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Demonstrators hold Japanese national flags as they march during a protest in support of the Yasukuni Shrine on August 15, 2020 in Tokyo, Japan. (Image by Yuichi Yamazaki/Getty Images News/Getty Images)

Japan marks 75th anniversary of war end with no Abe apology

by Mari Yamaguchi Japan is marking the 75th anniversary of its surrender in World War II, with Emperor Naruhito expressing “deep remorse” over his country’s wartime hostilities Japan on Saturday marked the 75th anniversary of its surrender in World War II, with Emperor Naruhito expressing “deep remorse” over his country’s […]

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Protesters in Abuja, 23 July. (Image by Wardesk)

The Islamic State West Africa Province (ISWAP) releases video of executions of four aid workers and private security guard

by CSW’s team of Specialist The Islamic State West Africa Province (ISWAP) has released a video depicting the executions of four aid workers and a private security guard who were abducted on 8 June on the Monguno-Maiduguri road in Borno State, after ransom negotiations reportedly failed. In a brief proof […]

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President Trump at a White House discussion of school reopenings this week. (Credit...Anna Moneymaker for The New York Times)

U.S. Schools, U.K. Jobs, Hagia Sophia: Your Thursday Briefing

by eCommunicator GOOD MORNING. WE’RE COVERING THE DISPUTE OVER REOPENING U.S. SCHOOLS, A $38 BILLION PLAN TO SAVE BRITISH JOBS AND A CRACKDOWN ON PROTESTERS IN SERBIA. Schools become a flash point in U.S. reopening debate President Trump is at odds with his own public health experts over how to […]

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An Italian citizen who worked in Lagos is the first person with coronavirus to be identified in sub-Saharan Africa. (Image Pius Utomi Ekpei/AFP via Getty Images)

Nigeria confirms first coronavirus case

by eCommunicator The head of Nigeria’s National Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) confirms the first coronavirus case and says the country is more than capable of dealing with coronavirus as Africa’s most populous nation records its first case. “Nigeria is ready,” Chikwe Ihekweazu said. “We successfully managed Ebola and we […]

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Why are tomato prices in Africa increasing?

by eCommunicator Produced by Gladys Kigo, Video by Olivia Lace-Evans. Tomato prices in Kenya have skyrocketed in recent weeks, with some parts of the country paying up to seven times more. The price rises follow months of heavy rains across East Africa. But could climate change be contributing to the […]

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South Africa's President, Cyril Ramaphosa, greets the media prior to the BRICS summit in Brasilia, Brazil on November 14, 2019 (Image by Pavel Golovkin/Reuters)

South Africa Takes Over Rotating Chair of African Union

by eCommunicator Resolving conflicts, tackling gender equality, climate change and boosting commerce are high on 2020 agenda. South African President Cyril Ramaphosa on Sunday took over the rotating African Union (AU) chair at the opening of the 33rd AU summit of heads of state and government at the AU headquarters […]

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Botswana’s Chief Justice announced on Friday that the ruling Botswana Democratic Party (BDP) has won the general election

Botswana Democratic Party’s (BDP) Wins General Election

by eCommunicator The ruling Botswana Democratic Party (BDP) has won the general election after securing 29 national assembly seats, representing 51 percent of the vote, the chief justice announced on Friday. Botswana voted on Wednesday to elect 57 national assembly and 490 local government representatives, with the candidate of the […]

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