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Africa’s COVID-19 cases pass 90,000 mark

The number of confirmed COVID-19 positive cases across Africa rose from 88,172 on Tuesday to 91,598 as of Wednesday afternoon, the Africa Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC) said ...

People wearing protective face masks stand in a queue to receive food aid amid the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, at the Itireleng informal settlement, near Laudium suburb in Pretoria, South Africa on 20 May.

Up to 190,000 could die of COVID-19 in Africa: WHO

There were on average nine intensive care unit beds per one million people, revealed a survey of health services in the African region undertaken in March 2020 based on self-reports by 47 countries ...

Children queue for food at a school feeding scheme during a nationwide lockdown aimed at limiting the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Blue Downs township near Cape Town, South Africa, on 4 May 2020

Egypt loosening some lockdown restrictions for Ramadan

Egypt will ease its coronavirus lockdown for the holy fasting month of Ramadan by allowing more businesses to reopen and shortening a night-time curfew

People run the Stay Safe Marathon during a self-imposed lockdown as Egypt ramps up efforts to slow the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), in Cairo, Egypt, on 12 April 2020

'Twelve dead or missing as migrants returned to Libyan capital'

At least five migrants died and seven were missing when the coast guard returned 49 others to Libya's capital Tripoli on Wednesday as fighting there raged, the UN migration agency said

A displaced family carries gallons of water in Tripoli, Libya, 16 January 2020.

Boko Haram bombers kill seven in Cameroon

Seven people were killed when two suicide bombers, suspected to be members of Nigeria's Boko Haram jihadist group, attacked a village in northern Cameroon on Sunday, police and a local official said

Boko Haram bombers kill seven in Cameroon

S Africa reports first two virus deaths

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 hours after a three-week nationwide lockdown swung into ...

Homeless people sit while waiting to be transported to a homeless shelter in Johannesburg, South Africa.

Afro-jazz star Manu Dibango dies of coronavirus

Veteran Afro-jazz legend Manu Dibango died Tuesday after contracting the new coronavirus, one of the first worldwide stars to succumb to the disease. The 86-year-old Cameroonian, best known for the ...

In this file photo taken on 29 June 2018, Cameroon jazz saxophonist Manu Dibango performs during a concert at the Ivory Hotel in Abidjan

64 migrants found dead in cargo container

More than 60 suspected undocumented migrants from Ethiopia were found dead on Tuesday in a cargo container in Mozambique's northwest Tete province, a senior hospital official said.

64 migrants found dead in cargo container

South African coronavirus cases rise to 554

South Africa’s confirmed number of coronavirus cases rose to 554 on Tuesday from 402 a day earlier, as businesses raced to make plans for a nationwide lockdown from midnight on Thursday

Shoppers queue to stock up on groceries at a Pick n Pay store during a nationwide lockdown of 21 days in Johannesburg, South Africa on 24 March.
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