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W.H.O. worries about “silent coronavirus epidemic” in Africa

Africa has so far been spared the worst impact of the coronavirus, but the World Health Organization is worried the continent could face a...

Uganda reopens borders to allow return of citizens stranded in EAC

Uganda has reopened its borders in a bid to allow its citizens who are stranded in East African Community countries to return, the Ministry...

Zambia to reopen restaurants and businesses after revenue drop

Zambia’s President Edgar Lungu in Friday eased confinement measures against the coronavirus and allowed certain businesses to reopen after the shutdown caused a drop...

Botswana to slowly lift lockdown this week

Botswana has intentions to slowly open up the economy following a five weeks lockdown, ending on Thursday, to fight COVID-19 pandemic. The country's legislators will...

Zimbabwe to gradually reopen land borders from December 1

The Zimbabwean government announced the country’s land borders will re-open at the beginning of December following months of closure as part of measures to...

Ethiopian Airlines ‘fighting for survival’, says CEO

In March, Ethiopian Airlines CEO Tewolde Gebremariam stated he felt the coronavirus pandemic was "a temporary problem" – comparable to a natural disaster or...

Tanzania reopens colleges, sports and tourism to resume as COVID-19 numbers...

Tanzania’s President John Magufuli announced on Thursday that universities will be opened on June 1 as numbers of coronavirus cases drop in the country. He...

South Africa to reopen borders to most countries on Oct 1

South Africa's President Cyril Ramaphosa said Wednesday that borders will reopen to most countries next month, as the country further eases anti-coronavirus measures. "We will...

Tanzania’s Zanzibar reopens for tourism activities

  Tanzania's Zanzibar authorities on Saturday announced reopening of tourism activities after they were shut down on March 20 following the outbreak of COVID-19. "Zanzibar today...

Nigeria extends second phase nationwide COVID-19 lockdown by four weeks

Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari has authorized the extension of a nationwide lockdown for four weeks as the country continues its fight against the COVID-19...