The newsagent’s 2021 sales are so far just 46% of those seen in January 2020
Melanie Igbe's restaurant hosted 50 people a day when it opened in Nigeria's megacity Lagos a year ago. Fear of coronavirus has driven most diners away, but Igbe believes inflation rather than the pandemic may kill her business. The price of basic ingredients has risen sharply since Cafe de Elyon opened in January 2020, just weeks before Nigeria's first known coronavirus case was diagnosed in Lagos.
The boss of Dixons Carphone has said the retailer is “winning online”, as the firm cheered sales growth. The electricals retailer, which trades as Currys PC World in the UK and Ireland, said electricals like-for-like revenue rose 11% in the 10 weeks to January 9. In the UK and Ireland, there was 8% growth, and online sales more than doubled.
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President-elect Joe Biden and his family touched down at Andrews Air Force Base on January 19 ahead of the inauguration.This footage shows his aircraft, which departed from Wilmington, Delaware, landing at the base.A motorcade of vehicles then drove Biden and his family into Washington. Credit: US Air Force via Storyful
The Philippines will maintain "close and friendly" relations with the United States under President-elect Joe Biden, a top Philippine official said on Wednesday, amid a period of strain in their decades-old alliance. "We congratulate again the incoming president and we look forward to having close and friendly relations with the Biden administration," presidential spokesman Harry Roque told CNN Philippines ahead of Biden's inauguration. Ties have been tested since Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte took office in 2016 and embarked on months of expletive-laden tirades against the United States and threatened repeatedly to scrap their bilateral military agreements.
After months of speculation about his whereabouts, China's richest man, Jack Ma, has resurfaced in a short online video praising China's teachers. It's the first time the co-founder of tech titan Alibaba has been seen in public since October, when Ma blasted China's regulators during a speech at a forum in Shanghai. Those comments set him on a collision course with Beijing officials and led to the abrupt suspension of the IPO of Ant Group, the payments firm he controls. The blockbuster listing had been set to be the largest ever before it was abruptly pulled in November. Weeks later, Ma skipped the filming of a TV talent show he created for African entrepreneurs. His absence led to media reports and speculation that he was missing. Wednesday's reappearance by Ma has driven a sharp jump in Alibaba's shares. In the video, he praises 100 teachers and tells them we will meet again when the health crisis is over. According to local reports, the online event was the Jack Ma Rural Teachers Award ceremony. His physical whereabouts were not disclosed. Ma's video came as Alibaba now faces an antitrust investigation by Chinese regulators.
Zimbabwe's foreign minister, Sibusiso Moyo, has died after contracting COVID-19, presidential spokesman George Charamba said on Wednesday. Moyo, a former army general who announced the military coup that led to the removal of the late long-serving leader Robert Mugabe in November 2017. Moyo died at a local hospital early on Wednesday, Charamba said.
The new Willy Wonka prequel movie has been slated for release in 2023 by the Warner Brothers studio, it's been confirmed.
Environment Canada warned of “strong winds that may cause damage” in Edmonton, Alberta, on January 19.They said wind speeds could reach 120 km/h (74 mph), damaging buildings and trees.About 5,000 power outages were reported in the area by Tuesday night, CBC reported. Credit: Laurie Stathopulos via Storyful
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The sixth change came in extra time when Fonseca introduced defender Ibanez for former Chelsea winger Pedro, having already made five substitutions in the round of 16 match at the Olympic Stadium. Roma, who also received two red cards in the space of two minutes, were beaten 4-2 after extra time. When asked about the error, Fonseca told reporters: "If there was a problem, that I honestly didn't know about, we'll discuss it internally."
Environment Canada warned of “strong winds that may cause damage” in Edmonton, Alberta, on January 19.They said wind speeds could reach 120 km/h (74 mph), damaging buildings and trees.About 5,000 power outages were reported in the area by Tuesday night, CBC reported. Credit: @janine_linden via Storyful
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Clean water supplies are running short in Ethiopia's northern Tigray region where a conflict has left infrastructure damaged and looted, equipment stolen and a dam inoperative, a state-run news agency said on Wednesday. "It is difficult to provide citizens with clean water," the Ethiopian Press Agency quoted the Tigray Water Resource Management Bureau's deputy Gidena Medhin as saying. Ethiopian federal forces ousted the former local ruling party, the Tigray People's Liberation Front (TPLF), from the regional capital Mekelle in a war from November that killed thousands and sent tens of thousands fleeing from homes.
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In one of his final acts in office, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo declared Tuesday that China’s policies against Muslims in its Xinjiang region constitute “crimes against humanity” and “genocide.” Earlier the same day, British lawmakers narrowly rejected a proposal aimed at China that would have barred trade deals with any country deemed to be committing genocide. Xinjiang, a far western region that borders central Asia, is home to the predominantly Muslim Uighur ethnic group.
China on Wednesday dismissed Washington's declaration that Beijing was committing genocide against Uighurs and other minorities as "outrageous lies" and "poison".
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