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Coronavirus Seen As Trigger For Mobile Money Growth In West Africa

Coronavirus Seen As Trigger For Mobile Money Growth In West Africa

Penda Kande usually pays for taxis in cash, but since coronavirus hit Senegal, the 30-year-old nurse has switched to mobile money to avoid contamination. “With the virus it’s better to use Orange Money,” said Kande, referring to the West African country’s most popular mobile money service, offered by French telecoms group Orange. She was one […]

Greta Thunberg Says Coronavirus Shows World Can ‘Act Fast’ On Crisis

Greta Thunberg Says Coronavirus Shows World Can ‘Act Fast’ On Crisis

Climate activist Greta Thunberg said on Tuesday the swift and far-ranging economic and social shifts being brought in to stem the coronavirus pandemic showed that the rapid action needed to curb climate change was also possible.   Officials around the world have responded to the growing coronavirus outbreak by shutting businesses, closing schools and other […]

UN To Create Global Cronavirus Fund

UN To Create Global Cronavirus Fund

The United Nations will create a fund to prevent the spread of coronavirus and support the treatment of patients worldwide, Norway said on Monday. The purpose of the fund is to assist developing countries with weak health systems in addressing the crisis as well as to tackle the long-term consequences. The United Nations could make […]

Several African Countries Confirm First Coronavirus Cases

Several African Countries Confirm First Coronavirus Cases

Several African countries have confirmed their first cases of the coronavirus, while Rwanda has become the first nation in Africa to be placed on lockdown. According to the World Health Organization, more than 1,000 cases had been reported across Africa as of Sunday. In Uganda, Health Minister Jane Ruth Aceng announced the first case, saying that a man flew […]

Nigeria Records First Death From COVID-19

Nigeria Records First Death From COVID-19

Nigeria has recorded its first death from COVID 19 ( Coronavirus). According to the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), the case was a 67-year-old male who returned following a medical procedure in the UK He had underlying medical conditions- multiple myeloma and diabetes and was undergoing chemotherapy. The former MD of PPMC Suleiman Achimugu […]

The Story Corner : Stubborn Goats

The Story Corner : Stubborn Goats

With all the drama going on in the world right now as per #COVID-19 and upon the preventive measures that different countries affected with this pandemic are taking to prevent the spread, some of our people, our Nigerian people have refused to hear word o. They have refused to listen to instructions. Ladies and gentlemen, […]

Teen Pregnancy Risk Rises As Schools Shut For Coronavirus

Teen Pregnancy Risk Rises As Schools Shut For Coronavirus

School closures due to coronavirus in West Africa risk exposing girls to sexual violence and unwanted pregnancy, experts said on Thursday, basing the warning on past experience with Ebola. Activists said countries should take preventative measures now, such as reinforcing sexual violence hotlines, making public announcements about the penalties for rape and using technology to […]

Women’s Rights: 25 Years Of Progress? Or Not?

Women’s Rights: 25 Years Of Progress? Or Not?

Nigeria has confirmed its second case of Covid-19 (coronavirus). The confirmation was done by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC). This was disclosed in a situation report released by the health agency on Monday. The case was not imported like the previous one but confirmed in one of the contacts traced to an Italian […]

ECOWAS Countries Require $50m To Battle Coronavirus

ECOWAS Countries Require $50m To Battle Coronavirus

The West African Health Organisation (WAHO) yesterday said that about $50 million is required by West African countries to tackle Coronavirus. It said that amount will be used to create an ecosystem and put in place, critical personal protection equipment, laboratory supplies, communication and coordination strategies towards Coronavirus response. The Director-General of WAHO, Prof. Stanley […]

Garlic Cannot Cure Corona Virus – Learn More

Garlic Cannot Cure Corona Virus – Learn More

Although, garlic, a plant related to onion adds flavour to food and is capable of destroying harmful bacterium, the World Health Organization (WHO) have debunked the myth that it can prevent and protect people from the new viral infection. “Coronaviruses are a large family of (zoonotic) that cause illness ranging from the common cold to […]