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Ethiopia declares state of emergency over conronavirus

Ethiopia's prime minister has declared a state of emergency because of the threat from coronavirus. This is the country’s third state of emergency in four years. Details are yet to...

COVID-19: ECOWAS distributes PPE’s to member countries

The Economic Community of West African States, ECOWAS has distributed Personal Protective Equipment, PPEs, test kits and medication to its member countries including Ghana to help combat the outbreak....

DR Congo frees 1,200 prisoners over virus fears

The Democratic Republic of Congo's justice ministry has freed 1,200 prisoners in new measures to decongest prisons and prevent the spread of coronavirus. Those released from prisons were minor offenders...

Coronavirus: Moroccans without masks in public risk jail terms

Moroccans who venture outside their homes without wearing face masks risk prison sentences of up to three months and a fine of up to $126 (£102). The new order takes...

Chad’s ex-ruler Habre granted leave from prison

Chad's former ruler Hissene Habre has been granted two months leave from prison in Senegal, where he is serving life for crimes against humanity. The prison is being used to...

Ivory Coast minister tests positive for coronavirus

Ivory Coast's Defense Minister Hamed Bakayoko has tested positive for coronavirus and gone into quarantine. Mr Bakayoko tweeted that he had shown no symptoms before the test and urged citizens...

Zimbabweans warned over coronavirus self-test kits

Zimbabwe’s health minister has warned people against selling unregistered Covid-19 self-test kits. Obadiah Moyo said that all test kits have to be evaluated by the local authority first, to establish...

Coronavirus: Africa will not be testing ground for vaccine, says WHO

The head of the World Health Organization (WHO) has condemned as "racist" the comments by two French doctors who suggested a vaccine for the coronavirus could be tested in...

Libya’s former prime minister dies from coronavirus

Libya’s former interim Prime Minister Mahmoud Jebril has died from the coronavirus, according to his political party. The 67-year-old contracted the virus in Egypt in late March and died at...

Ivory Coast protesters target coronavirus testing centre

Protesters in Ivory Coast's commercial capital, Abidjan, have destroyed a coronavirus centre that was being built in the district of Yopougon. Residents said it was being built in a crowded...

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Africa

Burundi releases thousands from quarantine

Burundi has released 2,261 people who were quarantined in facilities around the country for observation. Health Minister Thaddée Ndikumana said those released had shown no...

COVID-19 will lead Africa into food security crisis- AGRA

Alliance for Green Revolution Africa, AGRA, has warned that the COVID-19 pandemic will lead Africa into a food security crisis that will affect the...

World

Bernie Sanders suspends campaign

Senator Bernie Sanders has suspended his campaign to become US president. The development clears the way for former vice-president Joe Biden to become the Democratic...

Africans ‘evicted from Chinese hotels over Covid-19 fears’

Hundreds of African residents and businessmen in China's southern city of Guangzhou have been evicted from hotels and apartments as local health officials rollout...