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Coronavirus: Blunting the impact and hard choices – early lessons from China – Perspectives by Helge Berger, Kenneth Kang and Changyong Rhee

The impact of the coronavirus is having a profound and serious impact on the global economy and has sent policymakers looking for ways to respond. China’s experience so far shows that the right policies make a...

WHO calls for urgent, aggressive actions against COVID-19 as cases soar in South-East Asia

The World Health Organization on Tuesday called on member states in South-East Asia region to urgently scale-up aggressive measures to combat COVID-19, as confirmed cases crossed 480, and the disease claimed eight lives.

Coronavirus puts global recovery at risk, warns IMF managing director Kristalina Georgieva

The Coronavirus outbreak, which is ravaging China, and spreading fast to other parts of the world is putting the global recovery at risk, the managing director of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) Ms. Kristalina Georgieva...

First African to contract coronavirus in China, 21-year old Cameroonian student, Kem Senou Pavel Daryl, has recovered

The first African to contract coronavirus in China, 21-year old Cameroonian student, Kem Senou Pavel Daryl, has recoveredKem Senou Pavel Daryl, who lives in the Chinese city of Jingzhou is under...

BREAKING: Tension rises over fate of 72 Nigerians stranded in Wuhan, epicenter of coronavirus in China

Time is running out, and 72 Nigerians stranded in Wuhan, the epicenter of the deadly coronavirus, are running out of options, and are pleading for help from President Muhammadu Buhari.One of those...

This video will break you: Racism against blacks in China is shocking, open, official, even as Africa rolls out the red carpet for China

Dr. Umar Johnson, an African American, was so shocked when he arrived in China to realize racism against blacks there was so brazenly open and official that he still finds it hard to understand why Africa...

BREAKING: With African students stranded in China, U.S.-based experts provide insight into how the continent can respond to coronavirus

As the coronavirus continues to spread, and the world scrambles to respond, even as African students remain stranded in mainland China, three experts based in the United States on Wednesday provided some suggestions on how the...

Africa: Equatorial Guinea contributes $2 million to support China’s fight against coronavirus

Equatorial Guinea’s Council of Ministers has agreed to support China’s fight against the coronavirus with $2 million solidarity contribution this week. Chaired by President Obiang Nguema Mbasogo, the Council of Ministers expressed its deepest support and...

Coronavirus: ‘Nigeria stands by China in this difficult moment’ – Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari has extended his good wishes to President Xi Jinping and citizens of the People's Republic of China "during this trying time", spokesman Garba Shehu said, referring to the coronavirus outbreak.

Human Rights Watch warns Chinese government poses global threat to human rights – VIDEO

The Chinese government is carrying out an intense attack on the global system for defending human rights, Kenneth Roth, executive director at Human Rights Watch, warned on Tuesday in releasing Human Rights Watch’s World Report 2020.
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BREAKING: Nigeria National Assembly issues statement following backlash over attempts to trash Vice President Osinbajo

The attention of the leadership of the National Assembly has been drawn to reactions to some...
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BREAKING: COVID-19 drives Sub-Saharan Africa toward first recession in 25 years, World Bank says

Growth in Sub-Saharan Africa has been significantly impacted by the ongoing coronavirus outbreak and is forecast to fall sharply from 2.4%...

BREAKING: About 2000 people died from COVID-19 in U.S. on Wednesday

About 2000 people died from COVID-19 in the United States on Wednesday, a day after a similar number of deaths was...

BREAKING: President Buhari’s special adviser Maryam Uwais counters attempts by Senate President and House Speaker to trash Vice President Yemi Osinbajo

Maryam Uwais, Special Adviser to President Muhammadu Buhari on Social Investments has released a strongly worded statement countering some attempts by...

BREAKING: Chad asks IMF for $115 million to respond to COVID-19 economic sabotage

The Executive Board of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) is considering an urgent request made by Chad for a disbursement of...
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