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Global growth to ‘decelerate markedly’ in 2022: World Bank

WASHINGTON— Global growth will “decelerate markedly” this year as Covid-19 outbreaks and supply chain snarls persist while government aid programs expire, the World Bank said.   The Washington-based development lender forecast growth would slow to 4.1 percent this year from an estimated 5.5 percent in 2021, but warned “Omicron-related economic disruptions could substantially reduce growth” […]

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Covid-19: Omicron quickly overtaking Delta globally in terms of circulation – WHO

UNITED NATIONS/GENEVA— Omicron is quickly overtaking the Delta variant of COVID-19 and becoming dominant around the world, a senior WHO official has warned, with the global health agency cautioning that there is “increasing evidence” Omicron is able to evade immunity but has less disease severity as compared to other variants.   It could take some […]

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AFCON 2021: Cameroonians celebrate with Nigerians in Garoua over Eagles defeat of Egypt

Nigerian fans and supporters as well as their Cameroonian counterparts were in jubilation mood after Nigeria’s 1-0 victory over Egypt in opening Group ‘D’ match against Egypt on Tuesday.   The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the streets of Garoua were thrown into wild celebration as Iheanacho’s superb first-half goal handed Nigeria a […]