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Coronavirus: South Africa to Ease Lockdown Restrictions

South Africa’s president 'Cyril Ramaphosa' has announced an easing of some lockdown restrictions beginning next month, citing economic concerns. “We will implement what we call a risk-adjusted strategy through which we take a deliberate and cautious approach to the easing...

Coronavirus – Thousands of Nigerian Children At Risk of Malnutrition and Hunger

A non-governmental organisation, Save the Children International Nigeria, has raised concerns about how the CORONAVIRUS pandemic could turn into a serious child rights crisis in the country, as hundreds of thousands of the most vulnerable children could be exposed...

Covid-19: Northern Nigeria At High Risk — Gates Foundation

The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation has said that northern Nigeria remains a high-risk region for the spread of coronavirus. The Chief Executive Officer of the Foundation, Mark Suzman, during a conference call with some African journalists yesterday, said...

Coronavirus: Ethiopia Bans Handshakes and Gatherings, Violators Risk Jail Term

Authorities in Ethiopia have banned large gatherings and handshakes as a preventive measure against coronavirus. The restrictions were put in place by a state of emergency declared to combat the coronavirus pandemic were announced over the weekend. Large gatherings had already...

Nigeria Extends Coronavirus Lockdown in Main Cities for Another 14 Days

Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari has announced an extension of the lockdown in Lagos, Abuja and Ogun states in a bid to prevent the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic in Nigeria. The initial 14-day lockdown was due to end Monday night...

China: More Trouble for Africans in Guangzhou As Authorities Orders Restaurants Not to Serve Blacks

Africans have become targets of suspicion, distrust and racism in China and now authorities have ordered bars and restaurants not to serve clients who appear to be of African origin according to Nairobi news. This comes after China reported...

Coronavirus: South Africa Extends Lockdown, Slashes Cabinet Ministers’ Salaries by 33%

South Africa's President Cyril Ramaphosa has extended the country's coronavirus lockdown by another two weeks, effectively closing down free movement and much of the economy until the end of April. President Ramaphosa also announced a temporary 33 percent pay cut...

Africans Evicted from Chinese Apartments and Hotels Over Coronavirus Fears

An unspecified number of African residents and businessmen residing in China’s southern city of Guangzhou have been evicted from apartments and hotels due to COVID-19 fears. Community leaders in the area told BBC this is to allow for health officials...

Coronavirus: Moroccans Who Venture Outside Without Wearing a Face Mask Risk Jail Terms

Moroccans who venture outside their homes without wearing face masks risk prison sentences of up to three months and a fine of up to $126 (₦46,250). The new order takes effect Tuesday for those leaving their homes during the ongoing...

Early Data Reveals African Americans are More Likely to Die from Coronavirus

Early data from U.S. states shows African Americans are more likely to die from COVID-19, highlighting longstanding disparities in health and inequalities in access to medical care, experts said. In Illinois, black people make up about 30% of the state’s...
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Lukasa, the Memory Device of the Ancient African Kingdom of Luba

The Lukasa is a memory device that was used by the Luba people of the Democratic Republic of Congo for record keeping.
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