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.
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 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.
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 provides $346 million to strengthen resilience, livelihoods in Lake Chad region
The fund would be shared among Cameroon, Chad, Niger and Nigeria.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
Buhari commiserates with Nigerien president over death of minister
Mr Buhari spoke with his Nigerien counterpart Mahamadou Issoufou on telephone on Monday.
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.
Coronavirus: Guinea Bissau’s Prime Minister, three Ministers test positive
Guinea Bissau has 205 confirmed cases of coronavirus, 19 recoveries, and one death.
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).