Schools will reopen in Nigeria's commercial hub of Lagos next month as part of plans to revive the economy as COVID-19 cases decline, the state governor said on Saturday.
Nigeria’s capital imports plunged 78.6% in the second quarter year-on-year to $1.295 billion, the statistics office said, as lower oil prices push Africa’s largest economy towards recession.
Uganda has conducted national prayers over the rising cases of the coronavirus. In just one week, the country has recorded 12 deaths and more than 900 cases.
Health ministers and representatives from African countries have voiced concern over the impact of COVID-19 and stressed that the pandemic was a poignant reminder for countries to bolster health systems.
Doctors employed by Kenya’s Nairobi County government resumed work on Thursday following a six-day strike over delayed salaries and a lack of protective equipment when handling patients who may have COVID-19, a union official said.
The United Nations Family, inclusive of the WHO, UNICEF, UN Technology Bank and the World Bank have joined hands to assist Lesotho's frontline workers, with the crucial Personal Protective Equipment to the tune of R8 million.
Kenya’s president extended a nationwide curfew for another 30 days on Wednesday, saying coronavirus cases were rising in areas outside the capital.
In response to the compulsory closure of institutions of learning as part of measures aimed at curbing the spread of COVID-19 in Nigeria, efforts were made to keep students busy with academic activities during the lockdown.
Even without the pandemic, local government elections would not have happened this year because Angola’s National Assembly has not approved the necessary legal framework.
As infections and the death toll for the new coronavirus pandemic mount, African countries have introduced measures to reduce the spread, raise awareness among communities and gain citizens’ compliance.
World Health Organisation Regional Director for Africa, Dr. Matshidiso Moeti, says the decisions to open schools in the continent or not amid the COVID-19 pandemic is a difficult one.
Doctors in public hospitals in at least four counties in Kenya went on strike on Friday over delayed salaries and a lack of personal protective equipment (PPE).
Dozens of doctors in at least two of Kenya's 47 counties have gone on strike over delayed salaries, inadequate personal protective equipment for handling COVID-19 patients, and lack of medical insurance.
Nigeria will blocks flights from countries that do not allow Nigerian flights to land due to coronavirus restrictions, Aviation Minister Hadi Sirika said on Thursday.
Africa is beginning to slowly “bend the curve” of COVID-19 infections as measures like mask-wearing and social distancing slow down the spread of the pandemic on the continent, the Africa Centres for Disease Control and Prevention said on Thursday.
Just a few months after Epe Fish Market was under lockdown to stem the spread of the new coronavirus, vendors at the site in the southern Nigerian state of Lagos are back buying, selling and trading animals.
Zimbabwe has shortened an overnight curfew imposed to combat the coronavirus pandemic and extended business hours despite rising cases, the government said after a weekly cabinet meeting.
Nigeria will reopen its airports for international flights from August 29, its Aviation Minister said on Monday.
Friday marked six months since Africa detected its first COVID-19 case on the continent. Marking the milestone in a statement, World Health Organisation (WHO) African Region says while the virus has raced through many other regions of the world, the pandemic’s evolution on the African continent has been different.
Lesotho Disaster Management Authority has released a 2020 Vulnerability Assessment report stating that almost 800 000 are facing acute food shortage.
Southern African Development Community (SADC) leaders must urgently take concrete measures to fix the human rights crisis in the region when they meet at their annual summit next week, Amnesty International said on Friday.
More than 300 doctors working in Kenya's Public health facilities in the capital, Nairobi, will down their tools beginning Friday next week, the Doctors' Union has announced.
The impact of the coronavirus is posing major challenges to cargo shipping trade routes between Africa and Asia.
The Africa Centres for Disease Control and Prevention and the African Risk Capacity have launched two COVID-19 modelling tools for Africa.
Kenya resumed international flights on Saturday last week with the hopes of reviving its tourism industry amid the global coronavirus pandemic.
Kenya’s Olympic and world 3 000 metres steeplechase champion Conseslus Kipruto has tested positive for coronavirus and will miss the season-opening Diamond League meeting in Monaco on Friday, the 25-year-old has confirmed.
Botswana’s rough diamond exports plunged 68% percent in the second quarter of the year, data published by the central bank showed on Friday, as the Coronavirus pandemic hit demand while global travel restrictions hurt trading.
Algeria will further ease its coronavirus lockdown on Sunday, shortening an overnight curfew and lifting some travel curbs, the government said.
The World Bank has approved $114 million to help Nigeria tackle its coronavirus pandemic, the global lender said on Friday.
Uganda has recorded a 10% increase in the number of people in jail since March, a prison official told Reuters on Friday, with thousands jailed for alleged violations of coronavirus lockdown rules.