SA expects decisive leadership from the president, including the fight against Covid-19 and holding his Cabinet to account, writes Mpumelelo Mkhabela.
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The Central Bank of Kenya has suspended Absa Kenya's foreign exchange dealer licence for seven days, over a failure to implement standard checks against money laundering.
Authorities in some African countries are taking extreme measures to combat the coronavirus, which has killed more than 88 000 people globally so far.
The United Nations World Food Programme says hundreds of thousands more people had slipped into the severely-hungry category in Zimbabwe, where over half of the population faces hunger.
Hundreds of people held under mandatory quarantine in Kenya after returning from abroad are up in arms after the government extended their confinement for another 14 days.
A Senegal judge has granted Chad's former dictator Hissene Habre two months' leave from prison, as the jail is being used to hold new detainees in coronavirus quarantine.
Guinea's President Alpha Conde has enacted a new constitution following a referendum on changes that critics fear are aimed at extending his time in office.
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Ethiopia has declared a state of emergency to fight the coronavirus pandemic, which has so far infected 55 people and resulted in two deaths.
Zimbabwean doctors have filed a lawsuit aimed at compelling the government to beef up coronavirus protection for public hospitals and healthcare workers.
The head of the African Development Bank, Akinwumi Adesina, has been accused by bank staff of multiple abuses and breaches of the bank's code of ethics, charges he flatly denied Monday.
Some 20 Malian soldiers have been killed in an apparent jihadist attack, local politicians and a military official have said.
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An African media watchdog accused Zimbabwean police had assaulted a journalist and forced him to delete pictures of them enforcing a Covid-19 lockdown.
Africa needs to act swiftly and to undertake extraordinary measures if it is to prevail in the battle against the Covid-19 coronavirus.
South Sudan reported its first coronavirus case on Sunday, one of the last African nations to confirm the presence of COVID-19 within its borders.
Nigeria is looking to set up a $1.3 billion (1.2 billion euro) fund to boost its fragile healthcare system for the fight against the coronavirus pandemic, officials said Saturday.
Tunisia's parliament on Saturday gave the prime minister special powers for two months to allow for the accelerated adoption of measures to combat the spread of the novel coronavirus.
Malawi's President Peter Mutharika said Saturday he was taking a wage cut to help fund the fight against the coronavirus, and ordered his government to the same.
Mali's opposition leader Soumaila Cisse is "doing well" a week after his kidnapping, his political movement said on Friday, as negotiations were under way with his captors for his release.
Embattled Lesotho Prime Minister Thomas Thabane has ordered the security forces and intelligence service to probe his party rivals, whom he accused of plotting to topple his government.
Lack of resources, a muddle over confinement and incipient panic are hobbling the response to coronavirus in DR Congo, fuelling fears especially for Kinshasa, one of Africa's largest and most chaotic cities.
A Nigerian man has been shot dead for allegedly flouting a stay-at-home order aimed at curbing the spread of coronavirus, police and a lawmaker in Nigeria have said.
Burkina Faso president Roch Marc Christian Kabore has pardoned more than 1 200 prisoners in a bid to stem the spread of the coronavirus in the poor West African country.
More than 250 Europe-bound migrants have been rescued in Niger's arid north and placed in coronavirus quarantine after being abandoned by traffickers, the International Organisation for Migration says.
While the world is gripped by the coronavirus pandemic, war-shattered Libya marks one year on Saturday of its latest bloody conflict that is plunging it ever deeper into chaos.
The worldwide number of officially confirmed fatalities from the novel coronavirus (Covid-19) has risen to 47 993, according to a tally compiled by AFP from official sources.
Despite loud appeals for caution, Africans are rushing to embrace chloroquine, the venerable anti-malaria drug touted as a possible treatment for coronavirus.
Delayed results led Botswana to believe the three Covid-19 coronavirus cases announced this week were the country’s first, but a life had already been lost to the virus.
While South Africans have an idea of when their Covid-19 coronavirus lockdown was likely to end, Botswana President Mokgweetsi Masisi announced what he described as an “extreme lockdown” that will begin in two days and continue “until further notice”.
Kenyan police ordered a probe into the shooting of a 13-year-old boy on his balcony in Nairobi as officers allegedly opened fire to enforce a nighttime curfew.
The water-short southern African country is starting to enforce a 21-day lockdown to try contain the spread of the deadly coronavirus.
The power utility has confirmed that Zimbabwe has settled its historical obligations.
Seven people have been killed when two suicide bombers, suspected to be members of Nigeria's Boko Haram jihadist group, attacked a village in Cameroon.
Morocco's King Mohammed VI on Sunday pardoned more than 5,600 prisoners and ordered their release in stages to avoid contagion in the country's overcrowded jails.
Amnesty International has appealed to the government of Ivory Coast to grant urgent independent medical care to jailed opposition leader Alain Lobognon.
As adversity strikes in the form of the coronavirus pandemic, Algeria has found a helping hand in China, an old friend and the top exporter to Africa's largest country.
"Shouldn't we do this study in Africa where there are no masks, no treatment, no intensive care?"
The Democratic Republic of Congo is prepared to take part in testing of any future vaccine against the coronavirus, the head of the country's taskforce against the pandemic said on Frida
The coronavirus pandemic has put the spotlight on shortcomings in health care in several North African countries, even as governments moved quickly to announce restrictions to limit the spread of the virus.
In four years as a doctor in Ethiopia, Rediet Libanos has used a mechanical ventilator just once: on a patient who suffered a haemorrhagic stroke a few months ago.
A Nigerian man has been shot dead for allegedly flouting a stay-at-home order aimed at curbing the spread of coronavirus, police and a lawmaker says.
Reporters Without Borders has accused Algeria's government of taking advantage of the coronavirus epidemic to 'settle scores' with independent journalists, including those covering long-running anti-government protests.
There are growing calls for police in Kenya to be held accountable for excessive violence used to enforce Covid-19-related restrictions.
Authorities in Zimbabwe and the UN have launched an emergency humanitarian plan worth $715 million to help a third of the country's population, threatened by famine and at high risk of the coronavirus epidemic.
Out of work, with prices soaring and police on the streets, life for many Rwandans has become immeasurably harder under coronavirus lockdown, and the pain looks only set to deepen.
Nigeria has said it had launched a 'massive' joint offensive with troops from Chad and Niger against jihadists waging a decade-long insurgency in the region.
The worldwide number of officially confirmed fatalities from the novel coronavirus (Covid-19) has risen to 43 082, according to a tally compiled by AFP from official sources.
The world's pangolin species are listed as either vulnerable or critically endangered.
Buckets and jerrycans in hand or in wheelbarrows, dozens of Zimbabweans stand close to each other in a long queue, patiently waiting at a borehole in Harare's middle-class Mabelreign suburb to collect water.
MTN will push on with a plan to reduce its majority stake in the wireless carrier’s Nigerian business, though turmoil caused by the coronavirus may require the sale to be done in smaller chunks than anticipated.
More than 20 million Nigerians on Monday went into lockdown in sub-Saharan Africa's biggest city Lagos and the capital Abuja, as the continent struggles to curb the spread of coronavirus.
Former Republic of Congo president Jacques Joaquim Yhombi Opango has died in France of the novel coronavirus (Covid-19), according to his family. He was 81.
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