The entire continent's promising outlook for 2020 will have to be revised.
More than 30,000 civilians who fled their homes in the wake of attacks by the Boko Haram have been taking refuge at the camp close to the border with Cameroon since 2015.
The National Human Rights Commission says security forces, including police and army, deployed to enforce the restrictions have been involved in deadly confrontations in some states of Africa's most populous country.
The International Monetary Fund says that beaten down by the coronavirus outbreak, the world economy in 2020 will suffer its worst year since the Great Depression of the 1930s, and Africa would get its share too.
The time to act in Africa is now, before the pandemic peaks on the continent.
We speak to a Turkish doctor who's done extensive aid work in Africa and he tells us how Covid-19 once again puts African bodies at risk of ethically wrong medical experiments conducted by the West.
Training doctors and investing in health care was key to suppressing previous lethal outbreaks in the Kerala state of India, Sierra Leone and Nigeria.
Officials say the death toll could climb after militants, who arrived on motorbikes and in cars, attacked a military base in the Gao region.
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.
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."
Nigerians hurried to stock up on food and supplies after president Muhammadu Buhari’s announcement imposing a 14-day lockdown on Lagos city
A joint effort will be required to overcome the potential spread of the pandemic on the African continent.
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