TimeLine Layout

March, 2020

  • 28 March

    Sowore raises alarm over plot to arrest and infect him with coronavirus

    Rights activist Omoyele Sowore has cried out over an alleged plot to arrest and detain him. In a statement published on his Facebook page, the publisher of the online news platform SaharaReporters accused the presidency of working with the Nigerian army and the judiciary to obtain an unjustifiable court order for his renewed detention over the revelation of SaharaReporters that …

    Read More »
  • 27 March

    Coronavirus: BBC launches daily one-minute bulletins in West African languages

    BBC News Africa has launched daily one minute video Coronavirus (Covid -19) stories in Afrique, Hausa, Igbo, Pidgin and Yoruba. Delivered by 6pm GMT each video will showcase the two top stories with one being a fact-check video. They will give valuable tips and also dispel disinformation about Covid -19. The first videos include: · What is the relationship between …

    Read More »
  • 26 March

    Coronavirus: Here are the 7 African countries spared so far

    With about three billion people worldwide having to stay at home in order to avoid further spreading of the coronavirus, Africa has also been adversely affected. Forty-six African countries have officially recorded cases (2,819 as at 26 March) and they have adopted various measures, ranging from compulsory quarantine and border closures to strong recommendations to stay at home. The pandemic …

    Read More »
  • 26 March

    Niniola, Femi Kuti in new music video of ‘Fantasy’

    Nigerian singer Niniola has launched the music video for her latest single “Fantasy”, which was originally released in February. The video features Grammy nominee and Afrobeat icon Femi Kuti The track, produced by Kel-P, features rich vocals from Niniola, and classy saxophone riffs and horn arrangements from Femi Kuti. “I used to watch videos of Fela Kuti and Femi Kuti, …

    Read More »
  • 26 March

    Coronavirus: Ghanaians Abroad hold emergency global meeting on pandemic

    Ghanaians in the diaspora will hold a global conference meeting by phone on Saturday (28 March) to discuss how their communities are affected by the ongoing coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic. Titled Corona Protection International (Disapora) Conference Call, the meeting offers an opportunity for Ghanaian communities in the different countries to share experiences and discuss how best to protect their members. A …

    Read More »
  • 26 March

    Coronavirus: Germany implements strict measures in asylum-seekers’ hostels

    Many migrants living in asylum shelters in Germany have tested positive for the coronavirus (Covid-19). Strict social distancing measures to combat the virus outbreak are hard to adopt in centres where people live together in tight spaces, reports Charlotte Hauswedell Germany has imposed strict rules on social distancing, and some federal states have ordered lockdowns in a bid to prevent …

    Read More »
  • 25 March

    Remembering Ali Farka Touré, one of Mali’s greatest musicians

    When Malian guitarist Ali Farka Touré passed away in his sleep on 7 March 2006, after a long illness, the national radio stations in his home country stopped their regular programmes and started playing his music all day long. By all means, it was a fitting tribute to one of Mali’s greatest musicians. With his unconventional approach to traditional Malian music, …

    Read More »
  • 25 March

    “Africa has taken back its right” – Remembering Chinua Achebe

    Africa’s literary giant Chinua Achebe died aged 82 on 21 March 2013. In celebration of the memory of the world-renowned Nigerian novelist, we republish here his speech in Frankfurt’s St Paul’s Church on 13 October 2002 after he received the Peace Prize of the German Book Trade. It’s one of his most important and enduring messages to Africans and the …

    Read More »
  • 24 March

    Coronavirus: Chinese billionaire Jack Ma donates medical supplies to African countries

    Africa Centres for Disease Control and Prevention and the Government of Ethiopia have received a consignment of medical equipment for distribution to African countries for their fight against the coronavirus pandemic. The donated consignment includes 1.5 million testing kits, 6 million medical masks and 60,000 protective suits to be distributed throughout Africa. ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia, March 23, 2020/ — Africa’s …

    Read More »
  • 24 March

    Music legend Manu Dibango dies of coronavirus in Paris

    Afro-jazz legend Manu Dibango is dead. The family of the Cameroonian singer and saxophonist announced his death at 86 of the new coronavirus on his Facebook page on Tuesday (24 March). “It is with deep sadness that we announce to you the loss of Manu Dibango, our Papy Groove,” a statement on his official Facebook page read. Dibango’s agent Thierry …

    Read More »