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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).

U.S. records more than 1000 dead from coronavirus in a day lifting total death toll above 5100

More than 1000 people have died from the novel coronavirus in the United States today, Wednesday, April 1, 2020, according to the latest tally. Of that number, hundreds of people died in New York State alone. In New York...

IMF may lift Senegal’s COVID-19 response with $221 million

The Executive Board of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) has completed discussions on $221 million request by Senegal to meet the urgent budgetary and balance of payments needs stemming from the COVID-19 pandemic.

WHO urges World Bank and IMF to grant African nations express debt relief to withstand COVID-19 economic turmoil

The World Health Organization (WHO) on Wednesday urged the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and the World Bank to urgently grant developing countries, many in Africa, debt relief to cope with COVID-19 economic crisis.

IMF approves $23.5 million disbursement for Guinea amid coronavirus economic turbulence

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has approved $23.5 million disbursement for Guinea amid coronavirus economic instability. The approval brings total disbursements under an extended credit facility (ECF) for Guinea to $117.6 million.An...

BREAKING: African Development Bank deploys $2 million to support WHO-led efforts to combat COVID-19 in Africa

The Board of Directors of the African Development Bank on Tuesday approved  $2 million in emergency assistance for the World Health Organization (WHO) to reinforce its capacity to help African countries contain the COVID-19 pandemic and...

BREAKING: Amnesty International sends letter to President Trump to demand immediate action on COVID-19 as death toll tops 4000

The United States should take immediate action to ensure that every person who requests access to COVID-19 testing can receive it, Amnesty International USA said on Wednesday in a letter addressed to United States President, Donald J....
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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...
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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...

This is what African leaders discussed with President Macron of France, Dr. Tedros of WHO and Dr. Nkengasong of Africa CDC at their second...

President Cyril Ramaphosa of the Republic of South Africa, and Chairperson of the African Union (AU), on Friday, convened a second...

Coronavirus Africa: 313 deaths, 640 recoveries and 7,741 infections in 50 countries

At least 313 people had died from the novel coronavirus in Africa as of Saturday morning, up from 284 on Friday, according to latest figures...
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