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African Union chairman Cyril Ramaphosa welcomes resumption of Nile dam negotiations between Ethiopia, Egypt and Sudan

South African President Cyril Ramaphosa on Monday, in his capacity as the Chairperson of the African Union, welcomed the resumption of Trilateral Negotiations between the Parties to the Grand Renaissance Ethiopian Dam (GERD).

WHO warns access to HIV medicines severely impacted by COVID-19 as AIDS response stalls

Seventy-three countries have warned that they are at risk of stock-outs of antiretroviral (ARV) medicines as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a new WHO survey conducted ahead of the International AIDS Society’s biannual...

Chairman of Nigeria’s Economic and Financial Crimes Commission Ibrahim Magu arrested for financial fraud

The acting Chairman of Nigeria's Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, Ibrahim Magu, has been arrested for financial fraud. Magu was arrested on Monday afternoon in Abuja and is currently undergoing interrogation at...

Serial killer Aaron Glee charged in Florida with murders of 75-year old Vicki Sims and 19-year old Nigerian protester Oluwatoyin Salau who demanded justice...

American serial killer Aaron Glee has been charged in Florida with the murders of 19-year old Nigerian protester Oluwatoyin Salau and 75-year old American woman Vicki Sims. The Tallahassee police in Florida was trying...

Ramaphosa urges South Africans to protect the elders against COVID-19

President Cyril Ramaphosa on Monday urged South Africans to protect their elders against contracting COVID-19, the respiratory disease caused by the coronavirus, which is deadlier among those with underlying respiratory conditions and the elders.

239 scientists from over 30 countries urge WHO to tell the world about airborne spread of coronavirus

At least 239 scientists from over 30 countries are urging the World Health Organization to address the airborne transmission of COVID-19, a scary development that may mean coronavirus can be contracted by just being in the same...

Nigerian president condemns Boko Haram attack on UN helicopter that killed 2 people including 5-year old

President Muhammadu Buhari has condemned what he called "the dastardly attack on UN aid helicopter in the Northeast on Saturday by the Boko Haram terrorists." In a reaction to the reports of the incident,...

South Africa mourns playwright legend Welcome Msomiu

President Cyril Ramaphosa says South Africa’s creative community has lost a significant treasure with the passing of playwright and entrepreneur Mr Welcome Msomi. The President has expressed his condolences to the family, friends...

Nigerian activists give President Buhari 14 days to provide answers over missing N300 billion

Nigeria's Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) has given President Muhammadu Buhari 14 days to “direct the Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice Mr Abubakar Malami, SAN, and appropriate anti-corruption agencies to urgently...

President of Ghana Nana Akufo-Addo goes into COVID-19 self-isolation

The President of Ghana Nana Akufo-Addo is going into self isolation for 14 days after a person in his close circle tested positive for coronavirus, the government said in a statement on Saturday without identifying the...

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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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