It is now illegal to go outside in Kenya without wearing a protective mask as a precaution against the contagion of the Chinese coronavirus, the country’s health ministry announced this weekend.
South Sudan’s first confirmed case of coronavirus infection was identified on Sunday as a 29-year-old Dutch woman who works for the United Nations. Local and U.N. officials said they were attempting to track down everyone she came in contact with during her five weeks in the country.
Some 50 migrants on Monday forced their way into Spain’s Melilla city over the fence that separates the European enclave in northern Africa.
A leaked French diplomatic note has claimed that an outbreak of the Wuhan coronavirus in Africa could lead to the collapse of regimes in various countries across the continent.
The World Health Organization (WHO) classified Libya as a “high-risk” country for coronavirus infection on Sunday, while diplomats went even further and warned of a “fatal” outbreak if fighting continues between the internationally-recognized Government of National Accord (GNA) and the Libyan National Army (LNA) under Gen. Khalifa Haftar.
Mozambique Bishop Luiz Fernando Lisboa said that citizens are “terrified” over a spate of recent jihadist attacks in the country, as emboldened Islamists show no sign of letting up in their assaults.
Authorities in Uganda’s capital, Kampala, arrested nearly 30 people for violating restrictions meant to stop the spread of coronavirus.
Religious leaders have failed to cancel congregational meetings in Ethiopia, despite government orders to limit large gatherings amid the Chinese coronavirus outbreak in the country, alarmed African health officials noted on Thursday.
Rwandan police shot and killed two people for defying lockdown orders on Wednesday as the nation attempts to contain its coronavirus outbreak.
Boko Haram terrorists killed at least 92 Chadian soldiers in the deadliest attack on the nation’s forces, Chad President Idriss Deby Itno said on Tuesday. The group killed at least 50 Nigerian troops in a separate attack.
Ugandan police arrested six Chinese nationals and two Ugandans at a border crossing, Voice of America reported Tuesday, and charged them with conducting acts likely to spread disease after they allegedly violated a Chinese coronavirus quarantine order.
Sister Lydie Oyane of the Catholic Congregation of Saint Mary in Gabon was found murdered in her room in Libreville on March 20, the alleged victim of a robbery.
A man in Kenya suspected of suffering from the Chinese coronavirus was beaten to death by a group of youths on Thursday as he made his way home, in the latest case of virus-related violence.
Doctors in the Nigerian capital of Abuja went on strike this week to demand two months back payment as Chinese coronavirus cases in Africa’s most populous country begin to rise.
East Africa, which has so far been spared the worst of the Chinese coronavirus pandemic, is facing its own life-threatening plague as hundreds of billions of locusts swarm, destroying crops and livelihoods.
The Chinese government’s Xinhua news agency celebrated the alleged embrace of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), a term that covers a wide variety of herbal and other natural treatments, in Africa on Thursday as the continent prepares to diagnose and treat Chinese coronavirus cases.
A mystery illness has killed more than 2,000 nomads in Ethiopia’s Somali region since 2014, according to a report by Voice of America (VOA).
According to official reports, the Wuhan coronavirus has not quite covered the entire world yet. Several countries, including a few with sizable populations, are reporting zero infections.
Bill Gates, the Microsoft founder and philanthropist, said in 2015 that not war but a highly infectious virus was the biggest threat to mankind.
Zimbabwe’s defense minister claimed that God was “punishing” America and other Western states with the Chinese coronavirus for imposing sanctions on Zimbabwe, the Associated Press reported on Monday.
The death toll rose to 17 on Monday in the aftermath of Sunday’s explosion at a gas processing plant in Lagos, Nigeria. According to emergency services, the explosion caused a fire to break out in a suburb of Lagos, the commercial capital of Nigeria, resulting in further damage.
CAIRO (AP) — Libya’s coast guard intercepted over 400 Europe-bound migrants off the country´s Mediterranean coast and returned them to the capital of Tripoli over the past 24 hours, the UN migration agency said Sunday.
UNITED NATIONS (AP) – Allegations of sexual abuse and exploitation in UN peacekeeping and political missions rose significantly in 2019, with allegations against civilian personnel nearly doubling, a UN report said Friday.
Health Cabinet Secretary Mutahi Kagwe confirmed on Friday that a woman had tested positive for Chinese coronavirus in the country, the first to do so since the outbreak began in Wuhan, China, late last year.
Saudi Arabia and a number of African states have imposed travel restrictions on Europe — and unlike the Trump administration do not appear to have attracted any accusations of racism for doing so.
The Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) confirmed its first case of Chinese coronavirus on Wednesday in a Congolese national recently returning to Kinshasa from France.
MADRID (AP) – Spanish police have arrested 89 people suspected of belonging to a crime ring that smuggled both migrants and hashish from North Africa to mainland Spain.
A mob of aggrieved Muslims in Kono State, Nigeria, attempted to tear down the house of and kill a singer who they believe insulted Muhammed on Wednesday, leading religious authorities to release a call for public calm over the matter.
An Imam and his transvestite “wife” were remanded in custody by authorities in Uganda on Tuesday after the latter successfully duped the religious leader into marrying him, local media reports.
A Catholic priest who was abducted by armed gunmen on March 1 in central Nigeria was released late Tuesday, according to the state police of Benue State.