Presidential candidate dies from Covid-19

ZTN Correspondent Congo-Brazzaville opposition presidential candidate Guy-Brice Parfait Kolélas has died from Covid-19. His death came as polling in the central African country’s March 21 presidential election closed. Reports indicate the 61-year-old died en route to France for treatment. He had told supporters on social media earlier that he was “fighting death”, encouraging them to […]

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Chelsea fire Lampard

Sports Reporter/BBC ENGLISH Premiership side Chelsea have sacked manager Frank Lampard after 18 months in charge. Former PSG and Borussia Dortmund manager Thomas Tuchel is favorite to take over. The former champions had so far experienced an inconsistent run in the league and are ninth on the table. Last week’s defeat to Leicester seemed to […]

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US slaps sanctions on ICC prosecutor

The United States has slapped sanctions on International Criminal Court prosecutor Fatou Bensouda over her investigation into whether American forces committed war crimes in Afghanistan. US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Wednesday revealed that the head of the ICC’s Jurisdiction, Complementarity and Cooperation Division Phakiso Mochochoko had also been blacklisted under sanctions authorised by […]

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WHO warns against lifting Covid-19 control measures too quickly

World Health Organisation (WHO) Director-General, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus has warned against easing the Covid-19 control measures too quickly, saying the pandemic accelerates fast but decelerates much more slowly. Tedros told a virtual news conference from Geneva, Switzerland, that control measures should be lifted slowly and not all at once. “While Covid-19 accelerates very fast, it […]

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