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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...

Benin gets $125 million from IMF to respond to COVID-19 economic crisis and effects from border closure with Nigeria

The executive board of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) has approved the disbursement of $125.1 million to the West African country of Benin to respond to COVID-19 crisis. Benin had secured a loan...

UN says 300,000 Africans to die from coronavirus

The United Nations has projected in a report that about 300,000 Africans would die from the novel coronavirus, as the disease spreads rapidly and the continent scrambles to get medical supplies.

Sub-Saharan Africa to experience lowest growth on record amid coronavirus pandemic, IMF says

Sub-Saharan Africa in 2020 would experience its lowest level growth on record, tumbling from an initial forecast of 3.6 percent before the coronavirus pandemic hit the world, to 1.6 percent from now on, the International Monetary...

COVID-19 drives Sub-Saharan Africa toward first recession in 25 years, World Bank says

Growth in Sub-Saharan Africa has been significantly impacted by the ongoing coronavirus outbreak and is forecast to fall sharply from 2.4% in 2019 to -2.1 to -5.1% in 2020, the first recession in the region over...

Africa defends WHO and its head Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus amid attacks by Trump

African leaders are defending the World Health Organization (WHO) and its head Ethiopian Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus amid attacks by U.S. President Donald Trump "Surprised to learn of a campaign by the US govt...

Trump blames WHO for his own massive coronavirus failure and threatens to cut funding a day after WHO black Director General condemned racist...

Donald Trump, the former entertainer turned politician and then President of the most powerful country on earth, attempted again on Tuesday to blame the World Health Organization (WHO) for his own massive failures and boasts at...

BREAKING: Amnesty International releases damning report on how armed conflicts and state repression fuel cocktail of human rights violations in Africa

Protesters across sub-Saharan Africa have braved bullets and beatings to defend their rights in the face of continuing conflict and state repression, Amnesty International said on Tuesday, as it published its annual review of human rights in...

Trump attacks WHO day after its black Director General condemned extremely racist comments made by two white French doctors that Africa should be testing...

U.S. President Donald Trump on Tuesday attacked the World Health Organization (WHO) a day after its black Director General, Ethiopian Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus,  condemned extremely racist comments made by two French doctors.

Atiku Abubakar: What Africa must do to mitigate the damaging effects of coronavirus

Before the novel coronavirus pandemic hit the globe, Nigeria spent 42% of her earnings on debt servicing. We have arrived at a new reality today: even if we devote 100% of our income to rebuilding our...
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Africa Akinwumi Adesina (AFDB): Any conspiracy from the western block? – Perspectives by Jimoh Ibrahim

Please wait a minute; it is about corporate governance! Yes, in a simple bank matter, and...
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Amanda Glassman: Trump’s WHO pullout will have substantial impacts on Sub-Saharan Africa

President Donald Trump's decision to cut U.S. funding to the World Health Organization (WHO) will have substantial impacts on health delivery...

Burundi’s elections marred by abuses, arrests and intimidation – Human Rights Watch

Human Rights Watch on Monday called for an investigation into serious allegations of abuse during Burundi’s May 20, 2020 elections, and those found...

New Ebola outbreak detected in northwest DRC

The Government of the Democratic Republic of the Congo announced today that a new outbreak of Ebola virus disease is occurring...

President Ramaphosa appoints Ouma Rasethaba and Rodney de Kock as Deputy National Directors at NPA

President Cyril Ramaphosa has appointed Advocates Ouma Rasethaba and Rodney de Kock as Deputy National Directors of Public Prosecutions with effect...

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