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NEARLY 15 MILLION DEATHS DIRECTLY OR INDIRECTLY LINKED TO COVID-19 – SAYS WHO

The World Health Organization (WHO) said on Thursday that almost 15 million deaths globally were directly or indirectly associated with the COVID-19 pandemic by the end of 2021.It said the full COVID-19 death toll, or "excess mortality," was approximately 14.9 million between January 1, 2020, and December 31, 2021. COVID-19 DCO Global News Published on… Continue reading NEARLY 15 MILLION DEATHS DIRECTLY OR INDIRECTLY LINKED TO COVID-19 – SAYS WHO

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YOUTUBE BLOCKS RUSSIAN STATE-FUNDED MEDIA CHANNELS GLOBALLY

YouTube said on Friday that it's immediately blocking access around the world to channels associated with Russian state-funded media, a move that Russian media said violated the principle of freedom of the press.The world's most used streaming video service, which is owned by Alphabet Inc's Google, said Russia's military operation in Ukraine now fell under… Continue reading YOUTUBE BLOCKS RUSSIAN STATE-FUNDED MEDIA CHANNELS GLOBALLY

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IMF TO REVISE FORECAST DOWNWARD OVER UKRAINE WAR, RUSSIAN SANCTIONS

International Monetary Fund (IMF) Director General Kristalina Georgieva said on Thursday that the fund is preparing to revise its forecast for global economic growth downward as a result of the ongoing conflict in Ukraine and the deep sanctions imposed on Russia, but still expects a "positive trajectory" for the world economy. The seal for the… Continue reading IMF TO REVISE FORECAST DOWNWARD OVER UKRAINE WAR, RUSSIAN SANCTIONS

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WORLD LEADERS CONDEMN RUSSIAN DECISION ON UKRAINE

Western powers reacted swiftly to Monday’s decision by Russian President Vladimir Putin to recognise the independence of the two self-proclaimed republics in eastern Ukraine, condemning Moscow and calling for sanctions.Here is a summary of the responses so far:DCO Global News Published on February 22, 2022 By Odoh Dominic ChukwuemekaMove ‘won’t go unanswered’: Biden, Macron, Scholz… Continue reading WORLD LEADERS CONDEMN RUSSIAN DECISION ON UKRAINE

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(VIDEOS) FUNERAL OF ANTI-APARTHEID GIANT ARCHBISHOP DESMOND TUTU TAKES PLACE IN CAPE TOWN

Desmond Tutu's funeral service was a blend of Requiem Mass and joyous African voices. The funeral of Archbishop Desmond Tutu, the Nobel Peace Prize-winning anti-apartheid and LGBT rights activist took place in South Africa, following his death on Boxing Day at the age of 90.Archbishop Tutu’s small plain pine coffin, the cheapest available at his… Continue reading (VIDEOS) FUNERAL OF ANTI-APARTHEID GIANT ARCHBISHOP DESMOND TUTU TAKES PLACE IN CAPE TOWN