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Nigerian Gbemisola Ijigbamigbe’s right leg was virtually paralysed after she contracted wild polio aged 11 months. Now the 28-year-old leads an active life as a wheelchair basketball player and also enjoys swimming and kayaking.
Tanzania's main opposition party, Chadema, has nominated national vice chairman Tundu Lissu as its presidential candidate for the October 28 General Election, pending approval by the national delegates conference slated for Tuesday.
Chama Cha Mapinduzi, CCM, Tanzania’s ruling party, has endorsed the candidature of President John Pombe Magufuli for upcoming presidential polls.
The Africa Centre for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC) has said that there are now 60,657 confirmed cases of coronavirus (COVID-19) in 53 countries across Africa.
According to data obtained from the World Health Organisation, no fewer than 4,012 people have tested positive for COVID-19 in Ghana.
The Africa Centre for Disease Control (Africa CDC) has said that the number of Coronavirus (COVID-19) cases in Africa has risen to over 54,027 in the past 24 hours in 53 countries across the continent.
Up to 190,000 people in Africa could die of coronavirus in the first year of the pandemic if containment measures fail, the World Health Organisation warned on Thursday.
Mr Stephen Karingi, Director, Regional Trade and Integration, United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA), says African economy will lose 65 billion dollars if there is a full lockdown of the continent due to COVID-19.
African nations are facing a surge of COVID-19 cases with less than one intensive care bed and one ventilator per 100,000 people, a Reuters survey has found.
The World Health Organisation (WHO) said the number of reported COVID-19 cases in Africa increased from 46,500 to 49,000 in the past 24 hours.
Tanzania has suspended the head of its national health laboratory in charge of testing for the coronavirus and ordered an investigation, a day after President John Magufuli questioned the tests’ accuracy.
The Director, Africa Centres for Disease Control and Prevention, John Nkengasong, has said the collapse of global cooperation and failure of international solidarity have shoved Africa out of the global coronavirus diagnostics market.
Africa must move swiftly to prevent a looming food crunch caused by coronavirus disruption for small-scale producers, the head of a UN agency says.
Africa, the continent that was last to confirm cases of coronavirus now has more than 20,000 cases. As of Tuesday, according to Worldometer, the continent has 24,501 confirmed cases, 1,167 deaths, and 6,531 recoveries.
Tobacco multinationals are using the COVID-19 crisis to engage in activities that either help clean their image or challenge governments for restricting or banning the sale of tobacco products, the African Tobacco Control Alliance has said.
As cases of coronavirus increase in sub-Saharan Africa, authorities in the region must take urgent action to protect inmates from COVID-19 by decongesting the prisons, Amnesty International has said.
The Senate on Wednesday confirmed the appointments of seven nominees to the Federal Competition and Consumer Protection Commission.
Marcos Caldeira, a 34-year-old Brazilian businessman, has invested more than 10 million yuan (about 1.52 million United States dollars) in his import venture this year, shipping high-end Brazilian natural stones to China.
Without any concrete evidence, Britain, in collaboration with the United States, has been discriminating and suppressing Chinese companies citing nonexistent “security risks,” Zhao said.
A South Korean agency for protecting personal information on Wednesday fined Facebook Inc 6.7 billion won ($6.06 million) and sought a criminal investigation for providing users’ personal information to other operators without consent.
Taraba State Governor Darius Ishaku on Tuesday called on the Federal Government and other humanitarian agencies to assist the State to rebuild structures and replace items damaged or stolen by hoodlums during the #EndSARS protests in the State last month.
Joint Border Operations Drill (JBOD) Sector 3 has identified notorious border communities reputed for smuggling activities in the North Central geopolitical zone of the country.
Arsenal are making a new attempt to open contract talks with teenage star Folarin Balogun.
A Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN), Dr Olisa Agbakoba, has said that for Nigeria to experience rapid economic growth there is the need for some agencies of the Federal Government to come together and harness their potentials.
Progressive Governors Forum (PGF), a platform of elected governors in the All Progressives Congress (APC) on Friday described the defection of Chief David Nweze Umahi, the Ebonyi State Governor to the ruling party as a testament of the party’s capacity to mobilise and unite all Nigerians.
Yahaya Bello, Kogi governor, says the All Progressives Congress (APC) is going to produce a president in 2023 that will unify the country.