Nigerian security forces rescue six abducted from university in Abuja

Nigerian security agents have rescued six people abducted by armed men from a university in Abuja this week, in what was a rare kidnapping at a higher education institution in the country’s capital, police said on Friday. Gunmen abducted four members of staff and two of their children from the University of Abuja on Tuesday,… Read More Nigerian security forces rescue six abducted from university in Abuja

Britain approves use of Merck’s coronavirus antiviral pill

Britain on Thursday became the first country in the world to approve a potentially game-changing COVID-19 antiviral pill jointly developed by U.S.-based Merck and Ridgeback Biotherapeutics, in a boost to the fight against the pandemic. Britain’s Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) recommended the drug, molnupiravir, for use in people with mild to moderate… Read More Britain approves use of Merck’s coronavirus antiviral pill

Several nations call for immediate ceasefire in Ethiopia as conflict escalates

African and Western nations called for an immediate ceasefire in Ethiopia on Thursday after Tigrayan forces from the country’s North said they made advances towards the capital this week. The U.S. special envoy for the Horn of Africa, Jeffrey Feltman, arrived in Addis Ababa to press for a halt to military operations and a start… Read More Several nations call for immediate ceasefire in Ethiopia as conflict escalates