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Egypt confirms second coronavirus case


Egypt's health ministry on Sunday announced that one foreigner, whose nationality was not announced, had tested positive for coronavirus. The ministry said that the patient was being treated in an isolation facility. This is the second confirmed case in the country. The first coronavirus patient, who was announced last month, has reportedly

First case of coronavirus in Nigeria is Italian returning to Lagos from Milan

An Italian citizen who works in Nigeria and just returned from Milan, Italy on Wednesday has tested positive for the dread coronavirus. The Virology Laboratory of the Lagos University Teaching Hospital, part of the Laboratory Network of the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) confirmed this according to the Nigerian Health Minister, Dr

Kenya bans commercial slaughter of donkeys following rise in animal theft

Donkey slaughter will be halted in Kenya following concerns over the rise in theft of the animals for export production and the impact on families that rely on them, according the country's Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock, Fisheries, and Cooperatives. The ban is necessary because rampant slaughtering of donkeys has led to job

Former Egyptian president, Hosni Mubarak dies in Cairo

Former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak – ousted by the military in 2011 – has died in hospital in Cairo aged 91. Mubarak spent three decades in office before a popular uprising swept Egypt. He was found guilty of complicity in the killing of protesters during the revolution. That conviction was overturned and

Trump impeachment: US House ready for historic vote


Donald Trump is set to become the third US president in history to be impeached later by the House of Representatives. Democratic lawmakers are ready to approve two impeachment charges against the Republican president on Wednesday. Mr Trump is expected to face a trial in the Senate next month, but that chamber

Nigeria’s ‘sex for grades’ inquiry starts

A public inquiry into rising cases of sexual and gender-based violence in Nigeria has started in the capital, Abuja. It will gather victims’ accounts and suspected violators’ defenses. This is following a documentary by the BBC's Africa Eye investigative unit, exposing sexual harassment and misconduct by lecturers at prestigious institutions in West

Expect a lot of African-Americans in Ghana soon – Steve Harvey

American Comedian and actor Steve Harvey has disclosed that he is personally funding a trip that will bring a lot of African-Americans to witness the slave castle in Cape Coast and experience Ghana’s rich culture. According to the 62-year-old humorist, he has used all platforms available to him to enlighten Blacks

Scientists develop world’s first artificial womb for humans

Researchers at the Eindhoven University of Technology in the Netherlands received a Future and Emerging Technologies grant of the European Programme Horizon 2020 of almost 3 million euros to develop an artificial womb within the next decade. The model, which is being developed, would provide babies with artificial respiration. Notably, in case

Nigeria university suspends ‘sex for grades’ pastor

The University of Lagos in Nigeria says it has suspended a lecturer featured in a BBC documentary on sexual harassment at two top West African universities. This comes shortly after Boniface Igbeneghu, who is also a pastor, was suspended by his church. There has been an outcry on social media after a

Video: ‘Sex for grades’: Undercover in West African universities

Sex for grades

Academic institutions in West Africa have increasingly been facing allegations of sexual harassment by lecturers. This type of abuse is said to be endemic, but it’s almost never proven. After gathering dozens of testimonies, BBC Africa Eye sent undercover journalists posing as students inside the University of Lagos and the University