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Zimbabwe sets aside $600m to mitigate impact of covid-19 on the poor

Zimbabwe said it has set aside over $600 million to cover one million vulnerable households under a cash transfer programme for the next three months, to mitigate the impact of Covid-19, which has seen Government ordering a 21-day total...

Mozambicans in hundreds flee Islamist militants in the north

Hundreds of people are arriving in the Mozamican city of Pemba, mostly by boat, from areas attacked by Islamist militants last week, reports the independent TV station STV.Residents' houses were destroyed in attacks in Mocimboa da Praia and Quissinga...

Zimbabweans fear starving to death at home as 21-day coronavirus lockdown looms

Zimbabweans braced on Sunday for a three-week lock-down to curb the spread of the coronavirus which has killed one person so far and infected six others, and for many the lockdown means tough times ahead.President Emmerson Mnangagwa declared a...

Zimbabwe to impose 21-day lockdown from Monday to combat coronavirus

Zimbabwe will impose a nationwide lockdown for 21 days from Monday to help curb the spread of the coronavirus, and security forces may be deployed to enforce it, President Emmerson Mnangagwa said on Friday.The decision is seen hurting an...

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...

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...

Zimbabwe doctors, nurses strike, over lack of protective gear

Zimbabwe’s public hospital doctors and nurses went on strike Wednesday over a lack of protective gear as the coronavirus begins to spread. It’s the latest blow to a system where some patients’ families are asked to provide such basics...

Zimbabwe customs officials abandon work over coronavirus fears

Customs officials at Zimbabwe’s biggest airport stopped reporting for work on Wednesday, fearing exposure to coronavirus and a lack of measures to prevent its spread, their union said.Zimbabwe has recorded one death from three confirmed cases of coronavirus, but...

Mozambique authorities find 64 migrants dead in a cargo truck

More than 60 undocumented migrants believed to be Ethiopians have been found dead in a cargo truck in Mozambique’s northwestern Tete province.The truck entered Mozambique from Malawi and was stopped early Tuesday at a checkpoint in Moatize, near the...

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...
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Coronavirus force Ethiopia to shift election

Ethiopia's electoral board has postponed August’s highly anticipated general election because of current coronavirus pandemic.A new schedule would be...
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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,...

MTN to go ahead with Nigeria stock sale amid market crisis

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...