Ethiopian Refugee, Symbol of Integration in Italy, Killed on Farm

An Ethiopian refugee who became a symbol of integration in Italy, her adopted home, has been killed on her farm where she raised goats for her cheese business, police said on Wednesday. A Ghanaian employee on her farm in the northern Italian region of Trentino has admitted to killing Agitu Ideo Gudeta, 42, with a […]

Hong Kong Activist Jimmy Lai Returned to Jail After Bail Revoked

Hong Kong’s highest court has revoked media tycoon Jimmy Lai’s bail after prosecutors succeeded in asking the judges to send him back to detention. Lai had been granted bail on Dec. 23 after three weeks in custody on charges of fraud and endangering national security. His appeal hearing is slated for Feb. 1. The court […]

Troops’ll Descend Heavily On Boko Haram, Bandits In 2021 – DHQ Warns

The Defence Headquarters have warned Boko Haram terrorists, bandits, kidnappers and other criminals to repent before 2021. Speaking to newsmen on Thursday, the Coordinator, Defence Media Operations, Maj. Gen. John Enenche, warned them to desist from their devilish acts. He warned that the Nigerian military has changed tactics and strategies and will become ruthless in […]

President Buhari Signs 2021 Budget Into Law

Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday signed the country’s 2021 Appropriation Bill of N13.588 trillion ($34.518bn) into law. The signing took place at the President’s office at the Presidential Villa, Abuja. The National Assembly last Monday passed the budget for the next fiscal year with the legislature forming a relationship with the executive that had […]

FG Lifts Suspension On Replacement Of Old Sim Cards

The federal government of Nigeria has suspended its earlier directive which banned the registration and replacement of old sim cards. This development was made known on Thursday, 31st December in a statement by the Association of Licensed Telecoms Operators of Nigeria (ALTON). The statement signed by the ALTON Chairman, Engr Gbenga Adebayo, and its Publicity […]

California identifies second US case of highly contagious Covid-19 variant

California on Wednesday announced the nation’s second confirmed case of the new and apparently more contagious variant of the coronavirus, offering a strong indication that the infection is spreading more widely in the United States. Gov. Gavin Newsom announced the infection found in Southern California during an online conversation with Dr. Anthony Fauci, head of […]

US Senate leader denies bipartisan bid for $2000 Covid-19 relief checks

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell all but shut the door Wednesday on President Donald Trump’s push for $2,000 COVID-19 relief checks, declaring Congress has provided enough pandemic aid as he blocked another attempt by Democrats to force a vote. The GOP leader made clear he is unwilling to budge, despite political pressure from Trump and […]

Boris Johnson’s father seeks French citizenship as Brexit ends free movement

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s father Stanley confirmed plans on Thursday to seek French citizenship as the free movement of Britons in the EU comes to an end under the Brexit pact delivered by his son. Speaking to France’s RTL radio in French, Stanley Johnson said: “It’s not a question of becoming French. If I […]

France detects first case of South African strain of Covid-19

France has detected its first case of the South African variant of coronavirus, the health ministry said on Thursday. The 501.V2 Variant was detected by South African authorities in mid December. Cases have since been found in Japan and Britain among others. The variant, believed to be more easily transmitted like another version found in […]

New Year’s Eve in France: What’s allowed and what’s not?

The French are still living under tight restrictions, as cases of Covid-19 continue to rise. Yet after the year we’ve all had, seeing an end to 2020 calls for celebration. But be careful: the government is putting 100,000 police on the streets tonight to make sure that the rules are enforced. So what, exactly, is […]

10 grand figures the world lost in 2020

FRANCE 24 takes a look back at the famous faces that have left us in 2020, from lionised British spy novelist John Le Carré to left-wing US Supreme Court justice Ruth Bader Ginsberg to the last icon of Hollywood’s Golden Age, Olivia de Havilland. KOBE BRYANT American basketball player Kobe Bryant was born on August […]

Police Arrest Organisers Of Kaduna S3x Party

The arrest was made possible through the advertisement sent on social media platforms. The Kaduna State Police command has arrested organisers of the maiden edition of a s3x party in the state. The youths who have advertised the event on social media platforms revealed that the s3x party was billed to take place on December […]

President Buhari To Sign N13.588tr 2021 Budget

This is to enable the budget implementation to kick off in January next year. President Muhammadu Buhari will today, Wednesday, December 30 sign the N13.588 trillion 2021 Appropriation Bill into law. This is to enable the budget implementation to kick off in January next year. Though the 2020 budget was passed and signed into law […]

Interpol Uncovers €500,000 COVID-19 Fraud In Nigeria

According to Interpol, the scheme was coordinated using compromised emails, advance-payment fraud and money laundering. The International Criminal Police Organisation (Interpol) has traced a €500,000 Covid-19 fraud to Nigeria. The organisation made this known in a statement on its website titled, ‘Unmasked: International Covid-19 fraud exposed’. According to the statement, the scheme was coordinated using […]

Argentina’s senate passes historic bill to legalise abortion

Argentina passed a landmark bill legalising abortion on Wednesday over the objections of its influential Roman Catholic Church. The Senate voted by 38 in favour to 29 against with one abstention to approve a bill allowing the procedure through the 14th week of pregnancy. This makes Argentina the first big country in predominantly Catholic Latin […]

European Union leaders formally sign post-Brexit UK trade deal

EU leaders Ursula von der Leyen and Charles Michel signed the post-Brexit trade deal agreed with Britain in a brief ceremony on Wednesday. The texts were then to be flown to London in a British Royal Air Force jet for the signature of UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson, on the eve of Britain’s departure from […]

Wuhan Covid-19 cases may have been ten times higher than first reported, study finds

The number of coronavirus cases in the Chinese city where the pathogen was first detected may have been 10 times higher than official figures suggest, according to a study by health authorities in Wuhan. About 4.4 percent of the city’s 11 million residents had developed antibodies against the virus causing Covid-19 by April, the report […]

France criticised for slow start to Covid-19 vaccinations

The French government on Wednesday faced criticism over the slow progress of its drive to vaccinate people against Covid-19, a problem compounded by the high levels of public scepticism about the campaign. France on Sunday joined several other EU countries in launching vaccinations with the Pfizer-BioNTech jab, focussing its initial efforts on elderly residents of […]