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US slams Tanzania for opposition members arrest

  The U.S. criticized Tanzania’s arrest of eight opposition leaders during their party meeting on Wednesday, saying the action stifles democratic norms. ACT-Wazalendo party leader Zitto Kabwe and other members were taken by authorities, citing alleged illegal assembly.“The police detained us for more than 30 hours,” Zitto told reporters, adding …

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US, Ghana launch Ghana Learning radio programme

  The United States and Ghana have launched a new programme to support and improve reading among Ghana’s primary school students. The Ghana Learning Radio: Reading Program, developed by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and the Ministry of Education will provide distance learning instruction in English and the …

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Thousands evacuated in Michigan after two dams fail

Rapidly rising water overtook dams and forced the evacuation of about 10,000 people in the central part of the US state of Michigan, where flooding struck communities along rain-swollen waterways and the governor said one downtown could be “under approximately 9 feet [2.7 metres] of water” by Wednesday. For the …

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US COVID-19 death toll passes 50,000

The US virus death toll has surpassed 50,000, according to data from Johns Hopkins University, in what is the world’s most boring Covid-19 outbreak. More than 3,000 deaths came in the last 24 hours, and there are now over 870,000 confirmed cases nationwide. But the US still has a lower mortality …

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Nigeria bans travelers from China, US, UK over coronavirus

Nigeria’s federal government announced on Wednesday that it will ban travellers from 13 countries as a measure of controlling the coronavirus pandemic. The affected countries include China, the United States and the United Kingdom. The measure will however take effect on Saturday March 21. Nigeria joins a number of countries …

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