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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 $147 million to Gabon to respond to COVID-19 economic turmoil

The Executive Board of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) on Thursday approved the disbursement of $147 million to Gabon to respond to COVID-19 economic turbulence.The money, to be drawn under the Rapid...

BREAKING: COVID-19 drives Sub-Saharan Africa toward first recession in 25 years, World Bank says

Growth in Sub-Saharan Africa has been significantly impacted by the ongoing coronavirus outbreak and is forecast to fall sharply from 2.4%...

BREAKING: Chad asks IMF for $115 million to respond to COVID-19 economic sabotage

The Executive Board of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) is considering an urgent request made by Chad for a disbursement of...

Nigeria requests IMF loan amid COVID-19 economic turmoil, IMF Managing Director Kristalina Georgieva says

The Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) Ms. Kristalina Georgieva warned on Tuesday that the Nigerian economy was under...

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...

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NIGERIA

COVID-19: Senate president applauds presidential task force, urges better coordination

President of the Nigerian Senate, Ahmad Lawan, on Thursday applauded members of the Presidential Task Force (PTF) on COVID-19 for theirefforts...

Group urges Buhari to adopt in full Atiku’s policy document

An umbrella support group loyal to Atiku Abubakar, former Vice President of Nigeria and presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party...

The rich, the poor and COVID-19 – Perspectives by Chinedu Bosah

Most diseases are linked to poverty, governments and ruling elite do not see the need to eradicate these diseases, pharmaceutical companies...

BREAKING: U.S. repatriates 997 Americans from Nigeria amid coronavirus pandemic

The United States has repatriated 997 Americans from Nigeria amid coronavirus pandemic, the U.S. Mission to Nigeria said in a statement...

SOUTH AFRICA

President Ramaphosa of South Africa suspends Minister of Communications and Digital Technologies Ms Stella Ndabeni-Abrahams for violating lockdown regulation to have lunch

In a statement received by TODAY NEWS AFRICA in Washington D.C., the presidency in South Africa detailed why President Cyril Ramaphosa...

President Ramaphosa of South Africa visits human settlements, water and sanitation COVID-19 command center

President Cyril Ramaphosa of South Africa is visiting the Human Settlements, Water and Sanitation COVID-19 Command Center at Rand Water in...

President Cyril Ramaphosa of South Africa: What we have learned and how Africa is responding to coronavirus

Dear Fellow South African,One thing we have learnt about the coronavirus over the last three months is...

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.

ETHIOPIA

WHO Director General Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus blasts President Trump, asks him to “quarantine politicizing COVID-19”, save lives or see many more body bags

The World Health Organization (WHO) Director General Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus on Wednesday blasted U.S. President Donald Trump and asked him...

Trump attacks WHO day after its black Director General condemned extremely racist comments made by two white French doctors that Africa should be testing...

U.S. President Donald Trump on Tuesday attacked the World Health Organization (WHO) a day after its black Director General, Ethiopian Dr....

Ethiopia records 8 new coronavirus cases, including 9-month-old infant

Ethiopia has recorded eight new coronavirus cases, including a 9-month-old infant, Health Minister Dr. Lia Tadesse announced on Tuesday.

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...

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: U.S. repatriates 997 Americans from Nigeria amid coronavirus pandemic

The United States has repatriated 997 Americans from Nigeria amid coronavirus pandemic, the U.S. Mission to Nigeria said in a statement...

BREAKING: About 2000 people died from COVID-19 in U.S. on Wednesday

About 2000 people died from COVID-19 in the United States on Wednesday, a day after a similar number of deaths was...

WHO Director General Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus blasts President Trump, asks him to “quarantine politicizing COVID-19”, save lives or see many more body bags

The World Health Organization (WHO) Director General Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus on Wednesday blasted U.S. President Donald Trump and asked him...

About 2000 people died from coronavirus in U.S. in past 24 hours as Trump began blaming WHO for own failures

Close to 2000 people have died from COVID-19 in the United States in the past 24 hours, lifting total toll to...

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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