Three killed, four others injured in Somali suicide bombing
The suicide bomber blew up himself near a busy restaurant in Mogadishu’s Hamarjajab district on Monday.
What drove Asia’s economic success stories, and what should Africa emulate?
The book notes the differences between Asia and Africa, and the importance of differentiation.
AfDB approves $27m for AU COVID-19 Response Initiative
AfDB says the $27.4 million grant will boost AU’s efforts to mobilise continental response to curb the COVID-19 pandemic.
Somali prime minister toppled in no-confidence vote ahead of polls
The prime minister rejected the vote, with his office saying the process was not legitimate.
Africa records 23 per cent increase in COVID-19 cases – WHO
WHO says COVID-19 outbreak has continued to evolve in Africa since it was first detected in Algeria on February 25.
Coronavirus: South African protesters demand tourism industry re-opening
The protesters, estimated at more than 200, gathered outside the parliamentary precinct, holding placards with such slogans as “Jobs Save Lives” and “Restaurant Lives Matter”.
COVID-19: More than 10,000 African health workers infected – WHO
The pandemic is gathering pace in Africa, with some 750,000 cases and more than 15,000 deaths across the continent, according to the WHO
Activists speak on challenges, successes in Africa’s fight against tobacco use
The activists say African governments are yet to put strong measures to combat the increasing use of tobacco on the continent
COVID-19: Zimbabwe hospital suspends operations after healthcare workers test positive
The latest infections put to the fore concerns by health workers at the front that they remain at high risk from contracting the virus.
Uganda’s Museveni seeks re-election to extend rule to four decades
Mr Museveni has won five presidential elections and in 2017 Uganda’s parliament
Nelson Mandela Day: 2Baba, Amanda Black, other African artists release ‘Stand Together’ song
“Stand Together” is a solidarity anthem featuring some of Africa’s biggest music stars.
Ebola cases in DRC’s Equateur Province surpass previous outbreak – WHO
“The latest outbreak, DRC’s 11th, was declared on June, 1, 2020 after a cluster of cases was detected in Mbandaka area of Equateur Province .”
Three Zambian lawmakers test positive for COVID-19
This brings the total number of lawmakers who tested positive to 19.
COVID-19: Zambian economy to shrink by 4.2% in 2020
The economy’s growth has been downgraded from the initial growth of at least 3 per cent to a negative growth of around minus 4.2 per cent.
More than 7,000 South African police contract COVID-19
53 of the police officers have passed away, the Police Minister, Bheki Cele, said on Wednesday
Coronavirus media coverage must avoid the mistakes of the Aids pandemic in Africa
As COVID-19 becomes the most intensely covered virus in history, there are important lessons to be drawn from the media’s reporting of another global pandemic: HIV/Aids.
African countries need cheaper COVID-19 tests: here’s how to get them
An ideal test for the diagnosis of COVID-19 would be cheap, accurate and easy to use. But most real tests are only one – not all three.
South Africa issues night-time curfew as coronavirus cases rise
“The national “state of disaster” is also to be extended until August 12,” the South African president said.