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European Union donates EUR 10 million to Africa CDC to beat COVID-19

The European Union (EU) has donated EUR 10 million for Africa to respond to COVID-19 pandemic, Ambassador Ranieri Sabatucci, Head of the EU Delegation to the African Union, and Dr John Nkengasong, Director of the Africa...

African women losing patience over slow implementation of the Maputo Protocol which guarantees equal rights with men

The African Union Commission (AUC)’s Women, Gender and Development Directorate (WGDD) has kicked off a series of engagement on the validation of the Protocol to the African Charter on Human and People’s Rights on the Rights...

African countries making headway in tackling tax evasion and money laundering, 2020 Tax Transparency report says

African countries made great strides in strengthening commitments and capacity to achieve tax transparency and exchange information on illicit fund flows in 2019, the latest Tax Transparency in Africa report, launched Thursday, revealed.  Tax Transparency...

Africa coronavirus cases top 300,000 with more than 8000 deaths

More than 307,000 Africans have now contracted the novel coronavirus and over 8,000 of them have died, according to the latest data released by the Africa Center for Disease Control on Monday.

UN says sustainable development goals remain best option to recover from COVID-19

Countries will be better placed to recover from the human and economic devastation caused by COVID-19 by accelerating efforts to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), according to a policy brief issued by the United Nations Department of...

Kenya, India, Ireland, Mexico and Norway elected as UN security council members for 2021-2022

The chairperson of the African Union, President Cyril Ramaphosa of South Africa, on Friday congratulated Kenya, India, Ireland, Mexico and Norway on their election as non-permanent members of the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) for the...

WHO concerned over COVID-19 impact on women and girls in Africa

Humanitarian crises, including health emergencies affect men and women differently. As COVID-19 continues to spread in Africa, there are concerns over its impact on women and girls, with vulnerabilities feared to worsen as the pandemic overwhelms...

Infrastructure fund Africa50 helps Egypt’s solar power sector take off

A 37-square-kilometer solar park so large that it can be seen from space, with over seven million photovoltaic panels, and funding of $4 billion. In Africa? Impossible? Not anymore.  Thirty international infrastructure developers...

African leaders launch Africa medical supplies platform and seek China’s help to beat COVID-19

African leaders on Wednesday launched Africa medical supplies platform to beat COVID-19 and called on China to help the continent with the provision of diagnostic and therapeutic supplies over a period of six months.

Nigerian activists write President to account for 800 billion naira recovered from looters with some billions allegedly looted again

Nigeria Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project, (SERAP) has sent a Freedom of Information Act (FoI) request to President Muhammadu Buhari asking him “to direct Mr Abubakar Malami, Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice and...

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IMF approves disbursement of $152.61 million to Gabon to respond to COVID-19

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) on Friday approved a disbursement of $152.61 million to Gabon to...

IMF approves $49.1 million loan for Lesotho to respond to COVID-19 economic fallout

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) on Wednesday approved $49.1 million loan for Lesotho to respond to COVID-19 economic fallout.

IMF approves $110.4 million in emergency support for Eswatini to respond to COVID-19 economic fallout

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) on Wednesday approved $110.4 million in emergency support for the Kingdom of Eswatini to respond to...

Three IMF economists pen must-read op-ed on corruption and COVID-19, even as African governments receive billions of dollars in loans

Three IMF economists have penned down a must-read op-ed on corruption and COVID-19 as African governments receive billions in loans. The opinion...

IMF approves nearly $4.3 billion loan for South Africa to respond to COVID-19 economic crisis

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) on Monday approved nearly $4.3 billion loan for South Africa to respond to COVID-19 economic crisis.

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