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A letter to customers by the Chinatown Management Department attached on the shutters of a closed shop in the Chinatown area in Windhoek, Namibia. The letter informs people that if the owner of the shop returns from abroad, the person must be quarantined for 14 days and the shop closed for that period. (Hildgard Titus/AFP)

Businesses in faraway Namibia feel coronavirus fear

Namibia should by rights feel little concern about the coronavirus outbreak given that the sparsely-populated desert country is 12 000km from China and without a single confirmed case
Botswana’s former President Festus Mogae has been appointed chair of the committee that decides winners of the Ibrahim Prize for Achievement in African Leadership, the foundation announced.

Botswana’s Festus Mogae new chairman of Ibrahim Prize committee

Botswana’s former President Festus Mogae has been appointed chair of the committee that decides winners of the Ibrahim Prize for Achievement in African Leadership, the foundation announced.
President Muhammadu Buhari

African countries establish joint intelligence headquarters

President Muhammadu Buhari Sunday joined President Obiang Nguema Mbasogo of Equatorial Guinea, Prime Minister of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia, Abiy Ahmed, and other African leaders to inaugurate the headquarters of the Committee of Intelligence and Security Services (CISSA) in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia with a pledge to intensify security cooperation.

Austin Ejide targets Super Eagles return after six years

Nigerian goalkeeper Austin Ejide said he is in the best form of his career and his not ruling out a return to the Super Eagles six years after his last appearance.
Godfrey Oboabona last played for Saudi club Al Ahli and only recently underwent trials in France

Godfrey Oboabona: I can’t wait to play for Super Eagles again

Nigerian defender Godfrey Oboabona says he is looking forward to playing for the Super Eagles again.
Former Nigeria international Raphael Chukwu-Ndukwe has urged players of the Super Eagles to continue to work hard and impress at club level because the gains are what is currently been enjoyed at the senior national team.

WCQ: Super Eagles drawn in ‘soft group’ in qualifying campaign

Nigeria have been drawn to square up against Cape Verde, Central African Republic (CAR) and Liberia in the penultimate round of the qualifying race for the 2022 FIFA World Cup finals.
Former Nigeria international Raphael Chukwu-Ndukwe has urged players of the Super Eagles to continue to work hard and impress at club level because the gains are what is currently been enjoyed at the senior national team.

2022 WCQ draw: Super Eagles will be ready for any team – Samuel Chukwueze

“Anyone they bring for us will be good, every team is tough in Africa, so we are going to try our best against any team that falls in our group. We know it will be very tough, but we are prepared for battle,” Chukwueze said.
Nigeria coach Gernot Rohr has revealed why Super Eagles lost 2-1 to Algeria in Sunday’s 2019 Africa Cup of Nations semi-finals game at Cairo International Stadium.

Super Eagles coach Gernot Rohr to miss World Cup draws

Super Eagles Technical adviser Gernot Rohr will miss the 2022 FIFA World Cup draws tomorrow, as such, the general secretary, Muhammad Sanusi, is to represent the NFF at the event.

Cricket World Cup: Nigeria begins campaign against Australia

Nigeria will on Monday file out for her first-ever Cricket World Cup match as they take on Australia at the Diamond Oval in Kimberley, South Africa at the ongoing Under 19 Cricket World Cup.

CAF shortlist Nigerian referee for CHAN 2020

The following countries will participate in the finals: Cameroon (hosts), Tanzania, Uganda, Rwanda, Zambia, Namibia, Togo (debut), Morocco, Zimbabwe, DR Congo, Congo, Tunisia,
The year 1960 was to be crucial for Africa- 17 sub-Saharan countries became independent from their European colonisers, 14 of them from France.

1960: Africa’s year of independence

The year 1960 was to be crucial for Africa: 17 sub-Saharan countries became independent from their European colonisers, 14 of them from France.
Former Nigeria international Raphael Chukwu-Ndukwe has urged players of the Super Eagles to continue to work hard and impress at club level because the gains are what is currently been enjoyed at the senior national team.

2022 WCQ draws: Super Eagles land in pot one

Three-time African champions, the Super Eagles have retained their position as the 3th highest African side in the FIFA world rankings, making them a pot 1 team for the 2022 World Cup qualifiers.
The Bayelsa State government has presented the sum of N1m cash to national chess prodigy, Deborah Quickpen, to participate in the Africa Youth Chess Championship currently taking place in Windhoek, Namibia.

Chess whizz-kid gets N1 million cash from Bayelsa government

The Bayelsa State government has presented the sum of N1m cash to national chess prodigy, Deborah Quickpen, to participate in the Africa Youth Chess Championship currently taking place in Windhoek, Namibia.
FIFA president Gianni Infantino has called for new, stronger and more effective ways to eradicate racism in football in the wake of England players suffering abuse in Bulgaria.

FIFA chief Gianni Infantino canvasses against corruption

Gianni Infantino, President of the world football governing body (FIFA), has called for concerted efforts from all stakeholders if the battle against corruption is to be won.

It will take 25 years to reduce doctors’ shortage in Nigeria – NMA president

The Nigeria Medical Association (NMA) says with at least 3,000 doctors graduating yearly, it would take about 25 years to produce adequate numbers of doctors to cater for the country’s population.

Namibia vows to change ‘status-quo’ of white-farm ownership

Vibrant rows of neatly lined plants grow on a patch once trampled by the cattle of a large commercial farm run by a family of German descent in Namibia.
The African Export-Import Bank (Afreximbank) says it is providing one billion dollars grant to African countries to support the implementation of the Agreement for the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA).

AfCFTA: Nigeria harps on fairness

For the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) agreement to achieve its goals and boost intra-African trade, deliberate efforts ensuring fair trade must endure, says Minister of Industry, Trade and Investment, Mr Niyi Adebayo.

Namibian president wins re-election

Namibia’s President Hage Geingob has been re-elected for a second term, the country’s electoral commission says.

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A total of 33 places in the boxing tournament at Tokyo 2020 will be up for grabs at the African Olympic qualifier beginning in Dakar tomorrow.

Expert wants appropriate monetary policy tools to check rising inflation rate

Mr Emmanuel Atama, the Executive Secretary of the National Cooperative Financing Agency of Nigeria (CFAN), has appealed to the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) to use appropriate monetary policy tools to check rising inflation rate in the country.
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Governor Uzodinma visits President Buhari, seeks refund of N32 billion

Imo State Governor, Hope Uzodinma, has sought a refund of over N32billion his predecessors spent on Federal Government’s projects, especially on roads in the state.
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Coronavirus: South Korea reports first death; cases soar to 104

South Korea reported its first death from the new coronavirus on Thursday, with 53 new cases of the coronavirus confirmed in a single day to bring the total to 104.
Thailand’s Constitutional Court has ruled that existing laws criminalising abortion are unconstitutional and ordered them to be amended, paving the way for clearer regulation for reproductive rights.

Thai court says anti-abortion laws unconstitutional

Thailand’s Constitutional Court has ruled that existing laws criminalising abortion are unconstitutional and ordered them to be amended, paving the way for clearer regulation for reproductive rights.