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Zambia Wednesday announced it had recorded two cases of Covid-19, with Health minister Chitalu Chilufya saying that “life should go on as usual as” mortality stood at two per cent.

Coronavirus: Zambia joins list of affected states

Zambia Wednesday announced it had recorded two cases of Covid-19, with Health minister Chitalu Chilufya saying that “life should go on as usual as” mortality stood at two per cent.
Kenyan health workers dressed in protective suits prepare to disinfect the residence where Kenya's first confirmed coronavirus patient was staying, in the town of Rongai near Nairobi, Kenya March 14, 2020. REUTERS-Baz Ratner

Coronavirus spreads further across Africa, first death recorded in Burkina Faso

The coronavirus spread further across Africa on Wednesday, with Burkina Faso reporting its first death and new cases found in at least three more countries.
Zambian Vice President Inonge Wina on Friday said the government has heightened surveillance measures to prevent a coronavirus outbreak in the country.

Zambia strengthens measures to prevent coronavirus

Zambian Vice President Inonge Wina on Friday said the government has heightened surveillance measures to prevent a coronavirus outbreak in the country.

Emmanuel Amuneke unveiled as El Makasa manager

El Makkasa have confirmed the appointment of Emmanuel Amuneke as their new manager.
Super Falcons midfielder Rita Chikwelu is looking forward to a new challenge in Spain after linking up with Liga Iberdola side Madrid CFF.

Super Falcons star Rita Chikwelu ready for new challenge in Spain

Super Falcons midfielder Rita Chikwelu is looking forward to a new challenge in Spain after linking up with Liga Iberdola side Madrid CFF.

Journalists for migration appoints officials, set for news website

The Journalists International Forum For Migration (JIFORM), a foundation championing regular migration and anti-human trafficking crusade, has appointed Country Coordinators and other officials while a news website for the body will be launched.
Zambia’s president Edgar Lungu on Friday denied stifling the rights of opposition leaders, saying authorities who refused them permits to assemble and meet supporters were working within the law.

Zambian president announces salary cut among highly paid public workers

Zambian President Edgar Lungu on Friday announced a cut in salaries of highly paid public workers in order to cushion the impact on the vulnerable, following an increase in fuel pump prices and electricity tariffs.
Ambassador Daniel Foote came under fire after he expressed dismay at two men being jailed for 15 years for homosexuality last month and urged the government to review discriminatory laws.

US recalls Zambia envoy after spat over gay sex sentencing

The United States has recalled its Zambia envoy after the country's president demanded his removal for criticising the jailing of two gay men, a US embassy source said on Monday.
Zambia’s president Edgar Lungu on Friday denied stifling the rights of opposition leaders, saying authorities who refused them permits to assemble and meet supporters were working within the law.

Zambia seeks US envoy’s recall for defending gay couple

Zambian President Edgar Lungu wants the US to recall its ambassador to Lusaka for criticising the southern African nation over a 15-year jail term slapped on two gay men for consensual sex.
Amos Chanda, who had been the special assistant to President Edgar Lungu for press and public relations since 2015, resigned from the post in June.

Zambian president’s ex-spokesperson arrested for corruption

Zambian authorities have arrested the president’s former press aide for corruption.
CHAN Eagles Head Coach Imama Amapakabo said his team showed improvements after two poor outings against Togo in recent weeks, but also admits they could have done better on Saturday to get the result.

