Hunger hits 500 000 more Zimbabweans

2020-04-08 20:43

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.

Ex-Chad dictator temporarily released from jail due to coronavirus

2020-04-07 13:37

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.

Boko Haram bombers kill seven in Cameroon

2020-04-06 11:51

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 to free over 5,000 prisoners to slow virus spread

2020-04-05 15:24

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.

'True friend' China helps Algeria battle coronavirus

2020-04-05 10:30

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.

Malawi president takes wage cut to fund virus fight

2020-04-05 09:02

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.


'Everyone looks broken' - Anger as forced coronavirus quarantine extended in Kenya

2020-04-08 10:58

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.

African Development Bank chief accused of multiple violations, but denies charges

2020-04-07 10:56

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.

Guinean president enacts new constitution

2020-04-07 09:48

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.

20 Mali soldiers killed in jihadist attack

2020-04-07 09:48

Some 20 Malian soldiers have been killed in an apparent jihadist attack, local politicians and a military official have said.

Nigeria eyes $1.3bn health fund to tackle virus

2020-04-05 10:31

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.

Tunisian parliament grants PM special powers amid pandemic

2020-04-05 10:29

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.

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