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...

Lesotho PM to be charged with murder of estranged wife

Lesotho Prime Minister Thomas Thabane is expected on Friday to be charged with the murder of his estranged wife, who was gunned down two...

South Africa President Ramaphosa unveils $26bn Coronavirus relief plan

South Africa’s President Cyril Ramaphosa on Tuesday announced a $26 billion relief package aimed at stimulating the economy and cushion the vulnerable people during...

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...

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...

Algeria plans to ban ‘Hate Speech’

The president of protest-hit Algeria, Abdelmadjid Tebboune, plans to outlaw “hate speech” that has proliferated on social networks in recent months, his office said...

Algeria swears in new president as opposition debates response

Former prime minister Abdelmadjid Tebboune was sworn in as the new president of protest-hit Algeria on Thursday, a week after winning a widely boycotted...

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 protest forces Ramaphosa to suspend state of union speech

South Africa’s far-left Economic Freedom Fighters lawmakers protested in the parliament on Thursday, forcing President Cyril Ramaphosa to abandon his annual state of the...

Africa’s COVID-19 cases now over 115,000 – WHO

The World Health Organisation on Tuesday reported that coronavirus cases in Africa as of May 26, have risen to over 115, 000. The WHO Regional...

Burundi expels top WHO team in COVID-19 crisis

The foreign ministry, in a letter to WHO Africa headquarters on Wednesday, said the UN agency’s representative in Burundi and his three colleagues “are...

Ivory Coast records first coronavirus death

Ivory Coast’s health minister announced the country’s first confirmed coronavirus during a daily briefing Sunday on the outbreak there. Eugene Aka Aouele gave no details...

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...

Coronavirus: Africa’s COVID-19 cases hit 123,000 – WHO

The World Health Organisation on Thursday reported that COVID-19 cases in Africa as of May 26 had risen to over 123, 000. The WHO Regional...

24 killed in Burkina Faso church attack

Gunmen have killed 24 people and wounded 18 in an attack on a Protestant church in a village in northern Burkina Faso, the regional...

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...
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