The novel coronavirus has killed more than a million people globally, nearly ten months after the first case was reported in China, according to the latest data from the Johns Hopkins University virus tracker.More than 35,000 people have so far died of the virus in Africa where over 1.4 million people have been infected, according to the latest data from the...

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Coronavirus has killed more than one million people in the world

The novel coronavirus has killed more than a million people globally, nearly ten months after the first case was reported in China, according to the latest data from the Johns Hopkins...

Thousands of protesters wrongly punished under laws in pre and post COVID-19 crackdown in France

Thousands of peaceful protesters have been swept up in France’s draconian crackdown on demonstrations, which has seen the authorities misuse the law to fine, arbitrarily arrest and prosecute people who have committed no violence, a report from Amnesty International has found.Arrested for...

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What they are saying about the new global partnership to provide 120 million COVID-19 rapid tests for low and middle-income countries

A new global partnership was announced on Monday to make available affordable and high-quality COVID-19 antigen rapid tests for low and middle-income countries The announcement was made by the Access to COVID-19 Tools (ACT) Accelerator.Organizations involved...

West African leaders to meet again to discuss Mali’s ‘grey areas’ following coup

Heads of State and Government of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS), at the behest of their Chairman, President Nana Akufo-Addo of Ghana, may confer again to discuss outstanding grey areas in the Mali political situation, Nigerian President Muhammadu...

South Africa seeks to generate 11,800 megawatts of additional electricity from renewable sources to add to 30,000 megawatts available

South Africa is seeking to generate 11,800 megawatts of additional electricity from renewable sources to add to the 30,000 megawatts of electricity already available on the national grid, President Cyril Ramaphosa announced on Monday.The new energy...

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Thousands of protesters wrongly punished under laws in pre and post COVID-19 crackdown in France

Thousands of peaceful protesters have been swept up in France’s draconian crackdown on demonstrations, which has seen the authorities misuse the law to fine, arbitrarily arrest and prosecute people who have committed no violence, a report from Amnesty International has found.Arrested for protest: Weaponizing the law to crackdown on peaceful protesters in France documents how a blanket ban on protests following the COVID-19...

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Countries urged to take stronger action to stop spread of harmful information amid COVID-19 pandemic

The World Health Organization (WHO) together with the UN, specialized agencies and partners on Wednesday called on countries to develop and implement action plans to promote...

Six rights groups demand justice for Guinea stadium massacre victims, 11 years after September 28, 2009 attack left more than 150 dead

Six human rights organizations on Monday joined forces with the victims and their family members to demand justice for the killings of more than 150 demonstrators, rapes, and other crimes committed by the Guinean security forces on September 28, 2009, in...

12 Hong Kong pro-democracy activists held incommunicado and denied basic rights by China

At least 12 Hong Kong pro-democracy protesters, including one child, who have been held incommunicado in Shenzhen’s Yantian Detention Center since August 23, 2020, still do not have access to family members, their own lawyers and physicians, Human Rights Watch said on Sunday,...

BOMBSHELL: The New York Times releases long-concealed Trump’s records showing he paid no income tax at all in 10 of 15 years before winning presidential election

The New York Times has obtained President Donald Trump’s long-concealed tax information extending over more than two decades, showing that he did not pay any federal income taxes at all in 10 of 15 years before he won the presidential election...

South Africa seeks to generate 11,800 megawatts of additional electricity from renewable sources to add to 30,000 megawatts available

South Africa is seeking to generate 11,800 megawatts of additional electricity from renewable sources to add to the 30,000 megawatts of...

Nigeria could shut down on Monday as more unions pledge to join strike amid increase in power and petrol prices

Africa's most populous country, Nigeria, could shut down on Monday, as more unions pledge to join a strike action amid an...

IMF has given $31 billion to 76 countries to respond to COVID-19, including over $10 billion to 47 low income nations

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has given $31 billion in emergency financing to 76 countries in the world to respond to...

IMF says Senegalese economy severely hit by COVID-19 would rebound in 2021

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) said on Monday that the Senegalese economy, which has been severely hit by COVID-19 pandemic, would...

