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South Africa’s telecoms giant MTN ramps up efforts to support customers and communities as COVID-19 spreads across markets

In a statement to TODAY NEWS AFRICA in Washington D.C. on Monday, mobile telecommunications giant MTN revealed that 17 of...

Major player in mobile money in Africa and the Middle East Orange launches Orange Money in Morocco

After securing approval last summer from the "Bank Al Maghrib", Orange Morocco announced on Tuesday the launch of Orange Money in...

South Africa’s telecom giant MTN signs UN women empowerment principles to advance gender equality in Africa

South Africa's mobile telecommunications giant, MTN Group, has signed the United Nations Women Empowerment Principles to advance gender equality and empower...

African Development Bank President Akinwumi Adesina names South African national Bajabulile “Swazi” Tshabalala as Acting Senior Vice President

The President of the African Development Bank Group, Akinwumi Adesina, on Monday, named Ms. Bajabulile “Swazi” Tshabalala as Acting Senior Vice...

Key takeaways from GE Gas Power Summit for Sub-Saharan Africa in Cape Town

With recent major gas discoveries in Tanzania, Mozambique, Senegal, Mauritania and South Africa, Africa is poised to use gas technologies that...

Nigeria senate finally moves to legalize electronic transactions and criminalize online fraud

The Nigerian Senate on Thursday considered a bill to provide enabling framework that would legalize all forms of electronic transactions undertaken...

ECONOMY

South Africa’s President Cyril Ramaphosa calls on G20, World Bank, IMF, AfDB to help Africa amid coronavirus economic turbulence

President Cyril Ramaphosa of South Africa has called on the International Monetary Fund (IMF), the World Bank, the African Development Bank (AfDB), the G20 countries and international financial institutions to help Africa amid the novel coronavirus...

IMF enhances debt relief trust to assist low-income countries amid COVID-19 economic turmoil

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) Executive Board has adopted some immediate enhancements to its Catastrophe Containment and Relief Trust (CCRT) to...

Coronavirus pandemic now a global economic and financial crisis, say IMFC Chair Lesetja Kganyago and IMF boss Kristalina Georgieva

The coronavirus pandemic has now turned into a global economic and financial crisis and strong and immediate actions are needed to...

IMF’s Kristalina Georgieva tells G20 leaders global economy will contract in 2020 amid coronavirus pandemic and recover in 2021

The managing director of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) Ms. Kristalina Georgieva projected on Thursday that the global economy will contract...

U.S. Senate passes massive $2 trillion stimulus package to jumpstart an economy decimated by coronavirus and send free money to all workers forced to...

The United States Senate late on Wednesday passed a massive $2 trillion coronavirus stimulus package to revive an economy virtually slaughtered...

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NIGERIA

Governor Sanwo-Olu pens down COVID-19 message to quarantined Lagosians

Lagosians experienced today the beginning of the 14-day restriction of movement ordered by President Muhammadu Buhari in a bid to stop the...

PHOTO NEWS: President Buhari shows Nigerians how to wash their hands to curb coronavirus spread

"President Buhari shows the way. Wash your hands, as many times as you can," President Muhammadu Buhari's spokesman Femi Adesina said...

360 House of Reps members in Nigeria to donate two-months of salary to fight against COVID-19

The 360 members of the House of Representatives have resolved to donate their two months salary to the fight against the...

BREAKING: UN Nigeria announces COVID-19 emergency response for Borno, Adamawa and Yobe

The United Nations in Nigeria on Tuesday declared it was taking emergency preparedness and response measures to curb the spread of...

SOUTH AFRICA

Our coronavirus lockdown will save lives, Ramaphosa writes quarantined South Africans after meeting 114 returnees from Wuhan

Dear Fellow South African,As we begin the first full week of the nation-wide lockdown to combat the...

