Category: Africa

Nigeria to ease COVID-19 lockdown for millions in key cities

Nigeria will start easing a coronavirus lockdown covering its largest city Lagos and capital Abuja from May 4, President Muhammadu Buhari said on Monday. “I have approved a…

Moroccan prison becomes coronavirus hotspot

Sixty-eight people, mostly staff, have come down with the coronavirus at a prison in the southern Moroccan city of Ouarzazate, prison authorities said on Tuesday, without reporting any…

Coronavirus -Lions nap on road during South African lockdown

Park ranger Richard Sowry was out on patrol on Wednesday when he snapped a pride sleeping on a road which would normally be busy with tourists. But Kruger,…

Africa could see 300,000 coronavirus deaths this year, and it is the ‘best case scenario’

Africa could see 300,000 deaths from the coronavirus this year even under the best-case scenario, according to a new report released Friday that cites modeling from Imperial College…

Morocco makes face masks obligatory to fight COVID-19

Wearing face masks in public will be obligatory in Morocco from Tuesday in a bid to stem the spread of coronavirus, according to an official decree. The decision…

Photos: Ugandan vendors sleep in markets to curb the spread of coronavirus

A woman sleeps among items to be sold at Busega market in Kampala following a directive from president Yoweri Museveni that all vendors should sleep in markets for…

Africa malaria vaccine effects ‘lower than hoped’

Optimism over the new malaria vaccine being tested in Africa could be set to fall after results suggested its effect could reduce over time and that it disappears…