Mr Madu

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...

South Africa Eases Coronavirus Lockdown

South African government begins to gradually loosen its strict coronavirus lockdown. The ease which started on Friday will allow limited movement of people and allow restricted openings of businesses including restaurants and textile factories. The economy of Africa's most industrialised...

100-Million-Year-Old “River Monster” Discovered Beneath Africa’s Sahara Desert

The first ever evidence of a dinosaur which swam, lived and hunted underwater has been discovered in the now-barren wilderness of the Saharan desert. Paleontologists have unearthed new fossils in southeastern Morocco that provide a deeper understanding of one of...

10 Days After Lifting Lockdown, Ghana Records 1,032 More COVID-19 Cases

Ghana has recorded more than 1,000 additional cases of COVID-19 since the country lifted its lockdown on the 20th of April. Last week, Ghana President Nana Akufo-Addo lifted a three-week lockdown on the basis of “improved coronavirus testing”. The Ghanaian president,...

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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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