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Zimbabwe: Chamisa Faces Disciplinary Action, Mwonzora Threatens
on 03/04/2020 at 13:53
[Zimbabwe Independent] Reinstated MDC secretary-general Douglas Mwonzora has delivered stinging criticism of his long-time nemesis Nelson Chamisa and his allies, saying they faced disciplinary action for failing to comply with Tuesday's Supreme Court decision rendering Thokozani Khupe as the rightful leader of the party.
Namibia: 12 Elephants, 45 Rhinos Poached in 2019
on 03/04/2020 at 13:33
[Namibia Economist] During last year, an estimated 12 elephants and 45 rhinos were poached during 2019, the ministry of environment and tourism's wildlife crime report of 2019 shows.
Africa: Telecoms Mogul Masiyiwa Calls On African Govts to Seek Help From China
on 03/04/2020 at 13:29
[New Zimbabwe] Econet founder and executive chairman, Strive Masiyiwa has urged African governments to turn to their Chinese friends for help in fighting Coronavirus.
Africa: Make Sure COVID-19 Measures Work for Africans - Moeti
on 03/04/2020 at 12:10
[allAfrica] Cape Town -The low infection rates in Africa countries could be a result of a lesser capacity to test for COVID-19, relative to other countries where it has spread, and not necessarily an accurate reflection of the rates of new infections, according to the latest WHO briefing on the virus.
Nigeria: COVID-19 Cases Rise to 190
on 03/04/2020 at 10:55
[Vanguard] The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control, NCDC, has updated the number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Nigeria to 190 following six confirmed cases in Osun State on Thursday.
Africa: Fossil Find Suggests Homo Erectus Emerged 200,000 Years Earlier Than Thought
on 03/04/2020 at 08:08
[The Conversation Africa] The human evolutionary path is complicated. It's almost impossible to say exactly when we modern humans became "us". This quandary is best articulated by the famous naturalist Charles Darwin in his book The Descent of Man:
South Africa: Life in Lockdown - Poverty Keeps Informal Settlements Residents From Staying Home
on 03/04/2020 at 07:56
[News24Wire] It is day five of the lockdown in Mamelodi, Pretoria. The status quo remains unchanged.
Congo-Kinshasa: Shortage of Basic Commodities Amid COVID-19
on 03/04/2020 at 07:46
[Nation] The Congolese government has been forced to create corridors for delivery of foodstuffs and other essential items after prices shot up in the wake of a lockdown on Kinshasa.
Africa: Climate Disasters Increase Conflict Risk in Large Countries - Report
on 03/04/2020 at 07:32
[Thomson Reuters Foundation] London -Extreme weather bring greater risk of conflict in underdeveloped countries with large populations and ethnic tensions
Africa: What Continent's Biggest Economies are Doing About COVID-19 Relief
on 03/04/2020 at 07:24
[DW] Countries like South African and Nigeria have announced wide-ranging relief measures to help cushion the blow of the coronavirus pandemic. But it's still unclear when funds will be available and who can access it.
South Africa: Police End Refugees' Five-Month Occupation of Cape Town Church
on 03/04/2020 at 07:18
[GroundUp] Protesting refugees moved to Bellville site
Africa: From Chatbots to Online Markets, Africans Fight COVID-19
on 03/04/2020 at 07:05
[Thomson Reuters Foundation] With chatbots and interactive sites, techies on the well-connected continent are finding new ways to slow the infection rate
Africa: Coronavirus Proves Need for Free Healthcare for All - Now
on 03/04/2020 at 06:51
[IPS] Geneva -The multi-layered crisis of the Coronavirus epidemic has been a dramatic shock to everyone. But, to communities affected by HIV and AIDS, the crisis has not only brought a further shock to already vulnerable people, it has brought other reactions too - a troubling sense of déjà vu, and a passionate, empathetic, fierce solidarity with all those affected by Coronavirus.
West Africa: Food Insecurity Levels in Sahel 'Spiralling Out of Control' - WFP
on 03/04/2020 at 06:46
[UN News] Food insecurity levels in the Sahel region are "spiralling out of control", the World Food Programme (WFP) said on Thursday, as it expressed concerns about the potential impact on humanitarian supply chains because of restrictions imposed in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Nigeria: Govt Regrets Begging U.S. Billionaire for Ventilators
on 03/04/2020 at 06:45
[This Day] The Federal Ministry of Finance, Budget and National Planning has deleted a tweet in which it pleaded with American billionaire, Elon Musk, for ventilators to treat the COVID-19 pandemic.
