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Madagascar president promotes locally made herbal drink against Covid-19

Madagascar’s President Andry Rajoelina has promoted an herbal extract, called Covid Organics, on national television saying it will change the course of history.There are no approved drugs for COVID-19 and numerous treatments and vaccines are currently being tested around...

Liberian minister tests positive to covid-19

Liberia’s Justice minister, Mr. Frank Musah Dean has tested positive for coronavirus, days after the death of Mr. Marcus Soko, head of the Drug Enforcement Agency according to Liberian tabloid FrontPage Africa.The minister who spoke on phone from hospital...

14 workers at Total’s Congo oil operations has coronavirus

French energy major Total said on Sunday that 14 workers including two of its staff have tested positive for the new coronavirus at its sites in Congo Republic, but output at the 190,000 barrels per day operations have not...

Battle hardened after Ebola, Liberian doctors have head start on covid-19 outbreak

Liberians remember Jerry Brown, the doctor leading the country's coronavirus response team, for his fearlessness during the Ebola crisis in the West African state.When the virus was poorly understood, and an infection tantamount to a death sentence, Brown risked...

Over 200 Cuban medical workers arrive South Africa to battle coronavirus

More than 200 Cuban health professionals touched down in South Africa in the early hours of Monday morning, greeted by South African and Cuban politicians alike as the "army of the white gowns".The specialised Cuban medical brigade is made...

Group accuse Rwandan officers of rapes and killings during lockdown

An international pressure group has accused the Rwandan security forces of killing, raping and arresting people since a coronavirus lockdown came into force, according to the BBC.Human Rights Watch says at least two people have been shot dead in...

US Homeland Security study finds that coronavirus dies in sunlight within minutes

The coronavirus can be killed by sunlight in a matter of minutes, according to research by the Department of Homeland Security, reports UK Daily Mail.Radiation given off by ultraviolet light damages the virus' genetic material and hampers its ability...

Egypt loosening lockdown restrictions for Ramadan even as covid-19 toll rises

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, the prime minister said on Thursday, as new coronavirus cases reached the highest daily toll...

A month into COVID-19 lockdown crowds loot trucks in South Africa

Crowds have launched a string of attacks on delivery trucks in Cape Town, stoning, hijacking and ransacking vehicles to try to take food and other provisions during the coronavirus lockdown, city authorities said on Thursday.South Africa is nearly a...

Uganda, Rwanda receives German mobile testing labs

Uganda and Rwanda have taken delivery of two mobile diagnostic labs to help fight the coronavirus pandemic, the first in a network of German-funded units for East Africa, public investment bank KfW said on Thursday.While the project to procure...
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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...