Tag: death

Africa: Covid-19 Death Toll Exceeds 150,000 Across Continent

July 11, 2021
Cape Town — As of July 10 confirmed cases of Covid-19 from 55 African countries reached 5,869,127 while over 37,004,431 vaccinations have been administered across the continent. Reported deaths in Africa reached 150,483 and 5,067,406 people have recovered. South Africa has the most reported cases 2,157,687 and 63,873 people died. Other most-affected countries are Morocco (539,839), Tunisia (481,735), Egypt (282,864),

Republicans mark anniversary of George Floyd’s death by working to weaken police reform bill

May 25, 2021
When we talk about George Floyd, himself, remember this always: xHe was not just a victim. His death was not just a catalyst for activism and protests.#GeorgeFloyd was a man. A father. A brother. A friend. His life mattered. Sending love & light to his family and loved ones today. pic.twitter.com/LkKwPAyQRx— Sherrilyn Ifill (@Sifill_LDF) May

Police identify man shot to death while driving Rolls-Royce in Buckhead

January 27, 2021
Brandon Hamilton, 43, was pronounced dead at a hospital after crashing the vehicle into a tree on Piedmont Road, according to Atlanta police spokesman Officer Anthony Grant.Investigators said Hamilton was driving in the Lindbergh area shortly before 3 a.m. At some point, a car pulled up alongside his vehicle, and someone inside it started shooting,

Mozambique: Covid-19 – 261 Recoveries, 62 New Cases and One Death

December 31, 2020
Maputo — The Mozambican health authorities on Tuesday reported that a further 261 people have made a full recovery from the Covid-19 respiratory disease. According to a press release from the Ministry of Health, this brings the total number of recoveries to 16,439 – which is 89.5 per cent of all those diagnosed with Covid-19

Judge delays execution of only woman on US death row

December 25, 2020
WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal judge said the Justice Department unlawfully rescheduled the execution of the only woman on federal death row, potentially setting up the Trump administration to schedule the execution after president-elect Joe Biden takes office.U.S. District Court Judge Randolph Moss also vacated an order from the director of the Bureau of Prisons

Africa: Nuran Comes Back From Near Death Financial Experience to Implement Its First Network As a Service Contract With Vodafone in Ghana

December 6, 2020
London — NuRAN comes back from near death financial experience to implement its first network as a service contract with Vodafone in Ghana NuRAN has come out of the financial valley of the shadow of death to announce its first network as a service implementation with Vodafone in Ghana. Russell Southwood spoke to Francis Letourneau,

Zimbabwe: Chinese Miners Turn Hwange’s Deka Road Into a Death Trap

December 6, 2020
Hwange — Villagers in Makwa, Hwange East Constituency are fuming over the destruction of Deka Road by Chinese-owned mining companies operating in the area. Land degradation as well as water and air pollution have become perennial challenges for Hwange as the Chinese mining companies destroy roads and discharge effluent into rivers without any action being

Violence erupts after black man beaten to death in Brazil store

November 21, 2020
PORTO ALEGRE, Brazil – More than 1,000 demonstrators attacked a Carrefour Brasil supermarket in the southern Brazilian city of Porto Alegre on Friday after security guards beat to death a Black man at the store. The killing, which has sparked protests across Brazil, occurred late on Thursday when a store employee called security after the

Death of teen found in sugar cane field probed as a homicide

November 16, 2020
A black 15-year-old boy was found dead in a sugar cane field days after he vanished in Louisiana, according to authorities who are probing his death as a homicide. The body of Quawan “Bobby” Charles was discovered on Nov. 3 by Iberia Parish sheriff deputies in a creek near Loreauville after his family first notified

Lori Vallow now eyed in 2018 death of third husband

November 12, 2020
Cult mom Lori Vallow-Daybell — who is at the center of an Idaho case connected to the deaths of her two children — is now also being eyed in the 2018 death of her third husband, according to a report on Wednesday. Police in Phoenix are reviewing the case into Joseph Ryan’s April 3, 2018,

Lori Vallow now eyed in 2018 death of third husband

November 12, 2020
Cult mom Lori Vallow-Daybell — who is at the center of an Idaho case connected to the deaths of her two children — is now also being eyed in the 2018 death of her third husband, according to a report on Wednesday. Police in Phoenix are reviewing the case into Joseph Ryan’s April 3, 2018,

Trump Weighs In on the Death of John Lewis, One of His Most Vocal Critics

July 18, 2020
WASHINGTON — The Republican governor of Georgia said that the country will “never be the same” without Representative John Lewis, who died Friday at age 80. The Democratic speaker of the house called Mr. Lewis “a titan of the civil rights movement.” The House minority leader said that Mr. Lewis “never stopped working to improve

George Floyd’s Death and the Long History of Racism in Minneapolis

June 1, 2020
The May 25 death of George Floyd, 46, marks one more chapter in a long history for America — and for Minneapolis, which has been the site of protests in the days following Floyd’s death. After Floyd, who was black, died in police custody, bystander video revealed that a white police officer knelt on his…

Will Coronavirus Be the Death or Salvation of Big Plastic?

May 18, 2020
It was supposed to be a blockbuster moment for the U.S. plastic industry. With an abundance of cheap natural gas at hand, thanks to the country’s fracking boom, U.S. energy giants were pouring billions of dollars into building new plants to turn that gas into plastic. As the world was poised to slowly turn away…

The Death of the Black Utopia

December 26, 2019
New York City embraced willful amnesia when landscapers working at the western edge of Central Park unearthed two coffins in August of 1871. An engraved plate on a richly appointed rosewood coffin identified the deceased as Margaret McIntay, buried two decades earlier at the age of “sixteen years, three months and fourteen days.” A more…

I Oversaw Executions. We Cannot Resume the Federal Death Penalty.

December 17, 2019
Opinion|I Oversaw Executions. We Cannot Resume the Federal Death Penalty.The system has too many flaws for the Trump administration to carry out the executions it has scheduled for Monday.By Jim PetroMr. Petro is a former Ohio attorney general. Dec. 4, 2019The Department of Justice is seeking to carry out the first federal executions in 16…

Freddie Gray Death – Homicide – 6 Police Arrested

May 1, 2015
Arrest Warrants Issued for 6 Police Officers in Death of Freddie Gray I cried today watching the press conference of Baltimore State Attorney Marilyn Mosby regarding the death of Freddie Gray. As someone who has been involved in the struggle for justice for decades, including helping to lead numerous demonstrations against police brutality and killing