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Former Cote d’Ivoire international Didier Zokora has explained why former teammate Didier Drogba failed to secure a single vote in the West African country’s Football Association presidential election.

Didier Zokora: Why Drogba lost Ivory Coast FA presidential bid

Former Cote d’Ivoire international Didier Zokora has explained why former teammate Didier Drogba failed to secure a single vote in the West African country’s Football Association presidential election.
Women wear face masks as they wait to receive their food supplies during a food aid distribution to people in need, amid the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Guinaw Rail Suburbs of Dakar, Senegal April 28, 2020. REUTERS-Zohra Bensemra

WHO says very concerned at community spread of coronavirus in West Africa

The World Health Organization is worried by the community spread of the new coronavirus in a significant number of West African countries, the regional head of the organization said on Thursday.
Super Eagles’ head coach Gernot Rohr has said winning the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) for Nigeria would make him the most excited person.

Super Eagles coach accepts NFF pay cut but reveals offers from two federations

Gernot Rohr has agreed the fresh terms included in his new contract by the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) for him to remain as the Super Eagles coach.
Guinea-Bissau’s prime minister, Nuno Gomes Nabiam, said Wednesday he had been infected with coronavirus, as three other ministers in the fragile West African state also tested positive.

Guinea-Bissau premier, three ministers test positive for coronavirus

Guinea-Bissau’s prime minister, Nuno Gomes Nabiam, said Wednesday he had been infected with coronavirus, as three other ministers in the fragile West African state also tested positive.
Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari

Coronavirus jolts West Africa, push Ecowas to uplift region

The West African regional bloc, Ecowas, is choosing collective action to save its nearly Sh400 million people from the spiralling effects of the novel coronavirus disease (Covid-19).
Virtually all oil and gas projects and licensing rounds are on hold in Equatorial Guinea as the country braces for an extended oil downturn because of the coronavirus pandemic, the country’s hydrocarbons minister said on Monday.

Virtually all Equatorial Guinea oil business on hold – minister

Virtually all oil and gas projects and licensing rounds are on hold in Equatorial Guinea as the country braces for an extended oil downturn because of the coronavirus pandemic, the country’s hydrocarbons minister said on Monday.
National Publicity Secretary of the APC, Mallam Lanre Issa-Onilu stated this in a statement on Sunday night.

APC slams PDP for asking President Buhari to visit Kano

The ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) has berated the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) for asking President Muhammadu Buhari to visit the Covid-19 ravaged Kano state, accusing the opposition party of having sinister motives.
AC Milan midfielder Franck Kessie is stuck in Ivory Coast after the club summoned their players to return Italy as they prepare to commence training.

Franck Kessie stuck in Ivory Coast as AC Milan players return to Italy

AC Milan midfielder Franck Kessie is stuck in Ivory Coast after the club summoned their players to return Italy as they prepare to commence training.
National Public Health Reference Laboratory in Gaduwa, Abuja - NCDC - Coronavirus - Covid-19 -- 1

Ivory Coast, Ghana, Nigeria top coronavirus cases in West Africa

No fewer than 27, 124 confirmed coronavirus cases have been recorded in Africa, with Ivory Coast, Ghana, and Nigeria having the highest number of infections in West Africa.
West African nations on Thursday recognised Umaro Sissoco Embalo as president of Guinea-Bissau, after four months of dispute over whether his election was fraudulent.

ECOWAS recognises Guinea-Bissau’s Umaro Sissoco Embalo

West African nations on Thursday recognised Umaro Sissoco Embalo as president of Guinea-Bissau, after four months of dispute over whether his election was fraudulent.
Chinese Billionaire, Jack Ma, has announced a donation of 1.1 million testing kits and six million masks to fight coronavirus in Africa.

African nations to get 300 ventilators from Jack Ma

African nations that lack ventilators for the treatment of COVID-19 patients will receive some from a donation of 300 supplied by the Jack Ma Foundation, the head of the continent’s disease control body said on Thursday.
Ivorian President Alassane Ouattara, and Chairman in office of the West African Economic and Monetary Union, welcomes the President of Togo Faure Gnassingbe during the summit of the Heads of state from the eight-nation West African Economic and Monetary Union (UEMOA) in Abidjan, Ivory Coast July 12, 2019. REUTERS/Luc Gnago

West African countries to issue $1.4 billion in coronavirus bonds

The members of the West African monetary union UEMOA plan to raise 846 billion CFA francs ($1.40 billion) on the regional debt market in response to the coronavirus crisis, lead manager UMOA-Titres said on Thursday.
A vendor poses as he counts Nigerian naira banknotes inside a shop in Idumota Market, in Lagos, Nigeria February 11, 2019. REUTERS-Nyancho NwaNri

Nigerian naira slides to 3-year low on black market after oil price crash

The Nigerian naira fell to its lowest level against the dollar in three years on the black market on Tuesday, traders said, a day after a historic oil price rout pushed U.S. crude futures below zero.

Russians among hostages taken by pirates off West African coast – embassy

The Russian Embassy in Benin Republic on Tuesday said three Russians were among seven or eight crew members of a German-managed cargo ship captured off the coast of the West African country of Benin.
A communal agent measures the body temperature of traders at the opening of Rood Wokoís great market in Ouagadougou on April 20, 2020, after the market was closed since March 25, 2020, as a preventive measure against the spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus. (Photo by OLYMPIA DE MAISMONT / AFP)

Main market in Burkina capital reopens as government lifts virus lockdown

It was back to the business at the sprawling central market of Ouagadougou, capital of Burkina Faso, on Monday after a closure of nearly a month in the face of the coronavirus pandemic.
The Super Eagles on Sunday played out a 1-1 draw against five time World cup champions Brazil at the kallang Stadium in Singapore.

Super Eagles’ 2018 attire nominated among world all-time iconic football shirts

Nigeria’s home shirt at the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia has been nominated among the 20 all-time iconic football shirts by the BBC.

Guinea to mandate mask-wearing against virus

Guinean President Alpha Conde has decided to make the wearing of masks compulsory in a bid to curb the spread of coronavirus.

Fear grips Sokoto over rising coronavirus cases in Niger Republic

There are currently over 350 confirmed cases of the virus in Niger Republic and the state government’s concern is due to the proximity of the state with Niger Republic, where seven of its 23 local government areas share commong border with the West African country.

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