Africa

FILE: Rwanda’s President Paul Kagame [PHOTO: AP Photo/Ben Curtis]

Rwanda reports first death from coronavirus

The victim was a 65-year-old driver, who opted to return home from a neighbouring country, a Rwandan official said.

Uganda

Uganda records highest daily increase in COVID-19 cases

A total of 72 recoveries and no death has been so far reported in Uganda, according to the ministry.

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COVID-19: Additional 23 million people face acute poverty in sub-Saharan Africa — IFAD

“People are more likely to die from starvation caused by the economic fallout of the pandemic than from the disease itself.”

South African President Cyril Ramaphosa addresses a media conference at the end of the BRICS Summit in Johannesburg on July 27, 2018, as the heads of the BRICS group -- Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa -- met in Johannesburg for an annual summit dominated by the risk of a US-led trade war.

South Africa to open up economy from June under eased lockdown regulations

Some high-risk businesses such as hotels, lodges, hair salons and sit-down facilities at restaurants will remain closed.

Madagascar’s president, Andry Rajoelina. Photo credit: newscientist.com

The facts about Madagascar – quitting WHO, and a $20million offer to poison Covid-organics

Madagascar has neither quit the WHO nor has WHO offered it 20 million dollars to kill the country’s herbal drink, Covid-Organics.

World Bank

World Bank provides $346 million to strengthen resilience, livelihoods in Lake Chad region

The fund would be shared among Cameroon, Chad, Niger and Nigeria.

South Sudan on map

Scores killed in South Sudan tribal clashes – ICRC

South Sudan has been plagued for decades by ethnic clashes over cattle and land, as well as blood feuds.

Map of countries affected by the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) 29.03.2020 [PHOTO: Africanarguments.org]

Africa’s COVID-19 cases hit 95,000 – WHO

South Africa, Algeria and Nigeria still have the highest cases in Africa.

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Africa’s COVID-19 cases now 90,000 – WHO

The figures showed that South Africa, Algeria and Nigeria had the highest reported cases in Africa.

Thomas Thabane

Lesotho Prime Minister resigns

Thomas Thabane and his current wife were named as suspects in the murder of his former wife in 2017.

COVID-19: Map showing countries with Coronavirus cases. [Photo: The Conversation)

Africa’s COVID-19 cases hit 86,000 – WHO

The figures showed that South Africa, Algeria and Nigeria had the highest reported cases in Africa.

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Madagascar records first death from COVID-19

“A man died from COVID-19 in Madagascar … he is 57 years old and a member of the medical staff,” she said.

11 killed by torrential rains in eastern Tanzania – Police

Seven people, including five children, were also killed on Friday night after flash floods from Uluguru Mountains swept them away.

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Senegalese scientists help develop rapid coronavirus tests for Africa

Kenya, for example, has only been able to test 1,000 samples a day whereas laboratories in Germany are able to test more than 150,000 a day, according to the Robert Koch Institute

Moroccan King Mohammed VI[Photo Credit:Aljazeera]

Activists press Morroco on fate of 39 political prisoners

According to the John Hopkins University Coronavirus Resources Centre, as at May 6, there are 5,219 confirmed cases of COVID-19 and 181 deaths in Morocco.

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ECOWAS denies endorsing Madagascan Covid-Organics herbal remedy

Last Month, the Madagascan President, Andry Rajoelina, launched a herbal remedy he said could prevent and cure patients infected with the novel coronavirus.

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Africa approaches 50,000 COVID-19 cases, 2,000 deaths – WHO

According to the organisation’s statistics, COVID-19 has reached all 54 African countries and only nine of them have yet to register any fatalities from the disease.

COVID-19 exposes failure of governance in Africa – Goodluck Jonathan Foundation

The Goodluck Jonathan Foundation warns that if the situation is not addressed it might lead to the collapse of many African States.

Nigeria President Muhammadu Buhari inaugurates an Advisory Committee of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC)

Buhari commiserates with Nigerien president over death of minister

Mr Buhari spoke with his Nigerien counterpart Mahamadou Issoufou on telephone on Monday.

South Sudan on map

COVID-19: South Sudan confirms 10 new cases as total rises to 45

A total of 1,247 tests have been performed since the country reported its first infection case.

Nuno Gomes Nabiam, Guinea Bissau's Prime Minister

Coronavirus: Guinea Bissau’s Prime Minister, three Ministers test positive

Guinea Bissau has 205 confirmed cases of coronavirus, 19 recoveries, and one death.

Map of countries affected by the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) 29.03.2020 [PHOTO: Africanarguments.org]

COVID-19 cases in Africa rise to 34,000 – WHO

Nigeria now has 1,532 confirmed cases with 44 deaths and 225 recoveries.

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Terrorism: Chad abolishes the death penalty

Chadian parliament on Tuesday passed a new replacing 2015 legislation which made the acts of terrorism punishable by death.

Members of the executive council gather at the Nelson Mandela Plenary Hall at the African Union Headquarters to conclude deliberations on the 2020 theme: Silencing the Guns: Creating Conducive Conditions For Africa’s Development. February 6, 2020. Photo: Samuel Ogundipe — Premium Times. - Armed Conflict

COVID-19: AU inaugurates response situation room in Nigeria

AU says it set up the response situation room to boost the fight against the Coronavirus (COVID-19).

World Health Organisation (WHO) Director-General, Tedros Ghebreyesus at the coronavirus press conference in Geneva

Africa’s COVID-19 cases rise to 28,000 – WHO

South Africa had 4, 220 cases and 79 deaths followed by Algeria with 3, 127 cases and 415 deaths, while Cameroon had 1,403 confirmed cases with 49 deaths.