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WHO suspends testing for hydroxyclhoroquine in COVID-19 patients over safety concerns, warns Africa not to be complacent

The World Health Organization (WHO) on Monday said it has suspended testing for hydroxyclhoroquine in COVID-19 patients over safety concerns and warned Africa not be complacent because it has only 1.5 percent of coronavirus infections and...

African Union Chair calls for unity as continent marks 57th Africa Day amid COVID-19

The Chairperson of the African Union (AU) President Cyril Ramaphosa of South Africa has called for unity in Africa as the continent marks the 57th Africa Day amid the COVID-19 pandemic and the resulting economic crisis.

IMF discloses COVID-19 interest rate on loans for countries in Sub-Saharan Africa

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has disclosed the COVID-19 interest rate on loans as well as loan terms for countries in Sub-Saharan Africa for the sake of transparency and accountability. Last Thursday,...

Inside Angola’s First Lady Ana Dias Lourenço’s medical evacuation to Paris amid COVID-19 travel restrictions

It was not clear when things worsened. Life inside any presidential palace can be full of secrecy. The people outside often look up to the first family for strength, hope, knowledge, inspiration, direction and comfort. But...

Africa COVID-19 cases top 100 000

The COVID-19 pandemic on Friday reached a milestone in Africa, with more than 100 000 confirmed cases. The virus has now spread to every country in the continent since the first case was confirmed in the region...

African Development Bank approves €188 million ($204 million) loan for Kenya to respond to COVID-19 economic fallout

The Board of Directors of the African Development Bank on Friday approved an €188 million ($204 million) loan for Kenya to respond to COVID-19 economic fallout. “We are very pleased to join other...

80 million children at risk of diphtheria, measles and polio as COVID-19 disrupts vaccination efforts

COVID 19 is disrupting life-saving immunization services around the world, putting millions of children – in rich and poor countries alike – at risk of diseases like diphtheria, measles and polio, the World Health Organization (WHO),...

Plane carrying 107 people on board crashes

A plane carrying 107 people on board has crashed in Karachi, Pakistan, and all 99 passengers and eight crew members are presumed dead. Abdul Sattar Kokhar, a spokesman for the country’s civil aviation...

President Ramaphosa holds virtual talks with South African tourism stakeholders amid COVID-19 economic paralysis

President Cyril Ramaphosa of South Africa will on Friday morning hold emergency talks with tourism stakeholders amid COVID-19 economic paralysis. The stakeholders in the tourism industry sought an opportunity to engage the President...

Coronavirus vaccine by U.S. company Moderna shows encouraging results in human safety trial

A coronavirus vaccine by a U.S. company Moderna has shown encouraging results in human safety trial. The Massachusetts biotechnology company announced promising early results from its first human safety tests on Monday....

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IMF Executive Board Approves FY 2021-FY 2023 Medium-Term Budget

On April 27, 2020, the Executive Board of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) approved the IMF’s...

BREAKING: Former African presidents release joint statement backing embattled African Development Bank President Akinwumi Adesina

In an unprecedented move, former African heads of state and government released a jointly signed letter on Friday, backing the embattled...

Read full remarks by IMF Managing Director Kristalina Georgieva on financing for development amid COVID-19

Good morning. I want to thank Prime Minister Trudeau, Prime Minister Holness, and Secretary-General Guterres for keeping a focus on development amidst...

Canadian PM Trudeau and Jamaica’s Holness co-host UN high-level event on development financing amid COVID-19

With U.S. President Donald Trump missing in action, more than 50 world leaders are meeting virtually on Thursday to respond to...

African Union Chair Cyril Ramaphosa to join UN high-level event on development financing amid COVID-19

President Cyril Ramaphosa will on Thursday May 28, 2020, address and participate in a virtual United Nations High-Level Event on Financing...

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