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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 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 urgent budgetary and balance of payments needs stemming from the COVID-19 pandemic.

BREAKING: 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...

IMF approves $23.5 million disbursement for Guinea amid coronavirus economic turbulence

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has approved $23.5 million disbursement for Guinea amid coronavirus economic instability. The approval brings total disbursements...

Urgent and bold policy measures needed to protect most vulnerable from coronavirus economic ruins, UN says in fresh report

The global economy could shrink by almost one percent this year—0.9 percent—due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and world output could contract...

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...

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NIGERIA

Nigeria presidency trashes Nobel Laureate Wole Soyinka over legality of COVID-19 lockdown comments, urges citizens to trust scientists not literary icons

The Presidency in Nigeria has called on citizens to trust scientists rather writers like Nobel Laureate Wole Soyinka. The Presidency was...

Poor power supply: Gbajabiamila meets Ministers, CBN Gov, NERC over protest by Nollywood actress

The Speaker of Nigeria’s House of Representatives, Rep. Femi Gbajabiamila, on Wednesday met with the Minister of Power, Mr. Sale Mamman...

SEE IT: Nigerian Vice President Yemi Osinbajo chairs first virtual COVID-19 meeting with 7 governors and finance minister amid escalating crisis

"This afternoon, I chaired the NEC Special Committee on COVID-19. The meeting with 7 State Governors and the Finance Minister focused...

Presidency details what President Buhari has done to combat COVID-19 in Nigeria

In his broadcast to the nation on Sunday, March 29, 2020, President Muhammadu Buhari declared that “in Nigeria’s fight against Covid-19,...

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

U.S. records more than 1000 dead from coronavirus in a day lifting total death toll above 5100

More than 1000 people have died from the novel coronavirus in the United States today, Wednesday, April 1, 2020, according to the...

BREAKING: Amnesty International sends letter to President Trump to demand immediate action on COVID-19 as death toll tops 4000

The United States should take immediate action to ensure that every person who requests access to COVID-19 testing can receive it,...

More than 900 people died from coronavirus in U.S. in past 24 hours skyrocketing total death toll above 4000

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

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...

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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