‘We don’t work, we don’t eat’: Informal workers face stark choices as Africa’s largest...

Many countries in Africa are imposing lockdowns on their citizens as they race to curb the spread of coronavirus. But it has further highlighted...

Government, banks and wealthy individuals contribute billions to fight coronavirus in Nigeria

The Nigerian government has approved a 10 billion Naira grant (about $27 million) to fight the spread of coronavirus, or COVID-19, in the country. According...

Ethiopia pardons more than 4,000 prisoners to help prevent coronavirus spread

Ethiopian President Sahle-Work Zewde has granted pardon to more than 4,000 prisoners in an effort to contain the spread of coronavirus. Sahle-Work Zewde announced the order...

Zimbabwe doctors and nurses down tools over lack of protective coronavirus gear

Doctors and nurses in Zimbabwe are striking to protest the shortage of personal protective equipment (PPE) for health workers in the nation's hospitals, their...

Eight-month-old baby among five new cases of coronavirus in Uganda

An eight month old baby is among five new cases of COVID-19 Uganda reported on Wednesday, bringing the total number to 14 people that...

Sixty-four bodies found in shipping container in Mozambique

The bodies of 64 male migrants were discovered Tuesday in a sealed shipping container at a checkpoint in Tete, Mozambique, according to the UN's...

Nigeria records chloroquine poisoning after Trump endorses it for coronavirus treatment

Health officials in Nigeria have issued a warning over chloroquine after they said three people in the country overdosed on the drug, in the...

Prominent 30-year-old Zimbabwe broadcaster dies of coronavirus

A prominent 30-year-old television journalist has died in Zimbabwe after contracting the new coronavirus infection, the first person to die in the country from...

African airlines lose $4.4 billion in revenue following the spread of coronavirus on the...

Multiple flights have been canceled or temporarily suspended across Africa as airlines struggle to cope with falling demand following the spread of coronavirus. Rwanda Air,...

Nigeria bans entry for travelers from 13 countries as it announces five new cases...

Nigeria is restricting entry into the country for travelers from 13 countries including the US and UK, as it announced five new cases Wednesday. The...

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