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Namibia announces US$4.2 billion budget

Namibian Minister of Finance Ipumbu Shiimi on Wednesday tabled a 72.8 billion Namibian dollars (about 4.2 billion U.S. dollars) budget for the financial year...
Def Jam Africa Artists. Top row L-R / Larry Gaaga,, Boity, Tshego / Middle Row L-R. Nadia Nakai, Cassper Nyovest, Nasty C / Bottom Row L-R. Ricky Tyler, Vector, Tellaman

Universal Music Group announces the launch of Def Jam Africa

New label group dedicated to supporting the best in African hip-hop talent and culture across the continent Label launch roster includes some of Africa’s most...
Enterprise Group

Enterprise Group announces new senior appointments

The Enterprise Group has announced changes to its Executive Management Team effective May 1, 2020. Daniel Larbi-Tieku, the former Chief Finance Officer, has been...
GFA ‘Health and Fitness

Ghana FA announces ‘Health and Fitness’ as theme for the month of May 2020

The Ghana Football Association (GFA) has announced “Fitness and Health” as the theme for the month of May 2020. Physical fitness is generally achieved through...

Nestle announces US$3.4 million COVID-19 relief in central, west Africa

Swiss-based international food giant Nestle on Monday announced that it is supporting more than 850,000 vulnerable people in central and west Africa as part...

Netflix announces new Michelle Obama documentary “Becoming”

U.S. online streaming giant Netflix announced Monday that a new documentary about former U.S. first lady Michelle Obama will be released globally on the...
Australia's first human trials

COVID-19 updates: Nigeria to ease COVID-19 lockdown order, Chinese COVID-19 vaccine set for human...

The following are the updates on the global fight against the COVID-19 pandemic. - - - - ...
President Muhammadu Buhari

Nigerian president announces decision to ease COVID-19 lockdown order

Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari has announced a phased and gradual easing of lockdown measures effective in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) and two states...
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South African president announces 500 billion rand COVID-19 plan

South African President Cyril Ramaphosa on Tuesday night revealed that 500 billion rand (26.3 billion U.S. dollars) would be devoted to relief and economic...

Portugal announces €25 million measures for virus-hit startups

Portuguese government on Tuesday announced a set of new measures to mitigate COVID-19's economic impact on "more than 2,500 Portuguese startups." "The...
Akinwumi Adesina

AfDB announces US$10 billion financing package to boost Africa’s fight against COVID-19

Regional multilateral lender the African Development Bank (AfDB) Group announced on Wednesday the creation of a 10 billion U.S.dollars facility to aid Africa's...
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Egypt announces financial stimulus package to cushion COVID-19 impact

Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi announced on Tuesday a package of financial stimulus to limit the impact of the novel coronavirus outbreak on the...
Photo taken on March 14, 2020 shows the Riga International Airport in Riga, Latvia. In order to contain the spread of the novel coronavirus, Latvia will temporarily suspend international passenger traffic via its airports, ports and border crossings and ban all organized public events, Prime Minister Krisjanis Karins announced on Saturday. (Photo by Janis/Xinhua)

Pandemic-hit Riga Airport announces massive layoff

Riga International Airport announced a massive layoff of staff on Tuesday, as all its operations have been at a virtual standstill because of the...
International Tennis Federation

ITF announces further suspensions on all its tours

International Tennis Federation (ITF) released a statement on Wednesday to announce a further suspensions on all their tournaments. Due to the continuing...

COVID-19: UBA announces US$14 million for COVID-19 relief support across Africa

The United Bank for Africa Plc (UBA) has announced a donation of over $14 million through the UBA Foundation, to a comprehensive pan-African response...

Google announces support for small businesses and crisis response

Google pledged more than 800 million U.S. dollars of support on Friday to help combat the coronavirus outbreak around the world. "As...
A medical official wearing protective gear stands outside an emergency tent, which was installed for patients infected by the suspected coronavirus infection (COVID-19) near a hospital in Czestochowa, Poland March 11, 2020. Grzegorz Skowronek/Agencja Gazeta via REUTERS ATTENTION EDITORS - THIS IMAGE WAS PROVIDED BY A THIRD PARTY. POLAND OUT. NO COMMERCIAL OR EDITORIAL SALES IN POLAND.

