Business

Rival drugmakers launch joint trial of medicines for COVID-19

Rival drugmakers AbbVie Inc (ABBV.N), Amgen Inc (AMGN.O) and Takeda Pharmaceuticals Inc (4502.T) on Monday said they have begun treating patients in a trial to quickly show whether a drug from each company can be repurposed and used against COVID-19, the disease caused by the novel coronavirus. The COVID-19 pandemic is an “all hands on […]

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tomato farmers loss due to lockdown

Cameroon tomato farmers count losses to wild weather and lockdown

YAOUNDE (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – Tomato farmer Gregory Ngwana is used to good years. But this season, wild weather – too little rainfall and then too much – has paired with Cameroon’s coronavirus lockdown to slash harvests, make transport difficult and drive away buyers. “I cannot earn enough income for my family, not to speak […]

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24 Hours Africa
Ethiopian Protests

Over 50 killed in Ethiopia protests, 35 arrested

Over 50 killed in Ethiopia protests, 35 arrested. July 1: ‘Several’ killed in Ethiopia unrest after singer shot dead Ethiopia’s prime minister says “several people” have been killed in unrest that followed the killing of a popular singer this week. Some reports say over 50 people were killed. Three bombs exploded in the capital Tuesday, […]

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Ethiopian singer and activist Hachalu hundessa killed by gunmen.

Ethiopian singers Death: protest deaths, burial date, net blackout

The BBC is reporting that the burial of famed Ethiopian singer Hachalu Hundessa will take place in the town of Ambo in the Oromia region on Thursday, July 2. The musician was assassinated in Addis Ababa according to police in his car, federal police chief Endeshaw Tasew is quoted to have said the assailants followed him and […]

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COVID-19

Rival drugmakers launch joint trial of medicines for COVID-19

Rival drugmakers AbbVie Inc (ABBV.N), Amgen Inc (AMGN.O) and Takeda Pharmaceuticals Inc (4502.T) on Monday said they have begun treating patients in a trial to quickly show whether a drug from each company can be repurposed and used against COVID-19, the disease caused by the novel coronavirus. The COVID-19 pandemic is an “all hands on […]

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Toxic Relationships & how to avoid them written by Temple Obike

Toxic Relationships : The Toxic, The Victim & The Solution

Recognizing “Toxic relationships: the toxic, the victim & the solution” is our topic for today. This is simply because the number of cases emanating from toxicity in relationships is on an upward swing with relationships and marriages crashing all around. We want to love and be loved in return by someone or something else but […]

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Double Lives: I become Something Else By Night – by Temple Obike

Today’s episode of let’s talk is, “ I become something else by night”. As a psychotherapist and counselor, you sometimes come across clients whose cases might challenge every ounce of critical thinking skills you may think you possess. This is usually the reason a level of open-mindedness is required on this path. One day you […]

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Burundi labels covid-19 worst enemy

Burundi to boost testing labelling COVID-19 ‘worst enemy’

Burundi’s new president has signaled that his government will take the coronavirus pandemic more seriously than his dead predecessor, calling the virus the country’s “worst enemy” and announcing new screenings. President Evariste Ndayishimiye on Tuesday said the screenings will be launched wherever clusters of cases are suspected, and that soap prices and water bills will […]

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Sports
Major league baseball wont mention the names of players who tested positive for COVID-19

MLB won’t name players who test positive for COVID-19

When Major League Baseball players land on the injured list this summer, fans will be left to speculate whether the cause was a positive test for the coronavirus. The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) will prevent clubs from revealing the names of those who have COVID-19, Chicago Cubs general manager Jed Hoyer and […]

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Liverpool urge fans to celebrate title safely amid COVID-19 fears

(Reuters) – Liverpool have condemned the behaviour of fans who gathered in Liverpool city centre for a second night on Friday to celebrate their team’s Premier League title win and urged them to stay at home due to fears of a surge in COVID-19 cases. Soccer fans gather at Liverpool’s Pier Head, during the novel […]

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Entertainment
Ethiopian singer and activist Hachalu hundessa killed by gunmen.

Ethiopian singers Death: protest deaths, burial date, net blackout

The BBC is reporting that the burial of famed Ethiopian singer Hachalu Hundessa will take place in the town of Ambo in the Oromia region on Thursday, July 2. The musician was assassinated in Addis Ababa according to police in his car, federal police chief Endeshaw Tasew is quoted to have said the assailants followed him and […]

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Mickey Mouse fans 'over the moon' as Tokyo Disney reopens

Mickey Mouse fans ‘over the moon’ as Tokyo Disney reopens

TOKYO (Reuters) – Tokyo Disney Resort welcomed visitors on Wednesday for the first time in four months after being closed due to the coronavirus, with fans practicing social distance as they returned to see Mickey Mouse and other beloved characters. Visitors in face masks queuing on floor marks clapped as the gates of the Magic […]

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How-to

How to Develop Your Charisma

Written by Patrick Allan. Charisma is one of those things that people assume you’re born with, but that’s not necessarily the case. Regardless of your personality type, it’s entirely possible to become more likable and develop your charisma. The key is to focus on certain traits you can practice and apply to your own behavior […]

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signs your partner may be cheating on you is an article with an African touch by ANTtention Media Africa

Every cheating Partner MUST be doing 4 of these 13 things. Did i omit anything?

Sometime in 2018 after a workshop. A gentleman walked up to me, greeted and asked. “Can you give me a couple of signs that show my partner may be cheating on me”. I was taken aback but today this question comes in every other day. It’s an amazing thing sitting in a quiet corner during […]

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LOL Africa
'Darth Vader' enforces lockdown in Philippine village

‘Darth Vader’ enforces lockdown in Philippine village

‘Darth Vader’ enforces lockdown in Philippine village while also handing out relief packages. x With Darth Vader and Stormtrooper outfits made from rubber mats and old plastic, the youth leaders catch the attention of villagers on the outskirts of Manila, who are then reminded to stay indoors. “We tell off residents who still go outdoors […]

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LOL Africa

Changing tides . x

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Travel

Airbus CEO sees production down 40% over the next two years

PARIS (Reuters) – Airbus CEO sees production down 40% over the next two years. Airbus (AIR.PA) is assuming a 40% drop in production over the next two years due to the coronavirus crisis, Chief Executive Guillaume Faury was quoted on Monday as saying. x “For the next two years – 2020/21 – we assume that […]

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aviation crisis

Aviation crisis to keep oil demand below pre-virus levels until 2022: IEA

LONDON (Reuters) – Aviation crisis will keep oil demand below pre-virus levels until 2022 x Oil demand is recovering from the greatest fall in its history in 2020, the International Energy Agency (IEA) said on Tuesday, but a drop in flying due to the coronavirus means the world will not return to pre-pandemic demand levels […]

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Odds & Weird-ities

Sex toy sales take off amid Colombia’s coronavirus quarantine

Gerson Monje holds up his cellphone to proudly show off his online sex shop. A red banner reading “sold out!” is plastered across half of the products. Not all businesses are are experiencing sharp drops in sales. While most Colombian businesses suffer during a five-week lockdown meant to curb the spread of the coronavirus, one […]

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Superheroes, from near and far, helped Indonesia’s coronavirus battle

Volunteers clad as Superman and Spider-Man sprayed disinfectant against the coronavirus on Indonesia’s island of Java, flanking a colleague wearing the winged helmet of local superhero Gatotkaca who shouted, “Wear masks, wash hands and stay alert.” The trio handed out masks, containers of hand sanitiser and bamboo slit drums, while demonstrating how to correctly wash […]

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