The continent's economy could shrink up to 1.1 percent this year, trade could fall 35 percent from 2019 levels, and oil producers, tourist destinations will be hit hard, a study by African Union says.
Efforts to exhume bodies are challenged by the African nation's coronavirus-related lockdown, as it marks 26th anniversary of genocide that killed around 800,000.
Already under a 21-day lockdown, South Africa is now embarking on the widespread testing and quarantine campaign involving some 10,000 field workers who are being sent out into homes in villages, towns and cities to screen for symptoms.
Malawi President Peter Mutharika said he ordered the treasury to cut his own salary and the wages of his ministers and deputy ministers by 10 percent for three months and direct the money towards the fight against the novel coronavirus.
The latest fighting between the soldiers and militants took place in Tillaberi region, near the borders of both Mali and Burkina Faso.
The former colony of Italy sends some of its best doctors to help the world’s worst-hit coronavirus hotspot in Europe.
The only way to counter the diminished writ of Somalia's central authority is to strengthen community action.
Health officials plead for global solidarity for helping the poor continent at a time when even some of the world’s richest countries are scrambling for basic medical needs, including face masks.
Nigeria's military said attacks by militants from Boko Haram and a splinter group affiliated with Daesh had "necessitated the contiguous nations of the Lake Chad basin to jointly launch this massive onslaught."
In a matter of days, African leaders have made multiple appeals for financial aid to combat the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic.
South African officials have imposed some of the toughest restrictions on the continent to try to fight the virus, including deploying the army to support police during a 21-day lockdown that started on Friday.
How the government will handle this crisis will shape the trajectory of the rest of its tenure.
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