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Former Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf and former New Zealand Prime Minister Helen Clark to lead independent review of global coronavirus response. WHO...

Former Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf and former New Zealand Prime Minister Helen Clark have been named to lead an independent review of World Health Organization's response to the coronavirus pandemic. "I am...

Ivory Coast’s Prime Minister and presidential candidate for ruling party Amadou Gon Coulibaly dies after ministerial meeting

Ivory Coast's Prime Minister and presidential candidate for the ruling party Amadou Gon Coulibaly has died after falling ill at a ministerial meeting. He was 61. Gon Coulibaly had been chosen as the...

Harvard University and MIT sue Trump admin over order to deport all foreign students, including tens of thousands of Africans, taking classes online amid...

Harvard University and Massachusetts Institute of Technology on Wednesday asked a federal court to temporarily block an order by the Trump administration to expel foreign students whose universities are not holding in-person classes this fall amid...

Additional 49 million Africans could be pushed into extreme poverty and continent could lose up to $189 billion of GDP in 2020 amid COVID-19...

The African Development Bank on Tuesday projected that an additional 49 million Africans could be pushed into extreme poverty as the economy shrinks amid COVID-19 pandemic, with West and Central Africa likely to be worst hit...

Global health expert Amanda Glassman alarmed by Trump administration’s decision to notify Congress of intent to withdraw U.S. from WHO

Amanda Glassman, the executive vice president and a senior fellow at the Center for Global Development in Washington D.C. has criticized the Donald Trump administration for formally notifying Congress of its intent to withdraw the United...

Nigeria’s anti-corruption czar Ibrahim Magu suspended for financial fraud

The embattled chairman of the Economic and Financial crimes commission (EFCC) Ibrahim Magu has been suspended. His suspension by the presidency on Tuesday, first reported by the BBC Hausa language, comes a...

Nigeria’s anti-corruption czar Ibrahim Magu who was arrested for financial fraud on Monday expected to be arraigned in court and removed from office after...

Nigeria's anti-corruption czar Ibrahim Magu who was arrested for alleged financial fraud on Monday is expected to be arraigned in court and removed from office after a night in police custody. Mr....

Atlanta mayor and Biden’s running mate candidate Keisha Lance Bottoms tests positive for coronavirus

Atlanta mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms has tested positive for the novel coronavirus. “COVID-19 has literally hit home,” the 50-year old mayor tweeted. “I have had NO symptoms and have tested positive.”

Confusion over identities of security agents who arrested Ibrahim Magu, Nigeria’s anti-corruption czar accused of financial fraud

The Nigerian secret service has denied arresting Ibrahim Magu, the powerful acting chairman of the country's Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), and a local newspaper reported that the security agents who arrested him on Monday...

Chairman of Nigeria’s Economic and Financial Crimes Commission Ibrahim Magu arrested for financial fraud

The acting Chairman of Nigeria's Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, Ibrahim Magu, has been arrested for financial fraud. Magu was arrested on Monday afternoon in Abuja and is currently undergoing interrogation at...

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Based in Washington, District of Columbia, United States of America, Simon leads a brilliant team of reporters, freelance journalists, analysts, researchers and contributors from around the world to run TODAY NEWS AFRICA as editor-in-chief. Simon Ateba's journalistic experience spans over 10 years and covers many beats, including business and investment, information technology, politics, diplomacy, human rights, science reporting and much more. Write him: [email protected]
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