When herd behaviour is used for selfishness, all you’re left with is a smug sense of entitlement, writes Charlene Naidoo.
Until a vaccine is ready, widespread testing is one of the key strategies employed to 'flatten the curve' of pandemic.
Nigeria's government on Thursday warned that Africa's most populous nation could soon see an "exponential" increase in coronavirus infections unless contacts of confirmed cases are tracked down quicker.
Authorities in northeast Nigeria have banned visitors from camps housing tens of thousands of people displaced by the Boko Haram insurgency, in a bid to prevent the spread of coronavirus.
Nigeria has reported its first death from coronavirus as confirmed cases of infections in Africa's most populous nation climbed further.
Niger has recorded its first coronavirus case in a man returning to Niamey from Togo via Ivory Coast and Burkina Faso, the health minister has said.
The Swedish government plans to send up to 150 soldiers to Mali to support a French military initiative combining special force troops from different countries.
Ivory Coast's ruling party has named the prime minister as its candidate for the October presidential poll, after President Alassane Ouattara ended months of speculation and said he would not seek a controversial third term.
Senegal has announced five new cases of novel coronavirus, bringing the west African state's total number to ten, and making it the worst affected country in the region.
The influential traditional ruler of northern Nigeria's largest city of Kano has been removed from his position after a long-running row with the authorities.
Senegal's president Macky Sall has ordered his cabinet ministers not to leave the country in a measure to control risks from coronavirus, the presidency says.
Malians are set to vote in a long-delayed parliamentary election, despite a raging jihadist conflict, the recent kidnap of a leading opposition politician and the coronavirus pandemic.
Nigerians are bracing for a potential lockdown as authorities try to contain the spread of coronavirus cases in the country of about 200 million people.
The Malian government says it has many times more ventilators available for dealing with coronavirus than an official document indicates.
About 30 Malian soldiers have been killed and five more injured in a suspected jihadist attack in the north of the country, the army has said.
Pangolins were once a prized item in the markets of Gabon's capital Libreville, but bushmeat sellers have started hiding the small, scaly mammals behind boar legs and porcupine carcasses.
West Africa's Benin has announced its first confirmed coronavirus case as the continent scrambles to stop the spread of the global pandemic.
A Nigerian court has ordered the release of a revered Islamic traditional ruler from detention after he was deposed and banished in a controversial practice dating back to colonial times.
A novel coronavirus case has been confirmed in the central Senegalese city of Touba, the country's health ministry has said, ahead of a large religious gathering planned there later this month.
At least 35 people, including women and children, have been killed after two buses collided on a busy road in Ghana, officials say.
Ivory Coast President Alassane Ouattara says he will not run in October's election, ending months of speculation over his intentions.
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