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Turkey Looks to ‘Expand’ Its Role in Libya After Civil War Victory

Turkey may expand the conditions of its security agreement with Libya, the Turkish foreign minister said on Thursday, Turkey’s Hürriyet Daily News reported. On Wednesday, a Turkish delegation including foreign and finance ministers traveled to Tripoli to meet with members of Libya’s U.N.-backed Government of National Accord (GNA). According to Ankara, the talks between the Turkish delegation and…

George Floyd’s Brother Asks United Nations to Investigate U.S. Policing

Philonise Floyd, the brother of George Floyd, the black man who died last month at the hands of Minneapolis police, is asking the United Nations to investigate policing in the United States for racism and “police brutality.” “The way you saw my brother tortured and murdered on camera is the way black people are treated…

Overseas Fraud Ring Steals Millions in U.S. Unemployment Funds

A Nigerian fraud ring has allegedly stolen millions of U.S. unemployment benefits meant to help jobless Americans. The complex scheme stole identities from citizens, including social security numbers, to file invalid claims on behalf of workers who may not even be unemployed, the New York Times reported. Federal authorities believe that most of the false…

Pandemic and hunger threaten Africa

Submitted by InfoBrics, authored by Lucas Leiroz, research fellow in international law at the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro… The situation of the new coronavirus on the African continent worsens day after day. Although the pandemic has not yet reached its peak of infection in Africa, the figures remain alarming and without due attention…

Rwanda: Police Kill Two Men Who Attacked During Coronavirus Quarantine

Rwandan police shot and killed two people for defying lockdown orders on Wednesday, as the East African nation attempts to halt the spread of the Chinese coronavirus within its borders. The two men fatally shot had attacked officers while on a routine patrol, according to Rwandan police. The “deceased attacked and wrestled to the ground…

Mob Beats Kenyan Man to Death Believing Him to Have Coronavirus

A man in Kenya suspected of suffering from the Chinese coronavirus was beaten to death by a group of youths on Thursday as he made his way home. The 35-year-old man, identified as George Kotini Hezron, was walking home from a bar he had visited in Msambweni, a fishing village popular among tourists for its beautiful sandy beaches, when…

China steadily continues to promote influence on African continent

Submitted by InfoBrics, authored by Lucas Leiroz de Almeida, research fellow in international law at the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro… Every day the news about Chinese investments in the Africa are highlighted in newspapers around the world. On the one hand, western critics believe that Beijing is seeking to expand its area of…

FACT CHECK: Article Claims Africans Have Genetic Resistance To Coronavirus

An article shared on Facebook nearly 900 times claims Africans are genetically resistant to the novel 2019 coronavirus. Verdict: False Medical experts told the Daily Caller News Foundation that there is no scientific evidence Africans have genetic resistance or immunity to the novel coronavirus. Fact Check: As the coronavirus, known as COVID-19, continues to spread,…

Fact Check: Joe Biden Claims He ‘Saved Millions of Lives’ from Ebola

CLAIM: Joe Biden claims he ‘saved millions of lives’ from Ebola. VERDICT: FALSE. Biden’s claim to have “saved millions of lives” in America from Ebola is highly speculative. According to CDC statistics, the 2014-2016 Ebola epidemic in Africa included about 28,600 infections and caused 11,325 documented fatalities. During the Democrat debate in South Carolina on…

Chinese Outposts In Africa May Pose Coronavirus Danger

February 08, 2020 5:04 PM ET With hundreds of travelers arriving in Africa from China every day, officials have reason to be concerned about coronavirus infecting another continent. Africa is home to about 1 million Chinese, the Associated Press reported Saturday. Many of these people are in Africa there as part of China’s efforts to…

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