WORLD NEWS 15-07-2021

HIGHLIGHTS

  • NAFDAC DECLARES WAR ON COVID-19, APPROVES TWO MORE VACCINES.
  • SOUTH AFRICA TO DEPLOY 25 THOUSAND SOLDIERS TO CURB UNREST OVER ZUMA’S IMPRISONMENT.
  • SEVERAL DIE, DOZENS MISSING AS GERMANY BATTLES SEVERE FLOODING.
  • ON SPORTS, MESSI SURVIVES BOMB SCARE.

NAFDAC/COVID-19 VACCINE

As part of measures to contain a looming third wave of covid-19 in Nigeria, the National Agency for Food, Drug Administration and Control, NAFDAC, has approved two more covid-19 vaccines for use in the country.

The Director-General of NAFDAC, Professor Mojisola Adeyeye, made the announcement at a news conference in Abuja.

Professor Adeyeye hinted that the two new vaccines approved for emergency use in the country are the Moderna and the Sputnik vaccines.

She explained that although the world health organization, W.H.O, is yet to approve the sputnik vaccine, NAFDAC has carried out independent checks on the jab and found that the benefits outweigh the risks.

FRSC/EID-EL-KABIR

In a bid to ensure a hitch-free celebration of the forthcoming Eid-El-Kabir, the Federal Road Safety Corps, FRSC, has deployed 35 thousand personnel and operational equipment for special patrol across the nation.

FRSC’s public education officer, Assistant Corps Marshal Bisi Kazeem, gave the hint in an interview with reporters in Abuja, noting that the massive mobilization of personnel and operational equipment were needed for successful operations during Sallah nationwide.

Kazeem explained that the deployment is aimed at ensuring enhanced visibility and guaranteeing the safety of all road users before, during, and after the Sallah festivities in Nigeria.

He, therefore, appealed to motorists to obey all traffic rules and regulations and cooperate with FRSC personnel and other law enforcement agencies deployed for traffic management duties, adding that mobile courts would be on ground to try and prosecute traffic violators.

S’AFRICA/UNREST

The South African government is concluding plans to deploy about 25 thousand troops across the country to curb unrest triggered by former president, Jacob Zuma’s prison sentence.

This comes as the unrest reportedly led to the death of 72 people and the looting of product supply chains and transport links particularly in the southeastern province of KwaZulu-Natal, leading to the eventual arrest of more than 1,200 people.

Reacting, the country’s defense minister, Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula, revealed that the parliament has been informed over the plans to deploy around 25 thousand soldiers to curb the unrest.

President Cyril Ramaphosa had initially deployed just 2,500 troops at the start of the week to help the overwhelmed police force, before plans quickly changed to scale up the numbers to 25,000.

That was an acting minister in the presidency, Khumbudzo Ntshavheni, speaking on the recent development in South Africa there.

AMNESTY/LIBYA

Global rights group, Amnesty International, has berated European governments over their alleged roles in the horrific abuses suffered by migrants intercepted at sea and forcibly returned to Libya.

The rights group expressed this in response to a reports which highlighted the worsening conditions in Libyan detention centres and the torture, forced Labour, sexual violence, and extortion that migrants were subjected to.

Reacting, amnesty’s deputy director for the Middle East and North Africa, Diana Eltahawy, condemned European States’ complicity in the horrific violations being committed against detained migrants returned to Libya over their attempts to cross the Mediterranean.

Eltahawy, however, urged the European countries to suspend cooperation on migration and border control with Libya and as well called for dismantling of such detention networks in the North African Country.

GERMANY/FLOODS

No fewer than six persons have died and dozens more missing after heavy rains triggered flash floods in parts of Germany, damaging homes and disrupting the transportation system.

A local police official disclosed to newsmen that the deceased lost their lives in the country’s Ahrweiler County, while some 50 others are trapped on the roofs of their houses awaiting rescue.

Meanwhile, Federal authorities have declared an emergency in the region after days of torrential downpours destroyed large parts of Western and Central Germany along with neighboring countries.

The German weather service had issued a red alert that heavy rainstorms could be expected in Southwestern Germany today, with continuous rains until Friday evening.

SOCIAL MEDIA/UN

The United Nations has raised an alarm that public and private actors are intervening against online content in ways that curtail basic Rights and muzzle opposing views.

U.N Rights Officer in Geneva, Peggy Hicks, raised the alarm in a press briefing, lamenting that there are 40 new laws regulating social media which have been adopted around the world in the past two years, with 30 more under examination

Hicks bemoaned that the adopted laws relating to online content have Jeopardized human rights as some governments see such legislation as a way to limit unwanted speech and even silence civil society and critics.

She therefore reiterated the need to guarantee the freedom of information, pointing out that making the internet a safer place should not be at the expense of fundamental rights.

CUBA/RESTRICTIONS

The Cuban authorities have announced a temporary lifting of restrictions on the amount of food and medicine travelers could bring into the Country.

The announcement comes few days after thousands of protesters took to the street over shortages of basic goods, curbs on civil liberties and the government’s handling of a surge in covid-19 infections.

Reacting in a televised speech, Cuba’s Prime Minister, Manuel Marrero, announced that the government would lift the restrictions from Monday, July 19, until the year-end, explaining that it was a demand made by many travelers.

The Cuban government had blamed the unrest on a united states-financed counter revolutionaries who were exploiting hardship caused by the decades-old U.S trade embargo, which allegedly pushed the Cuban economy to the brink.

U.S/CHINA

As part of effort to punish china for an ongoing genocide against Uighurs and other Muslim groups, the United States senate has passed a legislation to ban the import of products from Beijing’s Xinjiang region.

The bill, which was passed by Unanimous consent, is expected to create a rebuttable presumption that goods manufactured in Xinjiang are made with forced labor and therefore banned under the 1930 tariff act, unless otherwise certified by U.S authorities.

Addressing reporters on the newly passed bill, one of its sponsors, Democrat Jeff Merkley, hinted that the legislation would prevent any American corporation from profiting   from abuses of forced Labour.

However, the bill must also go through the House of  Representatives before it can be sent to the white house for president Joe Biden’s assent.

SPORTS

Barcelona Captain, Lionel Messi, has survived a bomb scare at Islas Malvinas international airport, Rosario, Argentina.

An airport statement disclosed that Messi’s plans to leave his country, Argentina, in his private jet were put on hold after a man claimed to have a bomb in his suitcase.

The 34-year-old was set to return to Spain for his summer holidays after leading Argentina to the Copa America victory following a 1-0 win over Brazil last weekend at the Maracana stadium.

The football star was planning to jet off for Miami, Florida to spend some time on holiday with his family before beginning his pre-season and is expected to sign a new deal with Barcelona later this month.

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