Saturday, 31 October 2020
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Up to date news on the coronavirus pandemic in Africa. Covid-19 menaces the African continent whilst governments try to slow the virus spread.   

Nairobi News

African leaders stand in solidarity with WHO chief

Leaders from the African continent have rallied behind the World Health Organization chief,  who hails from Ethiopia. The spirit of unison was prompted by the recent comments from the United States...
Accra News

Ghana lifts its partial lockdown on Accra and Kumasi

Ghana's government has announced that it will lift its partial lockdown that was announced on 15 March in the areas around the capital Accra and in Kumasi. However the ban on gatherings remains in...
Nairobi News

Kenya Airways flies food to London

  Kenya Airways has recently flown 40 tonnes of fresh fruit and vegetables to London Kenya Airways has recently flown 40 tonnes of fresh fruit and vegetables to London in order to boost its fresh...
Addis Ababa News

Ethiopia announces state of emergency among other measures

Confirmed cases of coronavirus in Ethiopia are now at 74, including 3 fatalities. Africa’s second-most populous nation declared a state of emergency on April 8 as a response to the COVID-19 pandemic....
Marrakesh News

Is Africa Ready for Coronavirus?

Africa seems to be dodging the worst of the coronavirus for the time being. In the last two months, coronavirus has dominated the lives and attention of people all round the world. However, while Eur...
Marrakesh News

Morocco Faces the Coronavirus

On Tuesday, the Moroccan Government announced their current COVID-19 stats. Approximately 1,120 people have been confirmed to have contracted the disease. 80 lives have been lost. The number of confi...
Nairobi News

Coronavirus in Africa: Kenya goes in partial lockdown

President Uhuru Kenyatta issued a lockdown order for travel in and out of the Nairobi Metropolitan Area in Kenya for the next three weeks untill 17 April.  At the moment, the capital Nairobi seems to...
Addis Ababa News

Coronavirus in Africa: Italian doctor leaves family to go and help in Ethiopia

Dr. Giovanni Putoto was the only passenger on the intercontinental flight from Rome to Addis Ababa last Thursday. He decided to leave his wife and kids to go and help prepare for the Coronavirus pande...
Lagos News

Lagos, Abuja and Ogun state in Nigerian lockdown for 14 days

  Lagos, Abuja and Ogun have been locked down for 14 days under the emergency measures announced by Nigeria's present Muhammadu Buhari on 29 March to prevent the spread of Covid-19. Travel betwee...
Nairobi News

Kenyan police use violence to enforce curfew against spread of Covid-19

According to government figures, announced on 31 March, 50 people in Kenya have tested positive for Covid-19, with two deaths. However it is generally believed that there are many more cases. And al...
Addis Ababa News

Alibaba founder Jack Ma donates kits to help Africa combat coronavirus

Jack Ma, Alibaba founder donates millions worth of face masks, test kits, for each of the 54 African countries to combat coronavirus.  Jack Ma recently donated masks and other testing kits to the Uni...
Nairobi News

Kenya government urges for calm after new coronavirus cases emerge

The last three days have been a mix of panic, confusion, and misinformation in Kenya. Fears over coronavirus have engulfed the public mood as the authorities try to reassure the country. Kenyans have...
Dar Es Salaam News

Tanzania prepares for Coronavirus

  The World Health Organization officially declared the Covid-19 as an international pandemic as the death toll exceeded 4000 out of 118,000 reported cases across 114 countries. Tanzania readiness m...
Accra News

Ghana preparing to Fight Coronavirus Head-on

The novel coronavirus (COVID-19) has caused widespread panic across the world in recent weeks. While no cases of the virus have been confirmed in Ghana, both the government and the public are on high...
Cape Town News

Coronavirus reported in South Africa

South Africa on high alert after registering their first case of the new Covid-19 virus from a 38-year-old man who had recently been to Italy Dr. Zweli Mkhize the South African Health Minister just co...
Cairo News

Algeria confirms first Coronavirus case

Algerian state TV made the announcement but did not disclose any further details. Algeria becomes the second African country to register a confirmed case of coronavirus “Covid-19.” Algerian Health Min...
Cairo News

Egypt confirms first coronavirus case

On Friday, the Egyptian Health Ministry alongside the World Health Organization (WHO) confirmed the first case of coronavirus in Egypt in a public statement. This is the first reported case of the Wuh...
Nairobi News

Latest developments on the Coronavirus in Africa

The African Union has requested African countries not to prevent their citizens from returning home. The first confirmation of the coronavirus internationally was reported on January 7. Ever since, th...
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