Imama Amapakabo: AFCON U23 Group B still open

Olympic Eagles coach Imama Amapakabo has said that the second game results in Group B of the ongoing U-23 Africa Cup of Nations have thrown the group open with all the four teams still in contention for semi-final tickets.
President Muhammadu Buhari has described the failed Process and Industrial Development Limited (P&ID) deal as a cheat to rub Nigeria of money running into billions of dollars. 1

President Buhari, other African leaders seek repatriation of stolen funds

President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday evening joined his Zambian and Ethiopian counterparts in calling for unity among African countries to demand unconditional repatriation of assets stolen from the continent.
A man waves as he disembarks from a plane as a first group of Nigerians repatriated from South Africa following xenophobic violence arrives in Lagos on September 11, 2019. PIUS UTOMI EKPEI - AFP

Xenophobia: Returnees relive ordeal, demand revenge against South Africa

For the 187 Nigerians who returned home from South Africa on Wednesday, it is time to thank God for sparing their lives from the jaws of death impelled by xenophobic attacks in the rainbow country
The responses to the announcement were immediate and widely varied. Some hailed former Zimbabwean president Robert Mugabe a liberation hero. Others dismissed him as a monster.

Echoes of Robert Mugabe’s death in foreign hospital

The death of Robert Mugabe, former President of Zimbabwe on Sept. 6, at the Gleneagles Hospital, in Singapore, once again raised the issue of medical tourism by African leaders.
Flying Eagles head coach Paul Aigbogun has asserted that his players have learned from their mistakes ahead of their final group stage encounter of the 2019 Fifa U-20 World Cup in Poland against Ukraine.

African Games: Flying Eagles, Falconets battle for final tickets

The Nigeria football teams, the Falconets, and the Flying Eagles will on Monday and Tuesday respectively battle for tickets into the finals of the football event at the ongoing 2019 African Games in Morocco.

HRW: Lead pollution in Zambia town a public health ’emergency’

Children living in a central Zambian mining town are still exposed to high levels of toxic lead 25 years after the mine closed, Human Rights Watch said on Friday, as lawyers announced plans to take legal action.

Zambia intensifies Ebola screening at DR Congo main entry border

Health authorities have continued with screening of travelers for Ebola symptoms at a busy border entry with the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), a civic leader said on Thursday.

Zambian president sacks another minister in cabinet reshuffle

Zambian President, Edgar Lungu, on Friday fired his sports minister barely a few days after he fired Minister of Finance.

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Second-placed Borussia Dortmund is set to include chief defender Mats Hummels for Tuesday’s Bundesliga showdown at home to league leaders Bayern Munich behind closed doors with stars Jadon Sancho and Axel Witsel also poised to return.

Matt Hummels ’99 percent’ ready for Borussia Dortmund’s showdown with Bayern Munich

Second-placed Borussia Dortmund is set to include chief defender Mats Hummels for Tuesday’s Bundesliga showdown at home to league leaders Bayern Munich behind closed doors with stars Jadon Sancho and Axel Witsel also poised to return.
President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday signed into law the Finance Bill 2019 (now Finance Act), which among other objectives, seeks to increase government revenue while supporting struggling small businesses in Africa’s largest economy.

Nigeria’s economy grow by nearly 2 percent in Q1 despite lockdown

Nigeria’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP) grew by 1.87% on a year-on-year basis in the first quarter of 2020 despite many economic contractions around the world, a new by National Bureau of Statistics report has shown.
Japan on Monday lifted a state of emergency put in place nationwide since mid-April to stem the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic six days early.

Japan lifts coronavirus emergency six days early

Japan on Monday lifted a state of emergency put in place nationwide since mid-April to stem the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic six days early.
The National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) in Niger has commended the efforts of Mr Hamzat Adekunle with state code number NG-19C-1696, for conducting free diabetes tests for 65 persons in the camp.

NYSC: Some corps members to get certificate after lockdown

Some corps members serving in Ekiti will have to wait until the inter-state travel restriction is eased before they can get their Certificate of National Service (CNS), an official of the corps said.
The University of Ilorin Alumni Association at its 13th National Congress held in Ilorin Kwara State on March 6, 2020 elected new national officers to steer the affairs of the association for the next four years.

Kwara extends palliatives to University of Ilorin

The University of Ilorin (Unilorin) says about 643 of its workers had benefited from the COVID-19 palliatives being distributed by the Kwara Government.