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Post-Coronavirus: Africa’s manufacturing moment by Buhari

By Muhammadu Buhari Across the world, as countries and economies slowly reopen, Africa lags behind. We were last to experience the coronavirus—and we expect to...

CBN cuts benchmark lending rate to 12.5%

* Central bank cuts rate by 100 basis points * Largest cut since 2015 * Governor says Nigeria may avoid recession Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) unexpectedly...

Hydroxychloroquine raises death risk in Covid patients – Study

The drug US President Donald Trump said he was taking to ward off Covid-19 actually increases the risk of patients with the disease dying...

Comoros announces first coronavirus case

Comoros has announced its first coronavirus case. President Azali Assoumani said the patient is a man who came in contact with a French-Comorian national...

Africa’s 43% jump in COVID-19 cases in 1 week worries experts

Africa registered a 43% jump in reported COVID-19 cases in the last week, highlighting a warning from the World Health Organization that the continent...

UN agency projects 1.2bn infections in Africa

The United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA) has projected up to 3.3 million deaths and 1.2 billion infections across Africa before the end...

Coronavirus: UN agency predicts atleast 300,000 Africans could die

The United Nations' Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA) says anywhere between 300,000 and 3.3 million Africans are in danger of dying as a direct result of coronavirus (COVID-19) infection

UBA donates N5b to combat COVID-19 across Africa

United Bank for Africa Plc (UBA) today announced a donation of over 5 billion Naira (USD14 million), through the UBA Foundation, to catalyse a...

Africa must wake up to coronavirus – WHO

Africa must "wake up" to the coronavirus threat and prepare for the worst, the head of the World Health Organization (WHO) has said. The continent...

‘I didn’t want to take coronavirus to Africa’

When Kem Senou Pavel Daryl, a 21-year-old Cameroonian student living in the Chinese city of Jingzhou, contracted the coronavirus he had no intention of...

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