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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....

List of all 155 countries and territories requesting to speak during the virtual 73rd World Health Assembly

The Seventy-third World Health Assembly will open on Monday, 18 May 2020 at 12:00. The working hours of the Health Assembly are from 12:00 to 15:00, 16:30 to 19:30 and from 21:00 to 24:00 (CEST).

Read President Cyril Ramaphosa’s letter to South Africans on democracy amid COVID-19

President Cyril Ramaphosa of South Africa writes a letter every Monday to his countrymen about the burning issue of the day. This time, he narrowed its content to democracy amid COVID-19 pandemic. Dear...

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Nigeria’s SERAP writes Buhari to provide spending details and audit of ‘fresh’ $5.513 billion loan

The Nigerian Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) has sent a Freedom of Information request to...

Nigeria Senate approves Buhari’s $5.513 billion external borrowing request

The Nigerian Senate has approved President Muhammadu Buhari’s $5.513 (Five Billion, Five Hundred and Thirteen Million United States Dollars) external borrowing...

Nigeria’s SERAP writes Buhari to provide spending details and audit of ‘fresh’ $5.513 billion loan

The Nigerian Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) has sent a Freedom of Information request to President Muhammadu Buhari requesting him...

African Development Bank approves €88 million ($98 million) loan for Senegal to respond to COVID-19

The Board of Directors of the African Development Bank on Friday approved a loan of 88 million euros to Senegal, hit hard...

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 administrative and capital budgets for...

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