Posted on Wed 6 Jan 2021, 05:23 AM

The Grammy awards celebrating music slated for January 31 in Los Angeles have been postponed due to COVID-19, which has been rapidly spreading in California, US media said Tuesday.

The 63rd annual ceremony’s delay comes less than four weeks before it was set to take place in the shadow of the pandemic that has dealt devastating blows to the music industry.

The Recording Academy did not respond to multiple AFP inquiries. The organization had said the show set for late January would be mostly virtual, but had not released specific plans.

Posted on Fri 6 Nov 2020, 06:32 PM

The WTO is postponing a meeting next week where members were to try to pick a new chief but with little chance of succeeding after Washington blocked the favoured candidate, Nigeria’s Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, AFP learned Friday.

The World Trade Organization’s 164 member states had been due to gather Monday to choose between two remaining candidates to head the crisis-wracked organisation.

But the head of the selection committee set up to help with the process told members Friday the meeting would need to be postponed.

Posted on Fri 11 Sep 2020, 12:11 PM

All the remaining matches in Africa’s two continental club competitions have been pushed back again after already being postponed once over coronavirus concerns, the governing body of African football announced Thursday.

Confederation of African Football officials were concerned after a spike in Covid-19 cases in Morocco meant only one league match was played in the country during the first two weeks of September.

Morocco has two semi-finalists in each competition and was scheduled to host the last two rounds of the Confederations Cup.

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