Central African Republic’s constitutional court on Friday rejected changes to the constitution that would have allowed President Faustin-Archange Touadera to stay in power if an election in December is delayed due to the new coronavirus.
This week, we look at the number of vaccines in development around the world; the number of sites and beds reserved for COVID-19 patients; the number of people affected by the use of tobacco globally; the amount of time given to the South African government to address lockdown regulations which have been found to be unconstitutional and invalid; and the number of people infected globally and in Africa.
Algeria will resume some economic activities and allow a number of businesses to reopen from Sunday as part of a plan to end the coronavirus lockdown, the Prime Minister's office said on Thursday.
Kenya’s private sector activity inched up in May after falling sharply a month earlier because of restrictions to curb the spread of coronavirus, but conditions are expected to worsen in coming months, a survey showed on Thursday.
Tunisians returned to mosques and cafes on Thursday as the country ended most lockdown restrictions after largely containing the spread of the novel coronavirus for now.
Ugandan medical workers say they lack adequate supplies of personal protective equipment for tackling COVID-19 and the risk of infection is making some reluctant to treat patients.
Protestors in Dakar set tyres on fire and threw stones at security forces on Wednesday night during protests over a nationwide dusk-to-dawn curfew imposed almost three months ago because of the coronavirus pandemic.
The Ebola virus has infected two more people in Equateur province in western Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and spread to a new area 150 km (93 miles) away from the original six cases, the World Heath Organization said on Wednesday.
Kenya’s initial response to COVID-19 was highly praised as effective in suppressing the spread of infections. There is cautious optimism as the country prepares for reopening of schools and economy due to a daily spike in cases and fatalities, writes Dr. Mark Nanyingi of the University of Liverpool.
The Africa Centres for Disease Control and Prevention virtual meeting on the latest regarding the continent's tackling of the coronavirus.
The World Health Organisation has called on African countries to be cautious when they ease lockdown measures.
The BIO Africa Convention will be held from Wednesday with the World Health Organisation to discuss how the continent is responding to COVID-19.
Zimbabwean troops and police on Tuesday tightened the coronavirus lockdown in the capital Harare, blocking many cars and buses from entering the central business district as cases of infections increased.
Uganda will lose $1.6 billion a year in earnings from tourism as visitors stay away due to the impact of the coronavirus, President Yoweri Museveni said.
Senegal has postponed the restart of schools until further notice after several teachers tested positive for the new coronavirus, the education ministry said late on Monday.
So-called African solutions that are often uncritically accepted as ‘good’ do nothing for the continent, writes William Gumede.
Authorities in the Democratic Republic of Congo say there's been a new Ebola outbreak in the western city of Mbandaka.
Tunisia will open its sea, land and air borders on June 27, authorities said on Monday, in hopes of rescuing its tourism industry as the coronavirus pandemic comes under control.
Egypt shortened a night curfew by one hour on Sunday as it recorded new highs in the daily increases in novel coronavirus cases and deaths.
The airport in the Namibian harbour town of Walvis Bay has closed after two residents tested positive for the coronavirus and the economic hub went into lockdown.
Reports from the Malawian border with Mozambique, say over nine buses ferrying Malawian repatriates from South Africa, has crossed the Mozambique side of the border into Malawi, but are now stranded in no-man's land.
Rwanda's ministry of health on Sunday reported the East African nation's first death caused by the new coronavirus.
The South African government is set to launch a procurement platform to service the entire Africa as the continent battles the coronavirus pandemic.
In this weekly feature, COVID Tech, Digital News producer Tshepiso Moche, covers tech innovations related to COVID-19 and lockdown. In this edition, as the continent celebrates Africa Month, we look at four apps that best reflect her uniqueness, among them African delicacies as well as African music.
Ethiopia’s parliament on Friday approved a supplementary budget worth 48.56 billion for the financial year ending July to help the economy weather the impact from the novel coronavirus.
At the Kanyinya COVID-19 treatment facility a short distance from Rwanda’s capital Kigali, Akazuba, Ikizere and Ngabo report for duty, but these are no ordinary health care workers.
Botswana will help repatriate citizens stranded abroad by coronavirus travel bans, with more than 100 due to arrive on Wednesday from Ethiopia, President Mokgweetsi Masisi said on Saturday. Botswana ended a 48-day lockdown a week ago, allowing businesses and schools to reopen under strict conditions but its borders are still closed with only returning citizens […]
The Institute of Foreign Affairs and the UJ Centre for Africa China Studies, in collaboration with the UJ Library, are hosting a virtual summit to discuss South African Foreign Policy amid COVID-19 National and Continental Priorities.
Bottlenecks at borders as government screen lorry drivers to contain the new coronavirus are putting the delivery of vital food supplies in East Africa at risk, the United Nations' World Food Programme (WFP) warned on Friday.
Egypt registered 1 289 new coronavirus cases and 34 deaths, the Health Ministry said on Friday, marking another record of daily increases on both counts despite stricter curfew rules.