Poland announces economic package as COVID-19 cases top 1,000

To alleviate economic pressures caused by the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the Polish government announced an economic aid package worth 212 billion zloty (50.5 billion...

Libya announces 1st COVID-19 case, but rival governments remain divided over combating coronavirus

by Mahmoud Darwesh Though Libya has detected the first case of novel coronavirus infection, the two rival governments have failed to...
Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta (front) addresses a televised news conference in Nairobi, Kenya, March 15, 2020. Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta has announced stringent measures to help contain the spread of the deadly coronavirus after two new cases were confirmed on Sunday. Sub-Saharan Africa reported more novel coronavirus (COVID-19) cases on Sunday amid stronger countermeasures against the pandemic. (Xinhua)

Kenyan leader announces pay cuts, tax measures to help combat COVID-19

Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta on Wednesday announcing pay cuts that will affect senior government officials to help combat COVID-19 in the country. ...
A truck crosses from Rwanda into Tanzania at Rusumo Border. (File)

Rwanda announces lockdown to contain COVID-19

Rwanda on Saturday announced that stricter measures would be implemented for the next two weeks in a bid to contain the spread of COVID-19,...

Tunisia announces 14-day confinement to confront COVID-19

Tunisian government announced on Friday a 14-day confinement across the country lasting from March 22 to April 4. "Citizens and residents are called to stay...

DRC health minister announces fourth case of coronavirus in Kinshasa

Health minister Eteni Longondo on Tuesday confirmed a fourth positive coronavirus case in Kinshasa, capital of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). According to...
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World Bank announces up to US$12 billion for COVID-19 country response

The World Bank Group announced Tuesday that it is making available an initial package of up to 12 billion U.S. dollars in immediate support...
Photo taken on Dec. 26, 2019 shows a damaged vehicle after an airstrike in Zawiya, Libya. The UN-backed Libyan government on Thursday condemned an airstrike carried out by the rival eastern-based army on the city of Zawiya. The airstrike on Zawiya, some 45 km west of the capital Tripoli, killed and injured a number of civilians, the UN-backed government said in a statement. (Photo by Hamza Turkia/Xinhua)

Libya’s UN-backed government announces killing more than 20 east-based army soldiers

A spokesman of the forces of the UN-backed Libyan government said on Sunday that they killed more than 20 soldiers of the rival east-based...
U.S. President Donald Trump attends a press conference in the White House in Washington D.C., the United States, on Feb. 26, 2020. U.S. President Donald Trump on Wednesday appointed Vice President Mike Pence to oversee the country's response to the novel coronavirus outbreak. (Xinhua/Liu Jie)

U.S. announces new travel restrictions, warnings over coronavirus concerns

The United States on Saturday announced additional travel restrictions on Iran and raised travel advisories for certain areas of Italy and South Korea over...
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Iran announces semi-lockdown on Qom over coronavirus outbreak

The Iranian authorities announced on Saturday that they will ban the people suspected of novel coronavirus infection in Qom from moving out of the...
South Africa

South African finance minister announces formation of sovereign wealth fund

Finance Minister Tito Mboweni on Wednesday announced the formation of the South African Sovereign Wealth Fund, which will serve as a counter-cyclical fiscal tool. ...
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu

Israeli PM announces new settlement homes ahead of election

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu announced on Tuesday he was advancing a controversial plan to build thousands of settlement homes east of Jerusalem, days...

Australian PM announces national inquiry into devastating bushfires

Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison has announced a national inquiry into the "Black Summer" bushfires. The Royal Commission into the bushfires which...
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu

Netanyahu announces plans to build 5,200 settlement homes in East Jerusalem

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Thursday that he was promoting the building of some 5,200 new Jewish homes in highly sensitive areas...