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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...

Africa’s top 20 universities based on UN’s SDGs and social impact

The 2020 edition of the Times Higher Education University Impact Rankings has been published revealing the top universities around the world. The rankings measure actions taken by...

‘Ghana-Made’ Covid-19 test kit that gives result in 15-20 minutes

Ghanaian diagnostic company, Incas Diagnostics and a top university, the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology have partnered to develop a Covid-19 test...

Kenya will ‘scrutinize’ any UK request to test Covid-19 vaccine on citizens

The Kenyan government has said that it will subject any proposal from the UK government to conduct covid-19 vaccine trials on Kenyans. Kenyans have been...

UK scientists want to test Covid-19 vaccine in Kenya if ‘it fails in UK’

Kenyans are fuming over reports that UK Scientists are considering covid-19 vaccine trial in Kenya if the ongoing test in the UK fails. On Thursday...

Namibia remains Africa’s freest country for journalists

Namibia remains Africa's freest country for journalists, ranking at number one in the 2020 world press freedom index on the continent. The country ranked at...

Israeli drug ‘Opaganib’ successful in treating patients with COVID-19

Opaganib is a "new chemical entity" administered orally to patients with Covid-19 and it performs "anticancer, anti-viral and anti-inflammatory activities." The experimental drug from the...

The 7 female world leaders with the ‘best Covid-19 responses’

The entire world is scrambling for a solution to the deadly coronavirus which has infected over 1.9 million people and killed over 100,000 as...

Bill Gates hopes to reach 7bln people with potential Covid-19 vaccine

The Microsoft billionaire Bill Gates has said that getting vaccines to Seven billion people would be challenging but a target that must be worked...

Families of Gambian students murdered 20 years ago still cry for justice

It has been two decades since 14 students and one Red Cross volunteer were gun down in cold blood by security forces in Gambia. In...

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South Africa: Thieves steal whisky from liquor store after alcohol ban

Just days after South Africa announced re-imposition of a ban on alcohol to curb the spread of coronavirus, thieves have broken into a liquor...

WHO says coronavirus crisis will get “worse and worse and worse”

The World Health Organization has said that the coronavirus pandemic isn't easing down anytime soon if countries fail to adhere to strict healthcare precautions. The...

Malian jihadist war crimes trial begins in The Hague

In 2012, a coalition of Islamic extremists occupied the ancient city of Timbuktu in the Saharan desert. They imposed a brutal regime, murdering and...

Covid-19: Will Africa still be world’s fastest-growing consumer markets?

Prior to the pandemic, Africa was identified as one of the fastest-growing consumer markets in the world with household consumption growing even faster than...

South Africa: Youngest daughter of Nelson Mandela dies

The youngest daughter of South Africa's first black president Nelson Mandela, Zindzi Mandela has died at the age of 59. The state broadcaster the SABC...
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