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South Africa COVID-19 Cases Exceed 20,000, Deaths Near 400

South Africa Covid19

Coronavirus infections in South Africa surged past 20,000 with close to 400 deaths, Health Minister Zweli Mkhize said on Friday. Channels Television reports that in a statement the ministry confirmed 20,125 coronavirus positive cases, and a total of 397 deaths countrywide. The continent’s most industrialised nation has the highest number of coronavirus infections, with the coastal province of the Western ...

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Tanzania’s Handling of COVID19 And President Magufuli’s Relationship With TB Joshua

Chinese residents confirm TB Joshua's prophecy and present economic crisis

The respected Pan-African magazine ‘The Africa Report’ has written a detailed report on Tanzania’s unique approach to the coronavirus pandemic, citing the faith of its President John Magufuli and his relationship with Nigerian Pastor, Prophet TB Joshua as a mitigating factor. With just months to go to the end of his first term, Magufuli is making global headlines as his ...

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Covid-19: IMF Approves US$650m for Dominican Republic

Covid-19: IMF Approves US$650m for Dominican Republic 1

The Executive Board of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) approved the Dominican Republic’s request for emergency financial assistance under the Rapid Financing Instrument (RFI) equivalent to SDR 477.4 million (about US$650 million, or 100 percent of quota) to meet the urgent balance of payment needs stemming from the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic. The pandemic has significantly weakened the country’s ...

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COVID-19: France’s PM Extends Nationwide Lockdown

French Prime Minister Édouard Philippe nationwide lockdown

French Prime Minister Édouard Philippe announced on Friday a two-week extension of a nationwide lockdown in an effort to stem a surge in coronavirus cases across France. The French PM said in a speech that the government had decided to extend the country’s coronavirus lockdown until April 15. “After these first 10 days of confinement, it is clear that we ...

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UK Prime Minister, Boris Johnson Tests Positive For COVID-19 Virus

China Tests Covid-19 Vaccine on Humans Testing capacity

Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, Boris Johnson has said he tested positive for the COVID-19 virus. I a tweet, Johnson said he had mild symptoms and is on self-isolation in Downing Street. “He was tested for coronavirus on the personal advice of England’s chief medical officer, Professor Chris Whitty,” a statement said. “He will still be in charge of ...

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China Tests COVID-19 Vaccine on Humans

China Tests Covid-19 Vaccine on Humans Testing capacity

The Street Reporters Newspaper has gathered that China is advancing in the search for a COVID-19 vaccine on Sunday, after military scientists tested the country’s first candidate on 108 healthy people in Wuhan, the epicenter of the Coronavirus disease outbreak. Media reports indicate that the volunteers were divided into three groups of 36, their ages ranging from 18 to 60, ...

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Colourful! Bangabandhu’s 100th Birth Anniversary Celebrated in Nigeria with Festivity, Love

Colourful! Bangabandhu’s 100th Birth Anniversary Celebrated in Nigeria with Festivity, Love 2

…‘‘Bangabandhu Corner” visited at Bangladesh High Commission 100th Birth Anniversary of the greatest Bangalee of all time Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman was celebrated with festivity and love at the Bangladesh High Commission, Abuja, Nigeria. The celebratory programme started at 10 am on 17 March 2020 with the hoisting of national flag at the Chancery by the High ...

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Oil Corporation Announces 1st Gas Discovery in 3 Decades

SNOC MAHANI

The Sharjah National Oil Corporation (SNOC) and its partner Eni, have announced a successful new discovery of natural gas and condensate onshore in Sharjah. The discovery, named ‘Mahani’ comes within the first year of the partnership and represents the first onshore discovery of gas in the Emirate since the early 1980’s. The Mahani-1 exploration well, located in the Area B ...

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Osibanjo Calls For Better Synergy Between The Executive And Legislature

The Acting President, Professor Yemi Osinbajo has called for improved synergy between the Executive and Legislative Arms of government in order to address the challenges bedevilling the country. The Acting President made the call while declaring open the 16th Commonwealth Speakers and Presiding Officer’s Conference, Africa Region, held in Abuja. Professor Osinbajo expressed optimism that with stronger collaboration between the ...

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Niger Delta Avengers Blow Up More Chevron Oil Wells

The Niger Delta Avengers has launched a fresh attack on Chevron’s oil pipeline in Warri North Local Government Area of Delta State. The separatist which claimed responsibility for the attack said they blew up two vital Chevron oil wells in Warri North Local Government Area of Delta State in the early hours of Wednesday. The affected pipelines were identified as ...

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