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African Development Bank forecasts economic turmoil for East Africa in 2020 amid COVID-19 pandemic with growth shrinking from 5 percent to 0.2 percent in...

The African Development Bank has forecast an economic turmoil for East Africa in 2020 amid COVID-19 pandemic, with projected growth tumbling from above 5 percent before the health emergency to 1.2 percent in the best case...

Nigeria presidency releases statement on the suspension of anti-corruption czar Ibrahim Magu, says no one is above the law

The Nigerian presidency on Saturday evening released a statement on the suspension of Ibrahim Magu, the acting chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), saying he was suspended to allow an independent investigation to...

African Development Bank forecasts economic tumult for West Africa in 2020 amid COVID-19. Growth to shrink by 2 percent

Economic growth in West Africa, which was poised to expand by 4.0 percent in 2020, following growth of 3.6 percent in 2019, is now projected to contract by -2.0 percent in 2020, and could fall by...

South African president declares special provincial official funeral for late Queen Noloyiso killed by COVID-19

President Cyril Ramaphosa of South Africa has declared a Special Official Funeral Category 1 as a final farewell for the late Regent of the Royal House of the amaRharhabe, Her Majesty Queen Noloyiso Sandile.

African Development Bank President Akinwumi Adesina pens emotional tribute to late Ivory Coast Prime Minister Amadou Gon Coulibaly

July 8 was all like every normal day, focused on work. I had no inkling there would be a storm, even though we have weathered many storms and floods in Abidjan in recent times.

Buhari signs new appropriation act into law, explains why Nigeria needed to borrow more money amid COVID-19 pandemic and fall of oil prices

President Muhammadu Buhari made the remarks at the signing into law of the Appropriation (Repeal and Amendment) Act, 2020. He said the 2020 Appropriation Act he signed into law on December 17...

South Africa, Mauritius and the Seychelles lead in innovative digital responses to COVID-19 in Africa, UN says in new ranking of 193 countries

South Africa, Mauritius and the Seychelles are leading in innovative government digital responses to COVID-19 in Africa, according to the 2020 edition of the United Nations E‑Government Survey released on Friday. The 2020...

Human Rights Watch alarmed by grave rights violations in Cameroon’s far north

Soldiers in Mozogo, in the Far North region of Cameroon, have forced civilians to perform local night guard duty to protect against attacks by the armed Islamist group Boko Haram, Human Rights Watch said today.

In detailed explanation, WHO informs the world about airborne transmission of COVID-19

The World Health Organization on Thursday informed the world about airborne transmission of COVID-19, admitting that it happens, but explaining that it is rare, and often limited to some settings and procedures.

World Health Organization calls for equitable access to future COVID-19 vaccines in Africa

The World Health Organization (WHO) in Africa joined immunization experts in urging the international community and countries in Africa to take concrete actions to ensure equitable access to COVID-19 vaccines, as researchers around the world race...

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African Development Bank forecasts economic tumult for West Africa in 2020 amid COVID-19. Growth to shrink by 2 percent

Economic growth in West Africa, which was poised to expand by 4.0 percent in 2020, following...

African Development Bank forecasts economic tumult for West Africa in 2020 amid COVID-19. Growth to shrink by 2 percent

Economic growth in West Africa, which was poised to expand by 4.0 percent in 2020, following growth of 3.6 percent in...

Buhari signs new appropriation act into law, explains why Nigeria needed to borrow more money amid COVID-19 pandemic and fall of oil prices

President Muhammadu Buhari made the remarks at the signing into law of the Appropriation (Repeal and Amendment) Act, 2020.

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 Knowledge Management speaks on the...

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...

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