More than 430,000 people worldwide have been infected with coronavirus and more than 19,500 have died, according to Johns Hopkins University. Here's the latest:
As the coronavirus pandemic sweeps across the Middle East, countries have sought to slow the increase of cases by limiting the movements of hundreds of millions of people.
"It's the first time we have lost so many men," President Idriss Deby Itno says, after visiting attack site in Lac province, which borders Niger and Nigeria.
More than 18,500 people have died from Covid-19 globally, according to the Johns Hopkins pandemic tracker.
Insurgents fired rocket-propelled grenades at a lorry carrying troops as it travelled near Gorgi village in Borno state, two military officers said without giving their names.
South Africa needs to escalate its response dramatically to curb the spread of infection, President Cyril Ramaphosa said in an address to the nation. Other African countries are also closing borders and considering emergency aid to combat the virus.
Nations are ramping up efforts to fight the deadly novel coronavirus, which has upended societies and sparked economic turmoil as it spreads around the world. Here're the latest developments:
Human Rights Watch reported abuses against 20 children whose ages range between 12 and 17. The group said forces under President Sisi have arbitrarily arrested and tortured children while prosecutors and judges turned a blind eye.
Opposition parties and civil society organisations have called for fresh protests on Monday and Tuesday after the African nation held a disputed referendum that critics say is a ploy to keep the president in power.
President AlphaConde is proposing a change to the constitution to codify gender equality and introduce other social reforms.
UN secretary-general welcomes the positive response from the government on March 18 and warlord Haftar's militia on March 21 to calls for a humanitarian pause to allow the country to focus on the danger from the coronavirus.
Botswana Wildlife Producers Association has now asked the government to extend the hunting season which was due to commence next month, after the coronavirus pandemic spread across the globe.
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