‘No choice’: Hunger forces Zimbabweans break COVID lockdown rules

Harare, Zimbabwe – John Kwarabu, 36, knew he would be forced to stay at home when Zimbabwe’s authorities announced a 30-day coronavirus lockdown early last month. His job, hawking mobile phone appliances in the central business district of the capital, Harare, did not fall under essential service providers, the only population segment exempted from restrictions […]

Bye-Bye Fenty? Rihanna and LVMH Are Taking a Break

Is this the end of the celebrity-high-fashion-designer experiment? There is, it turns out, something even Rihanna cannot do: sell high fashion clothes during a pandemic. LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton, the French luxury group, announced the Fenty fashion house to great fanfare in 2019. But today, they revealed that, with Rihanna, they had “jointly made […]

Clashes break out in Tunisia after protester dies of injuries

Angry residents fired projectiles at police and blocked roads in the town of Sbeitla after the death of the protester. A Tunisian protester injured during clashes with police has died in hospital, state media reported, leading to more violent confrontations between demonstrators and security services in the town of Sbeitla about three hours south of […]

UK police break up lockdown-flouting wedding with 400 guests

Under UK COVID lockdown rules, weddings can only take place in ‘exceptional circumstances’ with up to six people. British police said they broke up a wedding with almost 400 guests, a gathering that represented a major violation of COVID-19 lockdown rules. Under current lockdown rules in England, weddings can only take place in “exceptional circumstances” […]

Biden’s top cabinet nominees promise break from Trump worldview

United States President-elect Joe Biden’s nominees to lead the State and Defense departments told Congress on Tuesday they would seek to reassert the nation’s leadership in world affairs and reverse the Trump administration’s policies. Anthony Blinken, who has been nominated to be the next US Secretary of State, promised to restore US leadership in international […]

Crypto climb: Bitcoin must break $40,000 again soon, analysts say

Traders seeking clues about investor appetite for risk are closely examining the cryptocurrency’s turbulent 12 percent slide after its meteoric rise to $42,000. Bitcoin rose to $37,000 on Monday, back toward a level that strategists at JPMorgan Chase & Co. see as an inflection point for the digital coin. The cryptocurrency could be hurt by […]

Tunisia arrests dozens as protests break out for second night

Tunisian authorities say they arrested at least 240 youths as violent clashes between police and protesters broke out. Riots and violent clashes between Tunisian police and protesters broke out on Sunday in the capital Tunis and several other cities for the second consecutive day, while security forces arrested dozens of young people. The disturbances came […]

Ethiopia, Sudan and Egypt talks on mega-dam break down, again

Sudan expresses frustration after negotiations stall but Egypt, Ethiopia blame Sudanese objections for the new impasse. A new round of negotiations between Ethiopia, Sudan and Egypt aimed at resolving a long-running dispute about a giant dam Addis Ababa is building on the Blue Nile has broken down once again. The Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD) has […]

UK: Some Britons prepare to break Christmas lockdown rules

Names marked with an asterisk* have been changed to protect identities. London, United Kingdom – It would be “inhuman”, he said last week. But on December 19, UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson banned gatherings on Christmas for millions of people living in England following a spike in coronavirus cases. The move came as a new […]

UK: Some Britons prepare to break Christmas lockdown rules

Names marked with an asterisk* have been changed to protect identities. London, United Kingdom – It would be “inhuman”, he said last week. But on December 19, UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson banned gatherings on Christmas for millions of people living in England following a spike in coronavirus cases. The move came as a new […]

UK’s Johnson to head to Brussels to try and break Brexit deadlock

More than four years after helping set the United Kingdom’s course out of the European Union, UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson is headed to EU headquarters to try to finish the job. With less than a month until the UK’s economic rupture from the EU and with talks on a new trade deal at a […]

Nepal’s female soldiers break taboos to tackle COVID crisis

Female soldiers have been tasked with carrying corpses in Kathmandu – a task considered taboo in the Himalayan nation. Four female soldiers in protective gear lift the body of a coronavirus victim at the Pashupati crematorium in Nepal’s capital, Kathmandu, and hand it over to crematory workers – a scene unimaginable in the conservative country […]

Gaza women break down work barriers amid Israeli siege

Gaza City – Naela Abu Jibba, 39, a mother of five, is among hundreds of women in Gaza who could not find jobs in an economy on the brink of collapse. So she decided to create her own and became the first female taxi driver in the Gaza Strip – taking only women passengers to […]

A Digital Tech New Deal to break up Big Tech #duzline #duzlinenews #follow4follow

In July, the CEOs of Google, Apple, Facebook and Amazon appeared before Congress in an “historic” antitrust hearing. The event was met with great fanfare from the press. In early October, the United States House Judiciary Committee published a 450-page report criticising the anti-competitive business practices of the four giants and recommending new measures to […]