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At least 284 people had died from the novel coronavirus in Africa by Friday morning, up from 221 on Thursday morning, according to latest figures compiled by the Africa Center for Disease Control...

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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

IMF approves disbursement of $131.3 million to Togo, four times larger than planned, amid coronavirus economic sabotage

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) on Friday approved an immediate disbursement of $131.3 million to Togo, almost four times larger than what was previously foreseen, amid coronavirus global economic recession.The additional cash...

African Development Bank Group approves gender equality trust fund to improve women’s economic empowerment in Africa

The Board of Directors of the African Development Bank Group has approved a new Gender Equality Trust Fund (GETF) aimed at...

New report shines light on china’s lending to developing countries, as coronavirus raises debt sustainability concerns

As the COVID-19 economic crisis brings about rising concerns over debt sustainability in developing countries, a new report from the Center...

IMF may lift Senegal’s COVID-19 response with $221 million

The Executive Board of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) has completed discussions on $221 million request by Senegal to meet the...

WHO urges World Bank and IMF to grant African nations express debt relief to withstand COVID-19 economic turmoil

The World Health Organization (WHO) on Wednesday urged the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and the World Bank to urgently grant developing...

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NIGERIA

Governor Sanwo-Olu: Four more COVID-19 patients have fully recovered in Lagos bringing total to 23

My good people of Lagos, greetings.Yesterday, I broke to you the good news of the release 11...

Buhari directs army to join police in crushing bandits in Sokoto and Plateau following attacks

President Muhammadu Buhari has directed the Nigerian Army to join the Police and flush out bandits from forests around the country,...

Governor Sanwo-Olu, wife test negative for coronavirus

The Lagos State governor, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu and his wife, Dr. Ibijoke Sanwo-Olu have tested negative for the coronavirus.

Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu gives update on 11 COVID-19 patients discharged in Lagos

My dear Lagosians, greetings. Today, I have some good news for you concerning our desperate battle against Coronavirus,...

SOUTH AFRICA

World-renowned South African scientist Gita Ramjee dies from coronavirus

A world-renowned South African scientist Gita Ramjee has died from Covid-19, the respiratory disease caused by the novel coronavirus.

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...

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

BREAKING: Coronavirus death toll in U.S. tops 7000

More than 7000 people have now died from the novel coronavirus in the United States as of Friday, according to the latest...

People who are expected to go near Donald Trump will take a coronavirus test, White House says

The White House said on Friday people who are expected to get in President Donald Trump's close proximity will be given a...

More than 900 people died in U.S. from coronavirus in past 24 hours lifting total toll above 6000

More than 900 people died from the novel coronavirus in the United States on Thursday alone, according to the latest tally. Of that...

Bill Gates: The three steps our leaders can take to beat coronavirus

There’s no question the United States missed the opportunity to get ahead of the novel coronavirus. But the window for making...

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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