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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: DHL introduces air freight service from China to Africa, Middle East

DHL Global Forwarding has launched a dedicated 100-tonne weekly air freight service for organizations and governments shipping goods from China to Africa and Middle East.

Top British-Nigerian doctor, Alfa Saadu, dies of Coronavirus in London

Dr Alfa Saadu, a top British-Nigerian medical consultant who worked for the NHS for almost 40 years, has died of coronavirus in London.

Nigeria, other African countries to become top medical cannabis grower, experts say

Africa is likely to become one of the world’s top medical cannabis growers, a group of researchers, scientists and entrepreneurs said on Monday.

Climate change, stereotype hindering businesses in Africa, Dangote, Bill Gates, Mo Ibrahim raise alarm

Renowned philanthropists, Bill Gates, Mo Ibrahim and Aliko Dangote have expressed concern over the effect of climate change and the stereotypes on Africa that have hindered business opportunities in the continent.

600m people lack access to electricity in Africa- Don  

Prof. Folasade Ogunsola, the Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Development Services, University of Lagos, says more than 600 million people in Africa lack access to electricity. Mr Ogunsola...

LSE Africa Summit announces 2019 panels, as ticket sale continues

The 2019 edition of the annual gathering of policymakers, business leaders, academics, and professionals is scheduled to hold from March 30 to 31 at the London School of Economics and Political Science, London.

Turkey’s Erdogan to go on new Africa trip, attend BRICS summit

Turkish leader Recep Tayyip Erdogan will make the latest in a string of trips to Africa this week, visiting South Africa and Zambia as...

Oliseh ties France’s World Cup win to African talents

Former Super Eagles captain, Sunday Oliseh said that the number of African descent in the French winning squad to Russia 2018 means the continent...

Rights campaigner seeks end to taxes on digital platform

An internet rights campaigner and the Executive Director of Paradigm Initiative Nigetia, Gbenga Sesan, has called for an end to alleged imposition of taxes on digital platforms by some governments in Africa.

Africa’s ‘step back’ in worst World Cup since 1982

Senegal's elimination on fair play rules not only made World Cup history, it is also the first time since 1982 an African team failed...

Obasanjo calls for stronger Africa, China tie to curtail poverty

Mr Obasanjo made this known at a forum organised by the Embassy of China, titled: “A new era for China-Africa cooperation, partnership for peace, security and development” in Abuja.

Nigeria vs Iceland preview: Rohr’s response against Iceland to determine Nigeria’s fate

Nigeria legend Jay Jay Okocha was candid in his analysis of the game saying the team didn't have a creative player.

Death toll from Gambia protest rises to three

A 24-year-old student who was hit by police gunfire at an environmental protest in western Gambia died on Wednesday, bringing the death toll from the violence to three, his campaign group said.

World less peaceful than a decade ago – Report

The world is less peaceful than a decade ago, mostly due to conflict in Middle East and Africa that is costing the global economy trillions of dollars, an international index showed on Wednesday.

When Africa was connected to greatness in Randburg

Thursday May 24 was a special day for African football fans. It was a day Multichoice Africa chose to connect them with the events...

Africa, US move on from ‘shithole’ remarks as Tillerson starts tour

Washington's top diplomat began his first Africa tour Thursday by meeting with the African Union chief, who said the continent had moved on from...

NIPS: Providing leadership for Africa’s oil and gas industry

President Muhammadu Buhari recently inaugurated the Nigeria International Petroleum Summit, NIPS, in Abuja as a fundamental oil and gas industry platform aimed at linking...

Kachikwu lists new challenges for oil companies

Mr Kachikwu said Africa is the still the only area with vast amount of resources, where the owners of these resources continue to cry for neglect and abandonment.

Trump sends ‘warmest regards’ to African leaders after reported slur

US President Donald Trump on Friday asked the African Union chairman to pass on his "warmest regards" to other regional leaders at a summit...

Toothpaste could fight malaria, research shows

Research carried out in part by an Artificially-Intelligent, AI, ‘robot scientist’ has found that a common ingredient of toothpaste could be developed to fight...

‘Africa is no shithole’: outrage over Trump remark

Africans reacted angrily Friday after Donald Trump reportedly referred to their nations as "shithole countries", with many lashing the US president for racism and...

Salah favourite to win African Player of the Year award

Mohammed Saleh…set to win the CAF African player of the world award Egypt and Liverpool star, Mohamed Salah, hopes to add the African Player of...

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