KSA behind my love for Yoruba music -American Nikki Spooner

The interesting rise of American Nikki Spooner in the Yoruba movie and music industry is getting many wondering how a white woman from North American got thrilled and bought into the Nollywood....

COVID 19: Smokers risk fatal complications, Group warns

As Nigeria battles to contain the raging COVID 19 pandemic, the Environmental Rights Action/Friends of the Earth Nigeria (ERA/FoEN), has warned that smokers are at higher risk of developing fatal complications from...

South Africa plans to move shack dwellers over virus fears

By Agencies The South African government says it will relocate people living in temporary shelters amid fears that an outbreak of Covid-19 would prove uncontrollable in overpopulated shanty towns.

Namibia’s GDP contracts by 1.1% in 2019

By Agencies Namibia’s economy contracted by 1.1% in 2019 compared to growth of 0.7 percent in 2018, as the worst drought in a century took its toll, the central...

Minister: President Buhari not coughing, not on ventilator

By Agencies The Federal Government on Thursday debunked the rumour that President Muhammadu Buhari `has been coughing and now on ventilator”. The Minister of Information and...

Coronavirus: South Africa tally hits 927, Kenya records first death

By Abdur Rahman Alfa Shaban with DANIEL MUMBERE The coronavirus was confirmed in the Chinese city of Wuhan in late December 2019. Cases have since been confirmed in over...

Uganda temporarily bans public transport

By Agencies ALERT:Coronavirus pandemic emergency kit — facts, myths and how to protect yourself Uganda’s President Yoweri Museveni has announced a 14-day ban on public...

IATA says Middle East airlines need state aid due to liquidity crisis

by Yousef Saba Governments must urgently consider providing aid to airlines in the Middle East to help them cope with a liquidity crisis due the coronavirus outbreak,...

Africa talks tough against coronavirus but many wonder why

Cooper Inveen  Shoppers threaded their way between stalls hawking everything from watches to pigs’ feet in Sierra Leone’s capital on Wednesday, two days after the government banned large gatherings...

Virus-Free Sierra Leone records COVID-19 scuffles over quarantine at airport

By Abdur Rahman Alfa Shaban The Freetown International Airport, Sierra Leone’s main entry point via air witnessed a coronavirus related scuffle after passengers aboard a Kenya Airways flight refused...

Rwanda suspends flights as coronavirus cases rise

Rwanda has suspended all passenger flights in and out of the country after detecting three new cases of coronavirus, bringing the number to 11. The suspension would be effective...

Cameroonian music maestro tests positive for coronavirus

By Agencies Famous Cameroonian musician Emmanuel N’Djoke Dibango, popularly known as Manu Dibango, announced Wednesday that he tested positive for the new coronavirus. The 86-year-old jazz...

Surging dollar sends emerging currency index to lowest in more than three years

The stampede into dollars pushed MSCI’s Emerging Markets Currency Index .MIEM00000CUS to its lowest level in more than three years on Thursday and set it on course for its worst week since...

Africa talks tough against coronavirus but many wonder why

By Agencies Shoppers threaded their way between stalls hawking everything from watches to pigs’ feet in Sierra Leone’s capital on Wednesday, two days after the government banned large gatherings...