COVID-19: South African police fire rubber bullets at shoppers

South African police enforcing a coronavirus lockdown on Saturday fired rubber bullets towards hundreds of shoppers queueing outside a supermarket in Johannesburg, an AFP...

South Africa reports first two coronavirus deaths as lockdown begins

South Africa recorded its first two deaths from the novel coronavirus on Friday as the number of confirmed cases breached the 1,000 mark just...

South Africa braces for lockdown as coronavirus cases spike to 554

The number of coronavirus cases in South Africa increased by 152 to 554 within 24 hours. The country has the highest number of cases in...

Burkina Faso reports first coronavirus death in sub-Saharan Africa

The Sahel state of Burkina Faso on Wednesday announced its first death from coronavirus, which is also the first known fatality in sub-Saharan Africa. “We...

Chad ‘repaying $100m debt to Angola with cattle’

Chad is repaying Angola a debt of $100m (£82m) with cattle, Angola's state-run newspaper has reported. The unusual agreement is seen as creating a win-win...

Benin Republic announces first coronavirus case

West Africa’s Benin on Monday announced its first confirmed coronavirus case as the continent scrambles to stop the spread of the global pandemic. Health minister...

Coronavirus: Ghana shuts down schools, bans gatherings

Ghana on Monday closed all schools and universities and suspended public events to stop the spread of coronavirus as a string of African nations...

South Africa imposes travel ban on US, UK nationals and cancels visas

The South African government has imposed a travel ban on nationals of the US and UK over the coronavirus pandemic. The ban also extends to...

JUST IN: Ghana, Gabon record first cases of coronavirus

Gabon and Ghana have confirmed their first cases of coronavirus. With the latest development, 10 countries have recorded positive cases in sub-Saharan Africa. Gabon being the...

43 killed in attacks on Burkina Faso villages

At least 43 people have been killed in attacks in northern Burkina Faso, the government said on Monday, in what local sources described as...

Sudan PM escapes assassination attempt

Sudan’s Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok survived unharmed an assassination attempt using explosives in the capital Khartoum Monday, said his top aide. “An explosion hit as...

South Africa reports second Coronavirus case

South Africa on Saturday confirmed a second case the novel coronavirus, a 39-year-old woman who had travelled to Italy as part of a group...

Cameroon confirms first coronavirus case

Cameroon has confirmed its first case of the novel coronavirus, a French national who arrived in the capital Yaounde in February, the government said...

Algeria reports first case of Coronavirus

Algerian authorities on Tuesday announced the country’s first case of the novel coronavirus, in an Italian citizen who arrived in the country on February...

Lesotho Prime Minister in court over ex-wife’s death

Lesotho Prime Minister Thomas Thabane, who at the weekend was receiving “emergency” medical treatment in South Africa, on Monday appeared in court where he...

I’m not afraid of prison – South Africa’s ex-president, Jacob Zuma

South Africa’s graft-accused former president Jacob Zuma returned home on Saturday after a month-long trip to Cuba for medical treatment and declared he was...
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