The President took charge of the crisis, showed the authoritarians in Cabinet that he's still the boss, writes Adriaan Basson.
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This Africa Day we are reminded once again that the solutions to Africa’s problems, be they overcoming disease or eradicating poverty and underdevelopment, reside within Africa itself, writes President Cyril Ramaphosa.
Government officials in the Democratic Republic of Congo have denied any manipulation of its figures for coronavirus cases and deaths.
The United States has recorded a further 1 127 deaths from Covid-19, bringing its total to 97 048 since the global pandemic began, according to a tally kept by Johns Hopkins University.
Africa has now recorded more than 100 000 cases of coronavirus, according to an AFP tally drawn from official figures on Friday.
Africa month this year is celebrated in the midst of the global Covid-19 coronavirus pandemic. This will also be the case for Africa Day on May 25, which is the commemoration of the 1963 founding of the Organisation of African Unity, now known as the
Libya's internationally recognised government has launched air strikes against forces loyal to renegade military commander Khalifa Haftar.
Muslims pray in the Treichville district of Abidjan to mark Eid el-Fitr, the Muslim holiday which marks the end of the fasting month of Ramadan.
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Forces loyal to Libya's UN-recognised government said Saturday they seized three barracks from fighters aligned with strongman Khalifa Haftar south of the capital, in an apparent new victory against their rival.
Around this time of the year we would ordinarily be gathering to celebrate all things African, but the Covid-19 coronavirus had other plans. Perhaps while you were all cooped up it slipped your mind that the month of May is Africa Month, however, one person who certainly didn’t forget is Thandiswa Mazwai.
Burundi's main opposition leader has rejected early signs the ruling party is heading for victory in this week's general election.
African countries are facing multiple dilemmas during the coronavirus pandemic, including whether to allow voting and whether to continue restraining economies, all while battling stigma surrounding the virus.
Will back-to-school fall into the same miscommunication of open-toe shoes?
Readers respond to Jeep Gladiator's SA debut.
"We are destitute, parents are desperate and children are frustrated."
Nadiya Hussain has a new show.
The importance of additional sleep during a pandemic.
Stay in the know to avoid shopping mishaps.
We asked the legal professionals for some insight.
'I’m readier than I’ve ever been before.'
Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe governor Dr John Mangudya has likened the southern African country's ongoing economic woes to a demon that can't be touched, but can be felt.
Zimbabwean President Emmerson Mnangagwa has fired outspoken deputy information minister Energy Mutodi hours after he insulted three "abducted" opposition officials in a tweet.
This would be its biggest financing package yet for the East African economy.
Lesotho's beleaguered prime minister, Thomas Thabane, finally resigned on Tuesday, ending a months-long crisis that engulfed the kingdom after he was accused of having a part in his ex-wife's murder.
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South African president and African Union chairperson Cyril Ramaphosa says the deadly coronavirus outbreak has affected both developed and developing countries, but it's the latter who are expected to suffer the most.
Burundians will vote in a tense general election, despite a largely-ignored outbreak of coronavirus which is set to be the first major challenge for the new president.
Madagascar has announced the first death of a patient suffering from novel coronavirus, nearly two months after it was first detected in the country.
Zimbabwe's President Emmerson Mnangagwa said Saturday the lockdown imposed to control the spread of coronavirus would stay in place for the moment, but would be reviewed every two weeks.
An Angolan soldier shot and killed a teenager during an operation to enforce face-mask wearing to prevent the spread of coronavirus, the government has said.
Six opposition activists have been arrested in Cameroon for distributing face masks and disinfectant gel, their lawyers and Human Rights Watch said on Friday.
As the truck travelled south, Yosef Moliso and the other Ethiopian migrants trapped inside its sealed cargo container pounded on the walls for help while struggling to breathe.
Finance Minister Mthuli Ncube this week gazetted the introduction into circulation of new Z$10 and Z$20 notes.
