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Dettol not certain if its products are effective against novel coronavirus

Dettol, a major supplier of soaps, disinfect and cleaning products around the world, is unsure whether its products are effective against novel coronavirus.Dettol said as the virus is a new strain of the novel coronavirus never before seen in...

WaterAid urges constant handwashing as antidote to coronavirus epidemic

Following confirmation of the second case of Coronavirus (Covid-19) in Nigeria, WaterAid is re-echoing the importance of frequent handwashing with soap to prevent the spread of this and other diseases.Handwashing with soap and water can drastically reduce the risk...

DR Congo hopes to declare end to Ebola outbreak in April

Democratic Republic of Congo health officials said on Monday they were "keeping fingers crossed" to declare the end of the devastating 19-month epidemic next month.While the world's attention has been focused on the coronavirus, the last patient under treatment...

Nigeria, South Africa record new coronavirus cases

The Nigerian health officials has confirmed another case of coronavirus in Ogun state, the case is a Nigerian who had been in contact with the Italian who tested positive for coronavirus two weeks ago.Health officials in South Africa on...

Nigerian man tests positive to coronavirus in US

A Nigerian has tested positive to Covid-19 (coronavirus) in Washington, US, the Mayor of Washington DC, Muriel Bowser, said on Saturday according to a report on Premium Times.Today News Africa reported that Ms Bowser said the Nigerian man spent...

Coronavirus death in Italy spikes from 233 to 366 in a day.

The number of deaths from coronavirus in Italy has risen from 233 on Saturday to 366 on Sunday, officials have said, This is even as millions adapt to widespread travel restrictions.The 57% increase is the steepest daily rise in...

More worries as virus hit Vatican, global cases tops 100,000

As the number of people worldwide infected with the new coronavirus surpassed 100,000, there is a sense of déjà vu in Europe and North America.The spreading outbreak brought scenes of disruption like the ones that played out in Asia:...

Coronavirus misinformation spreading in Africa

As cases of the coronavirus increase around the world, there's been a flurry of misleading or false news stories emerging, as well.There have been relatively few confirmed cases of the virus in Africa so far, but the authorities in...

South Africa confirms first case of coronavirus

South Africa Health Minister Zweli Mkhize confirmed on Thursday that the country has recorded its first case of the new coronavirus, COVID-19, but experts say the virus is unlikely to spread - partly because of South Africa's summer season.On...

More coronavirus cases detected in Algeria and Senegal

The number of confirmed coronavirus cases in Algeria has jumped to 17 after nine new cases were registered on Wednesday night, meanwhile Senegal recorded two more cases involving travellers from Europe. Senegalese authorities reported two new cases of coronavirus on...
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Post coup Mali interim president and vice sworn in

ReutersRetired colonel Bah Ndaw was sworn in as Mali’s interim president on Friday, tasked with presiding over an 18-month...
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Migrants stranded in Libya face vicious cycle of cruelty

Associated PressAmnesty International said Thursday that thousands of Europe-bound migrants who were intercepted and returned to Libyan shores this year have disappeared after being...

Unusually heavy rains in Senegal expose big gap in $1.4B flood plan

ReutersMore than two weeks after heavy rains hit Senegal, thigh-high stagnant water still fills streets in Dakar’s suburbs, as angry residents ask what happened...

Fmr French president Sarkozy to know fate in cash-from-Libya case

AFPA Paris appeals court will rule Thursday on a legal challenge by ex-president Nicolas Sarkozy and former aides against an investigation into claims that...

US Secretary of States pushes for breakthrough on Sudan deal

AFPWith weeks to go before US elections, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is racing to make a breakthrough with Sudan that he hopes could...