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COVID-19 death toll hits 30 in Egypt as cases skyrocket above 500, highest in Africa

A team of experts from the World Health Organization (WHO) concluded a COVID-19 technical support mission to Egypt on 25 March 2020 as confirmed cases continued to climb, skyrocketing above 500 and leaving at least 30...

SEE IT: Combating coronavirus in Africa with hand washing in areas with no running water

Hand washing is one of the best ways to prevent the spread of COVID-19. But not everyone has access to running water at all times. The tippy tap is one simple and safe way to wash...

PHOTO NEWS: Hale and hearty Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari receives briefing on ravaging coronavirus pandemic

Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari is hale and hearty and was able to receive an update on the fast moving coronavirus around the world.The presidency shared photos of...

Lagos reveals stimulus package amid coronavirus economic turmoil: It’s food packs to 1 percent of residents

Few days after the Lagos State Government issued a stay-at-home directive to residents, in order to curtail the spread of the novel coronavirus, Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu has unveiled economic stimulus package for the indigent and the...

Overcrowded detention centers in Cambodia a “ticking time bomb” for COVID-19 amid raft of “fake news” arrests – Amnesty

Overcrowded and squalid prisons and detention centers risk becoming detonators for a major COVID-19 outbreak in Cambodia that will make the pandemic much harder to control, said Amnesty International on Friday, amid a mounting crackdown on...

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.

Nigerian reps issue statement: We are not distributing cars amid coronavirus pandemic

It has come to the attention of the House of Representatives that a newspaper report on Friday, March 27, 2020, had insinuated that the Green Chamber is distributing official vehicles for the 360 members of the...

UBA, GTBank, Access Bank, others donate billions of naira to battle coronavirus pandemic

As part of its Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) and its contribution towards addressing the health hazards caused by the Corona Virus Pandemic in Nigeria, some banks and individual have made some donations and contributions of their...

Senate urges Buhari to provide relief for poor Nigerians amid coronavirus economic meltdown

The President of the Nigerian Senate, Ahmad Ibrahim Lawan, on Wednesday called on President Muhammadu Buhari to immediately devise ways of providing relief for poor Nigerians whose daily livelihood will be affected as a result of...

BREAKING: Lagos Assembly lifts suspension of lawmakers

The Lagos State House of Assembly on Thursday lifted the suspension of two lawmakers, Moshood Oshun and Raheem Kazeem.Speaker of the House, Mudashiru Obasa, made the announcement at the start of plenary...

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BREAKING: Coronavirus death toll in U.S. tops 7000

More than 7000 people have now died from the novel coronavirus in the United States as...
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People who are expected to go near Donald Trump will take a coronavirus test, White House says

The White House said on Friday people who are expected to get in President Donald Trump's close proximity will be given a...

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...

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 news of the release 11...

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...
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