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By RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVAR Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Medicare will cover the yet-to-be approved coronavirus vaccine free for older people under a policy change expected to be announced shortly, a senior Trump administration official said Tuesday. The coming announcement from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services aims to align the time-consuming process for securing Medicare coverage of a new vaccine, drug or treatment with the rapid campaign to have a coronavirus vaccine ready for initial distribution once it is ready, possibly as early as the end of the year. It's questionable under normal circumstances if Medicare can pay for […]
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\t On Friday, internet and international calls were cut off across the West African nation in anticipation of the election results, according to locals and international observers in the capital, Conakry.
\t This was the third time that Conde matched-up against Diallo. Before the election, observers raised concerns that an electoral dispute could reignite ethnic tensions between Guinea's largest ethnic groups.
[Cameroon Tribune] Prime Minister, Head of Government, Joseph Dion Ngute will preside at the session that will take place at the Prime Minister Office today, October 22, 2020.
NNPA NEWSWIRE — “Indiana has some incredibly restrictive voter laws, and currently we only have one early voting site in all of Indianapolis,” stated Robert Shegog, CEO at the Indianapolis Recorder Newspaper and Indiana Minority Business Magazine. “A few more will open Oct. 24, but significantly more are needed given the size of the city. However, it is very refreshing to see so many people voting early. This has been a trend in Indianapolis for over ten years now, and the numbers keep increasing,” Shegog noted.
Announcement - President Donald J. Trump, Sudanese Chairman of the Sovereignty Council Abdel Fattah al-Burhan, Sudanese Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok, and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu spoke today to discuss Sudan’s historic progress towards democracy and opportunities to advance peace in the region.
(Black PR Wire) WASHINGTON, DC - Kornisha McGill Brown has been elected as the 27th National President of Jack and Jill of America, Incorporated. With more than 245 chapters nationwide, representing more than 40,000 family members, Jack and Jill of America is the nation's oldest African American family organization. Founded in 1938, Jack and Jill […]
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[Observer] Ouattara, Conde's unconstitutional ambitions could affect over 200 million people in Africa
By DEB RIECHMANN and MATTHEW LEE Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump announced Friday that Sudan will start to normalize ties with Israel, making it the third Arab state to do so as part of U.S.-brokered deals in the run-up to Election Day. The deal, which would deepen Sudan's engagement with the West, follows Trump's conditional agreement this week to remove the North African nation from the list of state sponsors of terrorism if it pays compensation to American victims of terror attacks. It also delivers a foreign policy achievement for Trump just days before the U.S. election […]
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… the primary,” recounted Coleman, an African American, noting half the Democratic field … ’
If Hegar has struggled with African Americans, she also had to forge …
Government architecture is not a subject that typically gets much public attention. That changed in February with the leaking of a draft presidential executive order that would re-orient federal architecture in a traditional direction, including a requirement that new office buildings in Washington be classical in design.
Five countries in the Eastern Caribbean have been deemed as safe for citizens of the United States to travel.
WASHINGTON, DC, United States (CMC) - Director of the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) Dr Carissa F Etienne, on Wednesday warned that while the Americas, including the Caribbean, urgently awaits a breakthrough, the regional health organisation will only support the distribution of a novel coronavirus vaccine that has proven to be 'safe and effective' in clinical trials.
By Stacy M. Brown, NNPA Newswire Senior National Correspondent @StacyBrownMedia If the 2020 election’s importance wasn’t apparent to those casting ballots, a federal judge’s decision on Sunday might have underscored the urgency. In a decision that had far-reaching consequences during a deadly pandemic that’s cost more than 219,000 Americans their lives, the court ruled on […]
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Four more people have died from COVID-19 and another death is under investigation, the Ministry of Health and Wellness has reported. \tThis means Jamaica has now recorded 186 deaths from the disease since it's first case on March 10. ...
