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Africa CDC Director, John Nkengasong, at an online press briefing, said that “access to oxygen is becoming a huge critical need across the continent.”

Africa’s coronavirus case fatality rate surpasses global level

Africa’s coronavirus case fatality rate has risen alarmingly to 2.5%, higher than the global level of 2.2%, the head of the continent’s disease control body said on Thursday.
Rebels killed two peacekeepers in the Central African Republic on Monday, the UN mission MINUSCA said, hours after the top court confirmed President Faustin Archange Touadera's re-election in a December vote marred by low turnout.

Two UN troops killed in CAR as president’s re-election confirmed

Rebels killed two peacekeepers in the Central African Republic on Monday, the UN mission MINUSCA said, hours after the top court confirmed President Faustin Archange Touadera's re-election in a December vote marred by low turnout.
Minister for Foreign Affairs, Geoffrey Onyeama has said that the Nigerian Government would use the Forum of the UN General Assembly (UNGA) to seek global support fighting terrorism and increasing Foreign Direct Investments (FDI).

52 Non-career ambassadors for deployment to missions abroad

The Abia State nominee, Mrs. Uzoma Emenike will serve in Washington DC as Nigeria’s Ambassador to the United States of America while a former Minister from Ogun State, Sharafa Ishola, is posted to the United Kingdom as High Commissioner.
Rebel forces advancing on the Central African Republic's capital Bangui have been pushed back and the situation is under control, a spokesperson for UN peacekeeping forces said on Sunday, as tensions mount a week before key elections.

UN troops retake rebel-controlled city in Central Africa Republic

UN peacekeeping troops say they have retaken control of a city in the Central African Republic captured two weeks ago by armed groups waging an offensive against President Faustin Archange Touadera’s regime.
FILE PHOTO - Uganda's President Yoweri Museveni arrives for the opening of the 33rd Ordinary Session of the Assembly of the Heads of State and the Government of the African Union (AU) in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, February 9, 2020. REUTERS-Tiksa Negeri

Yoweri Museveni clings on as one of Africa’s longest-serving leaders

Yoweri Museveni has been president longer than most Ugandans have been alive, and his disputed election win Saturday cements his place among the world’s longest-serving and authoritarian leaders.
President Muhammadu Buhari yesterday in his New Year broadcast decried the level of violence in the country, saying insecurity is setting Nigeria back at “critical points” through the destruction of public and private investments.

President Buhari, others receive AfCFTA awards

President Muhammadu Buhari, nine other African Heads of State and Dr Akinwumi Adesina, President, African Development Bank (AfDB) have received awards for their contributions to the kick-off of the African Continental Free Trade Agreement (AfCFTA).
A soldier of the FARDC (Armed Forces of the Democratic Republic of the Congo) takes cover during exchanges of fire with members of the ADF (Allied Democratic Forces) in Opira. Alain Wandimoyi-AFP

46 Pygmies killed in militia attack in eastern DR Congo

Forty-six Pygmies have been massacred in eastern DR Congo's Ituri province by the notorious Allied Democratic Forces (ADF) militia, local sources said on Friday.
Morocco will be the host country for the 2022 Africa Women's Cup of Nations, the Confederation of African Football has announced.

Morocco to host 2022 Africa Women’s Cup of Nations

Morocco will be the host country for the 2022 Africa Women's Cup of Nations, the Confederation of African Football has announced.
The Egyptian Ministry of Petroleum and Mineral Resources announced on Thursday a new oil discovery in the shallow waters of Geisum concession south of the Gulf of Suez, with an initial production rate of 2,000 barrels of crude oil per day.

OPEC: Nigeria’s daily oil production drops to 1.17 million barrels in December

According to the January Monthly Oil Market report, this is 155,000 barrels lower than the 1.32 million barrels per day produced in November and 173,000 barrels lower than the 1.34 million barrels per day produced in October.
Everton have celebrated Alex Iwobi’s excellent display in Tuesday night’s 2-1 away win against Wolverhampton Wanderers at the Molineux.

Everton boss hails Alex Iwobi, Lucas Digne’s partnership vs Wolves

Everton manager Carlo Ancelotti has expressed his delight with the productive partnership between Alex Iwobi and Lucas Digne in their 2-1 Premier League victory over Wolverhampton Wanderers on Tuesday.

