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Day: May 4, 2020

Nigeria: 17 Chinese illegal miners arrested

May 4, 2020

At least 27 illegal miners, including 17 Chinese, were arrested in the southwestern Nigerian state of Osun, local media reported Monday. The 17 Chinese nationals have been arrested, alongside 10 Nigerians, including a local traditional ruler, the Premium Times website reported. The arrests took place five months after a report by the local website revealing that […]

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ANALYSIS – Could Yemen drift back towards secession?

May 4, 2020

Yemen’s fragile Riyadh Agreement effectively met its demise after the UAE-backed Southern Transitional Council (STC) declared nominal ‘self-rule’ and a state of emergency on April 26. This came as part of its bid to establish an independent southern state per pre-1990 unification lines when Yemen was divided into the North and the South.   Such an outcome […]

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UPDATE – Turkey’s inflation rate drops in April amid COVID-19

May 4, 2020

Consumer prices in Turkey went up 10.94% in April compared to the same month last year, the country’s statistical authority announced Monday. April’s annual inflation rate was down from 11.86% in March amid coronavirus, Turkish Statistical Institute (TurkStat) data showed. A group of 19 economists polled by Anadolu Agency last week predicted annual inflation figure […]

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Turkish exports stand at $9B in April

May 4, 2020

Turkey’s foreign trade volume diminished 34.31% year-on-year to $21.9 billion in April, according to a preliminary Trade Ministry data released Monday. The country’s exports volume was negatively impacted by coronavirus in the month, the ministry said in a statement. The figure dropped %41.38% on a yearly basis to $9 billion in the month. Imports also […]

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Coronavirus cases at Moroccan prisons jump to 341

May 4, 2020

Moroccan authorities confirmed 23 more coronavirus cases at a jail in the northwestern city of Tangier, bringing the total infections inside prison facilities to 341. In a statement, Morocco’s General Delegation for Prisons Administration said the new cases include 11 prisoners and 12 prison staffers. Last week, Moroccan authorities said 303 virus infections were detected […]

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Turkey’s healthcare system vigilant against COVID-19

May 4, 2020

The emergence of the novel coronavirus in Wuhan city, China has been a milestone in the 21st century with hundreds of millions of people undergoing self-isolation to curb the spread of the disease. During this period, all eyes have been on national healthcare systems and their response to the virus. Like other parts of the world, […]

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Taliban-claimed suicide bombing kills 5 Afghan soldiers

May 4, 2020

A Taliban-claimed suicide car bombing has killed at least five Afghan security forces and injured seven others in the restive southern Helmand province, an official confirmed Monday. Umar Zwak, the spokesman for the provincial governor, told Anadolu Agency that Taliban insurgents orchestrated this attack in Grishk district late last night. He confirmed the number of […]

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Turkish firm develops safe videoconference software

May 4, 2020

Turkey’s one of the largest defense companies Havelsan developed an indigenous and safe videoconference software, named Diyalog. The use of videoconference software rose sharply after the emergence of the COVID-19 pandemic, which caused lockdowns globally. The high demand for these software also revealed some security problems. Havelsan’s Diyalog, which will be brought into use in […]

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