South Africa’s President Cyril Ramaphosa calls on G20, World Bank, IMF, AfDB to help Africa amid coronavirus economic turbulence

President Cyril Ramaphosa of South Africa has called on the International Monetary Fund (IMF), the World Bank, the African Development Bank...

WHO tells Africa stopping coronavirus is “in your hands”

The World Health Organization (WHO) Director General Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus told African nations on Wednesday that stopping the spread of the...

BREAKING: South Africa to be on lockdown from midnight Thursday as coronavirus cases skyrocket to over 400

President Cyril Ramaphosa announced on Monday that South Africa would be on lockdown from midnight Thursday for 21 days to combat...

ETHIOPIA

BREAKING: Human Rights Watch says Nobel Peace Prize winning Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed of Ethiopia doing little to investigate deadly October violence in Oromia

The government of Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed Ali of Ethiopia has made little progress in investigating the deadly October 2019 violence...

Ethiopia’s PM Abiy Ahmed bows to international pressures, restores internet and phone connectivity in western Oromia after 3 agonizing months

Ethiopia's Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed Ali has bowed to international pressures and is restoring internet and phone connectivity in western Oromia...

Fox News attacks Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, first African to lead WHO amid COVID-19 pandemic, accuses him of joining a terrorist organization in Ethiopia

Fox News, an American conservative cable television news channel owned by the Fox News Group, which itself is owned by Fox Corporation, unleashed...

WHO tells Africa stopping coronavirus is “in your hands”

The World Health Organization (WHO) Director General Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus told African nations on Wednesday that stopping the spread of the...

CAMEROON

Cameroon separatists declare coronavirus ceasefire as infections jump to at least 75

Cameroon separatists have declared a ceasefire amid an escalating coronavirus pandemic with the number of confirmed cases increasing rapidly in recent...

Africa’s saxophone legend Manu Dibango who sued Michael Jackson for theft dies from Covid-19 in France

Africa's saxophone legend, Manu Dibango, who was best known for his 1972 song Soul Makossa, and sued Michael Jackson for theft...

Cameroon confirms second case of coronavirus as outbreak kills over 3600 people and spreads to 107 countries with 9 in Africa

Cameroon on Saturday confirmed its second case of coronavirus which causes a potentially deadly respiratory disease known as COVID-19. Authorities said...

Civilians massacred in separatist area in Cameroon, says Human Rights Watch

Government forces and armed ethnic Fulani killed at least 21 civilians in Cameroon’s Ngarbuh village, including 13 children and one pregnant woman,...

KENYA

African nations turn the tables, impose travel restrictions against U.S., Europe and China over COVID-19

Several African nations have imposed travel restrictions from high-risk western and Asian countries to combat COVID-19, the potentially deadly respiratory disease...

IMF gives Kenya’s economy clean bill of health with foreign reserves hitting $9.1 billion

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) on Tuesday gave a positive assessment of the economy of Kenya, saying that real GDP growth...

Uhuru Kenyatta’s police escalate killings of civilians in Nairobi, Human Rights Watch raises red alert

Human Rights Watch said on Thursday that since December 25, 2019, police in Kenya have shot dead at least eight people in Nairobi’s...

Ethiopia’s Abiy presents Africa agriculture scorecard showing jet-flying leaders from Nigeria, Kenya, South Africa, Ethiopia, Ghana, Rwanda, Togo and Cameroon all failed

Nigeria, Africa's most populous country failed. Ethiopia, the second most populous country on the continent also failed. South Africa, one of...

Daniel Toroitich arap Moi left his footprints in the sands of time – Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari has described the late former President of Kenya, Daniel Toroitich arap Moi as “a frontline   nationalist who gave his...

BREAKING: Former Kenyan president Daniel arap Moi is dead

Former Kenyan president Daniel arap Moi has died at age 95. He died on Thursday in Nairobi, Kenya.

