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Nairobi County Assembly speaker Beatrice Elachi resigns

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Nairobi County Assembly speaker Beatrice Elachi has resigned with her deputy John kamangu taking over in acting capacity. Kamangu is the Member of County Assembly in Ruai. Elachi handed over her resignation […]

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Tanzania bans domestic broadcasters from airing foreign-made content without permission from the state

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The government of Tanzania has banned all domestic broadcasters from carrying foreign-made content without permission from the state. The new rule is part of the revised guidelines issued by the country’s Communication […]

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Coronavirus cases in the United States surpass the five-million mark

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Coronavirus cases in the United States have surpassed five million. According to the data collected and compiled by the John Hopkins University, a total of 5,045,564 cases had been reported as of […]

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Rwandans sent for overnight lectures for breaking Covid-19 rules

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Rwandans caught breaking curfew or not wearing face masks are sent into stadiums for night lectures on coronavirus. The nationwide night curfew starts at 9pm. Over 70,000 people have been accused of […]

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Coronavirus cases in Africa surpass the one-million mark

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The number of Covid-19 cases in Africa has passed the one-million mark. According to the data collected and compiled by the John Hopkins University, a total of 1,008,159 cases had been confirmed […]

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President Barrow of Gambia declares state of emergency

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Gambian President Adama Barrow on Wednesday declared a state of emergency following a rise in coronavirus cases. President Barrow also imposed a three-week 10pm to 5am nationwide curfew. Gambia’s borders and airspace […]

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Botswana bans alcohol sales

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The government of Botswana has banned the sale of alcohol and suspended all liquor permits.  A gazette notice said the suspension was until further notice.   This is part of the measures […]

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Global coronavirus deaths exceed 700,000

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The global death toll from coronavirus has exceeded 700,000. According to data collected and compiled by the John Hopkins University, 700,714 people have succumbed to the deadly virus as of Wednesday at […]

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Dozens killed, thousands wounded in Beirut explosion

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Lebanon’s health minister Hamad Hassan confirmed on Wednesday morning that at least 80 people have died and 4,000 people wounded in the Beirut explosion. Mr Hassan says the death toll is likely […]

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Three Gambian cabinet ministers test positive for Covid-19

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Three ministers in The Gambia have tested positive for Covid-19, says the presidency. President Adama Barrow went into isolation last week after vice-president Isatou Touray tested positive for the deadly virus. The […]

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Coronavirus cases in South Africa surpass half a million

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Covid-19 cases in South Africa have surpassed the 500,000 mark, the health authorities have confirmed. According to the data collected and compiled by the John Hopkins University, a total of 503,290 Covid-19 […]

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Botswana reinstates lockdown in the capital Gaborone

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Botswana has placed Gaborone under lockdown for two weeks after new Covid-19 cases were reported. The order took effect on Thursday midnight. Leng’amon Kwape, Botswana’s health minister made the announcement on Thursday […]

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Hamed Bakayoko named new Prime Minister of Ivory Coast

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Ivory Coast President Alassane Ouattara has named Minister of Defence Hamed Bakayoko as Prime Minister. Mr Bakayoko acted as Prime Minister on interim basis when his predecessor Amadou Gon Coulibaly was out […]

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WHO warns African countries on easing coronavirus restrictions

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The World Health Organisation has warned African governments that easing coronavirus restrictions could lead to a resurgence. Countries like Morocco have reintroduced restrictions after resurgence of Covid-19 cases. The African governments have […]

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Uganda confirms second coronavirus death

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Uganda has confirmed its second death connected with coronavirus as the country continues to ease restrictions. The health authorities said the 80-year-old woman was from an informal settlement in the country’s capital, […]

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South Africa closes schools as virus cases surge

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Schools in South Africa will close for four weeks as from Monday after a surge in Covid-19 cases in the country. Schools in South Africa reopened on July 6 for older students […]

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Tanzania’s former president Benjamin Mkapa dies

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Tanzania’s former President Benjamin Mkapa has died at the age of 81. He died in the early hours of Friday. Mkapa served as president in Tanzania from 1995 to 2005 before handing […]

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Former Auditor General Edward Ouko officially hands over the mandate to Nancy Gathungu

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Former Auditor General Edward Ouko has officially handed over the mandate to Nancy Gathungu, Kenya’s new AG. The handing over ceremony was held at Anniversary Towers on Thursday. Ms Gathungu praised Edward […]

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Global virus cases surpass the 15 Million mark

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Confirmed coronavirus cases across the globe have surpassed the 15 Million mark. According to data collected and compiled by the John Hopkins University, 15, 239, 805 coronavirus cases have been confirmed as […]

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South Africa reports record single-day high of coronavirus deaths

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South Africa has announced a record day increase of 572 Covid-19 deaths. The new deaths were announced on Wednesday bringing the total number of coronavirus fatalities to 5,940. Almost half of the […]

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Nairobi County Assembly speaker Beatrice Elachi resigns

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Nairobi County Assembly speaker Beatrice Elachi has resigned with her deputy John kamangu taking over in acting capacity. Kamangu is the Member of County Assembly in Ruai. Elachi handed over her resignation […]

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Atletico reveal two positive coronavirus tests ahead of Champions League quarter-final clash

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Atletico Madrid have confirmed that two people have tested positive for coronavirus at the club ahead of their trip to Lisbon. All players and club staff were tested on Saturday. The La […]

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