Africa needs R1.7-trillion to fight coronavirus, says UN

UN economic body says stimulus is needed urgently as continent is two to three weeks from worst of outbreak

Senegal graffiti artists become public-health advocates for Covid-19

RBS Crew, a collective of graffiti artists, turn their spray cans into health messaging about the virus

Uganda shoots and beats those breaking Covid-19 restrictions

While much of the country is closed and movement restricted, a full lockdown has not been instituted

Somalia ready to receive grants and debt relief in the nick of time

Somalia meets targets for good governance so it is in line to get a slice of IMF’s emergency aid

Zimbabwean doctors, customs officials down tools over coronavirus fears

Zimbabwe’s doctors, nurses and customs officials have downed tools over a lack of protective equipment against coronavirus

Egypt deep cleans pyramids area during Covid-19 shutdown

All Egypt’s famed archaeological sites and museums have been closed since Monday

Nigerian Army moving the sick to hospital by force due to Covid-19

The army has also been told to be on high alert for looting and for the use of its equipment for ‘possible mass burial’

More African states impose curfews and lockdowns in Covid-19 response

Namibia imposes a partial lockdown,Botswana orders 14-day quarantines for all arrivals and DRC declares a state of emergency

DRC city locked down as more African nations report deaths

Cases of infection across the continent rose to more than 1,600 on Monday

White farmers welcome offer by Zimbabwe’s government to get back land

The country has gazetted a law to offer farms, as an alternative to compensation, to selected white farmers

AU warns Covid-19 spread will worsen as cases slip through the net

Africa CDC head John Nkengasong expects infection rates to rise in Africa amid weak testing

Uhuru Kenyatta gets military man to beat crime in Nairobi

The construction industry in Nairobi is among the worst affected by corruption, with some officials insisting on bribes before approving projects, the ...

Zimbabwe cancels biggest trade fair to stave off coronavirus

According to unconfirmed reports, country's first case is a Bulawayo woman who had just arrived from SA

More African countries confirm first Covid-19 cases

Chinese billionaire Jack Ma’s foundation pledges more than 1-million coronavirus test kits to the continent

Zimbabwe’s annual inflation soared more than 500% in February

The inflation figures are stoking fears of a return of the kind of hyperinflation that wiped out savings 10 years ago

Libyan Sufi monastery razed in ‘war on memory and history’

More than 530 cultural sites of mystical Islamic belief destroyed countrywide in past decade amid civil war

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