Thousands of CAR refugees flee to Cameroon after polls

Close to 5,000 Central African Republic (CAR) refugees have fled to eastern Cameroon following clashes between the army and rebel groups in the country.
The injectable single-dose Ebola vaccine (rVSV∆G-ZEBOV-GP, live) is manufactured by Merck, Sharp & Dohme (MSD) Corp. and developed with financial support from the US government.

WHO, others stockpile Ebola vaccine

The four leading international health and humanitarian organizations on Tuesday announced the establishment of a global Ebola vaccine stockpile to facilitate quick response to the outbreak of the epidemic.

CAF appoints four female referees with one Nigerian among 47 for African Nations Championship

The Referee Committee of the Confederation of African Football (CAF) has appointed 47 referees and assistant referees – including Video Assistant Referees – from 31 countries in the continent for the 6th edition of the Total African Nations Championship (CHAN) holding in Cameroon from 16 January to 7 February 2021.
The crowd dispersed in front of the headquarters of the Mouvement Coeur Unis (MCU), after the outgoing president and party member, Faustin Archange Touadera, cancelled a visit to his supporters in Bangui on January 5, 2021. – The country’s National Electoral Authority (ANE), late on January 4, 2020 declared Faustin Archange Touadera winner of the December 27, 2020 vote with 53.92 percent of the ballot, if confirmed by the CAR’s top court, it means a runoff will not be needed. (Photo by FLORENT VERGNES / AFP)

UN: 30,000 flee Central Africa over election unrest

More than 30,000 people have been forced to flee the Central African Republic due to violence surrounding its elections, the UN said Friday, and tens of thousands more have been internally displaced.

WHO: Coronavirus cases in Africa near three million

The World Health Organisation (WHO) Regional Office for Africa in Brazzaville, Congo, has said there are over 2.9 million confirmed COVID-19 cases on the African continent.
The African Development Bank, AfDB, says it has approved a 70 million dollar loan for a road project in Ebonyi. The bank said on its website on Friday that it would provide $40 million, while its co-financier, the Africa Growing Together Fund (AGTF), would contribute $30 million for the project.

AfDB appoints directors-general, deputy directors-general in regional offices

The African Development Bank Group has announced the appointment of directors-general for the East, Central and Southern Africa regions and deputy general for the East, Central, Northern, Southern and West Africa regions.
Chinese State Councillor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi has cautioned Chinese companies operating in Nigeria to strictly obey the labour laws of the country as well as local customs. Wang who is in Nigeria on a working visit gave the directive on Tuesday in Abuja while responding to questions from newsmen shortly after a closed-door meeting with Nigeria’s Foreign Minister Geoffrey Onyeama.

Chinese companies must obey Nigerian labour laws – foreign minister

Chinese State Councillor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi has cautioned Chinese companies operating in Nigeria to strictly obey the labour laws of the country as well as local customs.
Japan maintains its lead into 2021 as the world’s most powerful passport.

Japan leads 2021 world’s most powerful passport

The passports were rated according to the number of destinations their holders can access without a prior visa.

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NEPC chief lauds Niger’s role in realisation of non-oil export plan

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Bandits storm Katsina community, abduct village head

Gunmen suspected to be bandits Friday morning kidnapped the Village Head of Radda community, Alhaji Kabir Umar, in Charanchi Local Government Area of Katsina State.
FILE PHOTO: An Ethiopian woman, who fled the ongoing fighting in Tigray region, holds her child under a World Food Programme banner in Hamdayet village on the Sudan-Ethiopia border, in the eastern Kassala state, Sudan December 15, 2020. REUTERS/Mohamed Nureldin Abdallah/File Photo

UN: ‘Disturbing’ allegations of rape in Ethiopia’s Tigray conflict

The UN says it has received "disturbing" reports of sexual violence and abuse in Ethiopia's conflict-hit Tigray region, including of individuals forced to rape members of their own family.
Chelsea are a crisis club according to Chris Sutton, who thinks the Blues' season is in danger of turning ugly under Frank Lampard.

Mikel Arteta insists Chelsea boss ‘needs time’

Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta survived a difficult run of form earlier this season and looks to have turned the club around and the Spaniard said his Chelsea counterpart Frank Lampard should also be given time to get them back on track.
Kenya’s Tourism Minister Najib Balala has defended the decision to name British model Naomi Campbell as the country’s international tourism ambassador.

Kenya defends Naomi Campbell tourism role

Kenya’s Tourism Minister Najib Balala has defended the decision to name British model Naomi Campbell as the country’s international tourism ambassador.