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USA: Man arrested outside VP Kamala Harris’ official residence with rifle and ammunition

Washington DC Police have arrested a Texas man outside Vice President Kamala Harris’s official residence in the USA capital on Wednesday. According to Washington’s Metropolitan Police, the arrested 31-year-old Paul Murray of San Antonio, Texas, had a rifle and ammunition in his vehicle. The suspected was detained by Uniformed Division officers of the US Secret Service before Metropolitan Police arrived on the scene. The arrest was made around 12:12 pm, at the 3400 block of Massachusetts Avenue, NW, following…

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John Magufuli: Tanzania’s COVID-19 Sceptic President dies at 61

Tanzania’s President John Magufuli has died at a hospital in Dar es Salaam on Wednesday. He was 61 years old. According to the televised message from the country’s Vice President Samia Suluhu Hassan, “President John Magufuli died of a heart ailment that he has battled for over 10 years.” The Vice President announced 14 days of national mourning. Samia Suluhu Hassan is now constitutionally the acting President of Tanzania until the next election. She will be Tanzania’s first female…

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Boxing: ‘Marvelous’ Marvin Hagler dies aged 66

‘Marvelous’ Marvin Hagler, the former undisputed middleweight world champion, has died at 66. Hagler, one of the greatest boxers in the middleweight category, died unexpectedly at his home here in New Hampshire, his wife Kay Hagler said. “Today, unfortunately my beloved husband Marvelous Marvin passed away unexpectedly at his home here in New Hampshire.” She announced sadly.  The American boxer had 67 fights in his illustrious 14-year professional career, dominated the middleweight class until Sugar Ray Leonard outclassed him…

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Kata Kata Village Celebrates International Women’s Day In A Special Way.

As we join the rest of the world in celebrating International Women’s Day today, we must accept that women are an indispensable part of social development. Their contribution is enormous. Empowering women means recognising and tapping their potentials for the socio-economic transformation of society. Join the Kata Kata Village to achieve this target. Read the free cartoon story:https://katakata.org/2018-edition-vol-5-issue-17-digital/

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Technology: Severe Restrictions loom for WhatsApp Users as May 15 Deadline Nears

Users of the instant messaging service WhatsApp may have reasons to worry as the May 15, 2021, deadline, a day the company set to roll out the new terms and privacy policies, approaches. Since the beginning of the year, the Facebook-owned company has been rallying the app users to accept the newly updated terms and conditions before the specified period to avoid any inconvenience. Initially, the new privacy policies supposed to come into force on February 8; the effective…

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Health: Checking Your Blood Pressure at Home May Save Your Life

The United Kingdom’s National Health Service (NHS) defines blood pressure as a measure of your heart’s force to pump blood around your body. It is determined by the amount of blood your heart can pump and the amount of resistance to blood flow in your arteries. Blood pressure can either be high or low. High blood pressure – also known as hypertension –  is a state where the long-term force of the blood against your artery walls is high enough that…

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COVID-19 Lockdown: Exposure of Inequality, Hypocrisy and Double Standard

It is more than one year since the novel corona conquered the entire wishy-washy world dauntlessly with its lethal, vicious virus. The deadly disease first erupted in the Chinese city of Wuhan in December 2019 before spreading rapidly to other parts of the globe. According to the data published by Johns Hopkins University, more than 111 million people have contracted the virus, 86.4 million infected people were lucky to have survived the virus, and 2.4 million others have succumbed…

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Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala named first female, African boss of WTO

Former Nigeria’s Finance Minister Dr Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala has been named as the new Director-General of the World Trade Organisation (WTO) Donald Trump administration had vigorously tried to block the appointment of Dr Okonjo-Iweala, despite that most other WTO members favoured her to South Korean Yoo Myung-hee’s Yoo, whom Washington supported. Since the WTO decisions are made based on a consensus of its members, that opposition from the Trump administration effectively halted the selection process of Iweala as the WTO…

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Malawi’s president Chakwera fires head of Covid task force

The president of Malawi  Lazarus Chakwera has sacked the co-chair of a task force responsible for his country’s response to the Covid-19 pandemic, for allegedly misappropriating $7.7m. The President fired John Phuka, the co-chair of the task force, and James Chiusiwa, the head of disaster management “for showing a lack of toughness in demanding accountability,” according to the report. None of the affected persons has responded to the dismissal. President Chakwera also suspended 12 other members of the team…

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Lest we Forget Mr Aids

What a year of turbulence, 2020 had been. A year synonymous with the COVID-19. From forcing both the rich and the poor indoors in the name of lockdown to social distancing, not to talk of the millions of deaths and devastation of the global economies, the Coronavirus has audaciously established itself as a serious health challenge. But the bold and fearless presence of the COVID-19 virus should never make one ignore or underrate the danger posed by other deadly…

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