Tag Archives: Africa

COVID-19: Nigeria Records 304 Fresh Cases As Africa’s Infections Near 1 Million

In cased you missed it, Nigeria’s COVID-19 toll topped 43,000 cases as the nation recorded 304 fresh cases. Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) unveiled the latest data on Twitter indicatingthat the new cases were found in fourteen states and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT). This comes as the Africa Centre Control (CDC), as of Sunday, August…

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COVID-19: WHO Says Over 10, 000 Health Workers In Africa Have Been Infected

According to the World Health Organization (WHO) Africa Region, over 10, 000 health workers in Africa have been infected with the novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) since its outbreak. The body also said there are 750, 000 cases of COVID-19 on the continent with over 15, 000 deaths recorded. Dr Matshidiso Moeti, WHO Africa Region Director, said…

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Access Bank Finalizes Acquisition Of Kenya’s Transnational Bank

Following its first announcement in October 2019, Nigeria’s largest bank, Access Bank PLC has announced the successful completion of the acquisition of Transnational Bank PLC, of Kenya (TNB). The Bank made this known through a statement signed by its Company Secretary, Sunday Ekwochi. “Access Bank PLC is pleased to inform the investing public and the…

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Global COVID-19 Death Toll Near 500,000 As Africa Records Highest Daily Infection

According to a tally from official sources compiled by AFP at 1100 GMT on Saturday, the novel coronavirus has killed at least 494,337 people since the outbreak emerged in China in December 2019. The tallies, using data collected by AFP from national authorities and information from the World Health Organization (WHO), probably reflect only a fraction of…

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Nollywood Actress, Toni Tones Calls For Abolition Of Bride Price: “Women Are Not Properties”

Nigerian actress, Gbemi Anthonia Adefuye, popularly known as Toni Tones has called for the abolition of “bride price” culture which is predominantly practiced in Africa.   Wading in on the controversy surrounding the topic via Twitter, the media personality and singer insisted that women are not properties and are not meant to be sold. “Scrap bride price culture. Women are not…

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Coronavirus Cases Crosses Over 5 Million With 327,000 Death Toll Worldwide

The novel Coronavirus also known as COVID-19 has infected over five million people across the world, according to data supplied and computed by Worldometers. The global total cases which now stand at 5,090,064 shows the United States of America as the most infected country with 1,578,801 cases. The US is followed by Russia, Spain, Brazil and the UK…

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ICYMI: Total Number Of COVID-19 Cases In Nigeria Hits 5,445 + Other Updates

288 new cases of the novel coronavirus has been recorded in Nigeria, bringing the total number of cases to 5445. According to the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control who disclosed the report in a tweet late Friday, 179 new cases had been discovered in Lagos, the country’s hotspot. In Kaduna, 20 new cases were recorded, 15…

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COVID-19: Over 63,000 Cases Confirmed In Africa, 2,283 Associated Deaths

The World Health Organization Regional Office for Africa (WHOAFRO) has revealed that there are now more than over 60,000 confirmed cases of COVID-19 across the African continent. According to the agency’s latest data, the breakdown remains fluid as countries confirm cases as and when. Also a number of African countries are imposing a range of prevention and…

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IAMISIGO’s AW20 Collection, “Chasing Evil” Explores The Exploitation Of Congo And Africa

Nigerian fashion label, IAMISIGO has just released the lookbook to its Autumn/Winter 2020 collection and every look is incredible. Tagged “Chasing Evil”, the collection explores the exploitation of Congo and Africa as a whole through research in Bukavu and DRC’s capital Kinshasa. According to the press release, inspiration is derived “by working closely with war victims…

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Chinese Billionaire, Jack Ma Donates 500 Ventilators To Nigeria, 53 Other African Countries

Weeks after sending relief and kits materials, Chinese billionaire, Jack Ma, has made additional donations, including 500 ventilators to Nigeria and 53 other African countries to help fight coronavirus. The billionaire disclosed via his Twitter handle that the new donations also include 200,000 suits and face shields, 2,000 thermometers, one million swabs and extraction kits…

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