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ABUJA (Reuters) - Nigeria has requested $6.9 billion from multilateral lenders to combat the impact of the coronavirus pandemic on Africa's biggest economy, the finance minister said on Monday.
LAHORE: Pakistan has quarantined 20,000 worshippers and is still searching for tens of thousands more who attended an Islamic gathering in Lahore last month despite the worsening Covid-19 (coronavirus) pandemic, officials said on MOnday (Apr 6).
Tencent Holdings Ltd is looking to bring its paid music app Joox to some of Africa’s most populous countries after the streaming service proved a hit in South-East Asia.
JOHANNESBURG/ADDIS ABABA (Reuters) - About 20 million jobs are at risk in Africa as the continent's economies are projected to shrink this year due to the impact of the coronavirus pandemic, according an African Union (AU) study.
From a WhatsApp chatbot to a self-diagnosis tool, Africans are devising mobile tech solutions to contain the spread of the coronavirus amid fears it could have disastrous effects for the continent's most vulnerable.
Governments across Africa are teaming up with technology giants including Facebook and WhatsApp to fight misinformation about coronavirus on social media platforms that could propel the pandemic on a continent with shaky healthcare systems.
VIENNA: The U.N. atomic agency is sending an initial batch of equipment to about 40 countries, including Malaysia, with which they will be able to perform a standard test for the coronavirus involving a technique derived from nuclear science, it said on Wednesday.
VIENNA (Reuters) - The U.N. atomic agency is sending an initial batch of equipment to about 40 countries with which they will be able to perform a standard test for the coronavirus involving a technique derived from nuclear science, it said on Wednesday.
LAGOS (Reuters) - Lagos, Africa's largest city of at least 20 million people, ground to a halt on Tuesday as it and the Nigerian capital Abuja entered a two-week lockdown to stop the spread of the coronavirus.
HONG KONG/SINGAPORE: Cracks are appearing across the emerging-market landscape like never before. As most nations brace for a likely surge in Covid-19 (coronavirus) outbreak cases, the signals from the developing world could hardly be more worrying for investors.