Mr Madu

27 Countries in Sub-Saharan Africa Have So Far Received $10B in Assistance from the IMF to Respond To COVID-19

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has disbursed US$10 billion to 27 countries in Sub-Saharan Africa to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic, spokesman Gerry Rice said at a press briefing in Washington DC on Thursday. That unprecedented amount is 10 times...

Billboard’s Top 15 Most Streamed Sub-Saharan African Artists

Nigerian singer Burna Boy has been unveiled as the most-streamed artist in Sub-Saharan Africa, according to Billboard. On the list titled “ Billboard ’s Top 15 Sub - Saharan African Artists” which is based on global views, Burnaboy takes the...

Kenyan Boy Who Made Hand Washing Machine Receives Presidential Award

A nine-year-old Kenyan boy who made a wooden hand-washing machine to help curb the spread of coronavirus has told the BBC he is "very happy" after receiving a presidential award. "I now have two machines and I want to make...

Rwanda Bans Charcoal for Cooking in Kigali to Improve Air Quality

Rwanda is banning the use of charcoal for cooking in the capital, Kigali, and restricting supplies to the city from rural areas. Image: sustainapedia.comThe ban is aimed at protecting forests by clamping down on the illegal trade in charcoal. In...

Brand Africa 100: MTN, Dangote Ranked Most Admired Brands in Africa, 2020

Nigeria's giant mobile operator, Glo, and South Africa's MTN has retained their ranking as Africa’s most admired brands. This year's list of Africa's most admired brands is dominated by South African and Nigerian companies with MTN and DANGOTE occupying the...

The Largest Collection of Ancient Footprints in Africa Has Been Discovered in Tanzania

Hundreds of fossilized human footprints made between 5,760 and 19,100 years ago have been discovered in Tanzania. This represents the largest collection of fossilized footprints found in Africa to date. The footprints are located at the Engare Sero site, just...

Covid-19: UNICEF Predicts Over 900 Children May Die Daily in Nigeria

The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) has said that 950 children in Nigeria could die daily from preventable causes over the next six months as the coronavirus pandemic threatens to weaken the health system. UNICEF added that Nigeria could record...

Ghana Extends Ban on Public Gatherings as Coronavirus Cases Continue to Rise

Ghana's President Nana Akufo-Addo has extended the ban on public gatherings until the end of the month as the country's coronavirus cases continue to rise. Schools will remain closed while religious activities, conferences and festivals are banned during the period....

Nigeria Set to Receive Shipment Of Madagascar’s Herbal Drug for Covid-19

Nigeria is set to receive a Shipment Of Madagascar's Drugs For Testing 'Covid-Organics', according to reports, Nigeria’s consignment has already been sent to Equatorial Guinea from where it will be airlifted to Abuja. Nigeria’s COVID-19 positive tally moved to 4,399...

Top 10 African Nations with the Largest Number of COVID-19 Infections

Just over 35,000 coronavirus cases have now been reported in 53 of the 54 countries in Africa, according to the Africa Centers for Disease Prevention and Control (Africa CDC). Top 10 countries in Africa with the largest number of COVID-19...

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Mr Madu is a freelance writer, a lover of Africa and a frequent hiker who loves long, vigorous walks, usually on hills or mountains.
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