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Boy 13, shot dead in Kenya by police enforcing curfew

The bullet struck the 13-year-old as he stood on the balcony of his family’s home with his siblings. Below, police officers moved through the crowded neighborhood, enforcing Kenya’s new coronavirus curfew.Go upstairs, the children’s mother had shouted minutes earlier,...

Foreigners in East Africa face hostility over coronavirus

Panic over the global coronavirus pandemic has led to reports of discrimination against foreign nationals in East Africa.From Ethiopia, to Kenya and the Democratic Republic of Congo, Westerners have been verbally and physically abused over fears that they may...

Quarantined S/African woman takes her life in Kenya

A 27-year-old South African woman, who had been placed on a 14-day mandatory quarantine was on Friday morning found dead in her room in apparent suicide reports Daily NationHealth workers found her dead at the Kenya Industrial Training Institute...

Eight months old Ugandan baby tests positive for coronavirus

An eight-month-old baby in Uganda, whose father recently travelled back from Kenya's western city of Kisumu, has tested positive for coronavirus.The baby girl is one of five new cases detected in Uganda.According to health officials, she is being treated...

Germany loses 6 million coronavirus face masks in Kenya

German customs officials are attempting to track down about 6 million face masks ordered to protect health workers from the coronavirus which went missing at an airport in Kenya.“The authorities are trying to find out what happened,” said a...

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...

Man beaten to death in Kenya over coronavirus fears

A man suspected of having coronavirus in south-eastern Kenya was beaten up by a group of youths and later died in hospital.Local police chief Nehemiah Bitok confirmed the death to the BBC and said no arrests had been made...

Couple calls wedding off after finding they are siblings

A Nairobi couple were forced to call off their engagement, and plans for a wedding after they realized they were brother and sister, a family secret kept by their father.The lovebirds, according to a local TV station had decided...

Kenya records first case of coronavirus in East Africa

Kenya announced its first confirmed case of coronavirus on Friday, saying a woman who returned from the United States tested positive for the illness in Nairobi."I want to inform you that the Ministry of Health has confirmed the first...

Amid coronavirus concern, Kenya suspends flight to Italy

Kenya is the first African country to suspend direct flights from two cities in northern Italy over concerns about the spread of coronavirus.Tunisia and Nigeria are dealing with confirmed cases from patients who had travelled from Italy.Health Minister Mutahi...
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Boy 13, shot dead in Kenya by police enforcing curfew

The bullet struck the 13-year-old as he stood on the balcony of his family’s home with his siblings. Below, police officers moved through the...

Foreigners in East Africa face hostility over coronavirus

Panic over the global coronavirus pandemic has led to reports of discrimination against foreign nationals in East Africa.From Ethiopia, to Kenya and the Democratic...

Tunisia frees 1,420 prisoners over coronavirus

Tunisia’s President Kais Saied on Tuesday ordered the release of 1,420 prisoners in an amnesty to combat the spread of the coronavirus in prisons,...

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MTN will push on with a plan to reduce its majority stake in the wireless carrier’s Nigerian business, though turmoil caused by the coronavirus...