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    Africa records 15,738 COVID-19 cases, 838 deaths

Africa records 15,738 COVID-19 cases, 838 deaths

Africa has recorded a total of 15,738 COVID-19 cases and 838 deaths across 52 countries. This is according to the data obtained from the Africa Center for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC). As of 6pm on Tuesday, the report from the Africa CDC showed that about 2,920 people have recovered from the disease across the continent. South Africa has the highest number of confirmed cases [...]

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    Toll rises to 10,267 as COVID-19 spreads to 52 African countries

Toll rises to 10,267 as COVID-19 spreads to 52 African countries

Fifty-two countries on the African continent have recorded a total of 10,267 cases of COVID-19. This is according to data provided by the Africa Centre for Disease Control and Prevention, on Tuesday. The health agency said the countries have recorded 989 recoveries and 492 deaths from complications of the disease. Figures from the agency also show that more than 1,000 new confirmed COVID-19 [...]

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    What Africa must do to mitigate the damaging effects of coronavirus  

What Africa must do to mitigate the damaging effects of coronavirus  

Before the novel coronavirus pandemic hit the globe, Nigeria spent 42% of her earnings on debt servicing. We have arrived at a new reality today: even if we devote 100% of our income to rebuilding our economy, it still will not be enough.  COVID19 has wreaked such damage to the world’s economy, and this is now very evident in the West. [...]

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    WHO: Africa won’t be testing ground for COVID-19 vaccine

WHO: Africa won’t be testing ground for COVID-19 vaccine

The World Health Organisation (WHO) says Africa will not be used as a testing ground for COVID-19 vaccine. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, WHO director-general, said this during a media briefing on Monday. The director-general was reacting to statements credited to Jean Paul Mira and Camille Locht, two French doctors, who were seen on television discussing "Africa as best destination to conduct test for COVID-19 [...]

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    Coronavirus: Jack Ma makes fresh donations to Africa — 500 ventilators, 1m kits

Coronavirus: Jack Ma makes fresh donations to Africa — 500 ventilators, 1m kits

Jack Ma, Chinese billionaire, has sent additional donations, including 500 ventilators to 54 African countries to help fight the coronavirus. Ma broke the news via his Twitter handle. He said the new donations also include 200,000 suits and face shields, 2,000 thermometers, one million swabs and extraction kits as well as 500,000 gloves. The supplies are the second the co-founder of Alibaba, [...]

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    COVID-19: Lobby for debt relief, group tells African leaders

COVID-19: Lobby for debt relief, group tells African leaders

The Africa Unusual Working Group, a cohort of professionals working to find solutions to the rising COVID-19 cases on the continent, has asked African leaders to lobby for debt relief. Members of the group include Isaac Kwaku Fokuo, Marcia Ashong, Ada Osakwe, Ory Okolloh, Kwame Asiedu, Lai  Yahaya, Mohamed  El Dahshan, Elizabeth Howard, Eric Kacou, Biola Alabi, Aparupa  Chakravarti, and Bathsheba Asati. In [...]

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    COVID-19: African countries need to quickly ask for debt relief, says Okonjo-Iweala

COVID-19: African countries need to quickly ask for debt relief, says Okonjo-Iweala

Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, two-time minister of finance, says Nigeria and other African countries need to quickly pressure the G7 and G20 for debt-relief in other to deal with the economic and health issues arising from the novel coronavirus.  Okonjo-Iweala, who was very instrumental in getting Nigeria an $18 billion debt-relief as minister of finance, said African countries in debt need to apply [...]

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    French doctor apologises after suggesting COVID-19 drug be tested in Africa

French doctor apologises after suggesting COVID-19 drug be tested in Africa

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    7,123 cases, 289 deaths as coronavirus spreads to 50 African countries

7,123 cases, 289 deaths as coronavirus spreads to 50 African countries

Africa has recorded a total of 7, 123 coronavirus cases and 289 deaths across 50 countries. This is according to the data obtained from the Africa Center for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC). The Africa CDC also said about 592 people have recovered from COVID-19 across the continent. Figures from the centre also show that  653 new cases have been reported. South Africa [...]

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    WATCH: Outrage as French doctors discuss testing COVID-19 vaccine in Africa

WATCH: Outrage as French doctors discuss testing COVID-19 vaccine in Africa

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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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