Adeboye meets President Buhari, VP in Aso Villa today, Nigeria's curve gradually flattening - NCDC and more
Here is why you should pick up a copy of The Guardian on Tuesday. Find these stories and much more when you grab a copy of The Guardian on the newsstands on Tuesday.
IMF approves $4.3 billion to help South Africa fight Covid-19
In tonight's edition: The International Monetary Fund says it had approved $4.3 billion in aid to South Africa to help the country fight the coronavirus pandemic. South Africa has the largest number of detected Covid-19 cases. Also, Tunisian-French lawyer Gisèle Halimi has died in Paris at the age of 93. The feminist activist, who fought for women's rights in France, initially became known for her struggle in favour of the independence movements in Tunisia and Algeria. And finally we meet Fatou Kiné, one of the few sheep breeders in the Senegalese capital.
COVID-19 pandemic: Nigeria extends flight ban by four weeks, IMF disburses $3.4bn emergency loan to Nigeria and more
Here is why you should pick up a copy of The Guardian on Thursday. Find these stories and much more when you grab a copy of The Guardian on the newsstands on Thursday.
Global COVID-19 cases over 2.8million as Africa records 9,106 recoveries, Fear grips Kano metropolis
Here is why you should pick a copy of The Guardian on Monday. Find these stories and much more when you grab a copy of The Guardian on the newsstands on Monday.
Covid-19 pandemic: IMF and World Bank offer African countries financial help
We look at how the IMF and the World Bank are planning to alleviate the economic impact of the coronavirus pandemic in Africa. The head of the IMF, Kristalina Georgieva, has been speaking to FRANCE 24
Just how helpful is the IMF's debt relief?
Besides granting emergency credits to some, the IMF has decided to provide debt relief for poorer nations under its Catastrophe Containment and Relief Trust (CCRT). Are we talking about real help or just symbolism?
COVID-19: IMF considering Nigeria’s financing request
The Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund, Kristalina Georgieva says the fund is working hard to respond to Nigeria’s request so that a proposal can be considered by the IMF’s Executive Board as soon as possible. Nigeria’s Minister of Finance, Budget and National Planning, Zainab Ahmed had disclosed that Nigeria had applied to IMF’s Rapid Credit Facility. Kyari Bukar, Former Chairman of the Nigeria Economic Summit Group joins CNBC Africa more.
IMF warns of worst global recession since 1930s
The global economy is facing its worst recession since the 1930s. That’s according to the International Monetary Fund, which has sharply cut its 2020 forecast because of the coronavirus pandemic and lockdowns. The IMF predicts a 3 percent contraction for the global economy this year - describing "The Great Lockdown" as a crisis "like no other". The Fund has called on governments to take "swift and sizable" action to support the economic recovery.