Ghana Lifts Travel Ban After ‘Enhanced Testing’

Ghana Lifts Travel Ban After ‘Enhanced Testing’

Ghana’s president has lifted the partial lockdown imposed in the country to stem the spread of coronavirus, but the ban on gatherings is still in place, local media reported. The ease in restrictions came into effect from 1.00 a.m. local time (0100GMT) on Monday, according to News Ghana, an online news portal. The move makes […]

At least 300,000 Africans Expected to Die In Pandemic – U.N. Agency

At least 300,000 Africans Expected to Die In Pandemic – U.N. Agency

The COVID-19 pandemic will likely kill at least 300,000 Africans and risks pushing 29 million into extreme poverty, the U.N. Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA) said on Friday, calling for a $100 billion safety net for the continent. Africa’s 54 countries have so far reported fewer than 20,000 confirmed cases of the disease, just a […]

Coronavirus in South Africa: Lockdown Extension Condemned

Coronavirus in South Africa: Lockdown Extension Condemned

The decision to extend South Africa’s lockdown until the end of April will create an economic disaster, the main opposition party has warned. The country has already been under lockdown for two weeks and it was due to be lifted in a week. The president has said it will be extended because evidence suggested it […]

Coronavirus Patient Gives Birth In Isolation Ward

Coronavirus Patient Gives Birth In Isolation Ward

A woman undergoing treatment for coronavirus in an isolation ward in Cameroon’s capital, Yaoundé, gave birth to a baby girl over the weekend, a doctor at the hospital has told the BBC. The mother, 19-year-old Marie, gave birth normally but has since been separated from the newborn. The patient was connected to an oxygen supply […]

Coronavirus: South Africa Begins 3-week Lockdown

Coronavirus: South Africa Begins 3-week Lockdown

South African security forces have begun enforcing a three-week nationwide lockdown in an effort to stem the spread of the coronavirus. All but essential movement is forbidden and both the army and the police are enforcing the measures. Ahead of the midnight deadline there were long queues outside supermarkets as people stocked up on essentials. […]

DR Congo President’s Aide Dies of Covid-19

DR Congo President’s Aide Dies of Covid-19

The third person to die of Covid-19 complications in the Democratic Republic of Congo is a respected human rights lawyer and an aide of President Félix Tshisekedi. Jean-Joseph Mukendi wa Mulumba was the acting head of President Tshisekedi’s legal advisory council. He is likely to have contracted the respiratory illness during his trip to France […]

Nigeria Confirms First Coronavirus Death

Nigeria Confirms First Coronavirus Death

Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has announced the country’s first death from coronavirus. In a tweet, NCDC said the victim was a 67-year-old man who returned to the country following a medical procedure in the UK. He had underlying medical conditions and was undergoing chemotherapy.

Female Prisoners Beg For Sexual Intimacy In Kenya

Female Prisoners Beg For Sexual Intimacy In Kenya

Some inmates of Mtangani GK Prison in Malindi, Kilifi County of Kenya have begged the country’s government to institute new laws that will allow them enjoy sexual intimacy with their visiting spouses.   Speaking on behalf of other inmates, Sofia Swaleh who is serving a life sentence said the time allocated to their visiting spouses and relatives […]

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