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Uganda’s coronavirus cases rise to 902 after 9 more test positive

Uganda's Health ministry on Thursday reported nine new Covid-19 infections, raising the country's total number of confirmed cases to 902.
The highly elated Nigerians were flown into the country on board Air Peace airline.

Nigeria evacuates 172 stranded nationals from Uganda

The Federal Government has evacuated 172 stranded Nigerians from Uganda.

Nigeria, 25 other countries to benefit from lifesaving cancer treatments

Nigeria and 25 other countries in Africa and Asia are to benefit from lifesaving cancer treatments supported by the American Cancer Society (ACS) and the Clinton Health Access Initiative (CHAI).

Using coronavirus donations to give charity a bad name

Global response to the outbreak of the Coronavirus in Africa has been remarkable, especially following fears that should the virus take hold, its impact on the continent could be catastrophic.
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WHO reveals African countries with no coronavirus death cases

According to the latest figure released by the World Health Organization, WHO, regional office for Africa in Brazzaville, Congo, the number of COVID-19 cases in Africa has risen to 312,740 in the past 24 hours.
A soldier of the FARDC (Armed Forces of the Democratic Republic of the Congo) takes cover during exchanges of fire with members of the ADF (Allied Democratic Forces) in Opira. Alain Wandimoyi-AFP

Gunmen kill more than dozen civilians in eastern DR Congo attacks

At least 19 civilians have been killed in the restive eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo at the weekend in attacks blamed on a notorious armed group, local officials said.
The Kano State Government says it has conducted 4,735 Coronavirus (COVID-19) samples test since the outbreak of the pandemic.

Coronavirus in Africa: 285,914 cases; 7,683 deaths; 132,650 recoveries

There are now more than over 280,000 confirmed cases of coronavirus across the continent, with a number of African countries imposing a range of prevention and containment measures against the spread of the pandemic.

Uganda grapples with refugee crisis amid coronavirus pandemic

As the world marks World Refugee Day on Saturday, thousands of Congolese are stranded at the Ugandan border seeking to enter the East African country after deadly tribal clashes back home.
Police and Ministry of Health officials in Uganda’s Busia District are investigating circumstances under which a Kenyan truck driver was found dead in the country.

Kenyan truck driver dies while awaiting clearance in Uganda

Police and Ministry of Health officials in Uganda’s Busia District are investigating circumstances under which a Kenyan truck driver was found dead in the country.
Tourists look at birds at the Queen Elizabeth National Park, western Uganda, file. REUTERS-Hereward Holland

Ugandan to lose $1.6 billion in tourism earnings as a result of coronavirus

Uganda will lose $1.6 billion a year in earnings from tourism as visitors stay away due to the impact of the coronavirus, President Yoweri Museveni said.
Osun State has recorded two new cases of coronavirus and discharged two other patients.

Uganda records highest daily increase in coronavirus cases

Uganda’s Ministry of Health late Saturday reported 84 new cases of COVID-19, the highest daily increase so far, bringing the nationwide tally to 413.
President Muhammadu Buhari has appointed Dr. Yau Idris as new Director General, Nigeria Nuclear Regulatory Authority (NNRA).

President Buhari names new nuclear agency chief

President Muhammadu Buhari has appointed Dr. Yau Idris as new Director General, Nigeria Nuclear Regulatory Authority (NNRA).
Liberia's President George Weah speaks during a news conference at Presidential palace in Abidjan, Ivory Coast, April 4, 2018. REUTERS-Thierry Gouegnon

George Weah: African sports future looks bleak

Liberian President and football legend George Weah says he fears for the future of sport on the African continent in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic.
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UN encourages Africa to invest on digital transformation

The UN Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA) has encouraged African countries to make right investments toward developing a digitally transformed economy.
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.
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.

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Barcelona chief speaks on Lionel Messi leaving Nou Camp

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The ministry of power works and hosing has asked Nigerians to be rest assured that the third mainland bridge in Lagos poses no danger to users.

Third Mainland Bridge may face closure as government plans to resume repairs

The Federal Controller of Works in Lagos, Mr Olukayode Popoola, on Monday said consultations were on for another phase of repair works to begin on the Third Mainland Bridge.
Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta on Monday announced a “phased reopening” of the country, with the resumption of international flights from August 1 as well as the lifting of internal travel restrictions.

Kenya to resume international flights

Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta on Monday announced a “phased reopening” of the country, with the resumption of international flights from August 1 as well as the lifting of internal travel restrictions.
The Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, made the disclosure Wednesday after the Federal Executive Council presided over by President Muhammadu Buhari, at the State House, Abuja.

Nigerian government announces lifelines for broadcast industry

The Federal Government on Monday announced some lifelines for the broadcast industry as ways of cushioning the effects of COVID-19 pandemic on the industry.