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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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    ‘I didn’t want to take it to my continent’ — Africa’s first coronavirus patient recounts recovery

‘I didn’t want to take it to my continent’ — Africa’s first coronavirus patient recounts recovery

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    Egypt records first case as coronavirus finally reaches Africa

Egypt records first case as coronavirus finally reaches Africa

Africa recorded its first case of coronavirus on Friday as a foreigner who had been put in isolation at a hospital in Egypt tested positive for the disease. In a statement, Egyptian health ministry said it had informed the World Health Organisation and had taken all necessary preventative measures. It did not give the nationality of the affected person or any other [...]

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    WATCH: Yemi Alade, Angelique Kidjo promote African culture in ‘Shekere’ visuals

WATCH: Yemi Alade, Angelique Kidjo promote African culture in ‘Shekere’ visuals

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    Why ‘mind education’ is key to unlocking Africa’s development

Why ‘mind education’ is key to unlocking Africa’s development

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    Oxfam: World’s 22 wealthiest men richer than all women in Africa

Oxfam: World’s 22 wealthiest men richer than all women in Africa

The wealth of the 22 richest men in the world is greater than that of all African women combined, a new report by Oxfam International has shown. The report, titled: 'Time to Care' was released on Monday ahead of the World Economic Forum (WEF) holding in Davos, Switzerland. According to the United Nations, there are 325 million women aged 20 and above [...]

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    Damaged cables trigger internet disruption in Nigeria, 11 countries

Damaged cables trigger internet disruption in Nigeria, 11 countries

Internet service in  at least 12 African countries, including Nigeria, slowed down after undersea connection cables were damaged, according to Bloomberg. The WACS and SAT3/WASC cable systems which connect many African countries to Europe are wired through the Atlantic Ocean. The disruption started on Wednesday night with a huge impact on mostly West African countries. NetBlocks, a non-profit organisation that tracks internet shutdowns, [...]

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    Is China really taking over Africa without firing a shot?

Is China really taking over Africa without firing a shot?

The current debate over the Buhari government’s request to borrow additional $30bn (a substantial portion of which is likely to come from China), has revived debates not just about debt overhang in the country but also about whether China is using debt as a deliberate strategy to take over several countries in Africa. In 2018 John Bolton former US national [...]

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    Jega: EFCC needs to show there are no ‘untouchables’ in fight against corruption

Jega: EFCC needs to show there are no ‘untouchables’ in fight against corruption

Attahiru Jega, ex-chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), says the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) needs to show that there are no ''sacred cows'' in the fight against corruption. Jega said this on Monday while reviewing a book launched by the EFCC in Abuja. The launch of the book entitled, 'curbing electoral spending' was to mark the 2019 international anti-corruption [...]

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