Day: May 25, 2020

Burundi: Ruling party candidate wins presidential vote

May 25, 2020

The candidate of Burundi’s ruling party won a presidential ballot held last week after securing 68.72% of the vote, according to results released Monday by the country’s election commission. The CNDD-FDD’s Evariste Ndayishimiye came first among seven candidates, with main challenger Agathon Rwasa of the opposition National Congress for Liberty (CNL) garnering 24.19% of the […]

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AU chair calls for sanctions relief for Sudan, Zimbabwe

May 25, 2020

The chairman of the African Union, who is also the president of South Africa on Monday, called for the unconditional lifting of sanctions on Sudan and Zimbabwe. “As we deal with the impact of this [novel coronavirus] pandemic, we repeat our call for the unconditional lifting of sanctions that have been imposed on Zimbabwe and […]

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Knicks legend Patrick Ewing discharged from hospital

May 25, 2020

NBA franchise New York Knicks legendary player Patrick Ewing was released from the hospital on Monday after he had tested positive for the novel coronavirus. “My father is now [at] home and getting better. We’ll continue to watch his symptoms and follow the CDC [Centers for Disease Control and Prevention] guidelines. I hope everyone continues […]

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Zambia’s information minister contracts COVID-19

May 25, 2020

Zambia’s information minister has tested positive for the novel coronavirus, she said in a video posted on Twitter late Saturday. “I regret to announce that even after taking all precautions as much as possible, I did test positive for COVID-19,” said Dora Siliya, who has been actively involved in risk communication in the fight against […]

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Coronavirus cases, deaths on rise in Eurasian countries

May 25, 2020

Coronavirus cases and fatalities continued to rise across Eurasian countries on Sunday.   – Ukraine In Ukraine, the total number of cases reached 20,986, while the death toll hit 617, with new 12 fatalities. The country did 10,248 tests in the last 24 hours, and a total of 7,108 people have recovered from the virus. […]

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US bans entry of non-US citizens from Brazil over virus

May 25, 2020

The US announced Sunday that it is suspending the entry of non-US citizens traveling from Brazil due to the coronavirus pandemic. “Today, the President has taken decisive action to protect our country by suspending the entry of aliens who have been in Brazil during the 14-day period before seeking admittance to the United States,” said […]

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Hong Kong activists slam China’s proposed security law

May 25, 2020

Thousands of demonstrators took to the streets of Hong Kong on Sunday to protest a plan by Beijing to impose a new national security law on the semi-autonomous Chinese territory. They gathered in the Causeway Bay and Wan Chai districts and chanted anti-government slogans, including “Stand with Hong Kong” and “Save Hong Kong.” Water cannon […]

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South Africa to ease COVID-19 lockdown from June 1

May 25, 2020

South Africa announced Sunday that it will further ease its strict nationwide lockdown imposed several weeks ago to curb the spread of the novel coronavirus, allowing most of the economy to function starting June 1. “This will result in the opening up of the economy and the removal of a number of restrictions on the […]

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