[Vanguard] A report that Coronavirus has entered Nigeria was laid to rest, when two suspected carriers from China tested negative on Saturday.
[The Exchange] Uganda’s Cabinet approves an extra $1.8 million to help fight the locust invasion.
[Citizen] Dar es Salaam -The government said it has hired three spray planes in preparation to possible invasion of desert locusts which have plagued Eastern Africa in recent weeks.
[The Conversation Africa] The number of reported cases and deaths of coronavirus is doubling every couple of days, and patients have now been reported from many Asian countries, as well as the Middle East, Europe, Australia and the US. The Conversation Africa asked Dr Chikwe Ihekweazu for a run down on what preparations have been put in place in Nigeria in the event of cases being detected in the country.
[Monitor] Health Ministers and senior immigration officials of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and the nine neighboring countries to DRC have resolved and committed their governments to establish the African Ebola Coordination Task Force (AfECT) to undertake cooperation and collaboration for Ebola preparedness and response.
[Malawi News Agency] New York -The United Nations is on Monday expected to give Malawi an award for the outstanding work and contribution the country is making in achieving the Non Communicable Diseases (NCDs) related Sustainable Development Goals.
[SAnews.gov.za] The South African Reserve Bank (SARB) says it has been made aware of the assertions made by Africapacity of its intention to buy VBS Mutual Bank (VBS) or part of it.
[Capital FM] Nairobi -A section of leaders are now urging the National Assembly to approve a Bill seeking the legalisation of Marijuana, in honour of Kibra MP the late Ken Okoth who fronted it.
[Zimbabwe Independent] Civic society organisations have raised grave concerns over the involvement of the Central Intelligence Organisation (CIO), among other security organs, on the committee which will be responsible for enforcing the Computer Crime and Cybercrime Bill.
[New Zimbabwe] Mutare -Villagers in Manicaland’s diamond rich Chiadzwa area in Marange have expressed anger at government’s decision to unilaterally grant licences to two companies including one that is linked to the country’s military elite without consultations or following due process.