Water shortages in Zimbabwe are causing increased hardships for many, on top of coronavirus restrictions, unemployment and the crippling economic crisis.
South Sudan has recorded its first coronavirus death, as aid agencies raise the alarm over a sharp rise in cases that have also reached vast, crowded camps of displaced people.
Vodacom announced this week that it is partnering with US tech firm Loon to build a network of floating cellphone towers for Mozambique.
Namibia's president has slapped a five-year ban on buying new cars for top politicians and government officials in order to channel funds into fighting coronavirus, his office says.
Jihadists have killed five soldiers in an attack on a military outpost in restive northeast Nigeria, army sources have said.
Burundi has ordered the expulsion of the World Health Organisation's expert team coordinating the country's response to the coronavirus pandemic, just days before a presidential election.
The novel coronavirus has killed at least 292 000 people since the outbreak first emerged in China last December, according to a tally from official sources compiled by AFP.
Doctors in Nigeria's economic capital Lagos have gone on strike to protest alleged police harassment of health workers during a dusk-to-dawn curfew aimed at curbing the spread of Covid-19.
Lesotho's former finance minister Moeketsi Majoro has been sworn in as Prime Minister following the resignation of Thomas Thabane who is accused of conspiring in the murder of his wife.
Jihadists have killed seven soldiers in attacks in Nigeria, including an assault on a town where schoolgirls were abducted en masse.
Watching from afar as much of the world was brought to its knees by the coronavirus, African scientists, engineers and innovators have turned to homegrown solutions to prepare for the worst case scenario.
Lesotho's embattled Prime Minister Thomas Thabane says he is stepping down, ending months of political uncertainty gripping the kingdom since he was accused of having a role in his ex-wife's murder.
Zimbabwean President Emmerson Mnangagwa says the country needs to ease out of the lockdown "in a strategic and gradual manner".
It would be ideal to reconsider and re-arrange diplomatic missions according to what Lesotho can economically benefit in a post-Covid19 era while also exploring more free-trade areas, writes Mpho Tsedu.
Lesotho's embattled prime minister appeared far from quitting after the attorney general advised him that he could not be forced to resign despite a scandal over his former wife's murder.
Kenya's President Uhuru Kenyatta announced Saturday that the country's coronavirus measures would be extended and its borders with Tanzania and Somalia closed.
A top UN prosecutor said on Saturday that the arrest of a key Rwanda genocide fugitive in France showed that suspects would be brought to justice for crimes in the 1994 bloodshed.
Retail shops and supermarkets have reopened in Tunisia after the government announced zero coronavirus cases for the fifth consecutive day.
The novel coronavirus has killed at least 302 489 people since the outbreak first emerged in China last December, according to a tally from official sources compiled by AFP.
Mass testing for the novel coronavirus is under way in the worst affected areas of Kenya. But many are reluctant to be checked, for fear of being forced into quarantine.
Mozambique's army says it has killed 50 suspected jihadists in the northern Cabo Delgado province after another spate of insurgent attacks in the gas-rich region this week.
Ivory Coast is set to lift an almost two-month curfew in its main city Abidjan but nightclubs, cinemas and bars will remain closed to fight the coronavirus epidemic.
Old Mutual-owned CABS bank must cough up after the Harare High Court found it "offensive to justice" that customers could find their savings have been converted to a fraction of their original worth from one day to the next.
Three months ago, Africa recorded its first case of coronavirus, sparking fears that the world's poorest and least-equipped continent faced a catastrophe.
Telecoms and internet giants have unveiled a mammoth project to lay a subsea cable around Africa to boost internet access to the underserved continent.
The Embassy of Zimbabwe says it has been inundated by distress calls from Zimbabwean nationals in South Africa who have asked to return home.
On the cusp of stepping down, Lesotho's embattled prime minister has denied in an interview with AFP any role in the murder of his estranged wife, a drama that has gripped the tiny kingdom for months.
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