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Amanda Glassman: Trump’s WHO pullout will have substantial impacts on Sub-Saharan Africa

President Donald Trump's decision to cut U.S. funding to the World Health Organization (WHO) will have substantial impacts on health delivery in Sub-Saharan Africa, Amanda Glassman, a global health expert and executive vice president of the...

New Ebola outbreak detected in northwest DRC

The Government of the Democratic Republic of the Congo announced today that a new outbreak of Ebola virus disease is occurring in Wangata health zone, Mbandaka, in Équateur province. The announcement comes as a long, difficult...

President Ramaphosa details steps taken to reopen schools in South Africa amid COVID-19

South African President Cyril Ramaphosa has laid out steps being taken to ensure a safe reopening of schools amid the coronavirus pandemic. In his weekly letter to South Africans, which he writes...

South Africa moves to level three reopening on Monday

South Africa would be moving to level three reopening on Monday, President Cyril Ramaphosa told editors on Sunday, a significant shift from lockdown to intensive public health management. Mr. Ramaphosa made the announcement...

Speaker Gbajabiamila: Why we’re concerned about effects of COVID-19 on Nigeria

The Speaker of the Nigerian House of Representatives, Rep Femi Gbajabiamila has said that the possible effects of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) disease on the nation’s economy and the healthcare delivery system are responsible for all...

Trump says U.S. ‘terminating’ relationship with WHO amid deadly COVID-19 pandemic

U.S. President Trump announced on Friday that the United States is "terminating" its relationship with the World Health Organization (WHO) for allegedly failing to enact necessary reforms amid the novel coronavirus pandemic.

COVID-19 school closures in Africa put girls at unique risk of violence and dropout, survey of education organizations finds

School closures in response to COVID-19 are putting girls in developing countries, many in Sub-Saharan Africa, at a substantial risk of gender-based violence, early pregnancy, and dropping out once schools reopen, according to a new survey from the...

WHO, 35 countries launch COVID-19 Technology Access Pool or C-TAP to share scientific data and beat coronavirus

COVID-19, the potentially deadly respiratory disease caused by the novel coronavirus, is a global problem that can only be solved by a global solution starting with sharing scientific data about the pandemic, the World Health Organization...

EXCLUSIVE: Trump administration insists embattled African Development Bank President Akinwumi Adesina should be “impartially” and “independently” investigated

The Donald Trump administration insisted in a statement to TODAY NEWS AFRICA in Washington D.C. on Thursday that the embattled President of the African Development Bank Akinwumi Adesina should be "impartially" and "independently" investigated to "ensure...

WHO urges caution as countries in Africa ease COVID-19 lockdowns

Three months after the first case of COVID-19 was detected in sub-Saharan Africa, the region has made progress in tackling the virus. Many countries implemented lockdowns and key public health measures early and these appear to...

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Former African presidents release joint statement backing embattled African Development Bank President Akinwumi Adesina

In an unprecedented move, former African heads of state and government released a jointly signed letter...

Nigeria’s SERAP writes Buhari to provide spending details and audit of ‘fresh’ $5.513 billion loan

The Nigerian Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) has sent a Freedom of Information request to President Muhammadu Buhari requesting him...

African Development Bank approves €88 million ($98 million) loan for Senegal to respond to COVID-19

The Board of Directors of the African Development Bank on Friday approved a loan of 88 million euros to Senegal, hit hard...

IMF Executive Board Approves FY 2021-FY 2023 Medium-Term Budget

On April 27, 2020, the Executive Board of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) approved the IMF’s administrative and capital budgets for...

Former African presidents release joint statement backing embattled African Development Bank President Akinwumi Adesina

In an unprecedented move, former African heads of state and government released a jointly signed letter on Friday, backing the embattled...

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