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How Africa beat the rest of the world in fighting Covid-19…so far

Three months ago, Africa recorded its first case of coronavirus, sparking predictions that the world's poorest and least-equipped continent faced a catastrophe.But so far, the virus has not come anywhere close to wreaking the same damage in Africa as...

African nations seek own solutions for coronavirus

A loud hiss and grunt come from a green bag pressing air through a tube, as Senegalese researchers work to develop a prototype ventilator that could cost a mere $160 each instead of tens of thousands of dollars.The team...

WHO says Coronavirus could kill up to 190,000 in Africa in first year

The novel coronavirus could kill between 83,000 and 190,000 people in Africa in the first year and infect between 29 million and 44 million in the first year if it is not contained, the World Health Organization (WHO) said...

Madagascar to get S/Africa’s scientific support on Covid-organics

South Africa announced Wednesday that Madagascar had reached out for collaborative assistance with scientific research on the herb used in the production of COVID-Organics.South Africa Health Minister Zweli Mkhize said South Africa had agreed that its scientists will assist...

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...

Africa’s 43% jump in COVID-19 cases in week worries experts

Africa has registered a 43% jump in reported COVID-19 cases in the last week, highlighting a warning from the World Health Organization that the continent of 1.3 billion could become the next epicenter of the global outbreak.Africa also has...

Coronavirus forces Tunisia to upgrade neglected public hospitals

After a month of lockdown, Tunisian hospitals have not so far suffered the overcrowding some feared from coronavirus – but the pandemic has forced a much-needed upgrade of public facilities, medics say.The intensive care ward at Abderrahmane Memmi hospital...

Chinese doctors critically ill with covid-19 wake up to find their skin turned dark

Two Chinese doctors who were critically ill with COVID-19 have seen their skin turned dark after being brought back from the brink of death, reports Daily Mail UK. Dr Yi Fan and Dr Hu Weifeng, both 42, caught the novel...

UN says Africa needs over $200B to respond to coronavirus

United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Friday urged creditors to grant a debt standstill for all developing countries, not just the poorest, warning that many faced debt distress due to a global recession triggered by the coronavirus pandemic.Guterres told...

Coronavirus could kill 300,000 in Africa – UNECA

The coronavirus pandemic could kill 300,000 people in Africa this year, even with assertive government measures to limit social interactions, according to the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa.Overcrowded slums with no access to water coupled with fragile health-care...
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ICC hands fmr Ugandan child soldier 25 years for war crime

The International Criminal Court sentenced Ugandan former child soldier Dominic Ongwen,  who turned into a brutal rebel commander to 25...
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