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.
Kenya's confirmed COVID-19 cases have increased to 208, after 11 more people tested positive for the virus in the east African nation.
Algeria has recorded the most deaths on the African continent from the coronavirus (COVID-19) infection with 235.
Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed on Wednesday declared a state of emergency in the country to help curb the spread of the new coronavirus, his office said on Twitter.
Botswana has recorded two more cases of corona virus.
Ethiopia has reported its first death of a COVID-19 patient, a 60-year old woman who was in treatment at a hospital in the capital since March 31, the Health Minister Lia Tadesse said on Sunday.
The number of confirmed positive cases of coronavirus in Kenya now stands at 126, after more four people tested positive on Saturday, according to Health Cabinet Secretary Mutahi Kagwe.
The African Union Bureau of Heads of States and Governments has again called for the immediate lifting of economic sanctions on Zimbabwe and Sudan to assist them during the coronavirus pandemic.
Nigeria now has 210 confirmed cases of coronavirus with four deaths registered.
Malawi has become the latest African country to record cases of the coronavirus. In an address to the nation, President Peter Mutharika announced three confirmed cases.
News coming from Botswana is that president Mokgweetsi Masisi has been released from self-quarantine with immediate effect.
Kenya is projecting that its confirmed cases of COVID-19 might hit the ten-thousand mark by the end of next month.
Chairperson of the African Union Commission, Moussa Faki Mahamat says although he has tested negative, he is self-isolating after a staff member at the AU Commission in Addis Ababa in Ethiopia tested positive for the coronavirus.
Nigeria has four more confirmed cases of the coronavirus, taking the country's total to 26.
The Africa Centres for Disease Control (CDC) and Prevention has cautioned the continent against discrimination during this COVID-19 period.
Akebe Luther King Abia, University of KwaZulu-Natal The novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, recently declared a pandemic by the World Health Organisation, has taken the world by surprise. The good news is that tremendous scientific and technological advances have permitted scientists to understand a lot about this virus in a short amount of time. Within […]