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Africa Finance Corp: AFC Secures New International Funders

The Africa Finance Corp, simply AFC, has recently received funding in Africa, from Middle East, and Asia. The development-finance corporation was founded in 2007 and has invested over $9.8 billion in projects in 35 African countries. AFC’s major projects deal with improving and developing infrastructures across the continent. As Africa seeks to recover from the …

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Covid-19: Lockdowns no longer a solution, says Africa CDC

With the surge of Covid-19, going on lockdowns cutting across different parts of the world has been one of the measures in preventing the spread of the disease. However, the Africa Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC) deliberated and agreed that severe lockdowns are no longer the most effective preventive measure in handlingcoronavirus waves on the continent. Governments in Africa have been advised and encouraged to …

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Omicron: “Scapegoating Africa Is Simply Outrageous”

Omicron: “Scapegoating Africa Is Simply Outrageous”

South African scientists’ research shows that no Covid-19 variant, including Omicron, emerged from Africa. But their research also shows that the Covid-19 variants are possibly mutations taking place inside infected persons – using them as host for evolution. WHAT RESEARCH SAYS ABOUT THE OMICRON VARIANT According to the research, if the immune system of a …

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South Africa: President delegates duties to Vice due to Covid-19

South Africa: President delegates duties to Vice due to Covid-19

President Cyril Ramaphosa of South Africa recently (on Sunday) tested positive for Covid-19 and has currently shifted presidential responsibilities to the Vice President, David Mabuza. Official report says, the 69-year-old President Ramaphosa is now in isolation receiving treatment. The report also says that the President felt unwell after attending the funeral of President FW de …

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COVID-19 TRAVEL BAN: Nigeria Claps Back

COVID-19 TRAVEL BAN: Nigeria Claps Back

The Nigerian Federal Government is set to restrict airlines coming from Canada, the United Kingdom and Saudi Arabia, into Nigeria from Tuesday, December 14, 2021, in response to the Covid-19 “red-listing” of a majority of African nations by Canada, the UK, Saudi Arabia, etc. This decision of the Nigerian government to retaliate was disclosed by …

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OMICRON COVID-19 VARIANT: Not Yet In Nigeria- NCDC

OMICRON COVID-19 VARIANT: Not Yet In Nigeria- NCDC

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has said that the newly discovered variant of concern of the Covid-19, which has been named Omicron, has so far not been detected in the country. The NCDC, however, warned Nigerians against letting their guard down, advising people to avoid visiting countries where cases have been reported including …

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Seychelles Lifts Ban for visitors from South Africa

Seychelles Lifts Ban for visitors from South Africa

Seychelles, one of the most visited island nations has reopened its gates for travelers coming from South Africa. After the Seychelles Ministry of Health, drops South Africa from the restricted list, travelers were allowed to come into the country on 13 September. The ban was initially imposed early this year to prevent the threat of …

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Burundi imposes compulsory Covid-19 test for students and teachers

Burundi imposes compulsory Covid-19 test for students and teachers

The government of Burundi last week ordered a massive compulsory Covid-19 test for students and teachers in boarding schools whether or not they have their own reservations. So far it turns out both the students and teachers are complying. The compulsory screening campaign ends on 14 September. At SOCARTIE district where one of the screening …

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An Exclusive Interview With Dr. Ifeanyi Nsofor: Opinion On Covid-19 vaccination

An Exclusive Interview With Dr. Ifeanyi Nsofor: Opinion On Covid-19 Vaccination

Dr. Ifeanyi McWilliams Nsofor is currently the CEO of EpiAFRIC and director of policy and advocacy at Nigeria Health Watch hosting the 6th Health-meets-Tech Hackathon for the year 2021. In this exclusive interview, he gives his opinion on the distribution of covid-19 vaccines. In March 2020, He was recognized by Onalytica as one of the …

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Africa Conference: World Bank Group to increase vaccine production in Africa

Africa Conference: World Bank Group to increase vaccine production in Africa

During the recent Africa Conference, critical issues were addressed such as inadequate access to Covid-19 vaccines, outstanding debts, climate change, and other related issues. David Malpass, the World Bank Group President, in his remarks gave an insight on how to mitigate these challenges which was delivered under the Conference Session 1: Framework Conditions for Business …

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