In moving film, UN calls for collective action to tackle global challenges, including COVID-19, racism, climate change and poverty

The United Nations, Project Everyone and 72 Films are launching “Nations United - Urgent Solutions for Urgent Times,” a first of...

UN calls for bold action for world to recover from COVID-19

Amidst a crisis unlike any other in our lifetimes, with COVID-19 destroying lives and livelihoods across the globe, the 75th session...

Technology

Coronavirus has killed more than one million people in the world

The novel coronavirus has killed more than a million people globally, nearly ten months after the first case was reported in China, according to the latest data from the Johns Hopkins...

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BUSINESS

Congo basin member states ban timber exports to stimulate economic growth

In a bid to stimulate the production of timber to the GDP of Central African States, members countries of the Congo...

African entrepreneur Tony Elumelu features in Time 100 most influential people in 2020

Nigerian entrepreneur and philanthropist Tony Elumelu has featured in Time 100 most influential people in 2020. Elumelu is the chairman of...

How the African Continental Free Trade Agreement can succeed

The President of the Nigerian Senate, Ahmad Lawan, seems to know exactly how the African Continental Free Trade Agreement can succeed....

Face mask: DJ Khaled encourages people everywhere to #WearItForMe

Hip-hop star and Grammy Award-winning producer Khaled Mohamed Khaled, aka DJ Khaled, on Wednesday added his voice to MTN Group’s efforts...

MTN Group works to build a culture of recognition through its ‘global appreciation week’

MTN Group on Monday launched ‘global appreciation week’, encouraging employees to recognise their colleagues’ efforts – big or small – towards...

Africa’s largest agriculture conference to be held virtually for first time

The African Green Revolution Forum (AGRF), Africa’s largest agriculture conference, would be held online for the first time from September 8...

NIGERIA

Give us some time to negotiate before embarking on strike, Gbajabiamila begs Nigeria labor leaders

The Speaker of the Nigerian House of Representatives, Rep. Femi Gbajabiamila, on Sunday implored the Nigerian Labor Congress (NLC) and the...

Nigerian activists send open letter to President Buhari urging him to prosecute more than 100 high-profile corruption cases he has ignored

Nigerian activists have sent an open letter to President Muhammadu Buhari urging him to prosecute more than 100 high-profile corruption cases...

Gunmen ambush convoy of Governor Umar Babagana Zulum of Borno State in Nigeria, kill several people

President Muhammadu Buhari has condemned an ambush on Friday on the entourage of Governor Umar Babagana Zulum of Borno State, which...

Nigeria at 60: The colonialists never left – they are Nigerian politicians – Perspectives by Fredrick Nwabufo

The British colonialists chucked the power console to the aborigines of Nigeria in 1960. Let me rephrase that. The British prowlers...

SOUTH AFRICA

South Africa seeks to generate 11,800 megawatts of additional electricity from renewable sources to add to 30,000 megawatts available

South Africa is seeking to generate 11,800 megawatts of additional electricity from renewable sources to add to the 30,000 megawatts of...

South African defense minister Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula will not receive salary for 3 months for flying ANC party members to Zimbabwe on air force plane

South African President Cyril Ramaphosa has issued the Minister of Defense and Military Veterans Ms Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula with a formal reprimand...

Full remarks by President Cyril Ramaphosa on Heritage Day 2020 celebrations in South Africa

24 September 2020 - 1:00pmFellow South Africans,Dumelang, Molweni, Sanibonani, Goeie Dag, Thobela, Lotjhani,...

African women should be empowered with technology to become financially secure and independent, South Africa’s leader tells G7

African women should be given the tools they need to become financially secure and independent, South African President Cyril Ramaphosa reiterated...

ETHIOPIA

South Africa seeks to generate 11,800 megawatts of additional electricity from renewable sources to add to 30,000 megawatts available

South Africa is seeking to generate 11,800 megawatts of additional electricity from renewable sources to add to the 30,000 megawatts of...

Ethiopia charges prominent opposition figure Jawar Mohammed with terrorism

As human rights organizations continue to warn that Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed is turning Ethiopia into a dictatorship, his administration on...

