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Gambia hunt for 14 quarantined for coronavirus who violently escaped

Gambian authorities were on Friday searching for 14 people who broke out of a hotel where they had been quarantined as a coronavirus precaution and escaped, health officials said.The group was among 32 passengers who arrived on a flight...

Four ministers among 64 cases of coronavirus in Burkina Faso

Four government ministers in Burkina Faso have tested positive for the coronavirus, a government spokesman said on Saturday, as the number of reported cases rose to 64 from 40, the highest in West Africa.The ministers of foreign affairs, mines,...

Coronavirus cases in Africa now over 1,000

Africa’s coronavirus cases rose above 1,000 on Saturday, while Nigeria announced it is closing airports to all incoming international flights for one month in the continent’s most populous country.Meanwhile, two heads of state appeared to defy their own travel...

Congo DR reports first coronavirus death, five new cases

The Democratic Republic of Congo on Saturday reported its first coronavirus death, along with five new cases, bringing total deaths in sub-Saharan Africa to 3.The country has reported 23 cases total since March 10, and the death brings the...

Church suspends pastor for calling coronavirus a hoax

A Kenyan pastor who called the coronavirus pandemic a hoax and ridiculed hand washing as a means of preventing the virus has been suspended by his church.Pastor Nathan Kirimi of Jesus Winner Ministry in Meru, central Kenya, had earlier...

Mikel blasts Trabzonspor over coronavirus handling and say they don’t care

Former Nigerian international and Chelsea star, John Mikel Obi returned to his family in England after protesting at Turkish football's continuation during the Covid-19 crisisMikel insists he has no plans to return to Trabzonspor after walking out on the...

Coronavirus death toll in Italy overtakes China, now 3,405

Italy's death toll from coronavirus overtook that of China, where the virus first emerged, on Thursday as hospitals said they were being overwhelmed and the government prepared to prolong emergency lockdown measures.A total 427 deaths were registered in Italy...

US embassy says foreigners attacked in Ethiopia over coronavirus

The United States embassy in Ethiopia has released a troubling message indicating that foreigners are being attacked in cities across the country over Covid-19, the statement further allege that they are being accused of being infected with the virus.A...

Coronavirus cases in South Africa now over a hundred

Cases of confirmed coronavirus infections in South Africa on Wednesday stands at 116 an increase of 31 new cases from the previous day.South Africa Health Minister Zweli Mkhize made the announcement on Wednesday, adding that a further six local...

Coronavirus in Africa: fewer cases so far but more preparation needed

The novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, recently declared a pandemic by the World Health Organisation, has taken the world by surprise.The good news is that tremendous scientific and technological advances have permitted scientists to understand a lot about this...
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Suicide bomber kills at least 7 at Mogadishu ice-cream shop

A suicide bomber blew himself up in an ice-cream parlour in the Somali capital Mogadishu on Friday, killing seven...
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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...