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Tanzania: Samples from goat, pawpaw test positive for Covid-19

The President of Tanzania, John Magufuli on Sunday said samples from pawpaw and goat tested positive for COVID-19 in his country. Magufuli has therefore dismissed...

ECOWAS countries ‘eager’ for Madagascar’s ‘Covid-19 cure drug’

The 15 members of the West African sub-regional bloc ECOWAS are reportedly waiting anxiously for their consignment of Covid-Organics, the herbal drug from Madagascar...

US approves antiviral drug remdesivir for covid-19 treatment

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has now given emergency approval for the drug remdesivir to be used for coronavirus treatment. US President Donald...

Sudan finally bans female genital mutilation

Sudan has become the latest country in Africa to make female genital mutilation (FGM) a criminal act. Offenders would be jailed for up to three...

Lesotho is the only African country yet to record Covid-19 case

Lesotho remains Africa's only Covid-19 free country after Comoros confirmed its first case on Thursday. Comoros, the Indian Ocean archipelago and Lesotho were the only...

Ghana’s govt concerned with ‘cash producer’ TV ads by traditional priests

Ghana's government is reportedly concerned with reports of local traditional priests advertising on TV as producers of cash or money. Across many TV platforms in...

Covid-19: Ecuador morgues are full, bodies piled up in bathrooms

Front line medics in one of Latin America's coronavirus epicenters are lifting the lid on the daily horrors they face in an Ecuadoran city...

‘Slumdog Millionaire’ actor Irrfan Khan dies at 53

Acclaimed Indian actor Irrfan Khan, whose international movie career included hits such as "Slumdog Millionaire", "Life of Pi" and "The Amazing Spider-Man", has died...

Ghana to reopen its airports to domestic flights

Ghana has announced plans to reopen its airports to domestic flights after closing it over three weeks ago due to the coronavirus pandemic. Currently Ghana...

Chad abolishes death penalty for terror activities

Chad has abolished the death penalty for terrorist activities. The country's parliament outlawed the penalty on Tuesday. Justice Minister Djimet Arabi told AFP that "The...

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African stars seek support for victims of Beirut explosion

Many African stars are rallying for support for victims of Tuesday’s bomb blast in the Lebanese capital Beirut. Former Chelsea and Ghanaian midfielder Michael Essien,...

Ghanaian students demonstrate over strict exams supervision

Final year students of the Tweneboa Kodua Senior High School in Ghana’s Ashanti region have demonstrated against strict supervision in the ongoing West African...

Iker Casillas retires from football

Former Real Madrid and Spain goalkeeper Iker Casillas has retired from football at the age of 39. Casillas made 725 appearances for Real during a...

SA Innovation Summit 2020 to take Africa to the World

For the very first time in its 13-year history, the SA Innovation Summit (SAIS) – the largest start-up event in Africa – will be...

Ghana: Businesses sack 42k workers, cut wages for 770k due to Covid-19

The shock caused by the COVID-19 pandemic has had considerable impacts on Ghanaian businesses, forcing many firms to cut costs by reducing staff hours,...
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