South Africa coronavirus cases exceed 1,000, first two dead reported

Cases of coronavirus in South Africa passed 1,000 on Friday, the health ministry said, while also reporting its first two deaths on the first...

Rwanda imposes nationwide shutdown as coronavirus infections jump across Africa

Rwanda imposed a nationwide shutdown and border controls to combat the coronavirus at the weekend in some of the strictest measures taken in Africa,...

Prince Albert of Monaco tests positive for coronavirus

Prince Albert II of Monaco has tested positive for the new coronavirus, his palace said on Thursday. The 62-year-old sovereign of the enclave on the...

Coronavirus: Zimbabwe declares disaster state even though it has no confirmed cases

Zimbabwe’s president has declared a state of national disaster as the country anticipates the impact of the novel coronavirus (Covid19) – even though there...

African nations impose restrictions as coronavirus crisis looms

The coronavirus has now been confirmed in at least 30 of Africa’s 54 countries, officials said, as regional power South Africa warned of a...

Egypt condemns Turkish deployment of troops to Libya

Egypt, a regional rival of Turkey, has condemned the Turkish parliament’s authorization to send troops to Libya and warned of the consequences. “Egypt condemns in...

Adeboye intercedes for Africa’s turnaround at Congress

Adeola Ogunlade The General Overseer, The Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG), Pastor Enoch Adeboye led a passionate prayer for a great turnaround in Africa...

Algeria elects former PM Abdelmadjid Tebboune as President

Abdelmadjid Tebboune has been elected the new president of Algeria, the Head of the National Independent Election Authority, Mohamed Chorfi announced on Friday. Chorfi announced...

S/Sudan to mediate new peace talks between Sudanese gov’t, rebels

A South Sudan delegation has arrived in Khartoum to mediate in a new round of peace talks between the Sudanese government and rebel groups. The...

S/Africa: Zuma loses bid to stop corruption trial

A South African court on Friday rejected an appeal by former President Jacob Zuma that sought to prevent his prosecution on corruption charges over...

First Shipment Of New Ebola Vaccine Arrives In DR Congo

The Congolese medical authorities said Saturday they had received the first shipment of a new Ebola vaccine as the central African country battles its...

Masisi retains seat as Botswana president

Mokgweetsi Masisi has officially been declared the winner and president of Botswana. Masisi’s victory was announced on Friday morning by the country’s chief justice, Terrence...

Ethiopian Prime Minister wins Nobel Peace Prize

The Nobel Peace Prize was awarded to Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed “for his efforts to achieve peace and international cooperation, and in particular...

Ethiopia to launch first-ever satellite in December, says president

The Ethiopian President Sahle-Work Zewde on Monday disclosed that the country’s first-ever satellite would be launched into space in December with the support of...

Tunisians go to polls for legislative elections

  Tunisians will go to polls on Sunday to vote in legislative elections amid political and economic challenges. Last month, contenders from Tunisia’s major political blocs,...

Zimbabwe to introduce new currency in November — Official

The Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe is to introduce a new currency in November, a member of the bank’s Monetary Policy Committee, said on Thursday. Eddie...

Congo: 20 dead in collapsed gold mine

At least 20 people were killed Thursday when an unlicensed gold mine collapsed in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo. According to local media, the accident...

Mugabe to be buried in home town – Official

Mugabe died this month aged 95 and a funeral was held in the capital Harare. The government had resisted his family’s wish for him to...

Algeria sets Dec. 12 for presidential vote

Algeria’s Interim President, Abdelkader Bensalah, has set Dec. 12 as the date for the country’s delayed presidential polls in an attempt to end a...

Buhari, Other West African Presidents Agree Billion-dollar Anti-Terrorism Plan

West African leaders on Saturday announced a billion-dollar plan to fight the rising problem of jihadist violence in the region, at a summit in...
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