Tag Archives: Africa

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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Africa Free Of Coronavirus As Suspected Case In Egypt Tests Negative

Africa has been declared free of coronavirus after a patient in Egypt tested negative for the deadly virus, The Cable reports. The announcement was made by the Egyptian Health Ministry and the World Health Organization (WHO) on Wednesday February 19, barely 48 hours after the foreigner was admitted to a specially designated hospital for isolation after being revealed…

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OB Crush: Femi Aliu Of MyFarmBase Africa

Our OB Crush of this week is one man contributing his quota to the development of Agriculture in Nigeria and Africa. Femi ‘Royal’ Aliu is a tech farmer and the founder of MyFarmBase Africa, a social enterprise which uses technology to bridge the information gap in the Agricultural sector for Agribusiness owners and farmers. They provide mainly…

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Tony Elumelu Urges Global Investors In Paris To Invest In Africa And African SMEs, Says “The Time Is Now”

Tony O. Elumelu with Bruno Le Maire, French Minister of Economy and Finance Founder of the Tony Elumelu Foundation (TEF) and Chairman, United Bank for Africa (UBA) and Heirs Holdings, Tony O. Elumelu opened the “Ambition Africa” conference organised by the France Invest Africa Club on Wednesday, October 30, 2019, held in Paris, France.  As Elumelu…

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Patoranking Thrills At Youth Connekt Africa Summit With Outstanding Talk and Performance 

African Reggae/ Dancehall Superstar Patoranking, graced the Youth Connekt Africa Summit recently in Kigali, Rwanda, speaking briefly to over 7000 representatives from across Africa, on his take as an artist from Nigeria ; on the relationship between youths and the government . He highlighted a few issues we share as Africans relating with each other,…

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Lara Rawa Hosts Stakeholders & Partners! Highlights From Lagos Cocktail Week 2019 Press Conference

Africa’s largest cocktail experience is almost here again! Lagos Cocktail Week 2019 (LCW) is set to take place from October 16th – October 17th 2019. LCW stakeholders and partners including, Freya Doessel , Brand Manager, Fayrouz Nigerian Breweries Plc; Tiyan Alonge, Brand Ambassador, Diageo Reserve Brands; Funke Babs Kufeji, Editor-in-Chief, Thisday Style and Kola Oshalusi,…

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