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Coronavirus: Italy closes ports to migrant ships

Italian ports cannot be considered safe because of the coronavirus epidemic and will not let migrant boats operated by charities dock, the government has ruled.The decision was taken late on Tuesday after a ship operated by the German non-governmental...

Ugandan student in Italy begs for food aid

A Ugandan student in Italy has appealed for food aid from the government in Kampala to help her and other students cope amid the coronavirus pandemic.Italy, which is the world's hardest hit country in terms of number of deaths...

Coronavirus cases in S/Africa now 1,170 as bus taking tourists to testing facility breaks down

The number of confirmed coronavirus cases in South Africa has gone up to 1, 170, this is even as the nationwide shutdown to try to stem the spread of the virus went into force.South Africa Transport Minister Fikile Mbalula...

Coronavirus cases in South Africa tops 1,000, two deaths reported

Cases of coronavirus in South Africa passed 1,000 on Friday, the health ministry said, while also reporting its first two deaths on the first day of a three-week, nationwide lockdown.South African President Cyril Ramaphosa announced the lockdown, which saw...

South Africa president announces a 3-week shutdown to contain the virus

South Africa president Cyril Ramaphosa has announced a three-week national shutdown, as part of wide-ranging interventions to combat the spread of coronavirus in South Africa.Explaining the imposition of a three-week lockdown, South Africa's President Cyril Ramaphosa has said that...

Coronavirus cases in South Africa jumps to 402

The number of coronavirus cases in South Africa has jumped to 402 - the highest in sub-Saharan Africa, prompting Western Cape Premier Alan Winde to call for drastic measures to curb the spread of the virus.This means there’s been...

We took every precaution, but still got coronavirus, South African couple laments

A South African politician and his wife, who have both tested positive for the Covid-19 coronavirus, have not been able to touch their 12-year-old daughter since they arrived back from Europe last Friday.Their daughter even lives in a separate...

Africa’s busiest airport says foreigners can’t disembark

Anxiety rose in South Africa Friday as the number of coronavirus cases jumped to 202, the most in the sub-Saharan region, while the O.R. Tampo airport said foreigners cannot disembark. State-owned South African Airways suspended all international flights until...

Coronavirus cases in South Africa jumps to 202

South Africa announced on Friday that the number of confirmed coronavirus cases had risen by 52 to 202, with the first cases recorded in the Free State province.Health Minister Zweli Mkhize had said that he expected the number to...

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...
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Malawi new president vows to clampdown on graft in subdued inauguration

Malawi’s new President Lazarus Chakwera pledged to clamp down on corruption on Monday, as he delivered his inauguration speech in a scaled-down ceremony dampened...

Wave of political arrests trail protests over death of Ethiopia’s Oromo singer

Five senior members of an opposition party representing Ethiopia's largest ethnic group, the Oromo, have been detained in a wave of political arrests following...

USA set to offer Zimbabwe $60m in food aid

The United States says it will provide US$60.55 million to assist Zimbabwe with its food insecurity during the lean season.Early in June, Zimbabwean authorities...

Confusion over the alleged arrest of Nigeria anti-graft chief

Nigerians were inundated with the reported areest of the acting chairman of Nigeria's anti-graft body the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, Ibrahim Magu by...