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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...

WHO concerned as COVID-19 cases rise in Africa

With more than 6000 COVID-19 cases reported in Africa, the virus is threatening fragile health systems on the continent. Infections are increasingly spreading not only between African countries but within different localities in the hardest-hit countries.

More than 100 civil society groups urge governments to respect human rights amid expansion of digital surveillance to combat COVID-19

More than 100 civil society groups have urged governments around the world to respect human rights amid an expansion of digital surveillance reportedly meant to combat COVID-19, the respiratory disease caused by the novel coronavirus.

President Yoweri Museveni’s men should respect human rights in COVID-19 response in Uganda, Human Rights Watch says

The administration of President Yoweri Museveni should respect human rights and avoid abuses as it responds to the COVID-19 pandemic, Human Rights Watch said on Thursday.“Security forces have been using excessive force to...

Socialist Party of Nigeria calls for genuine stimulus package in Lagos amid COVID-19 shutdowns, lockdowns and hunger

"The Lagos State Chapter of the Socialist Party of Nigeria (SPN) is dismayed that the Federal Government and the Lagos State government have continued to lock down the state without workable palliative being put in PLACE,"...

SEE IT: Nigerian ministry of finance’s embarrassing tweet to South African American and Canadian billionaire Elon Musk pulled down. Ministry claims tweet was unauthorized

The Nigerian ministry of finance has pulled down what many considered an embarrassing tweet to South African American and Canadian billionaire Elon Musk."Dear @elonmusk @tesla Federal Government of Nigeria needs support with...

221 deaths, 469 recoveries and 6,213 coronavirus infections in 49 African countries

At least 221 people had died from the novel coronavirus in Africa by Thursday morning, up from less than 200 on Wednesday, according to latest figures compiled by the Africa Center for Disease Control (CDC).
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BREAKING: Coronavirus death toll in U.S. tops 7000

More than 7000 people have now died from the novel coronavirus in the United States as...
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People who are expected to go near Donald Trump will take a coronavirus test, White House says

The White House said on Friday people who are expected to get in President Donald Trump's close proximity will be given a...

IMF approves disbursement of $131.3 million to Togo, four times larger than planned, amid coronavirus economic sabotage

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) on Friday approved an immediate disbursement of $131.3 million to Togo, almost four times larger than...

Governor Sanwo-Olu: Four more COVID-19 patients have fully recovered in Lagos bringing total to 23

My good people of Lagos, greetings.Yesterday, I broke to you the good news of the release 11...

African Development Bank Group approves gender equality trust fund to improve women’s economic empowerment in Africa

The Board of Directors of the African Development Bank Group has approved a new Gender Equality Trust Fund (GETF) aimed at...
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