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South African President Cyril Ramaphosa to consult with traditional leadership on lockdown

President Cyril Ramaphosa will on Saturday morning, Saturday, 23 May 2020, hold an engagement with traditional leadership to discuss the national response to the COVID-19 pandemic and matters related to the national lockdown.

Africa COVID-19 cases top 100 000

The COVID-19 pandemic on Friday reached a milestone in Africa, with more than 100 000 confirmed cases. The virus has now spread to every country in the continent since the first case was confirmed in the region...

African Development Bank approves €188 million ($204 million) loan for Kenya to respond to COVID-19 economic fallout

The Board of Directors of the African Development Bank on Friday approved an €188 million ($204 million) loan for Kenya to respond to COVID-19 economic fallout. “We are very pleased to join other...

80 million children at risk of diphtheria, measles and polio as COVID-19 disrupts vaccination efforts

COVID 19 is disrupting life-saving immunization services around the world, putting millions of children – in rich and poor countries alike – at risk of diseases like diphtheria, measles and polio, the World Health Organization (WHO),...

WHO hosts first virtual executive board meeting amid COVID-19 pandemic

The World Health Organization (WHO) on Friday hosted its first ever virtual executive board meeting amid COVID-19 pandemic. The executive board is composed of 34 technically qualified members elected for three-year terms. The...

President Ramaphosa holds virtual talks with South African tourism stakeholders amid COVID-19 economic paralysis

President Cyril Ramaphosa of South Africa will on Friday morning hold emergency talks with tourism stakeholders amid COVID-19 economic paralysis. The stakeholders in the tourism industry sought an opportunity to engage the President...

Spend COVID-19 money but keep the receipts, IMF tells countries receiving emergency financing

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) on Thursday again urged countries that are receiving emergency financing to combat COVID-19 economic fallout, many of them in Sub-Saharan Africa, to spend the money but "keep the receipts" for accountability...

U.S. pledges $270 million to defeat COVID-19 in Sub-Saharan Africa as deadly bug kills more than 95,000 Americans at home

The United States Assistant Secretary for African Affairs Mr. Tibor Nagy has detailed the Trump administration support to flush COVID-19 out of Sub-Saharan Africa. Mr. Nagy spoke during a teleconference on Thursday, a day...

WHO and UNHCR join forces to improve health services for refugees, displaced and stateless people

The World Health Organization (WHO) and UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency ơn Thursday signed a new agreement to strengthen and advance public health services for the millions of forcibly displaced people around the world.

Coronavirus: Live coverage in Africa

Coronavirus - Nigeria: 226 new cases of COVID-19 ABUJA, Nigeria, May 20, 2020/ 226 new cases of COVID-19; 131-Lagos 25-Ogun 15-Plateau 11-Edo 7-Kaduna 6-Oyo 5-FCT 5-Adamawa 4-Jigawa 4-Ebonyi 4-Borno 3-Nasarawa 2-Bauchi...

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Akinwumi Adesina to step back as African Development Bank agrees to probe him again after Trump administration pressures

The African Development Bank’s board has agreed to open a fresh independent investigation of its President Akinwumi...

Akinwumi Adesina to step back as African Development Bank agrees to probe him again after Trump administration pressures

The African Development Bank’s board has agreed to open a fresh independent investigation of its President Akinwumi Adesina following pressures from the...

Trump administration asks African Development Bank to re-investigate its embattled President Akinwumi Adesina accused of nepotism and favoritism

The Donald Trump administration has written the African Development Bank, urging the continent’s biggest multilateral lender to reopen an investigation into...

African Development Bank: Tolling Bells for Humanity – Perspectives by Equatorial Guinea’s Minister of Finance Cesar MBA ABOGO

COVID-19 is severely testing Africa's social, economic and political resilience. While it is true that our countries are taking bold actions to...

African Development Bank approves €188m ($204m) loan for Mauritius to respond to COVID-19

The African Development Bank has approved €188 million ($204 million) loan for Mauritius to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Group’s Board of Directors said...

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