Afghan Country: As Taliban Move In On Kabul

Afghan Country: As Taliban Move In On Kabul

Who are the Taliban? The Taliban were removed from power in Afghanistan by US-led forces in 2001, but the group has been on the offensive in recent months and is now on the brink of seizing power again. As the US prepared to complete its withdrawal by 11 September, after two decades of war, the militants took major cities and have now reached the outskirts of the capital Kabul. The group entered direct talks with the US back in 2018, and in February 2020 the two sides struck a peace…

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Afghan President Flees Country as Taliban Move In On Kabul

Afghan President Flees Country as Taliban Move In On Kabul

Afghan minister says she can’t believe the president has fled the country – ‘I trusted him’ Speaking from the capital Kabul as Taliban insurgents take control of the country, the Minister of Education Rangina Hamidi said she didn’t expect such a response from a President who she “trusted fully”. Afghan leader Ashraf Ghani reportedly fled Afghanistan after Taliban fighters entered Kabul, and is believed to be in Tajikistan. Speaking to the BBC, Hamidi said: “I’m in shock, I’m in disbelief. I did not think that things would happen the way…

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Haiti Hospitals Overwhelmed By Quake Victims As Death Toll Hits 1,297

Haiti Hospitals Overwhelmed By Quake Victims As Death Toll Hits 1,297

Haiti’s hospitals were swamped on Sunday by thousands of injured residents after a devastating earthquake the day before killed at least 1,297 people as authorities raced to bring doctors to the worst-hit areas before a major storm hits. The 7.2 magnitude quake on Saturday destroyed thousands of homes and buildings in a Caribbean nation which is still clawing its way back from another major temblor https://www.reuters.com/world/americas/haitians-quake-reawakens-trauma-disaster-decade-ago-2021-08-15 11 years ago and is reeling from the assassination of its president last month. Southwestern Haiti bore the brunt of the blow, especially in…

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At Least 304 Dead, 1,800 Hurt As Powerful Quake Slams Haiti

A powerful magnitude 7.2 earthquake struck southwestern Haiti on Saturday, killing at least 304 people and injuring at least 1,800 others as

A powerful magnitude 7.2 earthquake struck southwestern Haiti on Saturday, killing at least 304 people and injuring at least 1,800 others as buildings tumbled into rubble. Prime Minister Ariel Henry said he was rushing aid to areas where towns were destroyed and hospitals overwhelmed with incoming patients. The epicenter of the quake was about 125 kilometers (78 miles) west of the capital of Port-au-Prince, the U.S. Geological Survey said, and widespread damage was reported in the hemisphere’s poorest nations as a tropical storm also bore down. Haiti’s civil protection agency…

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BBNaija Season6: Arin, Princess Become The Fourth And fifth Housemates To Be Evicted

The duo, become the second set of housemates to be evicted during the live eviction show on week 3 Sunday, 15th August 2021.

The duo, become the second set of housemates to be evicted during the live eviction show on week 3 Sunday, 15th August 2021. Arin has been evicted from the Big Brother Naija, BBNaija season 6 ‘Shine Ya Eye’ reality TV show. She is the fourth constant to be evicted since the commencement of this season. Arin is the first to be evicted this night. Arin, the fifth female housemate to walk into Big Brother’s House has ended her journey on the show tonight. Recall that the fashion designer, who said…

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Zambian President Lungu, Hichilema Face Off For Third Time In knife-Edge Vote

Zambian President Edgar Lungu faces a third election showdown with opposition leader Hakainde Hichilema on Thursday, in a vote that

Zambian President Edgar Lungu faces a third election showdown with opposition leader Hakainde Hichilema on Thursday, in a vote that looks too tight to call and with mounting debt and a flagging economy taking centre stage. In November, Africa’s No. 2 copper producer became the first African state to default on part of its debt during the coronavirus pandemic. It will be among the continent’s slowest growing economies this year, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) estimates. In-office since 2015, 64-year-old Lungu narrowly defeated Hichilema, the CEO of an accountancy firm…

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Uber’s Financing Partner Has Raised $23 Million To Create More Car Owners In Africa

Uber’s Financing Partner Has Raised $23 Million To Create More Car Owners In Africa

Buying a new car in many African countries requires buyers to pay the full cost at once not a feasible option for people in low and middle-income brackets or make do with highly unfavorable car loan terms from banks in the few instances where such loans are accessible. Car ownership is therefore an elusive dream for many on the continent. Africa accounts for only 1% of new car sales in the world, according to Mordor Intelligence, a research firm. To solve part of this problem, Moove a car financing company started a pilot…

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Difficult To See Messi In Another Club’s Colours, Says Iniesta

Difficult To See Messi In Another Club's Colours, Says Iniesta

They played together for Barcelona for 14 years, winning everything the club game has to offer on multiple occasions. Both have now left the Catalan club but former midfield general Andres Iniesta, who joined Japan’s Vissel Kobe three years ago, says it will be hard to see Leo Messi play for another team. “It will be difficult to see him in another shirt then that of Barca,” Iniesta told AFP on Tuesday as Messi flew to a new adventure with Paris Saint-Germain. “I don’t know if surprise is the right…

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Poland Defies U.S. And EU By Passing Contentious Media Law

Poland Defies U.S. And EU by Passing Contentious Media Law

Poland risks undermining relations with the U.S. and further antagonizing the European Union after the ruling party pushed through a controversial media law in 24 hours of political drama. Parliament’s lower chamber voted 228 to 216 late on Wednesday to approve the legislation. It’s ostensibly to protect broadcasters from takeovers, though targets Discovery Inc., the American owner of Poland’s largest private television network. The bill now goes to the Senate. The move has been criticized by U.S. senators, the State Department and the EU as an attempt to muzzle independent…

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New Rates For Nigerian Vehicle Number Plates, Driving Licenses In Effect

The Federal Government has commenced the implementation of new rates for vehicle number plates and driving licenses across the country.

The Federal Government has commenced the implementation of new rates for vehicle number plates and driving licenses across the country. A statement from the Joint Tax Board states that a driver’s license of three years duration would now go for N10,000 as against its previous price of N6,000. This excludes bank charges. Drivers’ license for five years is now N15,000 from N10,000 while motorcycle/tricycle driving license (three years) goes for N5,000 from N3,000 while the one for five years attracts N8,000 from N5,000. Private and commercial number plates would now…

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