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Decline in oil prices slowing down Nigerian economy: expert

​Owing to the fall in global oil prices, Nigeria, Africa's largest economy, has begun to slow down, causing a review and austerity measure regime to be envisaged by government, an expert said in an exclusive interview with Xinhua, as the West African country fights hard against recession.

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Head of Afghan government media department assassinated: report

The head of the Afghan government's media department has been assassinated, AFP reported Friday, citing police.

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Central African Republic's government resigns: prime minister

The government of Central African Republic has resigned, the prime minister said on Thursday.(With input from AFP)

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Japan extends COVID-19 emergency in Tokyo and eight other prefectures

The Japanese government on Friday extended the COVID-19 state of emergency in Tokyo and eight prefectures from the end of May till June 20.

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France's COVID-19 death toll surpasses 100,000

France has recorded more than 100,000 deaths from the coronavirus, according to data released by French government website.

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Georgian Prime Minister Irakli Garibashvili infected with COVID-19

Georgian Prime Minister Irakli Garibashvili has been infected with COVID-19, government officials announced on Tuesday.

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China-donated COVID-19 vaccine handed over to Maldives

A batch of Sinopharm COVID-19 vaccine donated by the Chinese government was handed over to the Maldives on Thursday.

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