made in a public notice, where the embassy noted that it will no longer issue a…

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Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala Speaks Out Following US’ Dissent On Her Appointment As WTO’s DG

Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala has expressed her gratitude to the World Trade Organization for the progression of the Director-General bid, remaining positive about her appointment even after facing rejection from the United States. It’s no longer news that the former Nigerian finance minister, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala won bulk support from the vast majority of member states, including the EU, Japan and China for…

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Global Coronavirus Cases Exceeds 20 Million As WHO Warns Against Despair

The coronavirus pandemic has gained another grim milestone on Monday as the world surpassed 20 million recorded cases of the ravaging infection that began late last year in China. According to the latest updates, the number as of 2215 GMT was 20,002,577 cases, with 733,842 deaths recorded. In yet another staggering landmark, the death toll is expected…

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Coronavirus: Over 19 Million Cases Recorded Globally As US Death Toll Surge

The number of coronavirus cases has crossed 19 million globally pushing many nations to further ratchet up restrictions in the battle against the ravaging pandemic. The world’s hardest-hit country, the United States, has seen a major resurgence since the end of June, adding 2,060 deaths in 24 hours alone on Thursday, a tracker by Johns Hopkins University…

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Trump Issues Executive Order For US Ban On TikTok And WeChat

President Donald Trump has issued executive orders that would ban the social media apps TikTok and WeChat from conducting business transactions with other US groups in 45 days if they are not sold by their Chinese-owned parent companies.   According to Yahoo News, the orders come after the Trump administration deemed apps from Chinese software companies national…

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TikTok, Other Chinese Social Media Apps Face Ban In The U.S.

The US Government is l’ooking at’ banning Chinese social media apps, including TikTok, over national security concerns. Mike Pompeo, the Secretary of state suggested the plan during an interview with Fox News’ Laura Ingraham on Monday, July 6 after he was asked whether the country should be considering a ban on Chinese social media apps, “especially TikTok.” He…

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Global COVID-19 Death Toll Near 500,000 As Africa Records Highest Daily Infection

According to a tally from official sources compiled by AFP at 1100 GMT on Saturday, the novel coronavirus has killed at least 494,337 people since the outbreak emerged in China in December 2019. The tallies, using data collected by AFP from national authorities and information from the World Health Organization (WHO), probably reflect only a fraction of…

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WHO Warns ‘New And Dangerous Phase’ Of Coronavirus As Pandemic Widens

On Friday, the World Health Organization warned of a “new and dangerous phase” of the novel coronavirus pandemic despite the disease’s accelerating spread across the globe. The warning came as it emerged the virus was present in Italy in December, months before its first confirmed cases and about the same time as the disease was…

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