The United Nations office in Zimbabwe says the country needs $800 million dollars to address the current humanitarian crisis.
Egypt reported 495 cases of the new coronavirus on Friday, its highest daily increase to date, as the number of deaths from COVID-19 confirmed by the health ministry rose above 500.
President Cyril Ramaphosa has raised concerns over a rise in coronavirus cases across Africa.
In an internally displaced camp in Mogadishu, the Somali capital, women in bright, patterned scarves crouch as they cook - their clothes contrasting with both the shine of the makeshift metal walls and the dull of the makeshift sand floors.
African nations are facing a surge of COVID-19 cases with less than one intensive care bed and one ventilator per 100,000 people, a Reuters survey has found.
The World Health Organisation Africa Region says they believe that countries will experience the peak of the coronavirus infections four to six weeks from the start of community transmissions.
Uganda will receive an emergency loan worth $491.5 million from the International Monetary Fund to help cushion its economy from the impact of the new coronavirus, the fund said on Wednesday.
COVID-19 Africa CDC media briefing: 07 May 2020.
The World Bank will grant $7 million to Zimbabwe to help it fight the new coronavirus outbreak that is expected to worsen an already struggling economy and food crisis, a bank spokesman said on Wednesday.
With the help of a nurse, Dominique Djomo puts on his personal protective equipment - a cap, coveralls, protective glasses, visor and gloves - and starts another day dealing with an influx of COVID-19 cases.
Tanzania has suspended the head of its national health laboratory in charge of testing for the coronavirus and ordered an investigation, a day after President John Magufuli questioned the tests’ accuracy.
The World Health Organisation (WHO) said on Monday that medicinal plants such as Artemisia annua, touted as possible treatments for COVID-19, should be tested for efficacy and side effects.
Uganda began to loosen one of Africa’s strictest anti-coronavirus lockdowns on Tuesday after President Yoweri Museveni declared the infection “tamed.”
Since March, more than 160 people have died in Kenya, following flash floods in the East African nation.
Nigeria began easing restrictions on Monday in its capital Abuja and in largest city Lagos, heralding the reopening of Africa’s biggest economy after more than four weeks of lockdowns imposed to contain the new coronavirus.
The African Union has pledged $1.3 million to accelerate development, production and equitable global access to new COVID-19 essential health technologies.
Muslims, many praying shoulder-to-shoulder and without face masks, crowded mosques in Burkina Faso’s capital Ouagadougou on Sunday, after the government lifted an order closing them.
Coronavirus test kits used in Tanzania were dismissed as faulty by President John Magufuli on Sunday, because he said they had returned positive results on samples taken from a goat and a pawpaw.
Ivory Coast’s Prime Minister Amadou Gon Coulibaly, who is the ruling party’s candidate in October’s presidential election, was evacuated on Saturday to France for medical checks, the presidency said.
There was a time when African leaders projected themselves as committed and serious about the well-being of Africans, even adopting sensible resolutions in the process. But like many other African plans, nothing has come out of them. The Sirte Declaration was a resolution adopted by the Organisation of African Unity (OAU) on 9 September 1999. […]
The Rwandan government will allow limited movement of people and restricted opening of businesses including restaurants and hotels from next Monday as it starts to ease its coronavirus lockdown.
Former Sudanese President, Omar al-Bashir has requested to be transferred from prison while relatives of his co-accused want them released following the news that one of Bashir's former aides had contracted the deadly coronavirus.
Regional economic blocs in East and West Africa are looking for ways to work together to combat the spread of COVID-19 across each other's borders as countries begin plans to get out of lockdown.
Guinea-Bissau’s Prime Minister Nuno Gomes Nabiam has tested positive for the novel coronavirus alongside three members of his cabinet, the health ministry said on Wednesday.
Africa now has 31 168 confirmed cases of COVID-19. The latest statistics from the Africa Centre for Disease Control and Prevention also reveal that more than 1 300 people have succumbed to the illness.
The latest statistics from the Africa Centre for Disease Control also reveal that more than 1 300 people have succumbed to the illness.
Many African countries have instituted lockdown as cases continue to increase on the continent. Africa 2 7385 confirmed cases, 1 297 deaths and 8 172 recoveries.
The World Health Organisation (WHO) says while some countries in Europe and North America are now starting to plan how to ease social restrictions, worrying trends are emerging in Africa.
The harsh economic times born of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) have led to a significant economic meltdown.
More than 117 million children could miss out on immunization against measles as the COVID-19 pandemic forces social distancing and piles pressure on health services, United Nations health agencies warned on Tuesday.