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How two Chinese tried to bribe Nigeria’s anti-corruption staff with N50 million

The Sokoto Zonal Head of Operations of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, (EFCC),  Abdullahi Lawal,  on Wednesday,  July 15,  2020, told a Sokoto State High Court, sitting in Sokoto, northern Nigeria, that two Chinese:  Meng Wei...

EXCLUSIVE: IMF economist details how COVID-19 economic turmoil in Asia will affect Sub-Saharan Africa

The COVID-19 pandemic is battering economies in Asia with a contraction expected for the first time in many decades. The economic outlook for 2020 in Asia has deteriorated since the International Monetary Fund's April forecasts, and...

How the right policies can help economic recovery in Asia – Perspectives by Chang Yong Rhee

For the first time in living memory, Asia’s growth is expected to contract by 1.6 percent—a downgrade to the April projection of zero growth. While Asia’s economic growth in the first quarter of 2020 was better than...

Full text: Xi Jinping’s speech at Extraordinary China-Africa Summit on Solidarity against COVID-19

Chinese President Xi Jinping on Wednesday June 17, 2020 delivered a speech at the Extraordinary China-Africa Summit on Solidarity against COVID-19 via video conference.Speaking from Beijing Mr. Xi...

Africa – China summit on COVID-19 ends with two words – “cooperation” and “solidarity “

The Africa - China virtual summit on COVID-19 has ended with an emphasis on two words - "cooperation" and "solidarity ".The "spirit of cooperation and solidarity has made it possible for the...

Nigerian President calls for global support for Africa at China-Africa summit on COVID-19

Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari Wednesday in Abuja urged the international community to support collaborations and initiatives aimed at sharing knowledge from research and science to fight the coronavirus pandemic.The President spoke at...

Read full remarks by African Union Chairperson Cyril Ramaphosa at China-Africa Summit on COVID-19

Your Excellency Xi Jinping, President of the People’s Republic of China,Your Excellency Macky Sall, President of the Republic of Senegal,Your Excellency António Guterres, Secretary-General of the United Nations,Your Excellency Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, Director-General of the World...

President Xi of China never spoke on phone with Dr. Tedros, WHO rejects ‘false’ reports in German news magazine Der Spiegel

The World Health Organization (WHO) on Saturday rejected reports in Der Spiegel, a German news magazine, that Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus and President Xi Jinping of China spoke on the phone on January 21, 2020, and...

WHO shares timeline of COVID-19 response showing agency sounded the alarm early and often but Trump and the world ignored warnings

The Director General of the World Health Organization (WHO) Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus on Wednesday detailed the timeline of COVID-19 response showing the agency sounded the alarm early and often but world leaders, including President Donald...

Africa receives third consignment of COVID-19 medical supplies from Chinese billionaire Jack Ma

For the third time, Africa has received COVID-19 medical supplies from Chinese billionaire and founder of Alibaba, Jack Ma.The third consignment of medical supplies to Africa to beat COVID-19 from the Jack Ma...

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Nigerian president says his administration borrowing billions of dollars to fund infrastructure

Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday justified government borrowing to finance infrastructure, asserting that his government...

In moving film, UN calls for collective action to tackle global challenges, including COVID-19, racism, climate change and poverty

The United Nations, Project Everyone and 72 Films are launching “Nations United - Urgent Solutions for Urgent Times,” a first of...

UN calls for bold action for world to recover from COVID-19

Amidst a crisis unlike any other in our lifetimes, with COVID-19 destroying lives and livelihoods across the globe, the 75th session...

Top UN economists warn of crises of our own making if global “megatrends” left unchecked

Five human‑made “megatrends” will  continue to  dominate and frustrate global efforts to put the world on a more sustainable and prosperous...

IMF approves disbursement of additional $1 billion for Angola to respond to COVID-19 economic fallout

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) on Wednesday approved the disbursement of an additional $1 billion for Angola to respond to...

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