Monday, February 15, 2021



Internet access restored in Myanmar after shutdown – Tracker

Internet connection in Myanmar is returning to normal after a full-blown shutdown amid ongoing protests against the military takeover, traffic tracker Net Blocks reported on Monday.

COVID-19: Saudi bars entry from 20 countries

Saudi Arabia on Tuesday suspended entry from 20 countries, ranging from some neighbouring states to the United States, in a bid to curb a jump in coronavirus infections.

FEC Meeting: Buhari, Ministers honour Tony Momoh, Alfa Wali

President Muhammadu Buhari and members of the Federal Executive Council, FEC, on Wednesday observed a minute silence in honour of two former Ministers, Prince Tony Momoh and Alfa Wali, a former Minister of Agriculture, who died recently.

Uganda poll: President Museveni in early lead as rival alleges fraud

President Yoweri Museveni took an early lead in Uganda’s presidential election, according to preliminary results released on Friday morning by the electoral commission.

90 million confirmed COVID-19 cases worldwide – WHO  

The number of COVID-19 cases worldwide has surpassed 90 million, reaching 90,054,813 as of Wednesday, according to the latest numbers from the World Health Organisation, WHO.

U.S. Capitol police confirm death of officer injured in pro-Trump riot

The U.S. Capitol Police, USCP, has confirmed the death of the officer who was injured during a violent riot in support of President Donald Trump at the Capitol building on Wednesday.

6 arrested as pro-Trump protesters clash with police in Washington

A mass demonstration in support of outgoing U.S. President Donald Trump in Washington, D.C. escalated into clashes with the police, resulting in the arrest of six people, U.S. media reported on Wednesday.

COVID-19: Botswana extends curfew as new strain begins

Botswana announced on Sunday extension of nighttime curfew up to January 31 following the emergence of a new and more transmissible strain of the Coronavirus, COVID-19.

Trump’s attempts to overturn Georgia, ‘bold abuse of power’ – Harris

U.S. Vice President-elect Kamala Harris described outgoing president Donald Trump’s efforts to have election results in the state of Georgia overturned, a “bald-faced, bold abuse of power”.

21 missing as landslide hits southern Norway

Twenty-one people remain unaccounted for after a large landslide hit the village of Ask in southern Norway, police said on Wednesday.

Somalia gives 7-day ultimatum for diplomats to leave country

Somalia has broken off its diplomatic ties with Kenya after the leader of self-declared Somaliland visited Kenya earlier in the month, Information Minister Osman Dubbe said on Tuesday.

We’ve restored services – Google  

Internet giant Google has said that access to its in-house applications, such as Gmail and Google Drive, has been restored for the “vast majority” of affected users, following a service outage earlier on Monday.

Ghana’s incumbent, former presidents in tight race as elections begin

Ghana is set to elect a parliament and president in a race dubbed the battle of two giants.

Workers at London’s Heathrow airport begin strike over pay cut

Workers at London’s Heathrow Airport on Tuesday began a 24-hour strike following clashes over pay cuts.

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