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Five Ethiopians, one Chinese under observation for Coronavirus

Six people, who have just arrived from China have been quarantined in Ethiopia’s capital, Addis Ababa, awaiting the test results of the much dreaded coronavirus. The five Ethiopians and a Chinese national had all travelled from Wuhan, the Chinese city...

Angry Senegalese demand relatives’ evacuation from Wuhan, China

A group of Senegalese families have asked their government to immediately evacuate their relatives from coronavirus-stricken China on Wednesday, after the president said it lacked the means to airlift them to safety.Senegal's President Macky Sall said on Monday that the...

Ghana officials investigating 2 suspected cases of coronavirus

Health officials in Ghana are investigating two suspected cases of coronavirus in the capital, Accra, suspected cases involve two men, a Chinese and Argentine, who live together, but travelled on different dates from China.They reported themselves to the emergency...

Kenyan students in virus-hit China to be repatriated – Health authority

Kenya plans to repatriate its 85 students who are stranded in China's Wuhan city, the epicentre of the coronavirus outbreak, and quarantine them on their return home.The country's health administrative secretary told parliament's health committee that the evacuations will...

Coronavirus outbreak: Airlines suspend all China flights

Airlines are suspending flights to China in the wake of the new coronavirus outbreak, which as of Friday had killed more than 200 people and infected nearly 10,000 people.Here is the latest on their plans (in alphabetical order):AIR CANADAAir...

Liberia monitoring 10 Chinese nationals amid coronavirus fear

Liberia authorities are monitoring 10 Chinese nationals who arrived from China amid the coronavirus outbreak, Minister of Health Henry Fahnbulleh said on Friday. He said that government officials had held a meeting with officials at the Chinese embassy in the...

Botswana records 1st suspected case of corona virus

Botswana authority say they have registered first suspected case of Corona virus, the passenger arrived from China at Sir Seretse Khama International Airport aboard Ethiopian Airways.The passenger is still under isolation while clinical investigation is progressing to determine if...

Ethiopian students in Wuhan China demands evacuation

Alarm is growing among the estimated thousands of African students stranded in the locked-down Chinese city of Wuhan, the epicenter of an outbreak of a new coronavirus.An association of Ethiopian students says in a statement released Friday that students...

Africans in China lockdown see no escape, feel trapped

The normally bustling supermarket in Wuhan was deserted, looking more foreign than ever. Khamis Hassan Bakari walked the aisles and saw just two other shoppers, and fear sank in.“Everybody is scared. Scared of seeing anyone,” the 39-year-old Tanzanian doctor...

Group task Nigeria govt on accountability on Lassa fever, Coronavirus epidemics emergencies response

Emergency & Risk Alert Initiative (ERAI), a non-governmental Humanitarian and development organization has warned all levels of government in Nigeria of the consequences of treating emergency generally; and specifically, public health emergencies, as accountability free zone.According to the press...
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Burkina Faso main opposition leader concedes defeat in election

Burkina Faso’s main opposition leader has conceded defeat in Sunday’s presidential election after initial results showed a comfortable victory for President Roch Kabore, ending...

Ethiopian PM again rejects Tigray conflict talks at AU meeting

Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed again ruled out dialogue with the leaders of the defiant Tigray region Friday but said he was willing to...

German warship intercepts and searches Libya-bound Turkish freighter

Associated PressTurkey and Germany were at loggerheads on Monday after a German frigate enforcing an arms embargo against Libya intercepted a Turkish freighter in...

FIFA bans CAF president Ahmad Ahmad for 5 years

The head of Confederation of African football (CAF) Ahmad Ahmad has been suspended by FIFA for five years for corruption, the global governing body...