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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...

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...

Covid-19 in Nigeria: Death Toll Rises to 128 as Tally of Cases Crosses 4000 Mark

According to the latest report from Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), Nigeria has recorded 4,151 confirmed cases of coronavirus. The country recorded 239 new cases of Covid- 19 disease yesterday, bringing the total to 4151 cases, with eight more...

Up to 190,000 People Could Die of COVID-19 in Africa If Not Controlled – WHO

As many as 190,000 people across Africa could die in the first year of the coronavirus pandemic if crucial containment measures fail, the World Health Organization (WHO) warns. The new research which is based on prediction modelling also predicts a...

Twitter Users React as Ivory Coast PM Flies to France for Medical Checks Amid Coronavirus

Ivory Coast Prime Minister Amadou Gon Coulibaly, the ruling party's candidate in October's presidential election, has flown to France for medical checks, the presidency said on Sunday. The statement announcing Gon Coulibaly’s departure said he left the country Saturday without...

Coronavirus: Madagascar to Begin Clinical Trials for Artemisia Vaccine

Madagascar's President has said that the country will begin clinical trials for an artemisia-based vaccine for Coronavirus starting from next week. The president also urged the citizens of Madagascar to plant artemisia. President Rajoelina said he was in touch with scientists...

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The United Nation. Commission on Narcotic Drugs voted Wednesday to remove cannabis and cannabis resin from a category of the world's most dangerous drugs, which could impact the global medical marijuana industry.

Transatlantic Slave Trade: The Legacy of Brazilian Slave Merchant Francisco Félix de Souza in Benin

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‘Black-ish’ Star Marsai Martin, Breaks Record for Youngest Hollywood Executive Producer

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