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WHO warns COVID-19 could deepen food insecurity and malnutrition in Africa

The World Health Organization (WHO) on Thursday expressed concern at the potential impact of COVID-19 on food security, which is likely to exacerbate the already considerable burden of malnutrition in Africa. The impact of the disease...

Buhari’s loans will kill Nigeria’s economy and bonds will leave Nigerians in bondage, Atiku says

Former Nigerian Vice President Atiku Abubakar on Thursday criticized the decision by the Buhari administration to slash the budget only by 0.6 percent when revenues have crumbled by over 50 percent amid COVID-19 pandemic. Atiku said...

MTN’s revenue up 11.1% in constant currency in Q1 amid COVID-19 crisis

MTN Group on Thursday announced a positive service revenue trajectory in the first quarter financial results for the year ended March 31, 2020. “The effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on the global economy...

Nigerian troops kill 18 Boko Haram terrorists, rescue 72 victims

Troops of the Nigerian Army drawn from various Battalions, and Task Force operations in the North East have rescued 72 persons held captive by Boko Haram insurgents in Borno State. The abducted persons,...

COVID-19 to push more than 34 million people into extreme poverty in 2020 and slash global economic output by $8.5 trillion over next two...

The global economy is projected to contract sharply by 3.2 per cent this year, push more than 34 million people into extreme poverty, and lose nearly $8.5 trillion in output over the next two years due...

Read WHO, UNODC, UNAIDS and OHCHR joint statement on COVID-19 in prisons and other closed settings

We, the leaders of global health, human rights and development institutions, come together to urgently draw the attention of political leaders to the heightened vulnerability of prisoners and other people deprived of liberty to the COVID-19...

IMF approves disbursement of $43.4 million loan money to Djibouti to address COVID-19 economic crisis

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) on Tuesday approved the disbursement of $43.4 million loan money to Djibouti to address the COVID-19 pandemic. The money was disbursed under the Rapid Credit Facility (RCF) and...

Meet Professor Ibrahim A. Gambari, President Muhammadu Buhari’s new chief of staff

This is the bio data released by the presidency of Nigeria on Professor Ibrahim Gambari, President Muhammadu Buhari's new chief of staff. The presidency wrote: "Professor Ibrahim A. Gambari,...

Amnesty accuses Pentagon of underreporting civilian casualties in Somalia to Congress after branding innocent dead terrorists

Amnesty International on Wednesday accused the United States Department of Defense of underreporting to Congress civilian casualties in Somalia. “The Defense Department appears to have dismissed out of hand many of the civilian...

WHO Africa says it welcomes “scientifically-proven traditional medicine” to treat COVID-19

The World Health Organization (WHO) said on Monday it welcomes innovations around the world including "repurposing drugs, traditional medicines and developing new therapies in the search for potential treatments for COVID-19." In a...

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“I’m innocent” – President of African Development Bank Akinwumi Adesina releases statement

The President of African Development Bank Akinwumi Adesina released a statement on Wednesday, saying he was...

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...

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...

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