Africa

South Africa: Covid-19 – SA to Start Enrolling Patients in Landmark WHO Trial

[spotlight] South African researchers are poised to start enrolling patients in an international clinical trial launched by the World Health Organization (WHO) which will compare the safety and effectiveness of four different drugs or drug combinations against COVID-19.Read More

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South Africa: Coronavirus – Colleagues Gutted By Death of ‘Inspiring’ HIV Scientist Gita Ramjee

[News24Wire] The death of Professor Gita Ramjee who dedicated her life’s work to the prevention of one virus – HIV – has left colleagues and friends gutted.Read More

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Nigeria: Lockdown – MTN Group Renews Bid to Offload 15% Nigerian Stake

[Vanguard] MTN Group has renewed its bid to cut its presence in Nigeria, by selling 15% stake to the subscribers. The operator said it is pursuing sale in smaller in bits due to the emergence of the Covid-19 (coronavirus) pandemic.Read More

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Nigeria: Country Confirms 12 New Cases of COVID-19, Total Now 151

[Premium Times] The number of confirmed COVID-19 cases across Nigeria has risen to 151 after 12 new cases were confirmed on Wednesday, the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) disclosed.Read More

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Nigeria: COVID-19 Cases Rise to 151

[Vanguard] The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control on Wednesday afternoon announced that 12 new cases of COVID-19 have been confirmed in the country.Read More

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Nigeria: Ebonyi Discharges Eight Suspected Cases

[This Day] Abakaliki -Eight persons suspected to be COVID-19 patients have tested negative and discharged in Ebonyi State.Read More

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Nigeria: COVID-19 and Debt Servicing

[This Day] As President Muhammadu Buhari unveils a raft of fiscal measures to compliment earlier CBN’s monetary intervention in managing the spread and containment of Coronavirus, its time for a moratorium on N2.45 trillion debt servicing as contained in the 2020 budget to enhance the stimulus plan in mitigating the …

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Liberia: Ghana’s Refugee Camp-Born Cultural Dance Group Helps On Coronavirus

[FrontPageAfrica] Bushrod Island -Twenty-nine years ago, 1991, Emmanuel B. Lavela was one of many kid-members of the Liberia Culture Dance Troupe (LCDT) founded and based on Ghana’s refugee camp popularly called Buduburam. Like his seniors, in age, Emmanuel, born in 1977, was regularly performing (dancing)–throwing his tiny head, legs and …

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Liberia: CoP Youth Wing Joins Fight Against COVID-19, Donates Material to Several Communities

[FrontPageAfrica] Monrovia -The youth league of the Council of Patriots (COP) has identified with several Liberians in Monrovia in the fight against the coronavirus in Liberia.Read More

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Liberia: Executive Mansion Announces Arrival of Testing Kits

[FrontPageAfrica] Monrovia -TheExecutiveMansion has announced the arrival of a huge consignment of COVID-19 testing kits in Liberia from the People’s Republic of China.Read More

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