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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...

A million coronavirus tests to be rolled out across Africa

More than 1 million coronavirus tests will be rolled out starting next week in Africa to address the “big gap” in assessing the true number of cases on the continent, the head of the African Centers for Disease Control...
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Post coup Mali interim president and vice sworn in

ReutersRetired colonel Bah Ndaw was sworn in as Mali’s interim president on Friday, tasked with presiding over an 18-month...
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Migrants stranded in Libya face vicious cycle of cruelty

Associated PressAmnesty International said Thursday that thousands of Europe-bound migrants who were intercepted and returned to Libyan shores this year have disappeared after being...

Unusually heavy rains in Senegal expose big gap in $1.4B flood plan

ReutersMore than two weeks after heavy rains hit Senegal, thigh-high stagnant water still fills streets in Dakar’s suburbs, as angry residents ask what happened...

Fmr French president Sarkozy to know fate in cash-from-Libya case

AFPA Paris appeals court will rule Thursday on a legal challenge by ex-president Nicolas Sarkozy and former aides against an investigation into claims that...

US Secretary of States pushes for breakthrough on Sudan deal

AFPWith weeks to go before US elections, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is racing to make a breakthrough with Sudan that he hopes could...