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    COVID-19 cases rise above 400,000 in Africa — but 48% have recovered

COVID-19 cases rise above 400,000 in Africa — but 48% have recovered

A total of 403,692 COVID-19 cases have been recorded in 54 countries in Africa. This is according to data released by the World Health Organisation (WHO) regional office in Brazzaville, Congo, on Wednesday. The data released via the agency's Twitter account showed that more than 190,000 people have recovered in the continent, representing an estimated 48 percent of the total figure. The global [...]

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    Africa records 244,055 COVID-19 cases, 111,254 recoveries

Africa records 244,055 COVID-19 cases, 111,254 recoveries

A total of 244,055 COVID-19 cases have been confirmed in Africa. This is according to the data obtained from the Africa Center for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC). The report from the Africa CDC showed that as of 6pm on Monday, 6,546 deaths have been recorded in the region while 111,254 patients have recovered from the disease. The data showed that Southern Africa [...]

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    Okonjo-Iweala, WTO and Africa’s chances

Okonjo-Iweala, WTO and Africa’s chances

The announcement of Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala as Nigeria’s nominated candidate for the position of the Director General of the World Trade Organization (WTO) which would now be vacant by September 1, 2020, and not 2021, following the incumbent’s decision to take his exit a year earlier was received with great excitement among Nigerians. This enthusiasm is in itself a reflection [...]

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    COVID-19: Africa’s death toll exceeds 6000 as cases hit 230,454

COVID-19: Africa’s death toll exceeds 6000 as cases hit 230,454

A total of 6,218 people have been killed by COVID-19 disease in Africa as of June 14, the latest figures released by the World Health Organisation has shown. The organisation also said 230,454 cases had also been confirmed. "There are over 230,000 confirmed COVID-19 cases on the African continent – with more than 105,000 recoveries and 6,200 deaths," WHO said. South Africa was [...]

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    It took Africa 3 months to record 100,000 cases but infections rose to 205,000 within 18 days

It took Africa 3 months to record 100,000 cases but infections rose to 205,000 within 18 days

The number of COVID-19 cases in Africa rose above 200,000 after doubling in just 18 days. As of Thursday, a total of 205,520 persons had contracted the coronavirus which has killed at least 5,560 in the continent. The World Health Organisation said while the number of infections doubled in Africa in less than three weeks, it took the continent 98 days to [...]

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    Juliet Ibrahim: It’s derogatory to refer me as half-caste

Juliet Ibrahim: It’s derogatory to refer me as half-caste

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    11 interesting things you should know about Africa

11 interesting things you should know about Africa

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    COVID-19 cases in Africa exceed 150,000

COVID-19 cases in Africa exceed 150,000

COVID-19 cases in Africa have risen above 150,000 with 4,349 deaths recorded in the region. According to a report by the World Health Organisation (WHO), 152,182 cases have been confirmed across 54 countries on the continent as of Tuesday. The figures show that South Africa, Egypt and Nigeria have the highest reported cases on the continent. South Africa accounts for the highest confirmed cases with [...]

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    Yvonne Nelson: In Africa, politicians kill with hunger not guns

Yvonne Nelson: In Africa, politicians kill with hunger not guns

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    Buhari: Close to a billion dollars stolen under Abacha

Buhari: Close to a billion dollars stolen under Abacha

President Muhammadu Buhari says close to one billion dollars was stolen from Nigeria "under a previous, undemocratic junta in the 1990s". In an article published in Newsweek, a US based publication, the Nigerian leader thanked countries that have returned the looted funds back to Nigeria. Although Buhari did not mention the name of Sani Abacha directly, it was clear that he was [...]

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    COVID-19 cases in Africa rise above 118,000

COVID-19 cases in Africa rise above 118,000

The number of COVID-19 cases in Africa has risen above 118,000, according to the World Health Organisation (WHO) regional office in Brazzaville, Congo. The global health agency disclosed this in a tweet on Wednesday. At least, an additional 3,000 cases were recorded in less than 24 hours after the continent recorded over 115,000 cases on Tuesday. Of the 118,927 COVID-19 cases in Africa, [...]

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    UMG launches Def Jam Africa

UMG launches Def Jam Africa

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    Stella Damasus: I believe COVID-19 cure is coming from Africa

Stella Damasus: I believe COVID-19 cure is coming from Africa

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    Africa’s COVID-19 cases surpass 100,000

Africa’s COVID-19 cases surpass 100,000

With 4,673 new COVID-19 cases confirmed, a total of 100,664 cases have now been confirmed in 54 countries across Africa. This is according to the latest figures the Africa Centre for Disease Control (CDC)  released on Friday. The index case of coronavirus was recorded in Africa on February 14, when the Egyptian health ministry confirmed its first COVID-19 patient. North Africa accounts for [...]

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    Paris Club hopeful China will approve debt relief

Paris Club hopeful China will approve debt relief

Paris Club, an informal group of officials from 22 creditor countries, says it is confident that China will join debt relief efforts being undertaken by bilateral and multilateral credit institutions. Odile Renaud-Basso, Paris Club chair, told Bloomberg in an interview that China has participated in meetings where other creditors reached an agreement. "It has not always been easy, but they have been [...]

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    WHO: COVID-19 may not spread widely in Africa as it has elsewhere

WHO: COVID-19 may not spread widely in Africa as it has elsewhere

Matshidiso Moeti, the World Health Organisation (WHO) regional director for Africa, says COVID-19 may not spread widely on the continent like it has elsewhere. As of May 8, Africa had recorded 54, 434 cases, 2,080 deaths, and 18,857 recoveries.  But citing a new study by the regional office for Africa, Moeti said 83, 000 to 190 000 people could die of the virus in [...]

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