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Mercy Mwangagi, the chief administrative secretary at Kenya's Ministry of Health, announced the death at a news conference Friday.

Kenya confirms first death of minor from coronavirus

Kenya's Health Ministry says a six-year-old child has died of coronavirus complications, becoming the youngest victim of the virus to die in Kenya. As of Friday, more than 120 people in Kenya have been confirmed to have COVID-19.
The Global Partnership for Education, GPE, has announced the provision of $250 million to help developing countries mitigate both the immediate and long-term disruptions to education by COVID-19 pandemic.

Nigeria, 38 other African countries to benefit from GPE fund

The Global Partnership for Education, GPE, has announced the provision of $250 million to help developing countries mitigate both the immediate and long-term disruptions to education by COVID-19 pandemic.

Kenyan president halts movement in areas affected by the coronavirus

Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta on Monday ordered a halt to all movement in parts of the country affected by the new coronavirus, including capital Nairobi.
Kenya’s leading telecom firm Safaricom and South Africa’s Vodacom said on Monday that they have completed the acquisition of the popular mobile money platform M-Pesa from Britain’s Vodafone, the companies said in a statement.

Safaricom, Vodacom acquire M-Pesa from Britain’s Vodafone – statement

Kenya’s leading telecom firm Safaricom and South Africa’s Vodacom said on Monday that they have completed the acquisition of the popular mobile money platform M-Pesa from Britain’s Vodafone, the companies said in a statement.
Opera has expressed its commitment in keeping millions of people safer from the pandemic by adding a speed dial to the Opera Mini browser and Opera browser for Android, enabling people with quicker access to official information.

Opera provides access to authentic information to African countries

As the coronavirus outbreak expands across the African region, Opera has expressed its commitment in keeping millions of people safer from the pandemic by adding a speed dial to the Opera Mini browser and Opera browser for Android, enabling people with quicker access to official information from local government and the ministry of health about COVID-19 per country.

Rwanda extends lockdown as coronavirus cases jump to 82

The lockdown, to remain until April 19, comes as Rwanda on Wednesday reported 82 coronavirus cases, the highest number of infections confirmed in the region.
A swarm of desert locusts flies over a ranch near the town of Nanyuki in Laikipia county, Kenya, February 21, 2020. REUTERS-Baz Ratner-File Photo

East Africa locust swarms gather as coronavirus curbs delay pesticides

Coronavirus-linked flight restrictions are hampering efforts to wipe out locust swarms on the verge of devastating crops in eastern Africa, the U.N. Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) said.

WHO concerned as coronavirus accelerates in Africa

With more than 6,000 COVID-19 cases reported in Africa, the virus is threatening fragile health systems on the continent.

Somali governor killed in bomb blast

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.
Eliud Kipchoge’s bid on Saturday to become the first person to run a marathon in under two hours will excite scientists and sports followers alike.

Eliud Kipchoge: We will win fight against coronavirus

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.
Illinois health authorities are carrying out an investigation into the state’s first known death of an infant from the novel coronavirus. David Crosling-AAP

Coronavirus: Travel restrictions, border shutdowns by country

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.
Police force ferry passengers to lie down after firing tear gas and detaining them in Mombasa, Kenya [The Associated Press]

Kenyan police using ‘excessive force’ during virus curfew

Human rights groups have condemned the "unnecessary and excessive use of force" by Kenyan police as the country imposed a dusk-to-dawn curfew amid efforts to slow the spread of the new coronavirus.
One of the victims of the fast-spreading coronavirus has reportedly died in Ghana, authorities have confirmed.

WHO: Coronavirus hits 46 countries in Africa, 3,778 infections cases

The World Health Organisation (WHO) Regional Office for Africa in Brazzaville, Congo, says there are now 3,778 confirmed cases of Coronavirus (COVID-19) in 46 African countries.
The Buhari Media Organisation (BMO) says President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration will not implement policies that will affect the existence of the poor while raising revenue to fund the nation’s infrastructure projects.

Coronavirus shakes up politicians across Africa

South Africa came under a nationwide lockdown on March 27, 2020, joining other African countries imposing strict curfews and shutdowns in an attempt to halt the spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus across the continent.
A member of the South African National Defence Force keeps watch as shoppers leave the Shoprite grocery store after being ordered by law enforcement, on the first day of a nationwide lockdown for 21 days to try to contain the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, in Alexandra, South Africa, March 27, 2020. REUTERS/Siphiwe Sibeko

South Africa struggles with lockdown as it records first coronavirus death

Bustling streets and long queues at supermarkets highlighted South Africa’s struggle to adapt to a new lockdown on Friday, as the country recorded its first coronavirus death.
Kannywood actor Ali Nuhu

Ali Nuhu: I have not contracted coronavirus

Amidst reports in certain quarters that top Kannywood movie star, Ali Nuhu, had contracted the Coronavirus which has now assumed a pandemic level, the movie star has come out to say that there was no truth in the report.
With over 40 African countries currently battling with confirmed COVID-19 cases, South Africa tops the chart of the deadly virus within the continent as shown in data compiled by Johns Hopkins University.

Global coronavirus cases exceeds 500,000 as SA tops chart in Africa

With over 40 African countries currently battling with confirmed COVID-19 cases, South Africa tops the chart of the deadly virus within the continent as shown in data compiled by Johns Hopkins University.
South Africa has begun an lockdown that will be patrolled by the military and will see any disobeying the rules heavily punished

South Africa begins ‘unprecedented’ military-patrolled lockdown

South Africa came under a nationwide military-patrolled lockdown on Friday, joining other African countries imposing strict curfews and shutdowns in an attempt to halt the spread of the coronavirus across the continent.

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A refrigerated trailer serving as a temporary morgue at Kingsbrook Jewish Medical Center in Brooklyn on Tuesday. Demetrius Freeman for The New York Times

New York’s coronavirus death toll surpasses 9/11

As New York City faced one of its darkest days with the death toll from the coronavirus surging past 4,000 — more than the number killed on 9/11 — the Chinese city where the global pandemic began lifted its final restrictions on movement Wednesday as deaths there plummeted.
Rivers State Governor Nyesom Wike

Coronavirus: We will not wait for Nigerian government – Governor Wike

Rivers State Governor Nyesom Ezenwo Wike has declared that the State Government will not wait for the Federal Government in its commitment to provide palliatives for Rivers people during the trying period of checking the spread of coronavirus.
Manchester United are ready to step up their pursuit of a fourth-place Premier League finish following the Premier League's winter break, according to Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.

Manchester United coach advised to sign Super Eagles hopeful instead of Borussia Dortmund star

Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has been advised to sign Super Eagles hopeful Bukayo Saka from Arsenal instead of £120m top target Jadon Sancho in the summer transfer window.

Coronavirus: Lekki-Epe expressway on traffic lockdown

The Lekki-Epe Expressway was on traffic gridlock, yesterday, for the second day, despite the lockdown introduced by the Federal Government to check the spread of coronavirus pandemic.
The COVID-19 pandemic shows no sign of abating in more than 200 countries as the World Health Organisation’s latest updates put global confirmed cases at least 1,282,931.

Coronavirus is the end of globalisation as we know it – German media

The COVID-19 pandemic shows no sign of abating in more than 200 countries as the World Health Organisation’s latest updates put global confirmed cases at least 1,282,931.