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World-renowned South African scientist Gita Ramjee dies from coronavirus

A world-renowned South African scientist Gita Ramjee has died from Covid-19, the respiratory disease caused by the novel coronavirus.Professor Ramjee died in hospital near the coastal city of Durban on Tuesday. She...

Our coronavirus lockdown will save lives, Ramaphosa writes quarantined South Africans after meeting 114 returnees from Wuhan

Dear Fellow South African,As we begin the first full week of the nation-wide lockdown to combat the coronavirus pandemic that is devastating the world, we are grateful for good news that brings...

South Africa’s President Cyril Ramaphosa calls on G20, World Bank, IMF, AfDB to help Africa amid coronavirus economic turbulence

President Cyril Ramaphosa of South Africa has called on the International Monetary Fund (IMF), the World Bank, the African Development Bank (AfDB), the G20 countries and international financial institutions to help Africa amid the novel coronavirus...

WHO tells Africa stopping coronavirus is “in your hands”

The World Health Organization (WHO) Director General Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus told African nations on Wednesday that stopping the spread of the coronavirus and preventing a sinister outcome was in "their hands"."The first...

BREAKING: South Africa to be on lockdown from midnight Thursday as coronavirus cases skyrocket to over 400

President Cyril Ramaphosa announced on Monday that South Africa would be on lockdown from midnight Thursday for 21 days to combat the novel coronavirus pandemic.The announcement came after Health Minister Zweli...

President Cyril Ramaphosa writes South Africans about COVID-19: Our existence as a nation has been put to the test

Dear Fellow South African, There comes a time in the affairs of a country when, in the face of the most formidable of challenges, its very existence as a nation is put to the test. The coronavirus pandemic...

South Africa’s telecoms giant MTN ramps up efforts to support customers and communities as COVID-19 spreads across markets

In a statement to TODAY NEWS AFRICA in Washington D.C. on Monday, mobile telecommunications giant MTN revealed that 17 of its 21 markets have COVID-19 infections, adding that it was ramping up efforts to support...

The coronavirus in South Africa – Perspectives by President Cyril Ramaphosa

Dear Fellow South African,The world is in the throes of a public health emergency on a scale not witnessed in over a century.The spread of the coronavirus, which causes the disease known as COVID-19, has been...

President Cyril Ramaphosa: These are the measures I’m taking to combat COVID-19 pandemic in South Africa

Fellow South Africans, I am addressing you this evening on a matter of great national importance.The world is facing a medical emergency far graver than what we have experienced...

Coronavirus and Africa’s life after OPEC+ – Perspectives by NJ Ayuk

Sometimes it is easy to forget how interconnected human lives across the globe have become. Perhaps we no longer talk as much about globalization as we used to in the 1990s because it is no longer...
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Coronavirus Africa: 360 deaths, 710 recoveries and 8,536 infections in 50 countries

At least 360 people had died from the novel coronavirus in Africa as of Sunday morning, up from 313 on...
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3 Nigerians dead from coronavirus in U.S. They were from Kano, Abia and Calabar

The Consul General of Nigeria in New York, Mr Benaoyagha Okoyen, has confirmed the death of three Nigerians from the coronavirus...

SERAP asks Nigerian federal government and central bank to provide spending details on COVID-19 relief funds, school feeding

Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) has asked the Federal Government and Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) to “provide spending details...

Nigerian activists condemn killing of 8 inmates protesting against coronavirus in Kaduna prison

The Centre for Anti-Corruption and Open Leadership, CACOL has chastised the Kaduna state prison officials for their wanton murder of 8 inmates of...

Lagos to cover medical expenses for pregnant women and surgery patients amid coronavirus pandemic, governor says

Lagos State Governor, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu, on Saturday, announced more palliative measures for vulnerable residents who might be affected by the...
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