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Nigeria declares 24-hour curfew in Lagos as violence flares during protests
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Nigeria declares 24-hour curfew in Lagos as violence flares during protests

Protests that began 12 days ago over abuses by the police's loathed Special Anti-Robbery Squad have spiraled dramatically. Around 18 people have died in clashes reported between protesters and assailants wearing civilian clothes

Nigeria: 23 people killed in fuel tank explosion in Lokoja, says President Muhammadu Buhari
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Nigeria: 23 people killed in fuel tank explosion in Lokoja, says President Muhammadu Buhari

The tanker lost control and rammed into five cars, three tricycles and two motorcycles on the Lokoja-Abuja highway on Wednesday

Africa wins battle against wild poliovirus, WHO announces; threat of vaccine-derived polio persists
World

Africa wins battle against wild poliovirus, WHO announces; threat of vaccine-derived polio persists

Polio is a highly contagious virus and was endemic around the world until a vaccine was found in the 1950s.

Africa's growing middle class being battered by coronavirus; COVID-19 could push 58 mn into extreme poverty
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Africa's growing middle class being battered by coronavirus; COVID-19 could push 58 mn into extreme poverty

About 170 million out of Africa’s 1.3 billion people are now classified as middle class. But about eight million of them could be thrust into poverty because of the coronavirus and its economic fallout, according to World Data Lab

Nigeria's battle with COVID-19 exacerbated by poor healthcare, 2015 global crude market crash from which it never recovered
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Nigeria's battle with COVID-19 exacerbated by poor healthcare, 2015 global crude market crash from which it never recovered

The last time Nigeria was gripped by such a panic was when Ebola — around 25 times deadlier than COVID-19 — was knocking on its door in 2014/15

Coronavirus outbreak in Nigeria is just one of Africa's alarming hot spots; COVID-19 slower to take hold in continent
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Coronavirus outbreak in Nigeria is just one of Africa's alarming hot spots; COVID-19 slower to take hold in continent

In the northern Nigerian city of Kano, some people say they now get four or five death notices on their phones each day: A colleague has died. A friend’s aunt. A former classmate

Tony Allen, legendary drummer known for pioneering the Afrobeat genre, passes away at 79
Lifestyle

Tony Allen, legendary drummer known for pioneering the Afrobeat genre, passes away at 79

Tony Allen’s drumming was a key part of the rhythmic structure that underpinned the fusion of jazz, funk and West African melodies.

Full text: Coronavirus vaccine could take two years, humankind has never had a more urgent task, writes Bill Gates
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Full text: Coronavirus vaccine could take two years, humankind has never had a more urgent task, writes Bill Gates

Humankind has never had a more urgent task than creating broad immunity for coronavirus.

USCIRF names India among 14 'countries of particular concern', cites CAA and Delhi riots in annual report on religious freedom
India

USCIRF names India among 14 'countries of particular concern', cites CAA and Delhi riots in annual report on religious freedom

In the 2020 edition of its annual report on International Religious Freedom, the USCIRF alleged that in 2019, the Government of India used its strengthened parliamentary majority to institute national-level policies violating religious freedom across the country, especially for Muslims

Bill Gates lists out scientific advances needed to stop COVID-19 in online memo, says 'testing critical to control coronavirus'
Health

Bill Gates lists out scientific advances needed to stop COVID-19 in online memo, says 'testing critical to control coronavirus'

Testing is critical to getting the COVID-19 disease under control and beginning to re-open the economy, says Bill Gates

Lockdowns begin across Africa after COVID-19 cases cross 1,000 in 42 nations; Nigeria shuts all airports to international flights
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Lockdowns begin across Africa after COVID-19 cases cross 1,000 in 42 nations; Nigeria shuts all airports to international flights

Meanwhile, two senior representatives in Africa appeared to defy their own travel restrictions to attend another president’s inauguration.

Russia, Saudi Arabia play 'who-blinks-first' over crude price; scramble over market share gives Indian oil firms 'additional bargaining power'
Business

Russia, Saudi Arabia play 'who-blinks-first' over crude price; scramble over market share gives Indian oil firms 'additional bargaining power'

The exacting decision by Riyadh to spike production was triggered by the failure on Friday to strike a deal with Russia on a new round of OPEC+ production cuts to arrest swooning oil prices owing to the novel coronavirus.

Coronavirus: 97 more die in China taking toll to 2,442; WHO experts visit Wuhan city to inspect situation
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Coronavirus: 97 more die in China taking toll to 2,442; WHO experts visit Wuhan city to inspect situation

On Sunday, a team of WHO experts visited the worst-affected Wuhan city in Hubei province

ICC U-19 World Cup 2020: From India's talent depth to rise of Bangladesh and Afghanistan, things we learnt from tournament
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ICC U-19 World Cup 2020: From India's talent depth to rise of Bangladesh and Afghanistan, things we learnt from tournament

As the 2020 edition of the ICC Under-19 Cricket World Cup wraps up, we look at some of the trends which emerged from the marquee tournament

US announces launch of International Religious Freedom Alliance; other participants include Australia, Brazil, UK, Israel, Ukraine, Netherlands, Greece
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US announces launch of International Religious Freedom Alliance; other participants include Australia, Brazil, UK, Israel, Ukraine, Netherlands, Greece

It is an Alliance of 'like-minded partners who treasure, and fight for, international religious freedom for every human being', US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said in his address during the formal launch

India recorded highest births on New Year's Day with 67,385 babies born, China holds second spot with 46,299 newborns
India

India recorded highest births on New Year's Day with 67,385 babies born, China holds second spot with 46,299 newborns

China, with 1.43 billion people in 2019, and India, with 1.37 billion, have long been the two most populous countries of the world

Reduced levels of air pollution has dramatically positive effects on people's health
science

Reduced levels of air pollution has dramatically positive effects on people's health

The study found almost immediate and substantial effects on health after air pollution was reduced.

US replaces Kuwait as India's sixth biggest oil supplier; exports 5.4 mn tonnes of crude in April-September 2019
Business

US replaces Kuwait as India's sixth biggest oil supplier; exports 5.4 mn tonnes of crude in April-September 2019

The United States has surpassed Kuwait to become India's sixth-largest oil supplier as it supplied 70 percent more crude to the world's third-largest energy consumer during April-September

Pirates abduct 19 crew members, including 18 Indians and a Turk from crude oil tanker near Nigeria; seven people still on vessel
India

Pirates abduct 19 crew members, including 18 Indians and a Turk from crude oil tanker near Nigeria; seven people still on vessel

The loaded vessel, the Nave Constellation, was attacked 77 nautical miles off Bonny island late on 3 December and the crew, 18 Indians and one Turk, were seized, the official said

Lionheart, Nigeria's first-ever entry at Oscars, disqualified by The Academy for its predominantly English dialogue
Entertainment

Lionheart, Nigeria's first-ever entry at Oscars, disqualified by The Academy for its predominantly English dialogue

Lionheart helmer Genevieve Nnaji and filmmaker Ava DuVernay have criticised The Academy's decision to drop Lionheart from their International Feature Film category.