WTO Confirms Okonjo-Iweala As DG

Nigeria’s former Finance Minister, Dr Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala has been confirmed as the next Director-General of the World Trade Organisation. Confirmed on Monday, February 15, 2021, Dr Okonjo-Iweala is the first woman and the first African to lead the international trade body, as her term is scheduled to start on March 1, 2021; the term, which […]

Top US Generals Condemn Capitol Attack

The Pentagon’s top Generals have condemned the January 6. 2021, attack on the Capitol by President Trump supporters, telling US troops that it was an illegal assault on the constitutional process. According to a memorandum signed by all eight members of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, led by the chairman, General Mark Milley, on Tuesday, […]

Fact-check: Has South Korean candidate, Yoo Myung-hee, withdrawn from WTO

Claim: Media reports and social media users claimed that Minister Yoo Myung-hee has withdrawn from the WTO DG race. Verdict: Minister Yoo Myung-hee has not withdrawn from the WTO DG race as the Council is yet to receive her withdrawal notice and officially announce the minister’s withdrawal from the race. Full Text: There was a […]

Thousands Of South Korea Church Members Quarantined Over COVID-19

Thousands of members of a Protestant church linked to a coronavirus cluster in Seoul have been asked to quarantine, South Korean authorities said Monday, August 17, 2020, as they accused the group’s firebrand conservative leader who has reportedly tested positive of obstruction. The country’s “trace, test and treat” approach has been held up as a […]

COVID-19: South Korea Reopen Schools

Some South Korean students have returned to their classrooms after an unprecedented five-month break, as schools re-open in stages with high school seniors returning first. on Wednesday, May 20, 2020. Students lined up for temperature checks and were given sanitisers to wash their hands as they entered their various school premises while teachers greeted them […]

COVID-19 Pandemic: FG Issues Travel Ban On 13 Countries

The Federal Government has issued a travel ban on 13 countries over the spread of the Coronavirus. The Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Boss Mustapha made the announcement at a media briefing on Wednesday, March 18, 2020, as he said it was part of measures to contain and manage the pandemic. The affected […]

South Korea Records More Coronavirus Cases, Four Additional Deaths

South Korea has confirmed 813 more coronavirus cases on Saturday, February 29, 2020. This is the biggest increase to date for the country, taking the national total to 3,150 infections with four additional deaths. Authorities also reported the Country’s first case of reinfection was a 73-year-old woman who tested positive for a second time after […]

Covid-19: Rapid Spread Raises Fears Of Global Pandemic

Fears are growing that the coronavirus outbreak could reach pandemic scale as more cases emerge around the world. Most infections are in China but other Nations like South Korea, Italy and Iran are battling the virus, which causes respiratory disease Covid-19. About 77,000 people in China, where the virus emerged last year, have been infected […]

Qatar To Quarantine Passengers Arriving From Iran, South Korea

Qatar Airways said passengers arriving from Iran and South Korea will remain in home isolation or a quarantine facility for 14 days over fears of a new coronavirus outbreak. This was said in a statement by Qatar Airways on Monday, February 24, 2020.

Covid-19: South Korea Confirms Huge Rise In Cases

South Korea says the number of new coronavirus cases in the country has more than doubled in one day. Officials said on Saturday, February 22, 2020 that 229 new cases including nine hospital staff had been confirmed since Friday, February 21, 2020 raising the total to 433. In a televised address, Prime Minister Chung Sye-kyun […]