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Ramphosa urges world leaders to fight racism, grant Africa more Security Council seats, lift sanctions against Zimbabwe and Sudan and cancel continent’s interests on...

African Union Chairperson, the President of South Africa, Cyril Ramaphosa, on Tuesday, urged the United Nations General Assembly to fight racism, grant Africa more Security Council seats, lift sanctions against Zimbabwe and Sudan, cancel the continent’s...

More than 200,000 people have now died of COVID-19 in US, even as President Trump says coronavirus “affects virtually nobody”

More than 200,000 people have now died of COVID-19 in the United States, according to the Johns Hopkins University virus tracker, even as President Donald Trump claimed on that the coronavirus "affects virtually nobody".

How the African Continental Free Trade Agreement can succeed

The President of the Nigerian Senate, Ahmad Lawan, seems to know exactly how the African Continental Free Trade Agreement can succeed.On Tuesday in the Nigerian capital Abuja, while receiving a visiting...

Alleged Nigerian fraudster on FBI watchlist turns self in over $6m internet scam

The Nigerian Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, has commenced the investigation of Felix Osilama Okpoh, an alleged fraudster on the watchlist of the U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigations, FBI, for his involvement in a $6 million...

Cybercriminals target South Africa, Kenya and Nigeria with millions of attacks in 2020, and the year is not over

South Africa, Kenya and Nigeria have already seen millions of cyberattacks in 2020 with three months to the end of the year, according to Kaspersky security solutions.In the three countries alone,...

New brief warns tobacco responsible for 20% of all deaths from coronary heart disease

Every year, 1.9 million people die from tobacco-induced heart disease, according to a new brief released on Tuesday by the World Health Organization, World Heart Federation and the University of Newcastle Australia ahead of World Heart Day, marked...

Cameroon holds its breath as opposition party stages protest to unseat 87-year old President Paul Biya

Major cities in Cameroon like Yaounde, Douala and Bafoussam have been heavily militarized with armored cars and mixed patrol officers stationed at several junctions. They are out on strict instructions from the Government to squash the...

Former Vice President of Nigeria Atiku Abubakar not under surveillance, spokesman says

Former Vice President of Nigeria Atiku Abubakar is not and has not been under any international surveillance, his spokesman, Paul Ibe, said in a statement on Tuesday. "These are recycled false allegations," Ibe added.

Gates Foundation honors Director of Africa CDC Dr. John Nkengasong with 2020 Global Goalkeeper Award. Nigerian Hauwa Ojeifo also honored

The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation on Tuesday named Dr. John N. Nkengasong, director of the Africa Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC), as the winner of the 2020 Global Goalkeeper Award. As part of...

Rights group finds Twitter still failing women over online violence and abuse

Twitter is still not doing enough to protect women from online violence and abuse, despite repeated promises to do so, new analysis by Amnesty International has revealed.The Twitter Scorecard grades the social media company’s...

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Nigeria is the most prosperous black nation in the world, President Buhari says

Unveiling the theme and logo for the commemorative activities to celebrate 60 years of independence, President...

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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