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COVID-19 Death Toll Surpasses 8,000, Total Cases More Than 300,000

COVID-19 Death Toll Surpasses 8,000, Total Cases More Than 300,000

As of June 22, confirmed the COVID-19 case total from 55 African countries has reached 306,390. Reported deaths in Africa have reached 8,116 and recoveries 146,337. South Africa has the most reported cases – 97,302, with deaths numbering 1,930. Other most-affected countries include Egypt (55,233 cases), Nigeria (20,244), Algeria (11,771), and Ghana (14,154). The numbers are […]

Over 3.4 Million COVID-19 Tests Performed, 133,344 Active Cases Across Continent

Over 3.4 Million COVID-19 Tests Performed, 133,344 Active Cases Across Continent

As of June 17, confirmed the COVID-19 case total from 55 African countries has reached 259,110. Reported deaths in Africa have reached 7,017 and recoveries 118,747. South Africa has the most reported cases – 76,334, with deaths numbering 1,625. Other most-affected countries include Egypt (47,856 cases), Nigeria (17,148), Algeria (11,147), and Ghana (12,193).  The numbers […]

Malawi Electoral Commission Gazettes June 23 Voting Day

Malawi Electoral Commission Gazettes June 23 Voting Day

Malawi Electoral Commission (MEC) says it will publish in the Malawi Government Gazette, the official publication of legal notices, June 23, 2020, as the date of voting for the court-sanctioned fresh presidential elections but has indicated the country should expect a lot of irregularities in view of the short period of time for preparations In […]

COVID-19 Death Toll Surpasses 5,600 As Total Cases Exceed 209,000

COVID-19 Death Toll Surpasses 5,600 As Total Cases Exceed 209,000

As of June 11, the confirmed COVID-19 case total from 55 African countries has reached 209,380. Reported deaths in Africa have reached 5,689 and recoveries 95,084. South Africa has the most reported cases – 55,421, with deaths numbering 1,210 Other most-affected countries include Egypt (38,284 cases), Nigeria (13,873), Algeria (10,484, and Ghana (10,201).   The numbers […]

Lockdown Poverty Exposes African Sex Workers To More Violence

Lockdown Poverty Exposes African Sex Workers To More Violence

Peninah Wanjiru wasn’t really one to take chances. Her friends said the 35-year-old Kenyan sex worker was careful how she conducted business at her home in Majengo, an informal settlement on the outskirts of Nairobi, where she only allowed clients in for a “quickie”. But on the night of May 7, a curfew imposed to […]

Global Leaders Discuss How Africa Can Achieve Post-COVID-19 Economic Recovery

Global Leaders Discuss How Africa Can Achieve Post-COVID-19 Economic Recovery

The African economy will recover quickly from the devastating impact of the Coronavirus pandemic if there is a meaningful collaboration between governments and the private sector, some global leaders said on Monday. The leaders, who stated this, include the Liberian President, George Weah; U.S. senator and member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee on Africa, Chris Coons; […]

COVID-19 Shows That Where There Is Political Will There Is A Way To Work Across Sectors

COVID-19 Shows That Where There Is Political Will There Is A Way To Work Across Sectors

South Africa reported its first case of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) on 5 March 2020. In the weeks that followed the country saw decisive, strong leadership from President Cyril Ramaphosa. It has also seen significant, important and necessary co-ordination between different ministries. These have included education, justice, health, trade and industry, transport, public works and infrastructure and finance. The […]

COVID-19 Cases Top 10 000 In Africa

COVID-19 Cases Top 10 000 In Africa

The number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Africa has risen to more than 10 000 and caused more than 500 deaths. While the virus was slow to reach the continent compared to other parts of the world, infection has grown exponentially in recent weeks and continues to spread. Reaching the continent through travellers returning from […]

Europe And African Relations Post COVID-19

Europe And African Relations Post COVID-19

Since 2000, European and African leaders have been talking about giving the partnership between the two continents a “new strategic” dimension. In 2007, they reiterated their ambition to come together in awareness of the lessons and experiences of the past, but also in the certainty that our common future requires an audacious approach. Why then, despite such good […]

President Gnassingbé Wins Re-Election

President Gnassingbé Wins Re-Election

Incumbent candidate Faure Gnassingbé has won his fourth presidential term. Both the president and challenger Agbeyome Kodjo had previously declared victory. Togo President Faure Gnassingbé was declared victor in the country’s presidential elections early on Monday, clinching his fourth term as leader of the impoverished West African nation. Provisional results from the national electoral commission (Ceni) […]

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