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Ghana announces lockdown in two key regions

Ghana has announced a two-week lockdown in the country's two main regions from Monday to curb the spread of coronavirus.The ...

Media Watchdog: Algeria Arrests Independent Journalist

ALGIERS - An Algerian journalist was arrested on Friday, press freedom group Reporters Without Borders (RSF) said, accusing the country's ...

Global Effort Under Way to Create African-Print Face Masks for Ghana

ACCRA - As cases of COVID-19 increase in Ghana and supplies of face masks dwindle globally, one NGO is collaborating ...

Morocco allocates cash for 100 000 coronavirus test kits

Morocco's economy ministry said on Friday it had allocated two billion dirhams ($201 million) to bolster medical equipment needed to ...

Nigeria struggles towards shutdown as virus fears grow

The normally bustling markets have thinned out and the notoriously clogged roads are eerily free: Lagos is lurching towards shutdown ...

Uganda police shoot 2 for violating movement ban

Ugandan police said on Friday that two men were in hospital after being shot for violating restrictions on transport in ...

WHO warns of 'dramatic evolution' of virus in Africa

The World Health Organisation's regional director for Africa on Friday warned the continent faced a "dramatic evolution" of the coronavirus ...

Mali heads to polls despite coronavirus, insecurity

Malians on vote Sunday in a long-delayed parliamentary election, despite a raging jihadist conflict, the recent kidnap of a leading ...

South Africa Begins Nationwide Coronavirus Lockdown

South Africans on Friday began the first day of a three-week nationwide lockdown aimed at stemming the tide of coronavirus ...

US, European Markets Continue Their Surge, but Asian Indexes Fall

WASHINGTON - Major U.S. stock indexes advanced 3% or more in Thursday trading, while European markets also moved up and ...

Nigeria warns virus cases could explode 'in days ahead'

Nigeria's government on Thursday warned that Africa's most populous nation could soon see an "exponential" increase in coronavirus infections unless ...

Unanswered questions as Nigeria braces for coronavirus lockdown

Nigerians are bracing for a partial lockdown from Thursday as authorities try to contain the spread of coronavirus cases in ...

Ethiopia to Release Inmates to Curb Coronavirus Spread

Ethiopia is set to begin releasing more than 4,000 prisoners Thursday in an effort to slow the spread of the ...

Billionaire Jack Ma donates conoravirus test kits to Nigeria

Nigeria on Wednesday received test kits and protective gear from China's richest man, Jack Ma, to help fight coronavirus, which ...

South Africa to Lock Down for 21 Days, Starting Midnight Thursday

South Africa begins a 21-day lockdown at midnight Thursday aimed at stopping the country's rising number of coronavirus cases, with ...

War-torn Libya reports first coronavirus case

Libya has reported its first case of the novel coronavirus, a particular source of concern in the North African country ...

Ethiopia to free thousands of prisoners to limit coronavirus spread

Ethiopia announced Wednesday it would free thousands of inmates from the country's overcrowded prisons as part of a bid to ...

Sudan frees thousands of prisoners over coronavirus fears

Authorities in Sudan have ordered the release of thousands of prisoners to prevent the novel coronavirus from spreading in the ...

Uganda Opposition Figure Bobi Wine Releases COVID-19 Awareness Song

KAMPALA, UGANDA - In Uganda, authorities have confirmed five new cases of COVID-19, among them an eight-month-old baby and two ...

Manu Dibango: Afropolitan musical genius with a giant heart

Emmanuel N'Djoke Dibango - Manu Dibango - will live forever thanks to his Afropolitan sounds, and to the fact that ...

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British prime minister diagnosed with Covid-19

LONDON, UK - British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has contracted the novel coronavirus, according to a tweet he posted on ...

Spain's coronavirus death toll hits 3,434, overtakes China

Spain's coronavirus toll overtook that of China on Wednesday, rising to 3,434 after another 738 people died as Madrid announced ...

Teenager dies after being chased by police in PoK's Kotli

Kotli [PoK], Mar 28 (ANI): A teenager identified as Zeeshan Ayub, a resident of Gulhar area of Kotli town in ...

Pakistan gets medical aid from China to fight coronavirus

Islamabad [Pakistan], Mar 28 (ANI): Pakistan on Friday received tonnes of medical aid, including protective gear and testing kits, from ...

COVID-19: Sindh Human Rights body concerned over prisoners

Karachi [Pakistan], Mar 28 (ANI): The Sindh Human Rights Commission (SHRC) has expressed grave concern over the status of prisoners ...

COVID-19 : Sindh Human Rights body expresses concern over prisoners

Karachi [Pakistan], Mar 28 (ANI): The Sindh Human Rights Commission (SHRC) has expressed grave concern over the status of prisoners ...

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Abbott Ireland announces expansion plans, new jobs

DONEGAL, Ireland - Announcing plans to expand its workforce in Donegal, the U.S. healthcare giant Abbott unveiled plans to create 500 new jobs in the country.Abbott Ireland currently hires c ...

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