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President Félix Tshisekedi of DRC should respect human rights amid COVID-19, assist most vulnerable with food, clean water and security

The government of President Félix Tshisekedi should prioritize support for low-income communities, displaced people, and others at greatest risk as it responds to the COVID-19 pandemic in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), Human Rights Watch said on...

Arrested at 15, Eritrean-American Ciham Ali Ahmed marks 23rd birthday in Eritrean jail amid deadly coronavirus concerns

Eritrean-American Ciham Ali Ahmed is marking her 23rd birthday in an Eritrean jail today amid rising concerns she is at risk of contracting the deadly COVID-19, the respiratory disease caused by coronavirus that has killed more...

Victor Oladokun: What Africa must do to beat the coronavirus

Two days ago, I received an urgent plea from Massimo, a good friend and a highly respected Italian journalist based in Rome. His message was simple, urgent and straight to the point. “Please Victor, pay attention,”...

284 deaths, 561 recoveries and 7,028 coronavirus infections in 50 African countries

At least 284 people had died from the novel coronavirus in Africa by Friday morning, up from 221 on Thursday morning, according to latest figures compiled by the Africa Center for Disease Control (CDC).About...

More than 900 people died in U.S. from coronavirus in past 24 hours lifting total toll above 6000

More than 900 people died from the novel coronavirus in the United States on Thursday alone, according to the latest tally. Of that number, hundreds of people died in New York State alone. In New York City, more than...

Governor Sanwo-Olu, wife test negative for coronavirus

The Lagos State governor, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu and his wife, Dr. Ibijoke Sanwo-Olu have tested negative for the coronavirus.The state’s commissioner for Health, Prof. Akin Abayomi announced this on his official Twitter...

IMF approves $109.4 million emergency disbursement to Rwanda to address COVID-19 pandemic

The Executive Board of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) on Thursday approved the disbursement of $109.4 million to Rwanda to be drawn under the Rapid Credit Facility (RCF). The money would meet Rwanda's urgent balance of...

Bill Gates: The three steps our leaders can take to beat coronavirus

There’s no question the United States missed the opportunity to get ahead of the novel coronavirus. But the window for making important decisions hasn’t closed. The choices we and our leaders make now will have an...

Why thousands of Americans die from coronavirus – Perspectives by Simon Ateba in Washington D.C.

Close to 1000 people have died today from coronavirus in the United States. This is not because people here are stupid or medicine is not advanced. So I decided to explain to those who call me...

New report shines light on china’s lending to developing countries, as coronavirus raises debt sustainability concerns

As the COVID-19 economic crisis brings about rising concerns over debt sustainability in developing countries, a new report from the Center for Global Development (CGD) finds that China's loans tend to have shorter grace periods and...
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Nigerian activists condemn killing of 8 inmates protesting against coronavirus in Kaduna prison

The Centre for Anti-Corruption and Open Leadership, CACOL has chastised the Kaduna state prison officials for their wanton...
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Lagos to cover medical expenses for pregnant women and surgery patients amid coronavirus pandemic, governor says

Lagos State Governor, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu, on Saturday, announced more palliative measures for vulnerable residents who might be affected by the...

House of Representatives seeks 2-month free power supply for Nigerians amid coronavirus lockdowns and shutdowns

The House of Representatives is to consider a fresh Stimulus Bill that will ensure that Nigerians get free electricity supply for...

No license has been issued for 5G in Nigeria, communication minister Isa Ali Ibrahim releases statement following report

The attention of my office has been drawn to the public concern about the health implications of the deployment of Fifth...

BREAKING: Nigerian federal government seeks National Assembly’s approval for N500 billion ($1.2 billion) COVID-19 intervention fund

The Minister of Finance, Budget and National Planning, Mrs Zainab Ahmed on Saturday met with the leadership of the National Assembly...
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