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Sierra Leone schools reopen for pregnant girls, teen moms

The Sierra Leone government’s decision to allow girls who are pregnant or have a child to attend school is an important step to improve education for girls in the country, Human Rights Watch said on Tuesday. On March...

About 800 people already dead from coronavirus in U.S. today as presidential task force projects between 100,000 and 240,000 could die

At least 780 people have already died from the novel coronavirus in the United States today, Tuesday, according to the latest tally. Of that number, more than 300 people have died in New York State alone....

Amnesty warns increase in firearms sales in U.S. due to COVID-19 and gun stores being recognized as ‘essential businesses’ may lead to chaos

Amnesty International warned on Tuesday that gun buying spree at gun stored recognized as "essential businesses" will likely increase violence amid COVID-19 pandemic.ABCNews reported that "at gun stores from California to New...

Governor Sanwo-Olu pens down COVID-19 message to quarantined Lagosians

Lagosians experienced today the beginning of the 14-day restriction of movement ordered by President Muhammadu Buhari in a bid to stop the Coronavirus pandemic.I would like to note the high level of our...

Amnesty USA and LIRS launch “Hope Can’t Be Quarantined” campaign to help immigrants and asylum-seekers amid COVID-19 crisis

Amnesty International USA (AIUSA) and Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Service (LIRS) have launched a new campaign entitled “Hope Can’t Be Quarantined" as a response to the ongoing COVID-19 outbreak.The initiative encourages the...

New report finds many African countries not ready for digital payments amid coronavirus lockdowns, shutdowns and bans

Coronavirus lockdowns, shutdowns or movement bans have kept workers quarantined in their homes across Africa, with governments scrambling to use direct transfers to get money to their citizens. However, a new report from the Center for Global...

PHOTO NEWS: President Buhari shows Nigerians how to wash their hands to curb coronavirus spread

"President Buhari shows the way. Wash your hands, as many times as you can," President Muhammadu Buhari's spokesman Femi Adesina said in a Facebook post displaying pictures of Mr. Buhari Washing his hands.

IMF’s Kristalina Georgieva urges G20 finance chiefs to take “ambitious action” and support low-income countries amid coronavirus economic meltdown

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) Managing Director Kristalina Georgieva on Tuesday urged G20 finance ministers and central bank governors to take "ambitious action" and support low-income countries amid coronavirus economic meltdown."We support...

Russia urged to protect half a million prisoners amid COVID-19

Russian authorities should take urgent measures to address the potentially devastating consequences should COVID-19 begin spreading among prisoners and detainees, Amnesty International said in a letter to Russian government agencies. At least 9,000 of Russia’s 519,600-strong prison population...

CNN anchor Chris Cuomo tests positive for coronavirus

CNN anchor Chris Cuomo announced on Tuesday he had tested positive for coronavirus."In these difficult times that seem to get more difficult and complicated by the day, I just found out that I am...
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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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