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Zimbabwe: How Constitutional Crisis Could Have Been Avoided

May 23, 2021
BY ALEX MAGAISA The government of Zimbabwe is the author of the current constitutional crisis where it is unclear how the dispute over Constitutional Amendment No. 2 can be properly and lawfully resolved. It could easily have been avoided if the government had respected and followed the constitution. There was no shortage of advice, but

Africa: Study shows vaccine nationalism could cost rich countries US$4.5 trillion

January 25, 2021
Paris — New comprehensive economic modelling shows advanced economies stand to lose trillions of dollars through vaccine nationalism – more than previously thoughtEconomic benefits of funding multilateral efforts to ensure equitable access to vaccines dwarf the costsAdvanced economies with international linkages have the most to gain from global collaboration on vaccine access and distribution A

Trump blames states amid claims it could take 10 years to vaccinate US at current pace

December 30, 2020
President Trump blamed the states for not vaccinating people fast enough. (PA)Operation Warp Speed is not going fast enough.Vaccinating enough Americans to overcome the pandemic spurred on by the coronavirus will take 10 years if the pace of vaccinations stays the same.The immunization program led by Vice President Mike Pence is supposed to make sure

Critics fear Trump could pressure William Barr’s successor for big favors

December 26, 2020
Photograph: Getty ImagesWilliam Barr’s abrupt move to leave his post as attorney general this week has spurred fears among Department of Justice veterans that Donald Trump will put new pressures on Barr’s successor to do him big and potentially risky political and legal favors.Former justice department officials say they are worried Trump will lean on

Trump could halt birthright citizenship as presidency wanes

November 21, 2020
President Trump may outlaw birthright citizenship — a long-promised victory for his base — in a last-minute executive order, according to reports. The Department of Justice has been asked to weigh in on the legal implications of an order ending an automatic right to US citizenship for children born on American soil to illegal immigrants

COVID-19 vaccine could be distributed to public by spring

November 10, 2020
Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar on Tuesday said a coronavirus vaccine could be ready to distribute widely to the public by spring. Azar told NBC’s “Today” show that Pfizer, which announced Monday that it developed a vaccine that proved to be 90 percent effective in late-stage trials, is stepping up production that would allow

Sean Connery’s widow could face jail time over alleged tax fraud

November 10, 2020
The late Sean Connery’s widow, 91-year-old Micheline Roquebrune, faces allegations of tax fraud in Spain that could land her in the slammer, according to a report. Roquebrune, who married the James Bond legend in 1975, has denied being involved in a scam in the sale of their home in Marbella, a city in the resort

Spending on Georgia Senate runoff elections could top $200M: report

November 6, 2020
Spending on potential runoff elections for Georgia’s two US Senate seats — which could decide control of the chamber — will likely exceed $200 million and shatter records, according to a report. Republicans plan to pour at least $100 million into efforts to return GOP Sen. Kelly Loeffler to the Capitol, CNBC said. The prediction

From her secret identity to how Joe Biden’s wife could become first career First Lady, everything you need to know

October 20, 2020
Jill Biden could become first first lady to have full-time job outside White House (Photo by JIM WATSON/AFP via Getty Images)She may be on the verge of becoming America’s first lady if her husband wins the White House, but don’t expect Dr Jill Biden to give up her teaching career.For Dr Biden, who has four

Kamala Harris Warns Russian Interference Could Cost Biden The Election

September 6, 2020
Democratic vice-presidential candidate Kamala Harris said that Russian election interference could cost Joe Biden the White House. When asked about Russian election interference on CNN’s State of the Union, Harris said: I am clear that Russia interfered in the election of the President of the United States in 2016. I serve on the senate intelligence
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