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After a record seven years and eight months in power, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Friday announced his resignation, citing ill-health after a recurrence of?ulcerative colitis. "I have decided to step down from the post of the prime minister," Abe said in a news conference August 28. Abe addressed his health after two recent hospital visits, saying he was suffering...
Cameroon has banned the exportation of cereals, including millet and corn, to Nigeria as a food security measure after a production drop. Cameroon blamed the continued threat from Boko Haram terrorists as the cause of the decrease in food production on its northern border. Damian Kinkoh of the food control unit of Cameroon's Trade Ministry says about 6,000 metric tons of...
As part of efforts to cushion the economic hardship caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari approved the employment of 774,000 workers a few months ago. Under the program, Nigerian unskilled workers will earn N20, 000(equivalent of $52) each a month for three months. According to The Punch, 1,000 workers are expected to be recruited from each of the...
A new report by the?National Bureau of Statistics,?shows that Nigeria’s inflation rate rose further in July 2020 to 12.82% (year-on-year). This is a 0.26% increase in the rate recorded in June 2020 (12.56%). On a month-on-month analysis, the?Headline index increased?by 1.25 percent in July 2020, which is 0.04 percent rate higher than the rate recorded in June 2020 (1.21) percent. The...
A Peruvian man was left heartbroken when he checked out a Street View of the capital, Lima, on Google Maps and accidentally saw his beloved wife cozying up on a bench with another man. https://www.mazechmedia.com/2020/06/video-this-video-is-currently-trending-for-obvious-reasons/ According to the report, his wife and her paramour thought they were safe from prying eyes as they canoodled by the city’s Puente de Los Suspiros...
Seattle Tech giant, Microsoft said on Sunday they spoke with President Trump about?acquiring trendy social app TikTok??— and Trump gave its parent company ByteDance 45 days to discuss the acquisition. The deal could run in the tens of billions, according to Fox Business. The acquisition talks come as TikTok, which is owned by Beijing-based ByteDance, has come under intense scrutiny...
Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro said on Thursday that he has ‘mold’ in his lungs and was taking antibiotics that has left him feeling weak. Bolsonaro has spent weeks in isolation after testing positive for the coronavirus “I just did a blood test. I was feeling kind of weak yesterday. They found a bit of infection also. Now I’m on antibiotics,” Bolsonaro...
Newly enrolled international students whose colleges and universities are operating entirely online this year won’t be allowed to enter the U.S. U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement?confirmed?on Friday that its guidance granting visa flexibility to nonimmigrant students only applies to those who were actively enrolled at American schools on March 9. “Nonimmigrant students in new or initial status after March 9 will...
Horrifying photos and video below show charred monkey hands and captured dogs waiting to be slaughtered inside India's 'wet markets'. In a heartbreaking video shared by People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals ( PETA), pooches can be seen tied up in sacks with just their heads poking out. Monkey body parts, including tiny hands, can also be seen for sale...
International students studying in the US on visas must leave the country or risk deportation if their universities and colleges switch to online-only courses, US Immigration and Customs Enforcement announced Monday. Due to the coronavirus pandemic, universities and colleges in the US are?beginning to make the decision to transition?to online courses. At Harvard, for example, all course instruction will be...
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