Video: US pledges $250 million to World Bank against future pandemics
In this video, the United States president, Joe Biden announced at the ongoing G7 Summit in Japan, revealed that the world’s superpower would commit more financial resources to international lender, the World Bank.
Biden said the fund, a sum of $250 million, would help the world to be better prepared, prevent, detect and respond to future pandemics.
The World Bank is a major creditor for most African countries as the continent strives to fund development. The world recently experienced a pandemic, Covid-19, which shook it and has had 766,440,796 confirmed cases and 6,932,591 death globally.
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Video: Nigerian govt, labour union release terms of negotiation over fuel subsidy removal
In this video, Femi Gbajabiamila, Nigeria’s Speaker of the House of Representatives, who was recently appointed as President Bola Tinubu’s Chief of Staff, read out the resolution between the Federal Government of Nigeria and the organized labour —the Trade Union Congres and the Nigeria Labour Congress —over the removal of fuel subsidy following the suspended industrial action.
Gbajabiamila revealed that the parties had resolved to continue negotiations towards finding a mutually beneficial resolution.
Following the decision by Nigeria’s new administration to end subsidies on petroleum products, the NLC last week announced a plan to embark on a nationwide strike on Wednesday. The planned strike has now been suspended.
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Video: Russian diplomat, Lavrov insists new global order emerging
In this video, the Russian Foreign Affairs Minister, Sergey Lavrov who is currently at a summit with counterparts from the BRICS bloc talks about the changes in the international system which makes the pursuit of national interest attainable for all in the system.
“A more just, polycentric international order is taking shape” Lavrov said.
It should be noted that Russia has backed several African countries that has taken diplomatic stances against the global-south, notably the United, France and Britain.
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