By Bob Wallace Since starting my mayoral campaign, we have walked over 500,000 steps as I have canvassed 32 zip codes and most neighborhoods across Baltimore City. Through these walks, during a pandemic, I have heard the pleas of the people of our great city. Consequently, our mission has been made clear and our path […]
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Voters in Seychelles are casting their ballots in the presidential and parliamentary elections spanning three days.
Saturday was the main and last day of voting. The exercise had opened on Thursday for voters on fringe islands and essential workers such as hospital staff in the Indian Ocean island country.
74,600 people are eligible to vote.
Most of the Indian Ocean islands making up the Seychelles, a prized honeymoon destination famed for white beaches and lush vegetation, are uninhabited and the archipelago's 98,000 residents mainly live on the islands of Mahe, Praslin and La Digue.
The opposition is hoping to unseat incumbent president Danny Faure, in power since 2016. Faure was not elected but took over after his boss, James Michel, resigned as president.
Faure is running under the United Seychelles party, which has been in power since 1977.
His main rival is the Anglican priest Wavel Ramkalawan, who is taking his sixth shot at the presidency and lost by only 193 votes to Michel in an unprecedented second round of voting in 2015.
Virus and economy
The main concern of voters is the economic situation in the country, which has suffered the loss of vital tourism -- its main earner -- because of the coronavirus pandemic.
The Seychelles has recorded only 149 mostly imported cases, but the virus has been a key campaign issue, with the health minister banning election rallies which would have been a barometer of support for various candidates in a country without a polling institute.
The campaign has mainly happened over social media, where the opposition and its supporters are the most active, and on television where the country held its first ever debates between the candidates, which proved extremely popular.
Since the start of the pandemic, the economy has slowed significantly, with some 700 Seychellois losing their jobs, according to government figures.
And while average income is among the highest in Africa, the national statistics agency says that about 40 percent of Seychellois live in poverty because of the high cost of living.
Another key theme of the campaign has been corruption, a largely taboo topic in the tiny country where business and politics are often intertwined.
Getting counted in the 2020 Census was a critical democratic process. Census data not only affects whether our schools are overcrowded and our neighborhoods get their fair share of resources; […]
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P.J. Patterson, Former PM Jamaica Dear Mr. Dinkins, I am truly saddened by the news of the passing of your dear wife, Joyce Dinkins. Joyce Burrows Dinkins, the younger daughter of Daniel and Elaine Burrows, was an outstanding figure at the Howard University and First Lady of New York, among the many other services to which she contributed towards increasing […]
Chelsea Handler used to consider 50 Cent her 'favorite ex-boyfriend' but after the rapper spoke up this week about his possible... View Article
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Basketball legend and billionaire business mogul Michael Jordan opened a second, fully-funded, medical clinic in Charlotte earlier this week to provide healthcare to patients with limited or no health insurance, CNN reports. The opening of the new Novant Health Michael Jordan Family Medical Clinic in the state the six-time NBA champion grew up and nurtured...
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The City of Milwaukee has canceled trick-or-treating this year as Wisconsin's surge in coronavirus cases shows no sign of improving. Milwaukee will not have designated trick-or-treat times like it has had in the past and the activity will not be sanctioned by the city’s Health Department since it is deemed high-risk during the coronavirus pandemic,... [Read More]
By Associated Press Undefined MADRID (AP) — Prime Minster Pedro Sánchez appealed Friday for Spaniards to pull together and defeat the new coronavirus, warning: “The situation is serious.” Sánchez, in a televised address to the nation, acknowledged public fatigue with restrictions to contain the spread of COVID-19. But he added: 'We have to step up the fight,' with more limits on people's movement that will demand more sacrifices. Spain this week became the first European country to surpass 1 million officially recorded COVID-19 cases. Sánchez admitted, though, that the true figure could be more than 3 million, due to gaps in […]
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LeBron James has made it clear that he has no concern for the slights and jabs from Donald Trump, preferring to turn public interest in their non-feud