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Victor Oladokun: What Africa can do right away to beat coronavirus

Two days ago, I received an urgent plea from Massimo, a good friend and a highly respected Italian journalist based in Rome. His message was simple, urgent and straight to the point. “Please Victor, pay attention,”...

284 deaths, 561 recoveries and 7,028 coronavirus infections in 50 African countries

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 (CDC).About...

WHO concerned as COVID-19 cases rise in Africa

With more than 6000 COVID-19 cases reported in Africa, the virus is threatening fragile health systems on the continent. Infections are increasingly spreading not only between African countries but within different localities in the hardest-hit countries.

221 deaths, 469 recoveries and 6,213 coronavirus infections in 49 African countries

At least 221 people had died from the novel coronavirus in Africa by Thursday morning, up from less than 200 on Wednesday, according to latest figures compiled by the Africa Center for Disease Control (CDC).

BREAKING: African Development Bank deploys $2 million to support WHO-led efforts to combat COVID-19 in Africa

The Board of Directors of the African Development Bank on Tuesday approved  $2 million in emergency assistance for the World Health Organization (WHO) to reinforce its capacity to help African countries contain the COVID-19 pandemic and...

Sierra Leone schools reopen for pregnant girls, teen moms

The Sierra Leone government’s decision to allow girls who are pregnant or have a child to attend school is an important step to improve education for girls in the country, Human Rights Watch said on Tuesday. On March...

173 deaths, 371 recoveries and 5,255 coronavirus infections in 47 African countries

At least 173 people had died from the novel coronavirus in Africa by Monday night, up from 135 on Sunday, according to latest figures compiled by the Africa Center for Disease Control (CDC).

135 deaths, 311 recoveries and 4,368 coronavirus infections in 46 African countries

At least 135 people have died from coronavirus in Africa, up from 117 on Saturday, according to latest figures compiled by the Africa CDC and released by the African Union on Sunday. About 311 people have...

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 provide debt service relief for its poorest and most vulnerable members amid COVID-19 economic turbulence.

African Development Bank launches record breaking $3 billion “Fight COVID-19” social bond

The African Development Bank (AfDB) has raised an exceptional $3 billion in a three-year bond to help alleviate the economic and social impact the Covid-19 pandemic will have on livelihoods and Africa’s economies.
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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...
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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...

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,...

President Félix Tshisekedi of DRC should respect human rights amid COVID-19, assist most vulnerable with food, clean water and security

The government of President Félix Tshisekedi should prioritize support for low-income communities, displaced people, and others at greatest risk as it responds...

Arrested at 15, Eritrean-American Ciham Ali Ahmed marks 23rd birthday in Eritrean jail amid deadly coronavirus concerns

Eritrean-American Ciham Ali Ahmed is marking her 23rd birthday in an Eritrean jail today amid rising concerns she is at risk...
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