Belgian average continues to drop slightly, 440 new coronavirus cases per day

An average of 439.9 people per day tested positive for the new coronavirus (Covid-19) in Belgium during the past week, according to the latest figures by Sciensano on Thursday. The trend of new infections per day decreased by 11% over the 7-day period from 24 to 30 August. The average number of new confirmed coronavirus […]

Brussels sees first significant annual rise in unemployment since Covid-19 crisis

The Brussels Region saw the first significant annual increase in unemployment since the start of the Covid-19 crisis, Brussels’ Employment Office (Actiris) said on Thursday. The Region had 90,927 job seekers at the end of August, an increase of 1,865 people compared to last year (+2.1%), according to the latest data from Actiris. Young people […]

N162: Protest Looms As NLC Rejects Hike In Petrol Price, Electricity Tariff

Following the increase in petrol price and electricity tariff, NLC is considering protest against the government. The Nigerian Labour Congress (NLC) has rejected the hike in prices of Premium Motor Spirit (PMS) popularly known as petrol and electricity tariff. This was conveyed by Ayuba Wabba, the president of the NLC. While rejecting the increase yesterday […]

‘Most Nollywood Actresses Are Ashawo’ – Actor Shares Shocking Story

A controversial Nigerian actor has opened up on what some of Nollywood actresses are doing to survive coronavirus pandemic. Popular Nigerian actor, Uche Maduagwu has dropped a bombshell, revealing how most Nollywood actresses sell their bodies to survive the pandemic. According to Uche, most actresses are ashawo meaning prostitutes. He further revealed that some of […]

Lamentation, Confusion As Petrol Marketers Fix Price At N162 A Litre

Nigerians are lamenting following the decision of petrol marketers to fix fuel price at N162. Barely two days after electricity tariff was increased by about 300 per cent, oil marketers yesterday fixed the pump price for Premium Motor Spirit (PMS), popularly called petrol, at N162 per litre. The marketers fixed the new price following the […]

Trump says people in North Carolina should vote twice

US President Donald Trump suggested on Wednesday that people in the state of North Carolina should vote twice in the November election, once in person and once by mail, although doing so is a crime. “Let them send it in and let them go vote,” Trump said in an interview with WECT-TV in Wilmington, North […]

China commemorates 75th anniversary of end of Pacific War

China on Thursday commemorated the 75th anniversary of the end of World War II in the Pacific, during which it endured a brutal invasion and occupation of much of its territory by Japan. Communist Party leader and head of state Xi Jinping led government officials in a minute of silence and presentation of floral wreaths […]

Belarusian journalists face charges for covering protests

Dozens of journalists gathered Wednesday outside a police station in the capital of Belarus to protest the detention of colleagues covering a demonstration against the nation’s authoritarian president and an election the opposition sees as rigged. Police detained several journalists from Belarusian news outlets Tuesday on charges of taking part in an unsanctioned demonstration. They […]

Ex-Italy PM Silvio Berlusconi tests positive for COVID-19, according to Italian media

Former Italian prime minister Silvio Berlusconi has tested positive for coronavirus, his staff and doctor confirmed on Wednesday. In a statement, officials from his political party, Forza Italia said that 83-year-old Berlusconi, a media tycoon and former political heavyweight, was now in isolation at his home in Arcore near Milan. His personal doctor, Alberto Zangrillo, […]

Venezuela’s Maduro invites UN, EU observers to December elections

The Venezuelan government of President Nicolas Maduro said Wednesday it had invited the leaders of the United Nations and European Union to send observers to monitor parliamentary elections in December Foreign Minister Jorge Arreaza said on Twitter that a letter had been sent to UN chief Antonio Guterres and EU top diplomat Josep Borrell, outlining […]

Joe Biden accuses Trump of ‘throwing gasoline on the fire’ ahead of visit to Kenosha

Joe Biden is calling the struggle to reopen US schools amid the coronavirus a “national emergency” and accusing President Donald Trump of turning his back to stoke passions instead about unrest in America’s cities. The Democratic presidential nominee’s broadsides came a day ahead of his own trip to Kenosha, Wisconsin, where Biden said he wants […]