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NIGERIA COVID 19: UBA redeems $2.6m donation to Lagos

Nigeria’s commercial hub of Lagos is at the center of the country’s coronavirus combat. Lagos has the highest number of confirmed cases (as at March 29) and the state government has continued to roll out multiple measures to deal with the disease. Lagos has in the past weeks suspended schools

NIGERIA: Adenuga donates 1.5 billion naira, Seneators donate 50% salaries

More private sector donations continue to pour into Nigeria’s coronavirus combat efforts. The latest is from Mike Adenuga a billionaire businessman who is into telecoms industry. Adenuga on Monday announced a 1.5 billion contribution to be shared between the federal government and Lagos State government. One billion to the federal government and 500 million to […]

COVID 19 : FLATTENING THE OTHER CURVE -Marricke Gane

Throughout this COVID-19 crisis, most people have referred to the need to FLATTEN THE CURVE. That curve usually refers to the high number of infection cases that will keep rising IF we do not carry out any interventions like mass testing, isolation, and lockdowns. It is these interventions that flatten the curve. BUT… there is […]

SOUTH AFRICA: Nation welcomes Miss Universe back home

Zozibini Tunzi, who was crowned Miss Universe in December last year, was given a hero’s welcome when she arrived home at the weekend, for the first time since her victory. She was described by Miss Universe as “a proud advocate for natural beauty”. Zozibini arrived from New York and went to several welcome home parties. She tweeted […]

KENYA: Chinese national arrested for caning Kenyan

Four Chinese nationals have been arrested in Kenya after one of them – a chef at a local restaurant – was recorded allegedly caning a Kenyan worker. The footage was broadcast by a local TV station. The police tweeted on Sunday that they had raided Chez Wou Restaurant in the suburb of Kileleshwa in the […]

UK: Four more people diagnosed with coronavirus

The number of people infected by the coronavirus in the UK has doubled to eight – after four more patients in England tested positive for the virus. It comes as the government announced new powers to keep people in quarantine to stop the spread of the virus. In order to do this the Department of […]

African leaders on Sunday condemned US President Donald Trump’s Mideast peace plan as illegitimate, taking advantage of an African Union summit to voice solidarity with “the Palestinian cause”. AU Commission Chairman Moussa Faki Mahamat told assembled heads of state that the plan unveiled in late January represented the “umpteenth violation of multiple United Nations and

Panic as locusts reach Uganda, Tanzania

Authorities in Uganda are implementing plans that had been put in place to combat a locust invasion, following sightings of the dreaded pests in the North-east of the country. Uganda is one of the East African countries affected by what the Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) describes as the worst outbreak to hit the region […]

PAKISTAN : Climate change threatens chilli harvest

The chili industry in Southern Pakistan risk destruction due to climate change. Farmers in Sunri suffered a 40 percent drop in production last year due to scorching temperatures and lack of rain. Mian Muhammad Saleem is the President of the Red Chilli Growers’ Association. “We yielded 50 percent more red chillies this year than we […]
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