May 8, 2021
  • May 8, 2021

Turkey’s President Erdogan calls Israel “terror state” over Palestinian clashes

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Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan called Israel a “terror state” on Saturday after Israeli police fired rubber bullets and stun grenades towards rock-hurling Palestinian youth at Jerusalem’s Al-Aqsa mosque on Friday. He added that Ankara had launched initiatives to mobilise international institutions. The clashes at Islam’s third-holiest site and around East Jerusalem, which injured at least 205 Palestinians and 17 police...

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Ivory Coast 2021/22 cotton output expected to hit record 580,000 T

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Ivory Coast’s cotton output for the 2021/22 season is projected to reach a record 580,000 tonnes, up 4 percent from the previous season, the cotton ginners’ association said on Thursday. The country’s cotton sector has been recovering for the past decade after years of political turmoil caused production to plummet. The world’s top cocoa-producing...

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Again, Ghana beats Nigeria, other African nations to receive 2nd batch of vaccines from Covax

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Ghana has become the first country to get a second delivery of vaccines from the World Health Organization-backed Covax facility after India, who manufactures the shots, halted exports to face its own health crisis. The batch of 350,000 AstraZeneca Plc vaccines made by the Serum Institute of India arrived from the Democratic Republic of Congo Friday, Martha Gyansa-Lutterodt,...

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WTO DG Okonjo-Iweala appoints four new deputies

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By Samuel Bankole World Trade Organisation (WTO) Director-General Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala has announced the appointment four of Deputy Directors-General to assist her in her assignment. The newly appointed DDGs are Angela Ellard of the United States, Anabel González of Costa Rica, Ambassador Jean-Marie Paugam of France and Ambassador Xiangchen Zhang of China. “I am very...

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Bill and Melinda Gates Are Divorcing

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Bill and Melinda Gates, two of the richest people in the world, who reshaped philanthropy and public health with the fortune Mr. Gates made as a co-founder of Microsoft, said on Monday that they were divorcing. For decades, Mr. and Ms. Gates have been singular forces on the world stage, their vast wealth affording them...

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Rising cases of Covid in India hit at global crude oil prices

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Crude oil prices eased as weaker fuel demand in India, grappling with a surge in Covid-19 cases, tempered optimism over the global economic recovery. Brent crude fell 0.2 percent after rising almost 6 percent last month. Sales of gasoline in India were the lowest in April since August, while average daily diesel sales were the lowest...

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France summit will tackle how to spur economic recovery in Africa

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A May 18 summit in France will tackle how developing countries, particularly in Africa, can avoid falling further behind as the global economy rebounds after the coronavirus pandemic, French economy minister Bruno Le Maire has said. The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has allocated $23 billion in direct financing to countries in sub-Saharan Africa, whose...

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