Secondary schools reopen in Nigeria

Secondary schools in Nigeria reopened on Tuesday for classes almost four months after they closed to halt the spread of coronavirus. Final-year students now have just two weeks to prepare for their exams. Face masks, social distancing and hand-washing facilities are mandatory within all schools, the education ministry says. There are indications the government may be using this reopening to […]

Reuters poll suggests cocoa prices may drop by 10% due to COVID-19

A Reuters poll of London cocoa futures forecast cocoa would cost 10% less at the end of the year, because of rising production and a hit to demand from the coronavirus crisis. But chocolate bars will not necessarily get cheaper partly because the price of cocoa is only one ingredient in the mix that makes up the retail price. DEMAND […]

ECOWAS Bank for Investment and Development injects over $300million into Ghana’s economy

ECOWAS Bank for Investment and Development says it has invested over $300-million into Ghana’s economy. Areas of investment, the bank said to include, Energy, Trade, Technology, Tourism and hospitality industry. Dr George Nana Agyekum Donkor, the President of the Bank, made this known when he and other staff of the bank paid a courtesy call on Chief Justice Kwasi Anin […]

Coronavirus: Nigerian drug stores hike hydroxychloroquine price

Hydroxychloroquine, the controversial drug used in the treatment of COVID-19, is being sold in one drug store in Rivers State, South-South Nigeria, at an outrageous price of N50,000. Hydroxychloroquine, before now, was essentially used for malaria treatment. It was never known to be this costly, as at then. The drug began selling at about N3,000 around March in Nigeria during the […]

South Africans agree August restart dates for closed door finish

South African football will return to action behind closed doors with the Premier Soccer League (PSL) and the Nedbank Cup, officials have announced.  South African football came to a grinding standstill in March due to the coronavirus outbreak, but is set to resume in August in a bio-secure bubble at venues in both Johannesburg and Pretoria. Gauteng is the epicenter […]

Oyedepo backs Stella Immanuel, says coronavirus has a cure

Bishop Oyedepo of Living Faith Church has backed Doctor Stella Immanuel and her claim that coronavirus has a cure. Immanuel appeared in a viral video alongside some doctors in which she claimed to have cured over 350 coronavirus patients with hydroxychloroquine without losing any to death. The video was immediately pulled down from almost every social media platform and labelled […]

How dare you tell the church how many hours to spend on services – Pastor Chris fumes

Pastor Chris Oyakhilome of Christ Embassy Church has slammed the Nigerian government for stipulating the amount of time worshipers are to spend during church service. This was after government issued a list of guidelines ahead of the reopening of worship centers. The guidelines were given to help curb the spread of COVID-19. ”I am appalled some people have the audacity to […]

‘Mozambique riot officers arrested for policeman’s murder’

Two members of Mozambique’s riot police have been arrested for the murder of a police officer in the northern city of Nampula, according to the newspaper O Pais. Selemane Momade Hassane was shot in the chest when he was outside his house on Tuesday, the paper adds. It says that he was parking his car but the riot police allegedly […]

Botswana reinstates coronavirus lockdown in capital for two weeks

Botswana’s capital city Gaborone returned to a two-week lockdown from midnight on Thursday to stem the latest local coronavirus surge in the country, an official said. Under new rules for the capital and surrounding areas, only essential workers would be able to leave home for work, with others only able to leave the house to buy groceries. All gatherings will […]

Libya to impose full lockdown as pandemic cases grow

Libya’s internationally recognised government in Tripoli will impose a full lockdown in areas of the country it controls, it said on Thursday, after a sharp rise in Coronavirus cases. Libya, split since 2014 between areas held by the Government of National Accord (GNA) in Tripoli and a rival administration in the east, managed to avoid an early surge of the pandemic. However, […]