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Why Africa cannot go back to ‘business as usual’ when COVID-19 pandemic is over

If there’s one important lesson the #COVID19 pandemic will teach us, it’s that we need to invest in health infrastructure across the world, and particularly in Africa, says Babatunde Omilola, Manager for Public Health, Security and Nutrition Division at the African Development Bank. Like every other pandemic that the world has experienced in the past, coronavirus will eventually come to …

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Nigeria: PDP lashes Pantami, Dabiri-Erewa over NIDCOM office face-off

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) on Tuesday took a swipe at the Federal Executive Council (FEC) under President Muhammadu Buhari. This followed the Twitter altercations between the Minister of Communication and Digital Economy, Dr. Isa Ali Pantami and the Chairman of Nigerians in Diaspora Commission (NiDCOM), Mrs. Abike Dabiri-Erewa, over office accommodation. The main opposition party said the Council had …

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Why the US opposes Akinwumi Adesina’s re-election as African Development Bank’s president

Dr Akinwumi Adesina, President of the African Development Bank (AfDB), is at the centre of a brewing storm.  Adesina, a former Nigerian agriculture minister, is due for re-election for a second term of 5 years at the helm of Africa’s leading development finance institution. The AfDB’s mission is to fight poverty and improve living conditions on the continent through promoting …

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