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    FULL LIST: Africa records 3,426 coronavirus cases, 94 deaths in 46 countries

FULL LIST: Africa records 3,426 coronavirus cases, 94 deaths in 46 countries

Africa has recorded a total of 3,426 coronavirus cases in 46 countries on the continent. This is according to data obtained from the Africa Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC) as of Friday evening. According to the report, the continent has recorded 3,426 cases, 94 deaths, while 253 persons have recovered from the disease. On March 25, the centre reported that [...]

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    Africa CDC partners CcHUB to counter COVID-19 misinformation in rural areas

Africa CDC partners CcHUB to counter COVID-19 misinformation in rural areas

The Africa Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC) says it is collaborating with the Co-Creation Hub (CcHUB) to counter disbelief and misinformation on coronavirus in the continent's semi-urban and rural areas. It said it would be creating communication projects in African languages. In a statement on Friday, Benjamin Djoudalbaye, head of policy, health diplomacy, and communication at Africa CDC, said [...]

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    Coronavirus: ‘N1bn for Lagos’, ‘N500m for FCT’ — UBA pledges N5bn support to African countries

Coronavirus: ‘N1bn for Lagos’, ‘N500m for FCT’ — UBA pledges N5bn support to African countries

The United Bank for Africa Plc (UBA) on Thursday announced that it will be donating N5 billion to help African countries fight coronavirus. According to the bank, the donation would “provide significant and much-needed support to Nigeria and 19 other African countries, by supplying relief materials, critical care facilities, and financial support to Governments." The bank said the donations would be made through [...]

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    FULL LIST: Africa records 2,475 coronavirus cases, 64 deaths in 46 countries

FULL LIST: Africa records 2,475 coronavirus cases, 64 deaths in 46 countries

Africa has recorded a total of 2,475 confirmed cases of coronavirus across 46 countries. According to the Africa Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (AfricaCDC), as of Wednesday evening, out of the total 2,475 cases, the continent has recorded 64 deaths and 203 recoveries. Below is the full list: Central  Africa (145 cases, five deaths, three recoveries): Cameroon 70 cases, one death, three recoveries Central African Republic five [...]

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    Erigga: After coronavirus, we also need to tackle colonial virus in Africa

Erigga: After coronavirus, we also need to tackle colonial virus in Africa

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    Africa records over 1000 coronavirus cases across 42 countries

Africa records over 1000 coronavirus cases across 42 countries

Africa has recorded over 1,000 coronavirus cases across the continent. According to data by the World Health Organisation (WHO) on COVID-19 in Africa, there are 1,187 confirmed cases in 42 African countries. Egypt takes the lead with 294 cases, followed by South Africa with 240 cases and Algeria with 139. A total of 33 deaths have been recorded across the continent: Algeria 15, [...]

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    Ghana records first death from coronavirus

Ghana records first death from coronavirus

Ghana has recorded its first death from coronavirus. Alex Abban, deputy health minister of Ghana, confirmed this development. He said the patient, a 61-year-old Lebanese male trader, was the 11th confirmed case in the country and a resident of Kumasi. The patient was said to have fallen sick and reported himself to a health facility with fever and cough. His test result came back positive [...]

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    Jack Ma donates 6m masks, testing kits to Africa as coronavirus spreads to 27 countries on the continent

Jack Ma donates 6m masks, testing kits to Africa as coronavirus spreads to 27 countries on the continent

Jack Ma, co-founder of Alibaba, Chinese e-commerce company, has announced a donation of 1.1 million testing kits and six million masks to fight coronavirus in Africa.  Twenty-seven African countries have recorded cases of COVID-19, the latest being Benin, Liberia, Somalia and Tanzania. In a statement on Monday, Ma said the world cannot afford the consequences of a COVlD-19 pandemic in Africa. "We can take precautions now [...]

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    Spain records 1,500 new cases as coronavirus spreads to over 20 African countries

Spain records 1,500 new cases as coronavirus spreads to over 20 African countries

Spain confirmed more than 1,500 new cases of coronavirus between Friday and Saturday, raising its total toll to 5,753 cases, the second-highest number in Europe after Italy. The country was expected to declare a state of alert on Saturday to try to mobilise resources to combat the virus, which has so far killed 136 people on its soil. Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez [...]

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    Mike Bamiloye: Coronavirus not rampant in Africa because of our fasting, prayers

Mike Bamiloye: Coronavirus not rampant in Africa because of our fasting, prayers

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    Jack Dorsey, Twitter CEO, reconsiders Africa trip over coronavirus

Jack Dorsey, Twitter CEO, reconsiders Africa trip over coronavirus

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    Tony Elumelu only Nigerian on 2020 Ebony Power 100 list

Tony Elumelu only Nigerian on 2020 Ebony Power 100 list

Tony Elumelu, chairman of the United Bank for Africa (UBA) Plc, is the only Nigerian on the 2020 Ebony Power 100 list. The list, released last Wednesday, is produced by Ebony magazine, a monthly American publication which focuses on black people in America, Africa and the world. The 2020 Ebony Power 100 list recognises the most influential and inspiring individuals who are making a [...]

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    ICYMI: Netflix premieres ‘Queen Sono’ — its first original African series

ICYMI: Netflix premieres ‘Queen Sono’ — its first original African series

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    Amina Mohammed: Poverty declining in Africa but 428m people still trapped in it

Amina Mohammed: Poverty declining in Africa but 428m people still trapped in it

Amina Mohammed, deputy secretary-general of United Nations, says poverty is declining in Africa but 428 million people are still living in it. Mohammed said this at the sixth session of the Africa Regional Forum on Sustainable Development (ARFSD) in Zimbabwe on Tuesday. She said major scientific and analytical reviews show that the world is not on track to achieve the sustainable development goals [...]

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    AU reinstates support for AFRIMA as 12 state heads commit to Africa’s development through arts

AU reinstates support for AFRIMA as 12 state heads commit to Africa’s development through arts

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    Falana: Corruption can’t be fought when there are policies promoting poverty

Falana: Corruption can’t be fought when there are policies promoting poverty

Femi Falana, a senior advocate of Nigeria (SAN), says corruption cannot be successful tackled when there are policies and programmes which promote poverty. He also said African leaders have failed to address the cause of corruption. Falana said this on Wednesday in a keynote address at the 8th anti-corruption situation room on the review of the fight against corruption organised by the [...]

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