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Ugandan police have said that two men were in hospital after being shot for violating restrictions on transport in a bid to curb the spread of coronavirus.
On the shore of Lake Victoria, Kenyan fishermen are benefiting from a fall in cheap imports from China, as well as wary customers - fearing coronavirus - turning away from Chinese fish.
More than 60 suspected undocumented migrants from Ethiopia have been found dead in a cargo container in Mozambique's northwest Tete province, a hospital official has said.
President Andry Rajoelina has ordered lockdowns in Madagascar's two main cities to try to contain the spread of the coronavirus across the poor Indian Ocean nation.
Sudan has announced its first case of the novel coronavirus following the death of a 50-year-old man.
Sudan has suspended flights and closed its land border with Egypt, in efforts to prevent the arrival of the new coronavirus pandemic, a government statement says.
Sudanese security forces deliberately killed 241 people in a crackdown on a pro-democracy protesters in June, an international rights group says.
Kenyans are a worried lot. As the coronavirus outbreak continues to spread across the globe, there are increasing questions being raised about the measures - or more accurately, the lack of measures - the government is taking to protect the population.
The United States has warned that extremists may be plotting an attack against a major hotel in Nairobi, urging its citizens to be cautious.
At least 22 "evil-doers" have been killed in clashes between Burundi's security forces and an armed group near the country's economic capital, Bujumbura, according to police.
On a Kenyan flower farm, workers stick to their daily schedule of cutting some of the world's finest roses.
Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed has urged G20 leaders to help Africa cope with the coronavirus crisis by facilitating debt relief and providing $150 billion in emergency funding.
Police fire teargas to disperse traders and buyers on a street market in the Kenyan city of Kisumu, after the government ordered a shutdown to prevent the spread of the novel coronavirus.
Tanzania has become the latest east African country to confirm its first case of coronavirus, as neighbouring countries shuttered borders and schools, as fears of contagion rose.
A Ugandan military general who recently declared he would challenge President Yoweri Museveni in 2021 elections, has been arrested for suspected treason, police say.
The villagers hear the distant roar of jet engines before a cargo plane makes a deafening pass over Mogok, dropping sacks of grain from its hold to the marooned dust bowl below.
Kenya has accused Somalia of an "unwarranted attack" on the frontier town of Mandera, during heavy fighting over the border between government and regional forces.
Kenya's high court has ordered the suspension of flights from China after an uproar over the government allowing travellers into the country without compulsory quarantine for the new coronavirus.
More than 100 IMF members have pledged to provide $334 million in debt relief for Somalia, which then will unlock fresh funds to help the country, the International Monetary Fund has announced.
A key South Sudan oil export pipeline suffered at least two massive spills last year, an NGO reports, urging the government to shut it down before it causes more environmental damage.
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