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Eliud Kipchoge, the world’s greatest marathon man, reckoned his first reaction was shock when he heard at home in Kenya that the 2020 Olympic Games had been postponed because of the coronavirus outbreak.
Countries around the world are increasingly adopting sweeping measures to stem the spread of the new coronavirus, including full lockdowns, shutting down airports, imposing travel restrictions and completely sealing their borders.
The Ethiopia Federal Ministry of Health on Friday reported four more confirmed cases of COVID-19, bringing the national total to 16.
The Chinese billionaire had used his foundation to forward millions of face masks, testing kits and other protective equipment to Africa as the continent battles to arrest the spread of COVID-19, a deadly disease caused by coronavirus.
The first batch of protective and medical equipment donated by Chinese billionaire and Alibaba co-founder Jack Ma was flown into the Ethiopian capital Addis Ababa on Sunday, as coronavirus cases in Africa rose above 1,100.
African countries led by Nigeria and South Africa have ramped up action against the novel coronavirus (Covid-19) after the continent recorded its first fatality.
Ethiopia on Sunday reported three new coronavirus cases, raising its total number of patients to four.
The annual London marathon which was due to take place on April 26 has been postponed to Oct. 4 because of coronavirus, the organisers said on Friday, marking the latest in a long line of major international sport events disrupted by the pandemic.
The families of passengers and crew aboard Ethiopian Airlines Flight 302 will mark the first anniversary of the crash on Tuesday, a day after an interim report focused on software installed on the Boeing 737 MAX airliner.
It is an unlikely friendship that grew out of grief and has become a source of support and activism in the aftermath of the Boeing 737 MAX Ethiopian Airlines crash one year ago.
Birhanu Legese of Ethiopia won the virus-hit Tokyo marathon reduced from a mass participation event of 38,000 runners to just elite athletes on Sunday because of the COVID-19 outbreak.
A “bomb attack” on a rally in support of Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed injured nearly 30 people Sunday, a police official said, in the latest sign of instability ahead of elections in August.
The Ethiopian House of Peoples Representative (HoPR), the lower house of the Ethiopian parliament, on Thursday ratified a new law that criminalised hate speech and disinformation.
President Muhammadu Buhari has noted Nigeria and Ethiopia relations would give concrete effect to the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA).
Recall that President Muhammadu Buhari in a nationwide broadcast on Sunday ordered a total lockdown in Abuja, Lagos and Ogun State as a proactive measure to contain the spread of the deadly novel coronavirus in Nigeria.
Uber is ramping up its response to the COVID-19 pandemic, pledging 10 million free rides and food deliveries for health care workers, senior citizens, and others affected by the outbreak.
Nigeria will be able to test up to 1000 suspected cases of coronavirus by the end of this week, the NCDC has said.
Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), on Tuesday, has announced four more new cases of coronavirus (COVID-19), making the number of confirmed cases in Nigeria rise to 139.
Abdisalan Hassan Hersi, governor of the Nugaal region in northeastern Somalia has been killed in a suicide bomb blast claimed by the al-Shabab armed group, police said on Monday.
A former Governor of Oyo State, Dr Abiola Ajimobi, has expressed solidarity with his successor, Gov. Seyi Makinde, as he tested positive to Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19).
President Muhammadu Buhari has been called upon to retrace his steps and include Oyo State and other states with confirmed cases of Covid-19 in whatever measures being taken by the Federal Government to curtail the spread of the virus in the country.
A front line All Progressives Congress (APC) governorship aspirant for the September 19 Edo State gubernatorial election, Engr Chris Ogiemwonyi, has directed that his campaign office be shut down to all public and political activities with immediate effect until the ravaging COVID-19 subsides.
From the first signs that Coronavirus, or COVID-19 was turning into an epidemic and was officially declared a world-wide emergency, the Federal Government started planning preventive, containment and curative measures in the event the disease hits Nigeria.
The Anambra State command of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps, NSCDC, says it has deployed 250 of its personnel to move into the state and enforce the recent order by the state governor, Willie Obiano.