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President João Lourenço of Angola weakened by corruption and coronavirus pandemic

An investigation by Michael Pauron "For now, everything is fine, except the crisis, which is worsening": these words of Rafaël Savimbi, Angolan deputy of the opposition Unita party sum up the situation...

BREAKING: Another Nigerian who returned from U.S. dies from coronavirus in Lagos

A 56-year-old Nigerian man who recently returned from the United States has died from the novel coronavirus in the commercial city of Lagos, state commissioner for Health, Professor Akin Abayomi announced on Tuesday.

Obama endorses Biden for President

Former President Barack Obama endorsed Joe Biden for President in a video release on Tuesday. "I’m proud to endorse my friend @JoeBiden for President of the United States. Let's go:" Obama tweeted.

Coronavirus to lead to worst recession since the Great Depression and Africa will be hit hard, IMF says

The novel coronavirus pandemic will lead to the worst economic downturn since the Great Depression, the International Monetary Fund said on Tuesday in its latest world economic outlook. Virtually every country and continent, including Africa, would be...

Extended lockdown without food threatens millions of Nigerians, Human Rights Watch tells President Muhammadu Buhari

Nigeria’s federal and state governments should ensure the rights to food, shelter, and other basic necessities for people losing jobs or income during the COVID-19 pandemic, Human Rights Watch said on Tuesday. The economic assistance that the...

IMF approves release of $1 billion to Ghana to respond to coronavirus economic turmoil

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has approved the released of $1 billion to Ghana to respond to coronavirus economic turbulence in the West African country. The $1 billion would be drawn under the Rapid Credit Facility.

IMF approves release of $442 million to Senegal to respond to coronavirus economic crisis

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) on Monday approved the disbursement of $442 million to Senegal to respond to the novel coronavirus economic crisis. The IMF said its board approved the purchase, under the...

Coronavirus versus hunger virus: Buhari, lockdown is not sustainable – Perspectives by Fredrick Nwabufo

The conundrum: Do we sustain the lockdown to contain coronavirus and risk the upsurge of insecurity and citizens’ unrest or do we lift the restrictions and find other means of controlling the spread of COVID-19?

WHO clarifies position on whether countries should lift, keep or impose lockdowns and shutdowns to beat coronavirus

At a news conference from Geneva on Monday, the World Health Organization (WHO) clarified its position on whether countries around the world should lift, keep or impose lockdowns and shutdowns to beat the novel coronavirus.

President Cyril Ramaphosa updates South Africans on coronavirus pandemic

Dear Fellow South African, Since we declared the nation-wide lockdown, we have found that the majority of South Africans have responded with patience and understanding despite the considerable hardship. There is a common appreciation that the measures that...

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Charles Lufumpa: How African countries can respond to COVID-19, reopen economies and accelerate recovery

Charles Lufumpa, the African Development Bank’s Acting Chief Economist and Vice President for Economic Governance and...

Additional 49 million Africans could be pushed into extreme poverty and continent could lose up to $189 billion of GDP in 2020 amid COVID-19...

The African Development Bank on Tuesday projected that an additional 49 million Africans could be pushed into extreme poverty as the...

African Development Bank projects tripled incomes of rural producers and traders in Tanzania

An African Development Bank project to enhance market infrastructure, value addition and rural finance (MIVARF) in Tanzania produced highly satisfactory results,...

Africa’s chance at World Trade Organization and the Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala candidacy – Perspectives by Yushau A. Shuaib

With quite a reputation behind her, Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala appears to mean different things to different people across the spaces she...

Over 1000 participants from more than 100 countries meet to discuss sustainable development amid COVID-19

Facing the devastating impacts of COVID-19, which is threatening decades of progress in improving people’s lives, countries are meeting at the...

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