Apple, Google launches contact tracing technology

Authorities in 23 countries across five continents have sought access to contact tracing technology from Apple Inc and Alphabet Inc’s Google, the companies announced on Wednesday as they released the initial version of their system. The Apple-Google technology enables governments fighting the novel coronavirus to publish mobile apps in the coming days that the companies… Read More Apple, Google launches contact tracing technology

U.S. envoy meets with Afghan President Ashraf Ghani, former rival Abdullah Abdullah

The United States’ special envoy for Afghanistan on Wednesday met Afghan President Ashraf Ghani and his former rival Abdullah Abdullah, to discuss progress towards a peace deal with the insurgent Taliban. The meeting was the first between the three men since Ghani and Abdullah ended a months-long political impasse in which both claimed to be… Read More U.S. envoy meets with Afghan President Ashraf Ghani, former rival Abdullah Abdullah

Fourteen dead as Cyclone Amphan lashes eastern India, Bangladesh

A powerful cyclone pounded eastern India and Bangladesh on Wednesday, killing at least 14 people and destroying thousands of homes, officials said, leaving authorities struggling to mount relief efforts amid a surging coronavirus outbreak. The populous Indian state of West Bengal took the brunt of Cyclone Amphan, which barrelled out of the Bay of Bengal… Read More Fourteen dead as Cyclone Amphan lashes eastern India, Bangladesh

Rwanda genocide fugitive Felicien Kabuga appears before French court

Felicien Kabuga, accused of funding the 1994 Rwandan genocide, appeared before a French court on Wednesday, four days after his arrest following a quarter of a century on the run. In his first appearance in public in more than two decades, the octogenarian was brought into the courtroom in a wheelchair, dressed in jeans and… Read More Rwanda genocide fugitive Felicien Kabuga appears before French court

Why only 66% of African Health Ministers are Medical Doctors – Prince Akpah

In this time of a global crisis where the world is faced with graving concerns on how to fight the coronavirus, I am deeply concerned about the readiness of Africa’s leadership as this has become a testing period for our leaders to showcase their experience in regards to occupying the distinguished position as health ministers… Read More Why only 66% of African Health Ministers are Medical Doctors – Prince Akpah