South Africa: Selling Cigarettes Not Allowed - Police Minister
on 03/04/2020 at 06:41
[News24Wire] The police will crack down on businesses selling cigarettes in the Western Cape, Police Minister Bheki Cele said on Thursday.
South Africa: Number of Covid-19 Cases Has Increased By 82 to 1 462 - Health Minister
on 03/04/2020 at 06:35
[News24Wire] The number of people who tested positive for Covid-19 in South Africa currently stands at 1 462, which is an increase of 82 new cases, Health Minister Zweli Mkhize said on Thursday.
Malawi: Malawi Confirms Three Cases of Coronavirus - President Mutharika Calls for Calm
on 03/04/2020 at 06:33
[Nyasa Times] Malawi has declared its first three confirmed cases of the deadly Coronavirus (Covid-19) following a statement from President Peter Mutharika on Thursday evening.
Uganda: Uganda Airlines at a Crossroads
on 03/04/2020 at 05:58
[East African] Uganda Airlines is facing difficult decisions over the delivery timetable for its A330-800 neo fleet, which had been brought forward from the initial December 2020 date for the first aircraft, to October 2020.
Nigeria: Lassa Fever's Death Toll Reaches 185
on 03/04/2020 at 05:36
[Premium Times] The death toll from the ongoing Lassa fever outbreak in Nigeria has risen to 185, the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) said on Thursday.
Mali: Preliminary Results Show Low Turnout in Election
on 03/04/2020 at 05:26
[allAfrica] The turnout for Mali's parliamentary elections this week was just 36 percent, officials said on Thursday.
Nigeria: Buhari's Daughter Out of Isolation, Joins Family
on 03/04/2020 at 05:15
[Daily Trust] The Presidency says the daughter of President Muhammadu Buhari, who had been on 14-day self-isolation following her return from London, a hotbed of the coronavirus pandemic, joined the family yesterday.
Guinea: Govt Wins Legislative Polls and Constitutional Referendum
on 03/04/2020 at 05:07
[allAfrica] Cape Town -Guinean President Alpha Conde's party has won more than two-thirds of the seats in legislative elections held in March, AFP reports.
Burundi: Aid Groups Blocked From Coronavirus Quarantine Sites
on 03/04/2020 at 04:36
[The New Humanitarian] Bournemouth, UK -'Any interventions should be in line with international human rights standards.'
South Sudan: President's Daughter, Defense Ministry, and Governor Linked to Mining Sector Corruption - Report
on 02/04/2020 at 17:50
[ENOUGH] President Kiir's Associates Tied to 32 Mining Companies; High-Level Corruption in Minerals Sector Risks Fueling Armed Conflict, Report Warns
Namibia: Govt Rolls Out N$8,1b Covid-19 Stimulus
on 02/04/2020 at 17:45
[Namibian] THE government has committed N$562 million as an emergency income grant to support households that have lost incomes as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic.
Africa: Africa's Tech Ecosystem Responds to COVID-19
on 02/04/2020 at 15:18
[TechCrunch] In March, the virus gripping the world -- COVID-19 -- started to spread in Africa. In short order, actors across the continent's tech ecosystem began to step up to stem the spread.
Mozambique: Police Illegally Close Shops, While Bars Ignore Social Distancing
on 02/04/2020 at 15:09
[AIM] Maputo -In parts of Maputo, the Mozambican police have acted as if the declaration of a state of emergency, to deal with the threat posed by the Covid-19 respiratory disease, gives them the right to close down bars, shops and market stalls, while elsewhere in the city traders and their clients behaved as if nothing had changed.
Mozambique: Number of Confirmed COVID-19 Cases Rises to Ten
on 02/04/2020 at 14:51
[AIM] Maputo -The number of confirmed cases of the respiratory disease Covid-19 in Mozambique has risen from eight to ten, according to the National Director of Public Health, Rosa Marlene.
South Africa: Govt Relaxes Lockdown Regulations for Funerals
on 02/04/2020 at 14:26
[News24Wire] South Africans hoping to say their final goodbyes to loved ones will now face an easier process to attend funerals during the 21-day national lockdown.