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Nigeria: Moghalu Defends ‘Low Crude Oil Price’ Wish

A former deputy governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Kingsley Moghalu, on Saturday stirred controversy on Twitter when he took on...

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Pandemic exposes low pay and scant protections for nursing assistants and home-care aides

Home health aides and certified nursing assistants, the largest category of healthcare workers, lack the equipment and job security nurses...

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North Korea’s official coronavirus count: Zero. Why that claim is hard to believe

Experts are skeptical of the no-coronavirus claim from the tightly controlled country so desperate to maintain the status of its border with...

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Coronavirus claims 1,000 U.S. lives in a single day

The coronavirus pandemic passed a grim marker as the death toll hit 1,000 in a single day. Health experts expect the toll will continue to...

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Coronavirus kills some people and hardly affects others: How is that possible?

How can the new coronavirus affect people so differently — killing some while leaving others blissfully unaware that they have been infected at...

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Rwanda: Zoom Clears the Air Over Security and Safety Issues

Following the recent privacy concerns by the public, Zoom the popular video conferencing platform, will with immediate effect freeze new feature development and...

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Rwanda: Economic Growth Projected At 5.1% for 2020

The government and the International Monetary Fund (IMF) have revised Rwanda's economic growth projections for 2020 to 5.1 per cent in light of...

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Zimbabwe: CBZ, Pvt Sector in $2.74 Billion Winter Wheat Partnership With Govt

The Commercial Bank of Zimbabwe (CBZ) and private partners will this year fund the winter wheat production under contract farming by government to...

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Zimbabwe: National Sports Stadium, Barbourfields Fail Another CAF Inspection

Zimbabwe is fighting a losing battle in its bid to have its main stadiums approved to host international matches after the Confederation of...

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South Africa: UK Firm Makes About-Turn and Agrees to Help Country With Ventilators

UK-based company Penlon has revised its decision not to assist a group of local businessmen, doctors and engineers who have been working to reverse...

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Namibia: Stranded European Tourists Being Flown Home

The Lufthansa group this week operated six repatriation flights to Windhoek to accommodate more than 1 500 stranded tourists from Germany and Europe who...

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Zimbabwe: Nakamba Linked With Surprise Aston Villa Exit

Zimbabwe international midfielder Marvelous Nakamba could be set for a move away from English Premier League side Aston Villa after just one side...

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Zimbabwe: Villagers in Drought Hit Silobela Starve As Lockdown Intensifies

Villagers in drought-ravaged Silobela are feeling the pinch during the current government-imposed national lockdown period in efforts to tame...

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Zimbabwe: Grain Marketing Board Stocks for Lockdown

April allocations of drought relief grain are being moved into the depots by the Grain Marketing Board, which is working with the Department...

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The new coronavirus might spread when people talk, but scientists say masks can help

It's possible that the new coronavirus can spread from person to person simply by talking, or even breathing, according to preliminary...

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Zimbabwe: National Lockdown – ‘Now Is the Time to Fix the Economy’

Despite the central bank having allowed the use of free funds during the Covid-19 lockdown period in a move widely seen as re-dollarisation...

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Zimbabwe: Lockdown – Workers Face Uncertain Future

The 21-day national lockdown to contain the spread of the Covid-19 scourge which has seen the death of almost 40 000 people globally...

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Zimbabwe: ‘Artisinal Miners At Risk of COVID-19’

Zimbabwe Miners Federation (ZMF) has warned that artisinal miners are at a great risk of being affected by the coronavirus scourge that has...

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Nigeria: Govt to Provide Life Insurance for Health Workers Involved in Fight Against COVID-19

The federal government is working with stakeholders to structure medical and life insurance for health workers involved in the war against COVID-19 in...

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Ethiopia: Hoteliers, Tour Operators Seek Government’s Assistance to Stay Afloat

Hotel owners and tour operators are seeking government assistance to withstand the severe impacts of the COVID-19 outbreak which brought the hospitality industry to...

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Ethiopia: COVID-19 Projected to SlashCountry’s GDP By U.S.$1.2 Billion

The economic impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic in Ethiopia - in regards to the airline industry and allied businesses - could cost the country...

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Nigeria: Ministry of Agriculture Releases 70,000 Metric Tonnes of Grains, Garri

Abuja -The Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development, Friday, complied with President Muhammadu Buhari's order to release 70, 000 metric tonnes of grains...

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Doctor fired after criticizing his hospital for coronavirus response

Dr. Ming Lin was ousted after publicly criticizing coronavirus procedures at his hospital in Bellingham, Wash....

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Africa: Kwesé Sports and ESL Partner Up To Bring Africa Some of the Largest Esports Tournaments in the World

The sports content platform of Econet Media, Kwesé Sports have signed a 5 years contract with the largest esports firm in the...

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Coronavirus killed China’s whistleblower doctor. Now the virus has changed how the country can mourn him

On a day when tombs are traditionally swept, China mourns its coronavirus deaths and praises Dr. Li Wenliang, calling him a martyr....

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This is how we’re getting extra doctors and nurses to fight coronavirus

The COVID-19 pandemic creates a logistical puzzle for the health care...

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Belly dancers to florists: Six African coronavirus heroes

Uplifting stories about African people doing exceptional things in the age of...

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CDC recommends wearing face masks during coronavirus pandemic

The CDC now recommends that the public wear cloth face masks while also urging that high-grade equipment be reserved for medical...

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Column: Republicans think guns are essential during the coronavirus lockdown. Women’s health? Not so much

A handful of states have tried to suspend access to all abortions, wrongly claiming they are not 'immediately medically...

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