Monday, May 17, 2021



Ugandan president, Museveni, sworn in for 6th term

Uganda’s incumbent President Yoweri Museveni was sworn in on Wednesday to serve for the sixth five-year term in office.

IMF extends debt relief for 28 low-income countries

The Executive Board of the International Monetary Fund, IMF, has approved the third tranche of grants for debt service relief for 28 member countries under the Catastrophe Containment and Relief Trust, CCRT.

Nigerian Air Force begins airlift of COVID-19 relief materials to West African countries

The Nigerian Air Force, NAF on Wednesday in Abuja commenced the airlift of COVID-19 medical relief materials donated by the Economic Community of West African States, ECOWAS, to its 14-member nations.

US President Biden invites Buhari, 39 other leaders to climate summit

The United States President Joe Biden has invited President Muhammadu Buhari to a Leaders Summit on Climate holding between April 22 and 23. Mr Biden...

Gender equality: WHO urges everyone to respect women

Dr Matshidiso Moeti, World Health Organisation, WHO, Regional Director for Africa, has urged everyone to recognise the leadership skills and potential of women toward moving the world closer to gender equality.

Armed group denies killing Italian ambassador in Congo

An armed group in eastern Congo, accused by the government of carrying out an ambush on a United Nations convoy in which Italy’s ambassador and two other people were killed, has denied any involvement in the attack.

Sylva tours 4 OPEC countries over production cuts

The Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, Timipre Sylva, has embarked on a four-day journey to some Organisation of Petroleum Exporting Countries, OPEC, to...

FIFA Club World Cup: Egyptian giants Al Ahly win bronze medal

Egypt’s Al Ahly equalled their best-ever finish at the FIFA Club World Cup when they defeated South American champions, Palmeiras, after their third-place play-off ended goalless on Thursday in Qatar.

Buhari’s nominee gets ‘F9’ as Int’l Criminal Court releases results

Ishaq Bello, the nominee of President Muhammadu Buhari to become a judge at the International Criminal Court, ICC, has scored low in the selection...

Fulani: The unfinished work of Danfodio, by Dr Aliyu Tilde

The Fulani in the past few years are in our minds and news for the wrong reason—the banditry that has plagued the Northwest countryside....

Basketmouth, 2baba to perform at UN’s comedy show

Nigerian stand-up comedian, Bright Okpocha alias Basketmouth is one of the big names in Africa featuring in a United Nations’ comedy show slated for Sunday.

COVID-19: WHO, Africa CDC in joint push for traditional medicine research

The World Health Organisation, WHO, and the Africa Centre for Disease Control and Prevention, Africa CDC, are collaborating to enhance research and development of traditional medicines for COVID-19 in Africa.

COVID-19: Africa records over 400,000 cases, 10,000 deaths

The World Health Organisation, WHO, Regional Office for Africa in Brazzaville, Congo, says there are over 400,000 confirmed cases of Coronavirus, COVID-19, in Africa.

COVID-19 may infect 44m Africans – WHO

The World Health Organisation, WHO, says 29 million to 44 million Africans may get infected with COVID-19 in the first year of the pandemic if containment measures fail, according to a study.

Fighting COVID-19 in Africa needs total solidarity – WHO

The World Health Organisation, WHO, says fighting COVID-19 in Africa needs total solidarity.

Congo to introduce second vaccine against Ebola in mid-October

Congo will introduce a second vaccine against Ebola from mid-October, the World Health Organisation (WHO) said on Monday, as the central African country continues...

3 Congolese doctors arrested over alleged killing of WHO epidemiologist

Three doctors have been arrested in eastern Congo over the murder of a World Health Organisation, WHO, epidemiologist.

Buhari, Osinbajo, others attend inaugural Democracy Day celebration

President Muhammadu Buhari, Vice President Yemi Osinbajo as well as President of the Senate Ahmed Lawan and House of Representatives Speaker Femi Gbajabiamila are some dignitaries attending the inaugural ceremony of the Democracy Day.

UN report describes horrors of Congo massacre with 535 dead

The UN Human Rights office says 535 people in Congo were shot, butchered and burnt to death during the three days of violence between...

Ebola patients escape after MSF clinic attack in Congo

Four patients with Ebola escaped after a Doctors without Borders (MSF) clinic in eastern Congo was attacked by unknown assailants, the Ministry of Health...

Congo political crisis deepens as top court rejects vote challenge

Congo’s political standoff deepened on Sunday after the top court backed the contested presidential election victory of Felix Tshisekedi, as his main rival rejected...

Ultra-secure lab in Gabon equipped for Ebola studies

At a research facility in Gabon, one isolated building stands behind an electrified fence, under round-the-clock scrutiny by video cameras. The locked-down P4 lab is built to handle the world's most dangerous viruses, including Ebola.

DR Congo bans planned anti-Kabila march by Catholics

A planned demonstration against Democratic Republic of Congo's President Joseph Kabila organised by Catholics has been banned a day before it was to take...

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