[Premium Times] The number of confirmed COVID-19 cases across Nigeria has risen to 151 after 12 new cases were confirmed on Wednesday, the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) disclosed.
[IPS] United Nations -Conflict experts are concerned the the global ceasefire called for by the United Nations amid the coronavirus outbreak may not work and could lead to a rise in violence.
[allAfrica] Cape Town -A separatist militia in Cameroon is to implement a two-week ceasefire during the COVID-19 pandemic, the BBC reports.
[The Conversation Africa] It’s been 60 years since the Sharpeville massacre, when 69 unarmed civilians were killed by armed South African police on March 21 1960. The significance of the date is reflected in the fact that it now marks the International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination.
[This Day] Abuja -Nigeria, South Africa, Democratic Republic of Congo and Ethiopia account for 50 per cent of illicit financial flows (IFFs) in Sub-Saharan Africa, Brookings Institution, a globally renowned American research group, said in a new report.
[Nation] Somali President Mohamed Farmaajo last evening agreed to Kenya’s invitation to visit Nairobi, signalling the calming of tensions that rose last week on Monday.
[East African] A few days ago, it emerged that Ugandan opposition parties are to meet Prime Minister Ruhakana Rugunda to discuss a very important matter ahead of the 2021 general election.
[Monitor] The Director General of Uganda Aids Commission, Dr Nelson Musoba, has said clinical trials on new injectable HIV treatment is being finalised and government will unveil it next year.
[New Times] The Government plans to adjust policies to foster collective investment schemes, especially in high value-added industries and service sectors.
[IPS] United Nations -Just a month since the World Health Organization declared the Coronavirus a public health emergency, it is now taking steps to contain misinformation being spread about the disease. Globally, there have been more than 82,000 cases of Coronavirus, which has claimed 2,800 lives — the majority being in China, where the disease has been traced to.