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Algeria said on Sunday it had given the go-ahead to a plan aimed at offering Islamic finance services, as it seeks new funding sources to cope with financial problems caused by a fall in energy revenues.
South Africa’s economy could contract 8.2% this year, and grow just 0.6% in 2021, if a second wave of COVID-19 cases hits the country and its main trading partners, the OECD said on Friday.
South African anti-apartheid campaigner Andrew Mlangeni, who was jailed alongside Nelson Mandela in 1964 after a treason trial, has died at the age of 95.
Egypt’s parliament gave President Abdel-Fattah al-Sisi the green light for possible military intervention in Libya by approving the deployment of armed forces abroad to fight “terrorist groups” and “militias”.
An influential opposition group in Mali rejected a proposal by regional mediators on Sunday aimed at ending a political crisis in which at least 11 people have been killed this month during protests against President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita.
Morocco’s economy is expected to contract by 13.8% in the second quarter under the impact of the coronavirus lockdown, the state planning agency said on Sunday.
The Democratic Republic of Congo has recorded up to 17 Ebola cases in a new outbreak of the deadly virus in the western province of Equateur, and 11 of those infected have died, medical authorities said on Monday.
Workers at China Molybdenum’s Tenke Fungurume Mining (TFM) mine in Democratic Republic of Congo ended a one-day strike on Sunday after agreeing a compromise with management over compensation for working in isolation for two months due to COVID-19.
U.S. customs authorities have asked cocoa traders to report where and when they encounter child labour in their supply chains in top grower Ivory Coast, three industry sources said, following calls from American lawmakers to ban some imports.
Congo has imposed a two-day lockdown in one copper- and cobalt-producing province and shut down public markets in another after two people tested positive for the coronavirus on a flight to the capital of one of the provinces.
The Education Authority, Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA) has directed all schools in Abuja to re-open academic activities for students in graduating classes on Tuesday.
All Senior Secondary 3 students in Kwara would resume on Wednesday as the state government had distributed 65, 000 face masks to schools ahead of the resumption.
The Nigeria Governors Forum, NGF, on Monday expressed solidarity with Gov. Babagana Zulum of Borno and the people of the state over Wednesday’s attack by suspected Boko Haram insurgents in Baga.
A PDP Chieftain in Ondo State, Mr Olumide Akinrinlola, has raised the alarm that the party might be defeated in the Oct. 10 governorship polls over the choice of the running mate its governorship candidate, Eyitayo Jegede.
The nation’s bourse commenced trading for August after Sallah break with a growth of 0.30 per cent on renewed bargain hunting.
Dr Matshidiso Moeti, World Health Organisation (WHO) Regional Director for Africa says people with hepatitis-related complications are at a higher risk of developing severe cases of COVID-19.
Twelve people, including two soldiers, have been killed and 13 soldiers wounded in a clash between government forces and terrorists in Maguindanao province in the southern Philippines, an army spokesman said on Thursday.
Lazio sporting director Igli Tare has refused to discount the prospect of signing David Silva on a free transfer.
Liverpool have enjoyed significant success in the past three years, winning the Champions League, UEFA Super Cup, Club World Cup and Premier League, while the club recorded pre-tax profits of £42million and turnover of £533m in February, shortly before the coronavirus pandemic took hold in England.
A former Chairman of the Nigerian Bar Association Section on Business Law, (NBA-SBL), Mr Olumide Akpata, has emerged the 30th President of the NBA.