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COVID-19, the respiratory disease caused by the novel coronavirus has killed over 2500 people in the United States, up from about 2200 the previous 24 hours, according to latest data compiled...

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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

BREAKING: Governor Seyi Makinde of Oyo state in Nigeria tests positive for coronavirus

Governor Seyi Makinde of Oyo State in Southwest Nigeria has tested positive for coronavirus.Makinde said he was...

BREAKING: Another person dies from COVID-19 in Nigeria lifting total death toll to 2 from 111 infections

A second person has died from COVID-19 in Nigeria, bringing the total death toll in Africa's most populous country to two,...

Buhari shuts Nigeria’s most populous state Lagos and capital Abuja for 14 days to combat COVID-19

Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari has locked down most populous state, Lagos, capital Abuja, and Ogun state, for 14 days, to contain...

EFCC writes local Nigerian newspaper The Punch to demand apology and retraction of “libellous publication against Magu”

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, has written a litigation threat to the PUNCH (Nig) Limited, publishers of The PUNCH...

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

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...

BREAKING: Amid COVID-19 school closures, Amnesty seeks answers from Ethiopia PM Abiy Ahmed administration over 17 abducted Amhara students

Amnesty International on Wednesday called on the administration of Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed to disclose measures it has taken to...

Africa receives 100 tons of medical supplies from Chinese billionaire Jack Ma to combat coronavirus

The Africa Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC) and the government of Ethiopia have received a consignment of medical...

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

Coronavirus could kill between 100,000 and 200,000 people in U.S., foremost infection disease expert Dr. Anthony Fauci warns

The novel coronavirus wreaking havoc around the world could kill between 100,000 and 200,000 people in the United States and infect...

BREAKING: More than 500 people dead from coronavirus in U.S. in past 24 hours, as Trump sends U.S. Navy hospital ship to New York...

More than 500 people died from coronavirus in the United States in the past 24 hours, more than any other day...

BREAKING: About 2000 dead from coronavirus in U.S. from 120,000 infections

About 2000 people have died from coronavirus in U.S. and roughly 120,000 infections have been recorded so far with the number...

BREAKING: U.S. records highest death toll from coronavirus in a day with more than 400 dead

At least 400 people have died from coronavirus in the United States in the past 24 hours, according to most virus...

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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