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Environment, World

Global warming: A ticking time bomb 

By David Marinelli Heatwaves and storms have been the biggest killers. “The impacts of global warming are already killing people and devastating lives and livelihoods every year and it will only get worse without immediate and determined action. The frequency and intensity of climate events…

Law & Justice, World

South African judge wants former president jailed 

Jacob Zuma’s refusal to appear before commission for 3rd time sets ‘bad precedent,’ says Deputy Chief Justice A judge chairing a commission of inquiry probing corruption in South Africa said he will seek to have former President Jacob Zuma charged with contempt of court. Deputy…

Covid-19, World

Bill Gates’ daughter mocks vaccine conspiracies 

Jennifer Gates, the daughter of Microsoft founder Bill Gates, has wittily dispelled vaccine conspiracies involving her dad. Jennifer, the oldest among two daughters and one son of the founder of Microsoft, is currently attending a medical school in New York. “Sadly the vaccine did NOT…

Business, World

Okonjo-Iweala, 1st woman, African to lead WTO 

Nigerian economist Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala was appointed Monday to head the World Trade Organization, becoming the first woman and first African to take on the role amid rising protectionism and disagreement over how the body decides cases involving billions in sales and thousands of jobs. Okonjo-Iweala,…

Business, World

Oil Spill Dispute: Shell Reports Nigeria to World Bank panel 

Royal Dutch Shell Plc along with its Nigerian subsidiary, the Shell Petroleum Development Company (SPDC), has launched arbitration proceedings against the Federal government over a long-running dispute with a Rivers community. The oil major’s Netherlands-registered holding company and SPDC filed the case at the World…

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