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UN agency postpones high-level ministerial conference due to COVID-19 concerns

The United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (UN-ECA) on Wednesday disclosed the postponement of a high-level ministerial conference, which was scheduled to be held...

Africa readies for new virus as cases confirmed on continent

  Across Africa, steps are being taken to prepare for — and to reduce the effects of — the spread of the new coronavirus. Testing...

New James Bond film ‘No Time To Die’ postponed due to...

The release date for the new James Bond film, ‘No Time To Die’, has been postponed by seven months du to COVID-19. The film, which...

Italy to close schools and universities amid COVID-19 outbreak

Italy is set to close all schools and universities and ban public gatherings in the country in a bid to contain the spread of...

WHO Chief calls for end to COVID-19 discrimination

The Director General of the World Health Organization (WHO) Tedros Adhanom has called for an end to prejudice amid the COVID-19 outbreak. Tedros’ call comes...

African airlines face $40mn hit in 2020 from coronavirus

  Coronavirus disruption could cost African airlines $40 million in revenue this year, a global industry body said on Wednesday, a potentially devastating hit to...

Egypt bars Qataris over coronavirus fears

The Egyptian government has decided to bar Qataris from Egypt from March 6, including those who have valid residency, amid fears over the coronavirus,...

Algeria confirms 3 new cases of COVID-19

Algerian Health Ministry announced on Tuesday that three new cases of COVID-19 were confirmed, bringing the total number in the country to eight. The official...

COVID-19 forces Basketball Africa League to delay start of first season

The Basketball Africa League (BAL) has postponed the start of its inaugural season, due to ongoing concerns regarding coronavirus, the league officially announced on Tuesday. The...

Kenya suspends flights from northern Italy over coronavirus outbreak

Kenyan authorities on Tuesday suspended flights from the North of Italy due to the COVID-19 outbreak in Verona and Milan. In a statement issued on...
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