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Skywatchers along a narrow band from west Africa to the Arabian Peninsula, India and the Far East witnessed Sunday a dramatic “ring of fire” solar eclipse.

‘Ring of fire’ solar eclipse thrills skywatchers in Africa, Asia

Skywatchers along a narrow band from west Africa to the Arabian Peninsula, India and the Far East witnessed Sunday a dramatic “ring of fire” solar eclipse.

Kenya defeats Djibouti for African Security Council seat

Kenya was elected to the UN Security Council on Thursday after defeating Djibouti in a run-off vote.
High-tech robots developed by Zora Bots, a Belgium-based company, and donated by the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) are seen during a demonstration at the Kanyinya treatment centre that treats coronavirus disease (COVID-19) patients, in Kigali, Rwanda May 29, 2020. REUTERS/Clement Uwiringiyimana

Rwandan medical workers deploy robots to minimise coronavirus risk

At the Kanyinya COVID-19 treatment facility a short distance from Rwanda’s capital Kigali, Akazuba, Ikizere and Ngabo report for duty, but these are no ordinary health care workers.
The US embassy's charge d'affaires, Inmi Patterson, met with Wilbert Ibuge, permanent secretary at the foreign ministry, who reminded Patterson about the two countries' historical cooperation, the foreign ministry said.

Tanzania summons US official over coronavirus warning

The US embassy's charge d'affaires, Inmi Patterson, met with Wilbert Ibuge, permanent secretary at the foreign ministry, who reminded Patterson about the two countries' "historical cooperation", the foreign ministry said.
Africa Center for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC).

Africa registers nearly 4,000 new coronavirus cases in one day

A total of 3,998 people tested positive for coronavirus in Africa in the past 24 hours, bringing the tally of cases to 115,346, Africa Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) said Tuesday.
Mercy Mwangangi, Chief Administrative Secretary in the Ministry of Health, said that the latest cases were detected from 2,711 samples, which were tested in the last 24 hours.

Kenya’s confirmed coronavirus cases rise to 1,286

Kenya’s Ministry of Health on Monday confirmed 72 new COVID-19 cases, bringing the total number of infections to 1,286.
Thousands of Ugandans have been displaced from their homes after heavy rains hit the East African country.

Death and destruction as floods hit western Uganda

Thousands of Ugandans have been displaced from their homes after heavy rains hit the East African country.
Scientists around the world are building up their knowledge about the coronavirus, as they frantically search for a cure and vaccine.

Uganda’s coronavirus cases rises to 198

Uganda’s coronavirus (COVID-19) cases have risen to 198 as 23 new cases were recorded on Saturday.
Eritrea on Friday claimed that it had brought the number of coronavirus infections down to zero, becoming the first East African country to win the battle against the deadly disease, at least for now.

Coronavirus: Eritrea flattens curve in less than two months

Eritrea on Friday claimed that it had brought the number of coronavirus infections down to zero, becoming the first East African country to win the battle against the deadly disease, at least for now.
Traffic moves on a flyover before a curfew to contain the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) spread in Nairobi, Kenya May 15, 2020. REUTERS-Thomas Mukoya

Kenya to close borders with Tanzania, Somalia over virus fears

Kenya's President Uhuru Kenyatta announced Saturday that the country's coronavirus measures would be extended and its borders with Tanzania and Somalia closed.
Nigeria has recorded 245 new coronavirus cases, bringing the total number of infections in the country to 2,802. The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control made this known on its website on Monday. 10

Nigeria increases coronavirus testing above 27, 000

The Federal Government on Monday said the country has ramped up testing for the coronavirus to 27,078.
Power returned to much of Argentina and two neighboring countries following a massive blackout that left tens of millions in the dark on Sunday.

Power restored in Kenya, Uganda after nationwide outages

Power has been restored in the East African nations of Kenya and Uganda after they were hit by nationwide outages in the morning, the countries’ electricity providers said.
Helium Health, West Africa’s largest electronic medical records provider, on Thursday said it had completed a $10 million funding round, as investors step up the hunt for health-related startups amid the coronavirus pandemic.

Nigerian startup Helium Health closes $10 million funding round

Helium Health, West Africa’s largest electronic medical records provider, on Thursday said it had completed a $10 million funding round, as investors step up the hunt for health-related startups amid the coronavirus pandemic.
The logo of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) is seen during a news conference in Santiago, Chile, July 23, 2019. REUTERS-Rodrigo Garrido-File Photo

IMF approves $491.5 million loan for Uganda to limit coronavirus impact

Uganda will receive an emergency loan worth $491.5 million from the International Monetary Fund to help cushion its economy from the impact of the new coronavirus, the fund said on Wednesday.
A pre-colonial era monument stands along Kenyatta Avenue in front the Standard Chartered Bank in Kenya's capital Nairobi, file. REUTERS-Noor Khamis-File Photo

StanChart Kenya restructures 6 percent of loan book due to coronavirus

Lenders in the East African nation have so far restructured 81.7 billion shillings in loans since the central bank allowed them to offer relief to distressed borrowers on March 18, the central bank said last week.
The Ethiopian Football Federation has announced the cancellation of the 2019-20 Premier League season with no winner, no promotion and relegation.

Ethiopia ends Premier League season without promotion, relegation

The Ethiopian Football Federation has announced the cancellation of the 2019-20 Premier League season with no winner, no promotion and relegation.
Africa Center for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC).

CDC: Africa shoved out of coronavirus diagnostics market

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.
At least two children were killed by floods following heavy rains in the western Ugandan district of Rubanda on Saturday, the Police said on Sunday.

Flood sweeps two children to death in Uganda

At least two children were killed by floods following heavy rains in the western Ugandan district of Rubanda on Saturday, the Police said on Sunday.

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NUT gives Ogun government conditions for schools reopening

Public school teachers in Ogun on Tuesday demanded the provision of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), infrared thermometers and hand sanitisers among other conditions for reopening of schools in the state.
A member of the House of Representatives representing Denge-shuni/Bodinga/Tureta federal constituency, Dr. Shehu Balarabe Kakale, has urged Federal Government to give same recognition of certificate to the Quranic education students, popularly known as Almajiri.

Reps member urges government to equate Quranic education with WAEC certificate

A member of the House of Representatives representing Denge-shuni/Bodinga/Tureta federal constituency, Dr. Shehu Balarabe Kakale, has urged Federal Government to give same recognition of certificate to the Quranic education students, popularly known as Almajiri.
Liverpool manager Juergen Klopp reacts, as play resumes behind closed doors following the outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) Paul Ellis-Pool via REUTERS

Jurgen Klopp: Dream is to have a team full of scousers

Liverpool manager Juergen Klopp says he was encouraged by the development of the club’s academy graduates and hopes to have an entire squad of homegrown talent at his disposal in the future.
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Kebbi step-up efforts to boost fish production for export

The Kebbi State Government says it has set in motion machinery to provide material support and training to fish farmers to improve production of fish for domestic and export purposes.
Gov. Godwin Obaseki of Edo on Monday reiterated his government’s commitment to the safety of lives and property of citizens in the state. The governor made the remarks during the inauguration of a fire trucks by the Federal Fire Service (FFS) in the state.

Governor Obaseki: We’re committed to safety of lives, property in Edo

Gov. Godwin Obaseki of Edo on Monday reiterated his government’s commitment to the safety of lives and property of citizens in the state.