This deadly virus is forcing all of us to take a breath and to slow down, writes Melanie Verwoerd.
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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.
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.
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.
An African media watchdog accused Zimbabwean police had assaulted a journalist and forced him to delete pictures of them enforcing a Covid-19 lockdown.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Some 20 Malian soldiers have been killed in an apparent jihadist attack, local politicians and a military official have said.
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.
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