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List of all 155 countries and territories requesting to speak during the virtual 73rd World Health Assembly

The Seventy-third World Health Assembly will open on Monday, 18 May 2020 at 12:00. The working hours of the Health Assembly are from 12:00 to 15:00, 16:30 to 19:30 and from 21:00 to 24:00 (CEST).

African Union chair Ramaphosa to call for global solidarity against COVID-19 in address to 73rd Session of the World Health Assembly

President Cyril Ramaphosa of South Africa who doubles as the head of the African Union will on Monday, 18 May 2020, address the virtual 73rd Session of the World Health Assembly (WHA), at the invitation of...

Nigeria impounds plane belonging to British company FlairJet for breaking coronavirus ban

Nigeria has impounded a plane operated by a British company for contravening a flight ban imposed to prevent the spread of the coronavirus, Aviation Minister Hadi Sirika said on Sunday. Sirika said the...

How Nigerian mother and daughter rushed to New York’s hardest hit hospital to save Americans battling COVID-19

The coronavirus crisis in the United States is far from over, and more than 90,000 people have died already, but with the number of new infections steadily going down in the past few days, the...

Read the full transcript of Obama’s high school commencement speech

Former U.S. President Barack Obama spoke Saturday at “Graduate Together: High School Class of 2020 Commencement”. The even organized by XQ Institute, a think tank that works with schools, in partnership with LeBron James’s foundation and the Entertainment...

COVID-19 has now killed more than 90,000 Americans as Obama blasts Trump

COVID-19, the respiratory disease caused by the novel coronavirus, has now killed more than 90,000 people in the United States, even as former President Barack Obama on Saturday criticized the Trump administration's response to the pandemic.

Dear Femi Adesina, learn from yesterday’s spokesmen – Perspectives by Fredrick Nwabufo

Femi Adesina, presidential spokesman, features in the pantheon of accomplished Nigerian journalists no doubt. In his days of ‘’truth-telling’’ and before the hex of unclean spirits in Aso Rock, Adesina was the man from miyshore –...

Trump restoring partial funding to WHO

President Donald Trump is restoring some funding to the World Health Organization (WHO). The restoration comes barely a month after Mr. Trump announced on April 14 that funding would be suspended while the government...

WHO investigates possible connection between COVID-19 and Multi-System Inflammatory Syndrome in Children

The World Health Organization (WHO) is investigating a possible connection between COVID-19 and a rare but​ serious health condition in children called Multi-System Inflammatory Syndrome in Children (MIS-C). At a press briefing from Geneva on...

Facebook to buy Giphy for $400 million

Facebook has agreed to buy Giphy, the popular platform of sharable animated images, for $400 million, Axios reported on Friday. The publication quoted a source close to the situation as saying that the...

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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

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