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Africa: Okonjo-Iweala Assumes Duty, Rallies WTO Officials for Reforms

Africa: Afreximbank $400m to Drive Agricultural Productivity
The Director-General of the World Trade Organisation (WTO), Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, who assumed duty yesterday, has called on members of the organisation to "do things differently" to achieve reforms necessary to keep the global trade body relevant. Addressing the WTO General Council immediately after taking...

Surgeon opposes relaxing of Covid restrictions: ‘We haven’t even come down below the surge last summer’

States are easing social distancing rules but it's "too soon" to roll back Covid restrictions, Dr. Atul Gawande warned on CNBC's "The News with Shepard Smith." "We are currently at levels of cases that are still above the highest level of our last surge, so...

Asia-Pacific stocks rise following overnight gains on Wall Street; RBA rate decision ahead

Asia-Pacific stocks rise following overnight gains on Wall Street; RBA rate decision ahead
SINGAPORE — Stocks in Asia-Pacific traded higher on Tuesday morning following strong gains overnight for shares on Wall Street. South Korea's Kospi jumped 1.82%, following its return from a Monday holiday. Shares in mainland China also rose in morning trade, with the Shanghai composite up 0.22%...

Global celebrities news24nation letter to back LGBTQ+ rights in Ghana – Africa-News24Nation

Global celebrities sign letter to back LGBTQ+ rights in Ghana - Africa Feeds
- Advertisement - Global celebrities including Actor Idris Elba and fashion icon Naomi Campbell have news24nationed an open letter showing support for the LBTQ+ community in Ghana. 67 of such celebrities and influential figures with Ghanaian origin news24nationed the letter in solidarity with the LGBTQ+ community...

Elizabeth Warren, Bernie Sanders propose 3% wealth tax on billionaires

Elizabeth Warren, Bernie Sanders propose 3% wealth tax on billionaires
Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., holds a news conference to announce legislation that would tax the net worth of America's wealthiest individuals at the U.S. Capitol on Mar. 1, 2021 in Washington. Chip Somodevilla | Getty Images A slew of Democrats on Capitol Hill — including progressives...

White House rebuffs pressure to punish Saudi crown prince over Khashoggi murder

White House rebuffs pressure to punish Saudi crown prince over Khashoggi murder
The White House is holding firm on its decision not to punish Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman over the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, even as some critics accuse President Joe Biden of failing a crucial test of leadership. "Our national security team believes...

It’s time for Biden’s financial regulators to face the Senate spotlight

It's time for Biden's financial regulators to face the Senate spotlight
Gary Gensler, chairman of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC), speaks during a Senate Banking Committee hearing in Washington, D.C., U.S., on Tuesday, July 30, 2013. Andrew Harrer | Bloomberg | Getty Images The confirmation hearings for President Joe Biden's choices to run the Securities and...

Africa: Who Director-General’s Opening Remarks At the Media Briefing On Covid-19 – 1 March 2021

Africa: Who Director-General's Opening Remarks At the Media Briefing On Covid-19 - 1 March 2021
Today, Ghana and Côte d'Ivoire started vaccinating health workers against COVID-19, becoming the first countries to begin vaccination campaigns with doses supplied through COVAX. A further 11 million doses will be delivered this week. Between now and the end of May, 237 million doses of...

Major offshore wind farm using 187-meter high turbines starts to produce power

Major offshore wind farm using 187-meter high turbines starts to produce power
As technology develop, the size of wind turbines is increasing. This image does not show the type of turbine that will be used at Triton Knoll. Rini Kools | iStock | Getty Images A major wind farm off the U.K.'s east coast featuring huge turbines has...