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Coronavirus: 55 cases confirmed in a Ghanaian school

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A total of 55 Covid-19 cases have been confirmed in a school in Accra, Ghana. The health authorities in the West African countries tested a total of 314 students and staff at […]

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Ivory Coast Vice-President Duncan Kablan resigns

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Ivory Coast’s Vice-President Duncan Kablan has stepped down. His resignation comes days after the death of Prime Minister Amadou Gon Coulibaly, a popular figure seen as President Ouattara’s anointed successor for elections […]

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Tangier placed under lockdown

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Morocco has placed Tangier under total lockdown after rise in coronavirus cases. The north-west city, which serves as a gateway between Africa and Europe, has seen new clusters of virus infections recently. […]

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Two people dead after Kenya Air Force aircraft crashes in Masinga Sub County

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Two people have been reported dead after a police chopper crashed in Machakos County. The incident happened in Masinga Sub-county at Kanyonga Area. At least six people were reported injured. Among those […]

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Zindzi Mandela passes on in Johannesburg

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Zindzi Mandela, the eldest daughter of Nelson Mandela and Winnie Madikizela-Mandela has passed away at the age of 59. According to the SABC, Zindzi died at a hospital in Johannesburg on Monday […]

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Osman Shariff, the first Covid-19 patient in Isiolo demands Ksh 25 Million compensation

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Osman Shariff, the first coronavirus patient in Isiolo, wants the County government to pay him Ksh 25Million after health workers posted his pictures and biodata on social media. The 62-year-old complained massive […]

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Coronavirus: Bollywood star Amitabh Bachchan tests positive

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Amitabh Bachchan, one of India’s top movie actors, has tested positive for covid-19. Mr Bachchan took to twitter to share his test results. “I have tested Covid positive, shifted to hospital, hospital […]

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Kenya loses first doctor to Covid-19

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Doctors in Kenya are mourning a colleague who succumbed to coronavirus, the medics union in the country says. KMPDU mourns the death of Dr. Doreen Adisa Lugaliki who passed on due to […]

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Ghana’s Chief Justice goes into isolation

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Ghana’s Chief Justice Kwasi Anin Yeboah has quarantined himself after reports emerged that some judges in the West African country had tested positive for Covid-19. The CJ started his two-week quarantine on […]

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Malawi’s new president Lazarus Chakwera appoints family members to cabinet

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Malawi’s new president Lazarus Chakwera has named his relatives as ministers in his new cabinet. Kenny Kadondo has been appointed minister for labour while his sister Khumbize Kandodo is the minister for […]

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Nigeria reverses decision to reopen schools

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The government of Nigeria has reversed its decision to reopen schools for final-year primary and secondary students. Education minister Adamu Adamu said that schools would only reopen when it’s safe to do […]

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49 Million Africans could be pushed into poverty by the pandemic, says AfDB

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49 Million people in Africa could be pushed into extreme poverty by the Covid-19 pandemic, says the African Development Bank (AfDB). West and Central Africa stand to be the most hit regions […]

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Zimbabwe health minister fired over ‘inappropriate conduct’

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Zimbabwean Health minister Dr Obadiah Moyo has been sacked over alleged involvement in corruption. In June, Mr Moyo was arrested and detained on charges of abuse of office and corruption in connection […]

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Brazil’s president Bolsonaro tests positive for Covid-19

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Brazil’s president Jair Bolsonaro has tested positive for Covid-19. Mr Bolsonaro was tested on Monday after he developed symptoms, including fever. It was his fourth Covid-19 test. All the previous tests came […]

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Coronavirus cases in South Africa surpass 200,000 mark

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Covid-19 cases in South Africa have passed the 200,000 mark. South Africa is the leading country with confirmed cases in the African continent. There are currently 205,721 confirmed cases including 3,310 deaths. […]

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Burundi and South Sudan face expulsion from EAC

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Burundi and South Sudan could lose their East African Community (EAC) membership, which could undermine the stability of the regional economic bloc, the BBC reports. The two countries have defaulted on their […]

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President Kenyatta reopens Nairobi, Mombasa and Mandera, extends curfew for 30 days

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President Uhuru Kenyatta has lifted the ban of movement in and out of Nairobi, Mombasa and Mandera which was imposed to combat the spread of coronavirus. The president however extended the nationwide […]

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Malawi cancels Independence Day celebrations due to coronavirus

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New Malawi president Lazarus Chakwera has announced the cancellation of Independence Day celebrations due to coronavirus pandemic. In a televised address, Mr Chakwera said the celebrations would risk the spread of the […]

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Ghana’s president working from isolation

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Ghana’s president Nana Akufo-Addo is working from isolation after he went on a two-week quarantine as a precautionary measure after a member of his close circle tested positive for Covid-19. However, it […]

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Spain imposes lockdown in Galicia and Catalonia after rise in Covid-19 cases

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Authorities in Spain have imposed a lockdown in Galicia, north-west region, after a rise in coronavirus cases. Same restrictions were imposed in Catalonia on Saturday. Only those working will be allowed to […]

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Muriel to miss Atalanta-Brescia clash after swimming pool accident

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Luis Muriel will miss Atalanta’s Serie A clash with Brescia after falling on the edge of a swimming pool. The former Sevilla forward hit his head on the side of the pool. […]

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Ivory Coast Vice-President Duncan Kablan resigns

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Ivory Coast’s Vice-President Duncan Kablan has stepped down. His resignation comes days after the death of Prime Minister Amadou Gon Coulibaly, a popular figure seen as President Ouattara’s anointed successor for elections […]

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