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Global response to the outbreak of the Coronavirus in Africa has been remarkable, especially following fears that should the virus take hold, its impact on the continent could be catastrophic.
Somali President Mohamed Abdullahi Farmajo on Thursday called for a crucial security meeting between the federal government and leaders from the federal member states to be held in July to discuss key issues ahead of the elections.
Confirmed cases of coronavirus across Africa passed the 100,000 mark barely 24-hours after the deaths hit 3,000.
Eritrea on Friday claimed that it had brought the number of coronavirus infections down to zero, becoming the first East African country to win the battle against the deadly disease, at least for now.
Ethiopia’s Tigray region plans to hold elections, its main party said, setting it on a collision course with the federal government and testing the country’s fragile unity.
Rwanda imposed a nationwide shutdown and border controls to combat the coronavirus at the weekend in some of the strictest measures taken in Africa, as infections spread across the continent and authorities warn healthcare systems are ill-equipped to cope.
“We recorded the death overnight of a female patient aged 62, who suffered from diabetes and was in intensive care,” Burkina’s national coordinator for responding to the virus, Professor Martial Ouedraogo, told the press.
The coronavirus has now been confirmed in at least 30 of Africa's 54 countries, officials said, as regional power South Africa warned of a new crisis once the virus begins to spread at home and into crowded low-income communities.
Somali President Mohamed Abdullahi Farmajo signed into law the electoral bill on Friday, jumping one more hurdle for the country to hold planned polls this year
President Muhammadu Buhari has in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, vowed that his delegation will resist any attempt to use the Africa Union (AU) Peace Fund to subsidize the activities of the United Nations (UN).
The African Union (AU) has reiterated its resolve to support Somalia's peace and security sector efforts towards ensuring stability amid the ongoing drawdown of the AU troops in the troubled Horn of Africa country.
Hailed as a visionary and reformer, Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed won the Nobel Peace Prize on Friday for his efforts to resolve the long-running conflict with neighbouring foe Eritrea.
The son of poor villagers, a spy boss, and now the man behind dizzying attempts to reform Africa's fastest-growing economy and heal wounds with Ethiopia's neighbours, Abiy Ahmed, has seen an unpredictable and peril-strewn rise to fame.
President of the Somali Football Federation Abdiqani Said Arab is looking forward to the nation’s participation in this season’s Caf Champions League and Confederation Cup.
“Over 90 Ethiopian migrants were stranded on a boat between Djibouti and Yemen for one week with no food and water leading to the death of at least 15 people,” the International Organization for Migration tweeted late Tuesday.
The newly formed National Consultative Front (NCF) has said it was yet to metamorphosed into a political party but remains a meeting of like minds to chart a way of getting the country out of the wood.
The Federal Government has warned federal civil servants against flouting the workplace guidelines put in place to flatten the curve of coronavirus pandemic in the country.
A former Secretary to Enugu State Government and former Rector Nigerian Defence Academy (NDA), Kaduna Prof Samson Ukpabi is dead.
US Sunbelt mayors warned Sunday that their cities are at risk of being overwhelmed by a surge of coronavirus cases as they pushed back against US President Donald Trump’s attempt to minimize the gravity of the spreading virus.
Gov. Oluwarotimi Akeredolu of Ondo State has approved the appointment of Mr Oluwole Moneyin and Mrs Charity Thiti, as Special Assistants on special duties and women mobilisation respectively.
Juventus legend Gianluigi Buffon ‘reliving youth’ after agreeing contract extension at 42 years of...
Gianluigi Buffon has committed to another 12-month contract at Juventus, with the 42-year-old claiming to be relieving his youth as he keeps a “fire burning inside”.
Valencia’s problems deepened with the announcement that key forward Rodrigo Moreno injured his knee after his side’s 2-0 defeat at home to Athletic Bilbao on Wednesday and is set to miss the remainder of the season.
The Olympians recently confirmed the signing of the Senegalese on a free transfer following the expiration of his contract with Le Havre last month.
Achraf Hakimi has sent a heartfelt message to Real Madrid after completing his move to Serie A side Inter Milan on Thursday.
India has opened up its vast railway sector to private companies, allowing firms to operate trains on certain routes, in a bid to boost its stuttering, virus-hit economy.