An Italian man who has been confirmed to be Nigeria's first coronavirus case after arriving from Milan was in the country for almost two full days before being isolated, travelling through Lagos and visiting another state. The case has prompted a scramble...
In the 1960s, a colonial officer leaving a particular country in Africa described it as a “useless piece of territory.” (1, Page 26). And for good reason. At the time of independence, this territory was one of the poorest...
A handful of countries in Africa are at a high risk of importing the new coronavirus because of the volume of air traffic between those countries and China, a new model shows. But some aren’t well-prepared to deal with infections if they arrive.
About 50,000 years ago, ancient humans in what is now West Africa apparently procreated with another group of ancient humans that scientists didn't know existed. There aren't any bones or ancient DNA to prove that theory, but researchers say the...
By: Michael Horn on LinkedIn A piece of the future of learning unfolded before me over the past week. At a school in Lilongwe, the capital of Malawi, 38 children in the second grade took off their shoes, washed their hands...
Source: Bloomberg The Economic Community of West African States has agreed on the name “ECO” for the single currency to be used in the region, the 15-nation body said Sunday in a communique. The commission adopted a flexible exchange rate regime...
The ‘land of a thousand hills’ has set up its first-ever gold refinery with a capacity to process gold from around Africa. The $5 million plant is located at the Kigali Special Economic Zone in Gasabo District is expected to...
Source: UN News Tijjani Muhammad-Bande, Nigeria’s current UN Permanent Representative, was elected to head the world body by acclamation on Tuesday in the General Assembly Hall in New York and will succeed Ecuador’s Maria Fernanda Espinosa. “Peace and security, poverty eradication,...