WHO warns up to 5 million people could die without 150 to 300 minutes of moderate to vigorous aerobic activity per week

Up to 5 million deaths a year could be averted if the global population was more active. At a time when many people are home bound due to COVID-19, new WHO Guidelines on physical activity and sedentary behavior, launched on...

WHO urges African countries to ramp up readiness for COVID-19 vaccination drive

As the race to find a safe and effective COVID-19 vaccine is showing increasing promise, a new World Health Organization (WHO) analysis finds that Africa is far from ready for what will be the continent’s largest ever immunization drive.All 47 countries...

Meet Nigerian-American professor Onyema Ogbuagu, leading development of potential world’s first effective coronavirus vaccine

He is black. He is young. Nigerian-American Professor Onyema Ogbuagu is a researcher and medical doctor leading what may soon become the world’s first effective coronavirus vaccine.He is one of the researchers behind the Pfizer vaccine development, which is...

COVID-19 devastates mining communities, increases rights risks

Major jewelry companies are improving their sourcing of gold and diamonds, but most cannot assure consumers that their jewelry is untainted by human rights abuses, Human Rights Watch said in a report released on Tuesday in advance of the...

AstraZeneca, Oxford COVID-19 vaccine is up to 90 percent effective

A coronavirus vaccine developed by AstraZeneca PLC and the University of Oxford was found to be up 90 percent effective without serious side effect, the team reported on Monday.The two partners said the results were part a large...

FDA authorizes Regeneron’s Covid-19 antibody cocktail drug

The Federal Drug Administration (FDA) on Saturday authorized the use of Regeneron Pharmaceuticals Inc's COVID-19 antibody drug to treat patients.It the second drug cleared this month to treat patients who are not hospitalized but are at high risk of...

WHO director-general to G20 leaders: $4.5 billion still needed for COVID-19 vaccines

The World Health Organization (WHO) director-general Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus on Saturday told G20 leaders that $4.5 billion was still needed for COVID-19 vaccines."In April, with support from France, Germany, South Africa, the United Kingdom and the European Union,...

U.S. surpasses 12 million coronavirus cases as Trump skips G20 meeting on pandemic to go golfing

The United States on Saturday surpassed 12 million cases of the novel coronavirus, according to data from Johns Hopkins University.The grim milestone comes on the same day President Donald Trump refused to attend a G20 event focused on...

Under siege: U.S. records 195,000 COVID-19 cases in 24 hours, 2.7 million infections since November 1 and 10,000 deaths in past 7 days

The United States is under siege by a ravaging and worsening coronavirus pandemic. On Friday alone, more than 195,000 cases were reported in the country, bringing the total number of infections this month to 2.7 million.The death toll...

South African President to G20: Time to double your support for Africa amid a ravaging COVID-19 economic crisis

South Africa's president Cyril Ramaphosa told the G20 leaders during a virtual summit on Saturday that Africa was in need of more help amid a ravaging coronavirus pandemic that has killed tens of thousands of people on the continent...

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South African President to G20: Time to double your support for Africa amid a ravaging COVID-19 economic crisis

South Africa's president Cyril Ramaphosa told the G20 leaders during a virtual summit on Saturday that Africa was in...

Atiku: I received the news Nigeria has entered another recession with a “very heavy heart”

It is with a very heavy heart that I received the confirmation that for the second time in five years, Nigeria has entered into...

South African President to G20: Time to double your support for Africa amid a ravaging COVID-19 economic crisis

South Africa's president Cyril Ramaphosa told the G20 leaders during a virtual summit on Saturday that Africa was in need of more help amid...

Ramaphosa to lead South African delegation at virtual G20 leaders’ summit

President Cyril Ramaphosa will lead the South African delegation to the virtual G20 Leaders' Summit between Saturday, November 21, and Sunday, November 22, 2020....

IMF disburses $10 million to Somalia

The Executive Board of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) on Wednesday completed the first review of the Extended Credit Facility (ECF) arrangement for Somalia....
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