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WHO: Untreated hepatitis kills 124,000 Africans annually

    WHO: Untreated hepatitis kills 124,000 Africans annually

The World Health Organisation (WHO) says over 124,000 Africans die each year as a result of undiagnosed and untreated hepatitis. Matshidiso Moeti, WHO regional director for Africa, disclosed this in

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ICPC: Private sector responsible for 60% illicit financial flows out of Africa

    ICPC: Private sector responsible for 60% illicit financial flows out of Africa

The Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) says the private sector is responsible for 60 percent illegal movement of funds from Africa to foreign countries. Bolaji Owasanoye,

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Okonjo-Iweala: Nigeria’s creative industry one of the biggest job creators for youths

    Okonjo-Iweala: Nigeria’s creative industry one of the biggest job creators for youths

Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, director-general of the World Trade Organisation (WTO), says Nigeria’s creative industry is one of the biggest job creators for youths in the country. Okonjo-Iweala spoke on Monday at

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AfCFTA: Examining the challenges and opportunities

    AfCFTA: Examining the challenges and opportunities

BY OLUWATOBI OJO When the plan for the African trade area agreement started, it seemed like another ambitious project typical of African leaders with no clear-cut implementation strategy or the

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WHO: Africa needs 21m COVID vaccines weekly to meet 10% population target by September

  WHO: Africa needs 21m COVID vaccines weekly to meet 10% population target by September

The World Health Organisation (WHO) says African countries will need 21 million COVID vaccine doses weekly to meet the 10

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WHO: COVID deaths in Africa increased by 43 percent in one week

  WHO: COVID deaths in Africa increased by 43 percent in one week

The World Health Organisation (WHO) says Africa recorded a 43 percent rise in COVID-19 mortality within the last one week.

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Africa CDC: Only 1% of Africans have been fully vaccinated

  Africa CDC: Only 1% of Africans have been fully vaccinated

John Nkengasong, director of the Africa Centre for Disease Control (CDC), says only 1.19 percent of Africa’s population have been

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Ripples Nigeria to hold data journalism masterclass

  Ripples Nigeria to hold data journalism masterclass

The Ripples Centre for Data and Investigative Journalism (RCDIJ) has announced its 2021 data masterclass for journalists. The training, which

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Abdul Samad Rabiu donates N2.5bn to Kwara cancer centre

  Abdul Samad Rabiu donates N2.5bn to Kwara cancer centre

The Abdul Samad Rabiu Africa Initiative (ASR Africa) has announced the donation of oncology and diagnostic centre — largest in

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COVID third wave: Infections spreading faster than ever in Africa, says WHO

  COVID third wave: Infections spreading faster than ever in Africa, says WHO

The World Health Organisation (WHO) says Africa is experiencing a “speedy” spread in infection rates, as the continent battles a

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