Nigeria: Report Predicts U.S.$17 Billion Decline in Nigerian Oil Revenue

[This Day] Nigeria’s oil revenue is likely to decline by between 70 per cent and 80 per cent this year, representing between $15 billion and $17 billion, the Chief Executive Officer of Financial Derivatives Company Limited and a member of President Muhammadu Buhari’s Economic Advisory Council, Mr. Bismarck Rewane, has predicted.

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Africa: COVID-19 – Afreximbank, ECA and Africa CDC Partner to Tackle Africa’s Food, Medical Supply, Policy Gaps

[Africa CDC] Addis Ababa -The African Export-Import Bank (Afreximbank) and the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (ECA), in partnership with the Africa Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC), today announced a series of emergency interventions to respond rapidly to gaps in the supply and policy for food and critical medical resources needed to combat the COVID-19 pandemic in Africa.

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Zimbabwe: Govt’s COVID-19 Kitty Raises Stink

[Zimbabwe Standard] Government has imposed one of its ailing parastatals, NetOne, to exclusively manage the transfer of millions of dollars meant to cushion vulnerable populations against the effects of the coronavirus pandemic, it has emerged.But some of the beneficiaries have vowed to resist the move, preferring to use their Ecocash accounts.

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Gabon: Govt Puts Libreville Under Lockdown as COVID-19 Cases Swell

[Nation] The Gabonese capital, Libreville, will be put under lockdown for 15 days effective from April 12 and “will be renewed if need be” as part of a raft of measures to curb spread of the coronavirus, Covid-19 pandemic in the country, the government announced Friday.

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Zimbabwe: Doctors Take Govt to Court Over Personal Protective Equipment

[263Chat] Zimbabwe doctors have asked government to provide them and other frontline medical practitioners with personal protective equipment (PPE) and to adequately equip public hospitals to protect them from the deadly coronavirus as they execute their duties and help slow the spread of the epidemic.

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West Africa: Nigeria, Angola, Senegal, Cameroon, Ghana Among the Most Hard-Hit As Oil Price Plunges

[Premium Times] African oil-producing and reliant countries have been among the most hard hit by the COVID-19 pandemic and declining oil price. Oil price crashed below $20 dollars on Monday, the lowest in 18 years. In particular, Senegal, Nigeria and Angola continue to face new challenges each day amid the threat of economic fallout.

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