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South Africa extends lockdown to end of April

South African President Cyril Ramaphosa has extended the country’s lockdown for two weeks, a move aimed at stemming the spread of the coronavirus. While announcing...

South Africa’s rand weakens as coronavirus jitters linger

South Africa’s rand weakened against the dollar early on Thursday as the COVID-19 outbreak hurts the country’s recession-hit economy, even as traders expected a...

Ethiopia eyes replicating China’s successes in applying traditional medicine to contain...

The Ethiopian government on Thursday expressed its keen interest to replicate China's positive experience in terms of effectively applying traditional Chinese medicine to successfully...

Djibouti confirms first COVID-19 related death

The Ministry of Health in Djibouti on Thursday announced the country's first COVID-19 related death. In a press statement, the ministry said the country recorded its...

12 people have since recovered from COVID-19 in Kenya

Since the detection of the coronavirus in Kenya on March 12, the East African country has so far recorded a total of 184 cases...

Kenya coffee growers hit as lockdowns close global coffee shops

Kenya coffee farmers and dealers have been hard hit by the novel coronavirus pandemic. Coffee exporter Jackson Kanampiu is among those who have been...

Botswana’s President Mokgweetsi Masisi and all MPs in quarantine

Botswana is placing its entire cabinet and MPs in quarantine after a health worker screening legislators for coronavirus was found to be infected with...

Senegal Health Ministry: Almost half of our confirmed COVID-19 cases cured

Senegalese Ministry of Health and Social Action said on Thursday that ten more patients were cured of COVID-19, bringing the total number of cured...

South African business confidence index drops to 7-month low in March

South African business confidence dropped to its lowest in seven months in March as the global COVID-19 pandemic impacted vehicle sales and saw the rand...

Tunisia battles violence against women and children amid COVID-19

Tunisia has set up a committee to combat violence against women and children in the face of a lockdown that has been imposed to...