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Dust Pollution Linked to Infant Mortality in Sub-Saharan Africa

Researchers at Stanford and University of California San Diego have collaborated on a new study, published recently in Nature Sustainability, that explores how dust pollution in the air contributes to infant mortality in Sub-Saharan Africa. "Even small increases in dust...

The Safest Countries In Africa For COVID-19

South africa is the safest country in Africa right now for COVID-19, according to a massive 250-page report.The report is based on 130 quantitative and qualitative parameters and over 11,400 data points in categories like quarantine efficiency, monitoring and...

Nigerian Pastor’s TV Station Sanctioned in UK for Linking Coronavirus to 5G

A Christian television channel founded by a Lagos-based veteran pastor has been sanctioned by Ofcom, the broadcasting authority in London for airing “potentially harmful statements” about the Covid-19 pandemic, including a baseless conspiracy that the virus is linked to...

Madagascar Records First Coronavirus Death

Madagascar has recorded its first coronavirus death, according to an official announcement made on television. The 57-year-old hospital worker, who died on Saturday, was suffering from diabetes and high blood pressure, Reuters news agency reports quoting the statement. The Indian ocean...

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...

African Billionaires and Their Contributions to the Fight Against Coronavirus

As the coronavirus continues to spread across cities all over Africa, the severity of the pandemic and its devastating effect on the limited resources available in most African countries have prompted some of the continent's billionaires to step up...

Every African Country Now Affected As Lesotho Announces First Coronavirus Case

Lesotho, the only Coronavirus-free country in Africa have just recorded their First Coronavirus Case. The first positive case comes a week after the country lifted its national lockdown. The positive case was imported from the Middle East and the patient has...

Our ‘Covid-19 Remedy’ Rejected ‘Because it’s African’

Madagascar's President Andry Rajoelina has said criticism of his country's herbal tonic for Covid-19 shows the West's condescending attitude towards Africa. The World Health Organization (WHO) has warned against using untested remedies. Mr Rajoelina's tonic has not gone through clinical trials. Madagascar...

Catholic Church Donates All Its 425 Hospitals In Nigeria As COVID19 Isolation Centers

The Catholic Bishop Conference of Nigeria (CBCN) has offered all its 425 health facilities across the country as isolation centres for COVID-19. Boss Mustapha, secretary to the government of the federation (SGF), revealed this at the presidential task force briefing...

Covid-19: Colombian Company Creates Hospital Beds that can Double as Coffin

A Colombian advertising company has created cardboard hospital beds that double as COFFINS as a way to help poor families that can't pay for funeral expenses amid coronavirus pandemic. A Colombian advertising company is pitching a novel if morbid solution...

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Cameroon’s Italia 90 World Cup Team to Get Houses Promised To Them 30 Years Ago

Cameroon's famous side that reached the quarter-finals of the 1990 World Cup in Italy before being defeated 3–2 by...

Misery Index: South Africa Has The Third Most ‘Miserable Economy’ In The World

South Africa has been ranked as the world's most miserable economy after Venezuela and Argentina. Bloomberg's Misery Index, which ranks major economies by inflation and...

Fighting Slavery With Suicide: The Fascinating Story of Africa’s Kru People

The Kru or Kroo are a West African ethnic group who are indigenous to eastern Liberia. During the Slave trade era, they were also infamous amongst early European slave raiders as being especially averse to capture

The Mbuti People Of Congo And Their Sister Exchange Form Of Marriage

In the Mbuti tribe, marriage is by sister exchange: Based on reciprocal exchange, men from other bands exchange sisters or other females in his...

Slavery Abolition Act 1833: Slavery Was Abolished Throughout The British Empire On This Day

The Slavery Abolition Act of 1833 that abolished slavery in most British colonies, freeing more than 800,000 enslaved Africans in the Caribbean and South Africa and making the purchase or ownership of slaves illegal