Posts Tagged ‘Africa’

IMF Says Africa Will Need $1.2tn To Recover #COVID19 Losses

Following the damages brought by the COVID-19 pandemic to different continents, countries of world, the International Monetary Fund (IMF), has said that over the next three years, that Africa will need $1.2 trillion if they are to put back in shape their economy as well as health sectors. IMF Chief, Kristalina Georgieva explained that the […]

Egypt’s Coronavirus Cases Now 5,042 — The Highest In Africa

Egypt now has 5,042 COVID-19 cases, which happens to be the highest in Africa, currently. Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah al-Sisi, on Tuesday, extended the nationwide state of emergency for another three months, according to the country’s official gazette. In a presidential decree, al-Sisi justified the move, saying that the country faces “dangerous” conditions in the fields […]

68-year-old Nigerian woman Becomes Oldest New Mother Of A Child In Africa

A 68-year-old Nigerian woman has become the oldest new mother of a child in Africa, after giving birth to twins at Lagos University Teaching Hospital (LUTH), according to the Africa Facts Zone. The pregnancy was achieved through IVF and she was pregnant for the first time. A statement from the hospital reads. “LUTH has successfully […]

FLASHBACK: How Africa fared when the Spanish flu came calling in 1918/19

The Spanish flu called influenza took quite a toll on the world, with 500 million people infected and about 20 million to 100 million others believed dead in three successive waves between 1918 and 1919. It remains the deadliest pandemic in human history. The disease presented itself as a high fever, a wet cough with […]

Man says Covid-19 has already swept through the continent of Africa

As coronavirus continues to evolve across the globe, Africa, so far, has been spared the infection rates witnessed in countries such as China, Italy, Iran and France. An African twitter user, @DavidHundeyin, on Sunday, tweeted: ” LOL I am now willing to bet that COVID-19 has already swept through Africa and we simply didn’t notice […]

Finally, Malawi legalises growing of cannabis

Malawi has become the latest southern African country to legalise the growing, selling and exporting of cannabis. Recreational smokers consider, “Malawi Gold”, as they call it, to be one of the finest forms of the drug. But the authorities have stopped short of legalising it for personal use. It will be used to make medicines […]