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Politics · Tunis

75 people missing, one dead, after migrant boat sinks off Tunisia

39% Right coverage: 28 sources
Seventy five people were missing after a crowded boat of migrants sank off Tunisia on Wednesday, the International Organization for Migration said and a security official said, as the numbers risking the dangerous crossing to Europe increase.See the Story
Macky Sall · Dakar

Senegal president says 11 newborn babies die in a fire at regional hospital

39% Right coverage: 23 sources
Senegal's President Macky Sall said on Wednesday that 11 newborn babies died in a fire at the neonatal section of a regional hospital. The hospital is in the town of Tivaouane, around 120 km (74.56 miles) east of the capital Dakar.See the Story
Europe · Washington

Roche develops 3 types of test kits for monkey pox virus

42% Center coverage: 12 sources
Swiss pharmaceutical giant Roche announced on the 25th that it has developed three types of test kits to detect the monkey pox virus. The background is that the infection of the virus, which is not usually seen outside of Africa, is spreading in Europe and the United States.See the Story

Oil firms on tight supply though EU ban on Russian oil still uncertain

60% Center coverage: 5 sources
Oil prices rose on Thursday, extending a cautious rally this week on signs of tight supply while the European Union (EU) wrangles with Hungary over plans to ban imports from Russia, the world's second-largest crude exporter, after it invaded Ukraine.See the Story
Africa · South Africa

Zwelinzima Vavi re-elected as Saftu general secretary at high stakes conference

67% Right coverage: 3 sources
Zwelinzima Vavi was re-elected as general secretary of the South African Federation of Trade Unions. Outgoing Saftu president Mac Chavalala was defeated in his race for re-election by Ruth Ntlokotse. Other officials elected at the conference in Boksburg include newly elected president and returning treasurer Lecogo Motshwari. The conference occurred amid a brutal battle among the federation's leadership and its largest member union.See the Story
Africa · South Africa

ArcelorMittal strike ends as wage agreement reached with Numsa, Solidarity

75% Right coverage: 4 sources
ArcelorMittal South Africa has reached a wage agreement with employee unions. The agreement is for a 6.5% increase on all remuneration elements, plus a R5 000 once-off ex-gratia payment. The deal applies to all bargaining unit employees and will be backdated to 1 April.See the Story

Jajari wins Borno PDP governorship ticket

Mbah defeated eight other aspirants after eight withdrew from the election with a total of 790 votes. Senator Ike Ekweremadu, who had announced his withdrawal from participation, only got one vote. The former Chairman of the Committee on Information, House of Representatives, Hon Chijioke Edeoga got nine votes.See the Story

Isah Ashiru emerges Kaduna PDP governorship candidate

Isah Ashiru has again picked the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) governorship ticket for Kaduna state. A former state and federal lawmaker, Ashiru was the opposition party's candidate in 2019. He polled 414 votes to defeat his closest challenger, Sani Sidi, who scored 260 votes.See the Story
Volodymyr Zelenskyy · Kyiv

Ukraine savages idea of concessions to end war, evokes appeasement of Nazis

Coverage: 2 sources
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy savaged suggestions that Kyiv give up territory and make concessions to end the war with Russia. He said the idea smacked of attempts to appease Nazi Germany in 1938. Former US Secretary of State Henry Kissinger this week suggested that Ukraine should let Russia keep Crimea, which it annexed in 2014.See the Story

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