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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...

China’s richest man Jack Ma donating anti-coronavirus medical supplies to all African nations

China's richest man Jack Ma has announced he was donating medical supplies to all African nations to combat COVID-19, the respiratory disease caused by the novel coronavirus. Jack Ma promised to send 100,000...

103 coronavirus infections in 10 African countries so far

On Monday afternoon, there were at least 103 confirmed cases of coronavirus reported in 9 African countries -Togo, Cameroon, South Africa, Nigeria, Senegal, Algeria, Tunisia, Morocco, Egypt and Burkina Faso - as infections surpassed 118,000 ...

$10 billion funding with zero interest rate available for African countries impacted by coronavirus, IMF boss Kristalina Georgieva says

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has made available up to $10 billion funding with zero interest rate for low-income countries, especially Sub-Saharan African nations impacted by the current coronavirus outbreak, Managing Director Kristalina Georgieva announced on...

South Africa’s Ramaphosa launches Presidential Youth Employment Intervention to tackle expanding unemployment crisis

President Cyril Ramaphosa of South Africa on Monday announced he was launching the Presidential Youth Employment Intervention to tackle youth unemployment. "This includes a national pathway management network that matches candidates with...

Full remarks as Pompeo and Senegalese Foreign Minister Amadou Ba discuss strengthened cooperation, including terrorism in Africa

The United States Secretary of State Michael Pompeo wrapped up his visit to Senegal on Sunday with a joint press briefing with Senegalese Foreign Minister Amadou Ba. Mr. Ba called on the United...

800 ISIS fighters who escaped from Syria after Trump’s deal with Turkey are wreaking havoc in Africa – Opinion

At least 800 ISIS prisoners who escaped from their Ayn Issa camp, north-eastern Syria, in October 2019, five days before Turkey began their military offensive in northern Syria, following a deal with U.S. President Donald Trump,...

Furore in Washington over Trump admin plans to withdraw troops from Africa

The U.S. Senate impeachment trial of President Donald Trump began in Washington D.C. on Tuesday with what many had predicted would be dominated by partisan debates, with Democrats arguing that the 45th American President had violated...

SHOCKING VIDEO: ISIS beheads 10 Christian captives in Nigeria

The Islamic State West Africa on Thursday released a 56-second video purportedly showing militants in black masks beheading 10 blindfolded Christian men and shooting an 11th in Nigeria. The video, produced by ISIS...

Libya’s instability destabilizing West Africa, Nigeria’s Buhari tells regional leaders

Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari said on Saturday instability in Libya was a recurring threat to the Sahel and Sub-Saharan Africa. Mr. Buhari expressed concerns over the growing effect of the crisis on many lives.
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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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