Ethiopia on the brink of break up as tensions escalate in Tigray region and Oromo opposition leaders remain incommunicado

Fears are mounting that Ethiopia, Africa's second most populous country with a rich history and diverse culture, may be on the...

The world should hear the cries of Oromo people in Ethiopia

The Oromo people in Ethiopia are good people and the world should hear their cries for justice, equality, peace, liberty, democracy...

CAMEROON

Cameroon to hold first Regional Council elections amid petitions and boycott

Elections Cameroon (ELECAM), the electoral body in Cameroon, says about 10 political parties have provided required documents for the regional elections...

Cameroon soldiers get 10 years for murder of civilians in trial conducted behind closed doors

A military court in Cameroon on Monday, September 21, sentenced four soldiers to 10 years in prison and one other to 2 years...

Human Rights Watch urges Cameroon to stop using COVID-19 and anti-terror law as pretext to quell dissent

Cameroon authorities banned demonstrations after the opposition party Cameroon Renaissance Movement (Mouvement pour la renaissance du Cameroun, MRC) encouraged people to take...

Cameroon holds its breath as opposition party stages protest to unseat 87-year old President Paul Biya

Major cities in Cameroon like Yaounde, Douala and Bafoussam have been heavily militarized with armored cars and mixed patrol officers stationed...

KENYA

Cybercriminals target South Africa, Kenya and Nigeria with millions of attacks in 2020, and the year is not over

South Africa, Kenya and Nigeria have already seen millions of cyberattacks in 2020 with three months to the end of the...

Condemnation, outrage over arrest of Amnesty International Kenya’s chairperson Renee Ngamau

Amnesty International said on Tuesday that its Kenya Chairperson Renee Ngamau was arrested on Monday night for rallying her neighbors to...

The world celebrated changes in Ethiopia under Abiy Ahmed a little bit early, released Kenyan journalist tells Voice of America

A Kenyan journalist who was arrested and detained in Ethiopia for two months before he was released after he contracted the...

Coronavirus has killed nearly 27,000 people in Africa

Coronavirus has killed nearly 27,000 people in Africa so far, according to the latest data from the Ethiopia-based Africa Center for...

Kenyan journalist Yassin Juma freed in Ethiopia but dozens of opposition leaders and journalists still locked up

Kenyan journalist Yassin Juma has been released from detention in Ethiopia but dozens of prominent opposition leaders and journalists remain locked...

Mau forest evictees’ plight intensifies as Kenyan authorities fail to provide vital assistance

Police violence and property destruction during evictions in Kenya’s Rift Valley and a lack of support afterward has caused deaths and desperation...

GHANA

Ghana’s President Nana Akufo-Addo elected as new chairman of ECOWAS, a regional body of 15 countries in West Africa

The President of Ghana Nana Akufo-Addo has been elected as the new Chairman of the Economic Community of West African States...

Ghana to reopen international air borders from September 1

Ghana will reopen its international air borders on September 1, six months after closing them in March to curb the spread...

Africa’s economic transformation will not come from aid but trade says Ghanaian president

At a ceremony on Monday to commission the permanent secretariat of the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA), Ghana’s President Nana...

11 human rights groups call for justice for 44 Ghanaians, 9 Nigerians, 2 Togolese, 1 Gambian and 1 Ivorian massacred in Gambia and Senegal...

The families of more than 50 Ghanaian and other West African migrants killed in Gambia and Senegal 15 years ago have yet to learn the full truth...

UNITED STATES

U.S. says China’s militarization of South China sea unacceptable and dangerous

The United States said on Sunday that China's militarization of the South China sea was unacceptable."We...

BOMBSHELL: The New York Times releases long-concealed Trump’s records showing he paid no income tax at all in 10 of 15 years before winning...

The New York Times has obtained President Donald Trump’s long-concealed tax information extending over more than two decades, showing that he...

U.S. announces Cuba prohibited accommodations list including 433 properties

The United States Department of State on Wednesday announced the creation of the Cuba Prohibited Accommodations (CPA) List.  The CPA List...

