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Coronavirus prevention measures turn violent in parts of Africa

Police fired tear gas at a crowd of Kenyan ferry commuters as the country’s first day of a coronavirus curfew slid into chaos. Elsewhere, officers were captured in mobile phone footage whacking people with batons.Virus prevention measures have taken...

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...

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...

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...

Cases of coronavirus in Africa leaps to over 2,000 as S/Africa lockdown looms

As an unprecedented lockdown looms in South Africa to contain the spread of the coronavirus, with a country of 57 million people told to stay home starting Friday.Virus cases leapt again to 554 on Tuesday, the most of any...

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...
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Coronavirus prevention measures turn violent in parts of Africa

Police fired tear gas at a crowd of Kenyan ferry commuters as the country’s first day of a coronavirus...
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With 137 coronavirus cases Ghana to lockdown Accra, Kumasi

Ghana has announced a two-week lockdown in the country's two main regions - Kumasi and Accra metropolises from Monday to curb the spread of...

Bombs explodes in Akure, Nigeria, destroying over 100 houses(with pictures)

Over a hundred houses including churches and residential buildings have been destroyed by a large explosion which split the ever busy Akure/Owo road into...

Libya: Haftar forces capture Syrian mercenary recruited by Turkey

A video shared by Libyan National Army (LNA) allied to Gen. Khalifa Haftar, shows an alleged Syrian mercenary talking about being recruited by Turkey...

Guineans overwhelmingly vote to back new constitution

Guinea has voted to back a contested new constitution, the country’s electoral body said Friday, in a blow to President Alpha Conde’s opponents who...