GHANA

President Akufo-Addo administration requests rapid cash disbursement from IMF to respond to coronavirus economic challenges in Ghana

The administration of President Nana Akufo-Addo of Ghana has requested a rapid disbursement of cash from the International Monetary Fund (IMF)...

African nations turn the tables, impose travel restrictions against U.S., Europe and China over COVID-19

Several African nations have imposed travel restrictions from high-risk western and Asian countries to combat COVID-19, the potentially deadly respiratory disease...

Ethiopia’s Abiy presents Africa agriculture scorecard showing jet-flying leaders from Nigeria, Kenya, South Africa, Ethiopia, Ghana, Rwanda, Togo and Cameroon all failed

Nigeria, Africa's most populous country failed. Ethiopia, the second most populous country on the continent also failed. South Africa, one of...

Africa: Hemafuse, autotransfusion device seen as alternative to donor blood will save patients bleeding internally

Hemafuse, a surgical auto-transfusion device, expected to revolutionize blood access across Africa, is designed to salvage and recycle whole blood from...

EQUATORIAL GUINEA

Africa: Equatorial Guinea contributes $2 million to support China’s fight against coronavirus

Equatorial Guinea’s Council of Ministers has agreed to support China’s fight against the coronavirus with $2 million solidarity contribution this week....

Guinean Abdoulaye Coumbassa who owned Abbi Tax sentenced to 24 months in prison in USA over tax fraud

Guinean Abdoulaye Coumbassa was on Thursday sentenced to 24 months in prison over tax fraud in the United States.

Exxon and Chevron selling assets in Equatorial Guinea and Nigeria as U.S. companies retreat to shale projects

The Minister of Mines and Hydrocarbons in Equatorial Guinea, Mr. Gabriel Obiang Lima, announced on Sunday that Exxon Mobil Corp. was in talks...

Equatorial Guinea’s Gabriel Mbaga Obiang Lima signs series of agreements in Abu Dhabi

Gabriel Mbaga Obiang Lima, Minister of Mines and Hydrocarbons of Equatorial Guinea, officially kicked off the country’s Year of Investment initiative...

UNITED STATES

U.S. air strikes kill civilians in Somalia then Pentagon brands the dead “terrorists”, Amnesty unearths shocking details

Amnesty International said on Tuesday it had unearthed evidence that the U.S. Africa Command (AFRICOM) killed two civilians, and injured three...

About 800 people already dead from coronavirus in U.S. today as presidential task force projects between 100,000 and 240,000 could die

At least 780 people have already died from the novel coronavirus in the United States today, Tuesday, according to the latest...

Amnesty warns increase in firearms sales in U.S. due to COVID-19 and gun stores being recognized as ‘essential businesses’ may lead to chaos

Amnesty International warned on Tuesday that gun buying spree at gun stored recognized as "essential businesses" will likely increase violence amid...

IMF’s Kristalina Georgieva urges G20 finance chiefs to take “ambitious action” and support low-income countries amid coronavirus economic meltdown

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) Managing Director Kristalina Georgieva on Tuesday urged G20 finance ministers and central bank governors to take...

CHINA

Coronavirus: Blunting the impact and hard choices – early lessons from China – Perspectives by Helge Berger, Kenneth Kang and Changyong Rhee

The impact of the coronavirus is having a profound and serious impact on the global economy and has sent policymakers looking...

WHO calls for urgent, aggressive actions against COVID-19 as cases soar in South-East Asia

The World Health Organization on Tuesday called on member states in South-East Asia region to urgently scale-up aggressive measures to combat...

Coronavirus puts global recovery at risk, warns IMF managing director Kristalina Georgieva

The Coronavirus outbreak, which is ravaging China, and spreading fast to other parts of the world is putting the global recovery...

First African to contract coronavirus in China, 21-year old Cameroonian student, Kem Senou Pavel Daryl, has recovered

The first African to contract coronavirus in China, 21-year old Cameroonian student, Kem Senou Pavel Daryl, has recovered

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