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ECA Launches Africa Communication and Information Platform (ACIP) for Health and Economic Action

The United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) has launched a ground breaking mobile based public communications platform to provide more than 600 million users across the continent with the latest public health advice. At an Online Live Event hosted by the Commission, it said that the  Information Platform will also furnish national and regional COVID …read more →

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NNPC to Build Hospitals Across States from Covid-19 Relief Funds

Nigeria’s state-run oil firm the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) said 53 percent fund realised from its oil and gas sector led coronavirus pandemic relief fund would be devoted to the construction of medical infrastructure across the six geopolitical zones in the country. The Chief Executive Officer of NNPC, Mele Kyari, revealed that N21 billion …read more →

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Trump Ignored Obama’s ‘Global Health Infrastructure’ – Ex-Obama Official

Former Deputy National Security Adviser Ben Rhodes fired back after President Trump sought to blame his predecessor for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) slow rollout of coronavirus testing. Trump took aim at the CDC under President Obama, saying on Twitter: “For decades the @CDCgov looked at, and studied, its testing system, but did nothing about it. It would always be inadequate and …read more →

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Germany confirms that Trump tried to buy firm working on corona virus vaccine

The Donald Trump’s administration offered “large sums of money” to get exclusive access to a coronavirus vaccine being developed by a German company, Die Welt reported Sunday. According to the article, Trump was trying to get the Tübingen-based CureVac company — which also has sites in Frankfurt and Boston — to move its research wing …read more →

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COVID-19: Massive Shut-downs worldwide to affect Africa’s Infrastructure, Energy & Mining Development

The Corona virus (COVID-19) has resulted in mass production shutdowns and supply chain disruptions due to port closures in China, causing global ripple effects across all economic sectors in a rare “twin supply-demand shock”. With South Africa having just reported its first cases of COVID-19, Africa is beginning to feel its full impact and plans …read more →

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Amazon delivery infrastructure strained as COVID-19 outbreak sparks surge in online shopping

With thousands of Americans telecommuting and self-isolating to slow the spread of COVID-19, Amazon’s Prime and Fresh delivery services are grappling with high demand and inventory issues, as warehouse workers report increased order volumes. Amazon is out of stock on a number of household staples and popular items, according to the company’s COVID-19 response page. “You will …read more →

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Germany Confirms that US tried to Steal Corona Virus Vaccine through the back door

The Donald Trump administration offered “large sums of money” to get exclusive access to a corona virus vaccine being developed by a German company, Die Welt reported Sunday. According to the article, Trump was trying to get the Tübingen-based CureVac company — which also has sites in Frankfurt and Boston — to move its research …read more →

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Trump Ignored Obama’s ‘Global Health Infrastructure’ – Ex-Obama Official

Former Deputy National Security Adviser Ben Rhodes fired back after President Trump sought to blame his predecessor for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) slow rollout of coronavirus testing. On Friday, Trump took aim at the CDC under President Obama, saying on Twitter: “For decades the @CDCgov looked at, and studied, its testing system, but did nothing about it. It would always be …read more →

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COVID-19: Massive Shut-downs worldwide to affect Africa’s Infrastructure, Energy & Mining Development

The Coronavirus (COVID-19) has resulted in mass production shutdowns and supply chain disruptions due to port closures in China, causing global ripple effects across all economic sectors in a rare “twin supply-demand shock”. With South Africa having just reported its first cases of COVID-19, Africa is beginning to feel its full impact and plans to …read more →

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Enugu Govt Awards over N1.1bn Contracts for Urban, Rural Projects

The Enugu State Executive Council (EXCO) has awarded contracts for more infrastructural developments in the urban and rural areas, worth over N1.1 billion. This is in furtherance of the state government’s renewed vigour in providing democracy dividends to the people of the state. It would be recalled that the state government in the last two …read more →