The World Health Organisation (WHO) Regional Office for Africa in Brazzaville, Congo, has disclosed that South Africa has more confirmed cases of coronavirus (COVID-19) than any other country in the continent. According to the WHO, South Africa is the most affected by the coronavirus virus in Africa, with 1,280 cases, one death, and 31 recoveries […]
Algerian singer Idir, a leading cultural ambassador of his native Kabylie and its Berber language, died in Paris on Saturday, aged 70, his family announced. Idir, who suffered from pulmonary fibrosis, was hospitalised on Friday. “We regret to announce the death of our father (of us all), Idir,” a message posted on his official FacebookRead More
By Ben Efe, Algeria Athletics Federation said yesterday that hosting the 2020 Africa Championships billed for June 24-28 is no longer feasible following the unabated spread of the coronavirus. This coming on the heels of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics being postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic, which has grounded almost all major sporting activities inRead More
The World Health Organization, WHO, regional office for Africa in Brazzaville, Congo, says the number of coronavirus (COVID-19) cases in Africa has risen to over 77,000 in the past 24 hours. The UN health agency gave the update on its official Twitter account on Saturday. According to the tweet, COVID-19 has killed 2,600 people in […]
COVID-19: WHO releases latest
As state governments continue with adhoc measures, some medical experts in Nigeria have described the containment efforts of the Federal Government as slow and unproductive.
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What should a country that is caught between two tribulations do? Should it stick to the one that it is
familiar with or should it engage the one it has never tried? Nigeria is caught between two debilitating disease epidemics – Lassa fever and coronavirus disease 2019 a.k.a COVID-19. To millions of Nigerians, Lassa fever is a “home disease”. The COVID-19 - a deadly viral disease that has sickened more than one million worldwide and killed more than 50,000, is the newcomer.
The all-commodity Terms of Trade (ToT) index for Nigeria increased marginally by 0.81 percent in the fourth quarter of 2019 (Q4’19) due to increases in the prices of vegetable products, live animals, animal products and prepared foodstuffs.
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