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COVID-19 infections near 600,000 globally: Johns Hopkins

The number of infections from the coronavirus globally approached 650,000, according to a tally by the Johns Hopkins University. The United States has the highest...

Italy records second consecutive daily drop in COVID-19 deaths

Italy on Sunday reported 756 deaths from the coronavirus representing a second straight day in which the number of deaths of reduced. The figures mean...

Zambia reports 29 COVID-19 cases as one more confirmed

Zambia on Sunday recorded one new COVID-19 case, bringing the total number of cases to 29. The new case is part of the matrix of...

Kenya reports four new COVID-19 cases

Kenya registered four new cases of the coronavirus, the Cabinet Secretary in the Ministry of Health Mutahi Kagwe announced on Sunday. This brings the total...

AfDB launches $3 billion “Fight COVID-19” social bond

The African Development Bank (AfDB) announced that it had raised $3 billion in a three-year bond to help ease the negative economic and social...

Sharing of information, resources vital to COVID-19 fight

Chinese President Xi Jinping's speech during the virtual summit of the G20 leaders continues to draw reactions across Africa. In South Africa, Professor Amanda Gouws...

Economist weighs in on G20 Virtual Summit

The virtual G20 Leaders' Summit was convened to discuss the challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic. At the meeting, all the G20 leaders including China,...

Rwanda to downgrade genocide commemoration amid outbreak: official

Rwanda's 26th commemoration of the 1994 genocide against the Tutsi will take place, but with limited events to be held due to the coronavirus...

Nigeria reports 16 new COVID-19 cases, total up to 97

Nigeria on Saturday reported 16 new confirmed positive cases of the coronavirus, according to the Nigerian Centre for Disease Control (NCDC). The figures mean that...

Two week lock-down to begin in Ghana to curb COVID-19 

Ghana is set to go into a  lock down in two of its main metropolitan regions from Monday, in efforts to curb the spread...
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