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An Italian citizen who worked in Lagos is the first person with coronavirus to be identified in sub-Saharan Africa. (Image Pius Utomi Ekpei/AFP via Getty Images)

Nigeria confirms first coronavirus case

The head of Nigeria’s National Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) confirms the first coronavirus case and says the country is more than capable of dealing with coronavirus as Africa’s most populous nation records its first case. “Nigeria is ready,” Chikwe Ihekweazu said. “We successfully managed Ebola and we manage outbreaks all the time and are currently managing Lassa fever. We […]

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Why are tomato prices in Africa increasing?

Why are tomato prices in Africa increasing?

Produced by Gladys Kigo, Video by Olivia Lace-Evans. Tomato prices in Kenya have skyrocketed in recent weeks, with some parts of the country paying up to seven times more. The price rises follow months of heavy rains across East Africa. But could climate change be contributing to the problem? The BBC’s Mercy Juma reports from the farmlands of Kenya.

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Samburu men attempt to fend-off a swarm of desert locusts flying over a grazing land in Kenya, 2020. (Image: Njeri Mwangi/Reuters)

Biblical Level Locusts ‘plague’ East Africa before moving to Saudi Arabia, Pakistan and India

Swarms of desert locusts, as many as 360 billion insects has so far devastated East Africa before moving to Saudi Arabia, Pakistan and India. Swarms of desert locusts ravaging crops and grazing land across East Africa have reached South Sudan, already reeling from widespread hunger and years of civil war, the country’s agriculture minister said on Tuesday. Invasion is further […]

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South Africa's President, Cyril Ramaphosa, greets the media prior to the BRICS summit in Brasilia, Brazil on November 14, 2019 (Image by Pavel Golovkin/Reuters)

South Africa Takes Over Rotating Chair of African Union

Resolving conflicts, tackling gender equality, climate change and boosting commerce are high on 2020 agenda. South African President Cyril Ramaphosa on Sunday took over the rotating African Union (AU) chair at the opening of the 33rd AU summit of heads of state and government at the AU headquarters in Ethiopia’s capital Addis Ababa. The 33rd AU summit is being held […]

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Members of ISIS group Boko Haram in NigeriaCredit (Image, Handout Getty)

Islamic State Group In Nigeria Reportedly Executes Christian Hostages

An affiliate of the Islamic State says it executed 11 Christians in Nigeria in retaliation for the killings of leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi and his spokesman earlier this year, according to Agence France-Presse. The terrorist group released a video on Thursday through its online news agency, Telegram, that reportedly shows masked militants from the Islamic State West African Province (ISWAP) […]

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Two Africans Make ‘Forbes List of 100 Most Powerful Women’

Are there no powerful women in Africa? Interestingly, this is an increase of one from the 2017 and 2018 list. Forbes has just released “Forbes list of 100 Most Powerful Women”, and only two women from Africa were listed. The two women from Africa named on the list occupied the 93 and 98 positions. Some critics have asserted that Forbes […]

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Over One Million People Has Been Displaced by Flooding Across East Africa.

Over One Million People are Affected by Flooding Across East Africa

Flooding across East Africa affects over 1 million people (Africa News) More than 1 million people in East Africa are affected by flooding after higher than normal rainfall, an aid group said Friday. Parts of the region are bracing for a tropical storm, Kyarr, that could worsen an already dire humanitarian situation. The International Rescue Committee said many people had […]

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The Radio Africa Facebook page, which masqueraded as a news page in Sudan, was part of a Russian-backed influence network in central and northern Africa. (Credit...Stanford Internet Observatory).

Russia Tests New Disinformation Tactics in Africa to Expand Influence

Facebook said it removed three Russian-backed influence networks aimed at African countries. The activity by the networks suggested Russia’s approach was evolving. Russia has been testing new disinformation tactics in an enormous Facebook campaign in parts of Africa, as part of an evolution of its manipulation techniques ahead of the 2020 American presidential election. Facebook said on Wednesday that it […]

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Botswana’s Chief Justice announced on Friday that the ruling Botswana Democratic Party (BDP) has won the general election (Image Reuters).

Botswana Democratic Party’s (BDP) Wins General Election

The ruling Botswana Democratic Party (BDP) has won the general election after securing 29 national assembly seats, representing 51 percent of the vote, the chief justice announced on Friday. Botswana voted on Wednesday to elect 57 national assembly and 490 local government representatives, with the candidate of the winning party set to become president. “Although vote counting is still ongoing, […]

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Truett Foster McKeehan (second from the right in the back row), the oldest son of rapper TobyMac (at left), was found dead at 21 on Wednesday. (image tobymac/Instagram).

Truett Foster McKeehan, Son of Christian rapper TobyMac died at 21 in Nashville

Truett Foster McKeehan, the oldest of Christian rapper TobyMac’s five children, was found dead at 21 in a Nashville-area home on Wednesday. McKeehan, an aspiring rapper who released tracks under the names TRU, Shiloh, truDog and Truett Foster, was found dead in Nashville on Wednesday morning, according to several reports. The cause of his death remains under investigation. The Metro […]

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