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Trump says U.S. ‘terminating’ relationship with WHO amid deadly COVID-19 pandemic

U.S. President Trump announced on Friday that the United States is "terminating" its relationship with the World Health Organization (WHO) for allegedly failing to enact necessary reforms amid the novel coronavirus pandemic.

COVID-19 school closures in Africa put girls at unique risk of violence and dropout, survey of education organizations finds

School closures in response to COVID-19 are putting girls in developing countries, many in Sub-Saharan Africa, at a substantial risk of gender-based violence, early pregnancy, and dropping out once schools reopen, according to a new survey from the...

EXCLUSIVE: Trump administration insists embattled African Development Bank President Akinwumi Adesina should be “impartially” and “independently” investigated

The Donald Trump administration insisted in a statement to TODAY NEWS AFRICA in Washington D.C. on Thursday that the embattled President of the African Development Bank Akinwumi Adesina should be "impartially" and "independently" investigated to "ensure...

WHO urges caution as countries in Africa ease COVID-19 lockdowns

Three months after the first case of COVID-19 was detected in sub-Saharan Africa, the region has made progress in tackling the virus. Many countries implemented lockdowns and key public health measures early and these appear to...

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 COVID-19 economic impacts. It is the most inclusive gathering of countries to focus on the...

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 for Development in the Era of COVID-19 and Beyond. Mr. Ramaphosa will...

Rights activists warn Kenyan authorities exposing people to COVID-19 in ill-equipped quarantine facilities

Kenyan authorities are potentially facilitating transmission of the Covid-19 virus while forcefully quarantining tens of thousands of people in facilities that lack proper sanitation, protective equipment and food, Human Rights Watch, Kenya Human Rights Commission, and Journalists...

Can COVID-19 be passed through breastfeeding and should mothers wear face masks before breastfeeding their babies?

The World Health organization (WHO) has provided answers to questions about possible links between COVID-19 and breastfeeding and whether mothers should wear face masks before breastfeeding their babies. Can COVID-19 be passed through...

Are smokers more at risk of contracting COVID-19 virus?

The World Health Organization (WHO) has provided answers to questions many people have about possible links between COVID-19 and smoking. As a smoker, is my risk of getting the COVID-19 virus higher than...

WHO: Why we suspended use of hydroxychloroquine in COVID-19 Solidarity Trial

The World Health Organization (WHO) has provided answers to questions being asked about hydroxychloroquine and COVID-19, and why the drug touted by President Donald Trump as a possible cure to COVID-19 was suspended in the Solidarity...

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Akinwumi Adesina to step back as African Development Bank agrees to probe him again after Trump administration pressures

The African Development Bank’s board has agreed to open a fresh independent investigation of its President Akinwumi...

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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