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WHO says Gaza experiencing ‘catastrophic’

Gazans are now facing “catastrophic hunger and famine-like conditions,” the head of the World Health Organization said on Wednesday. “Despite reports of increased delivery of food, there is currently no evidence that those who need it most are receiving sufficient…

South Africa parliament to hold inaugural session

Lawmakers were expected to elect the country’s president Friday after being sworn in at the first sitting of Parliament. The lawmakers are also expected to elect Parliament’s new speaker and deputy speaker, choices that will be determined by negotiations that…

PICTORIAL: WTO chief Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala celebrates 70th birthday

The Director General of the World Trade Organization, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, marked a major milestone on Thursday as she celebrated her 70th birthday. Okonjo-Iweala, who made history as the first African and first woman to lead the WTO in a rare…

FG, W’Bank begin talks on 90,000km fibre-optic cable project

Just a few weeks after the Federal Government approved a special purpose vehicle to support the delivery of an additional 90,000 km of fibre optic cable, it has begun talks with the World Bank. The Minister of Communications and Digital…

Former Cameroon coach Conceicao top choice to lead Super Eagles

SCORENigeria can authoritatively report that former coach of the Indomitable Lions of Cameroon, Antonio Conceicao, was the No 1 choice to lead the Super Eagles following the exit of Jose Peseiro. The Portuguese coach led Cameroon to finish third at…

IOC chief says Paris ready to host Olympics

With just over 40 days to go, the president of the International Olympic Committee Thomas Bach has commented on the French capital’s readiness to host the 2024 summer Olympics, saying it is ‘set’. The Paris Games kick off on July…

Russian warships arrive in Cuba ahead of military

Russian navy ships arrived in the Cuban port of Havana on Wednesday ahead of planned military exercises in the Caribbean. The four-ship group included a frigate, a nuclear-powered submarine, and two support vessels – a fuel ship and a rescue…

Haiti inaugurates new cabinet

Haiti’s new Cabinet was formally inaugurated on Wednesday, marking the final step in rebuilding the government that will lead a country under siege by gangs. In his speech, Prime Minister Garry Conille repeated the need to increase security in the…

Madagascar ruling party loses parliament majority

Madagascar’s ruling party fell short of retaining its parliamentary majority after a strong showing by independents in the recently concluded legislative elections. President Andry Rajoelina’s Tanora Malagasy Vonona party only managed to win 80 seats out of 163, according to…

Despite a ceasefire vote and Hamas’ response

Can a US-backed ceasefire proposal bring some respite to Gazans? Qatari and Egyptian mediators confirmed Tuesday (Jun. 11) that Hamas suggested some “amendments” to the three-phase plan. Hamas spokesman Jihad Taha said the response included “amendments that confirm the cease-fire,…