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COVID-19 reversing decades of progress on poverty, healthcare and education, UN report finds

The 15-year global effort to improve the lives of people everywhere through the achievement of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by 2030 was already off track by the end of 2019. And now, in only...

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 economy shrinks amid COVID-19 pandemic, with West and Central Africa likely to be worst hit...

Global health expert Amanda Glassman alarmed by Trump administration’s decision to notify Congress of intent to withdraw U.S. from WHO

Amanda Glassman, the executive vice president and a senior fellow at the Center for Global Development in Washington D.C. has criticized the Donald Trump administration for formally notifying Congress of its intent to withdraw the United...

Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro who downplayed the pandemic tests positive for coronavirus

Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro has tested positive for Covid-19, he said in a televised address on Tuesday. "Everyone knew that it would reach a considerable part of the population sooner or later. It was positive...

African Development Bank forecasts economic turmoil for Africa in 2020 amid COVID-19

The African Development Bank on Tuesday forecast an economic turmoil for Africa in 2020 amid COVID-19 pandemic with real GDP expected to shrink by 1.7 percent under the baseline scenario and 3.4 percent in the worst-case...

Nigeria’s anti-corruption czar Ibrahim Magu suspended for financial fraud

The embattled chairman of the Economic and Financial crimes commission (EFCC) Ibrahim Magu has been suspended. His suspension by the presidency on Tuesday, first reported by the BBC Hausa language, comes a...

Nigeria’s anti-corruption czar Ibrahim Magu who was arrested for financial fraud on Monday expected to be arraigned in court and removed from office after...

Nigeria's anti-corruption czar Ibrahim Magu who was arrested for alleged financial fraud on Monday is expected to be arraigned in court and removed from office after a night in police custody. Mr....

Atlanta mayor and Biden’s running mate candidate Keisha Lance Bottoms tests positive for coronavirus

Atlanta mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms has tested positive for the novel coronavirus. “COVID-19 has literally hit home,” the 50-year old mayor tweeted. “I have had NO symptoms and have tested positive.”

Global experts call for radical health policy shift in Africa amid COVID-19 pandemic

Global health experts have called for a radical policy shift in Africa amid COVID-19 pandemic. Speaking during a policy webinar hosted by the African Development Institute (ADI), the experts said there should be...

Burkina Faso resumes polio vaccination campaigns under strict COVID-19 prevention measures

Burkina Faso today concluded a four-day mass polio immunization campaign, vaccinating 174 304 children under five years of age in two districts of the country’s Centre-East region, while observing COVID-19 infection prevention and control measures.

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U.S. welcomes independent probe of ethics report that cleared AfDB President Akinwumi Adesina of corruption allegations

The United States Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin on Thursday welcomed the African Development Bank's decision to...

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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