More than 200,000 people have now died of COVID-19 in US, even as President Trump says coronavirus “affects virtually nobody”

More than 200,000 people have now died of COVID-19 in the United States, according to the Johns Hopkins University virus tracker,...

CHINA

U.S. says China’s militarization of South China sea unacceptable and dangerous

The United States said on Sunday that China's militarization of the South China sea was unacceptable."We...

12 Hong Kong pro-democracy activists held incommunicado and denied basic rights by China

At least 12 Hong Kong pro-democracy protesters, including one child, who have been held incommunicado in Shenzhen’s Yantian Detention Center since August 23,...

How two Chinese tried to bribe Nigeria’s anti-corruption staff with N50 million

The Sokoto Zonal Head of Operations of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, (EFCC),  Abdullahi Lawal,  on Wednesday,  July 15,  2020, told...

EXCLUSIVE: IMF economist details how COVID-19 economic turmoil in Asia will affect Sub-Saharan Africa

The COVID-19 pandemic is battering economies in Asia with a contraction expected for the first time in many decades. The economic...

CORONAVIRUS

Coronavirus has killed more than one million people in the world

The novel coronavirus has killed more than a million people globally, nearly ten months after the first case was reported in...

What they are saying about the new global partnership to provide 120 million COVID-19 rapid tests for low and middle-income countries

A new global partnership was announced on Monday to make available affordable and high-quality COVID-19 antigen rapid tests for low and...

South African defense minister Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula will not receive salary for 3 months for flying ANC party members to Zimbabwe on air force plane

South African President Cyril Ramaphosa has issued the Minister of Defense and Military Veterans Ms Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula with a formal reprimand...

IMF has given $31 billion to 76 countries to respond to COVID-19, including over $10 billion to 47 low income nations

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has given $31 billion in emergency financing to 76 countries in the world to respond to...

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Coronavirus has killed more than one million people in the world

The novel coronavirus has killed more than a million people globally, nearly ten months after the first case was reported in...

Thousands of protesters wrongly punished under laws in pre and post COVID-19 crackdown in France

Thousands of peaceful protesters have been swept up in France’s draconian crackdown on demonstrations, which has seen the authorities misuse the...

What they are saying about the new global partnership to provide 120 million COVID-19 rapid tests for low and middle-income countries

A new global partnership was announced on Monday to make available affordable and high-quality COVID-19 antigen rapid tests for low and...

Nigeria: Lawan, Gbajabiamila vow to break Petroleum Industry Bill jinx and pass it

The leadership of the Nigerian National Assembly said Monday that the ninth Assembly will break the jinx of not being able...

Rights group urges Chile to reject ‘anti-denial’ law

The Chilean Senate should reject a legislative proposal that would criminalize the denial of the heinous abuses committed during the country’s military dictatorship,...

Republic of Ireland, UK and Northern Ireland and US meet to advance collaborative research on COVID-19

The following joint statement was released by the Governments of the United States of America, the Republic of Ireland, and the...

Coronavirus has killed more than one million people in the world

The novel coronavirus has killed more than a million people globally, nearly ten months after the first case was reported in...

Thousands of protesters wrongly punished under laws in pre and post COVID-19 crackdown in France

Thousands of peaceful protesters have been swept up in France’s draconian crackdown on demonstrations, which has seen the authorities misuse the...

What they are saying about the new global partnership to provide 120 million COVID-19 rapid tests for low and middle-income countries

A new global partnership was announced on Monday to make available affordable and high-quality COVID-19 antigen rapid tests for low and...

Nigeria: Lawan, Gbajabiamila vow to break Petroleum Industry Bill jinx and pass it

The leadership of the Nigerian National Assembly said Monday that the ninth Assembly will break the jinx of not being able...

Rights group urges Chile to reject ‘anti-denial’ law

The Chilean Senate should reject a legislative proposal that would criminalize the denial of the heinous abuses committed during the country’s military dictatorship,...

Republic of Ireland, UK and Northern Ireland and US meet to advance collaborative research on COVID-19

The following joint statement was released by the Governments of the United States of America, the Republic of Ireland, and the...
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