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Employees at a Tunisian factory are churning out 50,000 face masks a day and other protective medical gear after opting to go into lockdown at work.

150 Tunisians self-isolate in factory to make masks

Employees at a Tunisian factory are churning out 50,000 face masks a day and other protective medical gear after opting to go into lockdown at work.

Tunisia discussing new IMF programme – minister

Tunisia has started negotiations with the International Monetary Fund for a new loan programme, but a plan to issue bonds is on hold because of the coronavirus, the finance minister said on Monday.
Conservative academic Kais Saied Sunday won a landslide victory in Tunisia’s presidential runoff, sweeping aside his rival, media magnate Nabil Karoui, state television Wataniya said.

Tunisia announces nationwide self-isolation

Tunisian President Kais Saied on Friday declared a nationwide, round-the-clock self-isolation of inhabitants to combat the spread of the novel coronavirus in the country, after an increase in confirmed cases.
A bottle of hydroalcoholic gel is placed at the reception of Hasdrubal Hotel in Hammamet, Tunisia, as a precaution against the spread of coronavirus on March 12, 2020. REUTERS-Zoubeir Souissi

Tunisia begs citizens for donations to help tackle coronavirus

Tunisia has created a voluntary fund dedicated to fighting the coronavirus outbreak and reducing its economic repercussions, the North African country’s Ministry of Finance said Sunday.
Football activities in Egypt have been placed on hold in the wake of the coronavirus.

Coronavirus: Egyptian football suspended amid coronavirus fears

"As per instructions from the Prime Minister and the Minister of Youth and Sports, and after reviewing the recommendations of the Medical Committee of the Egyptian Football Association, the Egyptian Football Association decided to suspend football games for 15 days starting Monday," the EFA said in a statement.
A man rides a bicycle during a thunderstorm and heavy rains in downtown Cairo, as the government announced a day off while the rain exceeds the infrastructure's capacity in most cities in Egypt, March 12, 2020.

Egypt says nearly 20 killed in freak bad weather

Nearly 20 people have been killed in some of the worst storms to hit Egypt in decades, the country’s prime minister said in a statement on Friday.
A regional minister in Lombardy, the Italian region most affected by the novel coronavirus outbreak, has tested positive for the virus.

DR Congo confirms first coronavirus case

Democratic Republic of Congo confirmed its first case of coronavirus on Tuesday, bringing the number of countries in sub-Saharan Africa hit by the epidemic to seven.
A new Chinese coronavirus, a cousin of the SARS virus, has infected hundreds since the outbreak began in Wuhan, China, in December.

Cameroon, Togo confirm first cases of coronavirus

Cameroon and Togo confirmed their first cases of coronavirus on Friday, bringing the number of countries in sub-Saharan Africa hit by the epidemic to five.
Former President Olusegun Obasanjo has listed what Nigeria should do to have access to $12 trillion “dormant funds”.

Ex-President Obasanjo: How coronavirus affected my 83rd birthday celebration

Nigeria’s former President Olusegun Obasanjo on Thursday lamented how Coronavirus affected his 83rd birthday celebration.
People walk outside the Ministry of Health, Population and Hospital Reform in Algiers, Algeria February 26, 2020. REUTERS-Ramzi Boudina

Algeria confirms two more coronavirus cases

Algeria has confirmed two new cases of coronavirus infections, a woman and her daughter aged 53 and 24 years respectively, the health ministry said on Monday.
Egyptian honour guards escort the coffin of former president Hosni Mubarak during his funeral in Cairo. Khaled Desouki-AFP via Getty Images

Egypt buries autocrat Hosni Mubarak with military honours

Egypt held a military funeral Wednesday for former president Hosni Mubarak, whose three decades of strong-arm rule ended in the Arab Spring protests of 2011.
Algeria’s President Abdelmadjid Tebboune said on Twitter that he had ordered medical authorities to take maximum precaution after the coronavirus case was announced by the health minister.

Italian infected with coronavirus arrives in Algeria

Algeria has reported its first case of the novel Coronavirus recognised by the World Health Organisation as COVID-19.
The United States Army, for the first time, will send soldiers from one of its new training brigades to Africa in the coming weeks, expanding the use of the new specialized units as the Pentagon looks at possible troop cuts on the continent.

US new Army training team heads to Africa first time

The United States Army, for the first time, will send soldiers from one of its new training brigades to Africa in the coming weeks, expanding the use of the new specialized units as the Pentagon looks at possible troop cuts on the continent.
Former players of Super Eagles have offered to assist ex-Super Falcons and Nigeria national U-23 team coach, Kadiri Ikhana, who is suffering from a prolonged hip injury.

Kadiri Ikhana thumbs up NFF on Joseph Yobo’s appointment as Super Eagles assistant coach

Former Africa Coach of the Year, Kadiri Ikhana has given the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) thumbs up on the appointment of Joseph Yobo into the technical crew of the Super Eagles as assistant coach.
A crowded street in Khan El Khalili Bazaar in Cairo, the Egyptian capital where about a fifth of its people live. Alamy

Egypt’s population hits 100 million

Egypt’s population has reached 100 million, the statistics agency said Tuesday, highlighting the threat of overpopulation in a poverty-stricken country where many live in crowded megacities.
Said Bouteflika

Jailed brother of Algeria’s ex-president launches appeal

An Algerian military court Sunday started hearing an appeal against the 15-year jail term for the brother of former president Abdelaziz Bouteflika, who was brought down amid anti-regime protests last year.
Emmanuel Amuneke

Emmanuel Amuneke faces challenges as new coach of struggling El-Makkasa

Former Nigeria international Emmanuel Amuneke has said that he may face some challenges after taking over at struggling Egyptian Premier League side El-Makkasa.
The Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA) says it has come up with solutions to reduce the waiting time of vessels berthing at Lagos terminals.

IMF tours Nigerian ports, says cargo clearance challenging

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has stated that Nigerian ports system is challenging, identifying the absence of National Single Window platform, absence of scanning machines for Customs operations, poor logistics and road infrastructures as the bane of Nigerian Ports system.

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Dr Chikwe Ihekweazu, Director General of NCDC, disclosed this on Monday on Channels Television, Programme “Sunrise Daily”, while, speaking on COVID-19 pandemic in Nigeria.

Nigeria records 23 new cases of coronavirus

For the second time today, the total number of coronavirus cases have increased by 23, the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control can confirm.
WHO director-general Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus

WHO: Coronavirus cases will soon reach one million globally

The World Health Organisation (WHO) says confirmed cases of COVID-19 pandemic will soon reach one million globally.
Lockdown commenced in Delta state Wednesday with markets and major shops complying in Warri south , Uvwie local government areas.

Warri residents comply with coronavirus lockdown

Lockdown commenced in Delta state Wednesday with markets and major shops complying in Warri south , Uvwie local government areas.
Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike (in blue) on Saturday with Service Commanders monitoring compliance with the closure of markets across the state to check spread of coronavirus in Port Harcourt.

Coronavirus lockdown: Better to stay hungry to be alive than die eating – Rivers...

Governor Nyesom Wike Wednesday appealed for patience and support of tense Rivers state populace to defeat Coronavirus (COVID-19) as the impact of State Government preventive orders bites harder on the people.
Harry Kane is recovering well from an ankle injury

Harry Redknapp warns Harry Kane could leave Tottenham over lack of trophies

Former Tottenham Hotspur manager Harry Redknapp has warned that Harry Kane would not be content to stay at the North London club unless they begin to challenge for silverware.