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Ghanian Voter’s ID Card [Photo Credit: The Independent Ghana]

Does writing your contact details behind your new voter’s ID render it invalid?

According to Dr Bossman Asare, deputy chairperson of the Electoral Commission, writing one’s telephone number behind the voters’ ID card does not render it invalid.

The Prime Minister of Cote d'Ivoire, Gon Coulibaly. [PHOTO CREDIT: Official Facebook page of Amadou]

Ivory Coast Prime Minister, Gon Coulibaly, is dead

Mr Coulibaly, 61, died on Wednesday evening after falling ill at a ministerial meeting.

President Donald Trump speaking in the East Room of the White House, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

Harvard, MIT sue Trump over proposed limit on foreign students’ visas

The two universities announced on Wednesday that they are suing Mr Trump for his ‘reckless’ directive on striping foreign students of their visas without a due process.

Jair Bolsonaro

Brazilian president tests positive for COVID-19

Mr Bolsonaro has repeatedly downplayed the pandemic threat by calling the virus “little flu”

President Donald Trump pictured April 4, 2020 AFP

Trump hired impersonator to take admission exam for him – Niece

Ms Trump’s book is set to be released next week and be up for sales by Tuesday.

African Development Bank (AfDB)

Post COVID-19: Africa’s growth stands to rebound to 3% in 2021 – Report

The growth outlook for 2021 and beyond would depend largely on African governments’ effectiveness in flattening the curve of the outbreak and policies to reopen economies.

coronavirus (COVID-19)

Iran reports 200 coronavirus deaths in one day

The Health Minister, Saeed Namaki, who likened the virus to a “bomb”, said “If we continue like this, we will be knocked out.”

British Prime Minister, Boris Johnson

UK sanctions 25 Russians, 20 Saudis, others over human rights abuses

The 20 Saudi nationals were “involved in the death of journalist Jamal Khashoggi.”

President Donald Trump speaking in the East Room of the White House, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

U.S. EPA approves use of lysol disinfectant spray against COVID-19

The U.S. EPA said in a statement that the agency had approved two products, Lysol Disinfectant Spray and Lysol Disinfectant Max Cover Mist, based on laboratory testing that showed the products were effective against COVID-19.

President Donald Trump pictured April 4, 2020 AFP

U.S. to expel international students if…

The move will affect thousands of foreign students including Nigerians who travelled to the United States to attend universities or participate in training programs.

Burkina Faso resumes polio immunisation despite COVID-19

WHO said the immunisation was carried out while observing COVID-19 infection prevention and control measures.

Andrzej Duda Credit: pri.org

Polish president proposes banning gay couples from child adoption

On Monday, the president signed his legislative proposal, which will now be sent to parliament.

Japan on map

Over 1m persons to evacuate homes in Japan amidst floods, landslides

On Saturday, flooding and landslides struck rural areas of Kumamoto, leaving dozens of people, including 14 at a nursing home, dead.

Coronavirus File Photo

With nearly 700,000 coronavirus cases, India is third worst-hit

There have been almost 20,000 deaths in India since the first case was detected there in January.

United States Police

Two dead in U.S. nightclub shooting

There were at least two gunmen at the scene, an official said, but they have not been apprehended.

Japan on map

Torrential rains kill 16 in Japan

Saturday’s unprecedented rains in the Kumamoto prefecture of central Kyushu unleashed floods and landslides.

Kanye West [Photo: NME.com]

Rapper Kanye West announces U.S. presidential bid

“We must now realise the promise of America by trusting God, unifying our vision and building our future,” Kanye West wrote.

President Nana Akufo-Addo

Ghana’s President self-isolates after COVID-19 exposure

A number of government appointees and members of the president’s New Patriotic Party (NPP) have so far tested positive for COVID-19.

British Prime Minister, Boris Johnson

More blacks needed in UK Police to fight injustice – Johnson

Mr Johnson said there is currently an active programme to accelerate promotion for black police officers in the capital.

Germany Chancellor, Angela Merkel

German lawmakers pass bill to phase out coal by 2038

Germany heavily relies on coal, which accounts for around a third of the country’s energy needs.

Coronavirus File Photo

Nearly half of Africa’s COVID-19 patients have recovered

As of Friday morning, about 195,729 of the 414,011 infected persons have recovered.

Hachalu Hundessa (Photo Credit: bbc)

Over 90 killed in Ethiopia in wake of popular singer’s death

Ethiopian singer Hachalu Hundessa was shot and killed in the capital Addis Ababa on Monday.

Germany Chancellor, Angela Merkel

Germany entering recovery stage in COVID-19 downturn, analysts say

The outlook, however, came with a warning based on assumptions about the further course of the epidemic and the political responses to it.

Sergio Mattarella

Italy: More than 500,000 jobs lost to coronavirus

The novel coronavirus pandemic struck Italy in the second half of February.

New Zealand’s Health Minister, David Clark. [PHOTO CREDIT: Official Instagram page of David Clark]

New Zealand’s health minister resigns after pandemic missteps

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern demoted Mr Clark in April after he was twice caught breaching the country’s coronavirus lockdown rules.