Coronavirus thumps Brazil, prompting nationwide cries of ‘Bolsonaro Out!’

Gabriel Stargardter, Gabriela Mello The coronavirus outbreak hammered Brazil on Wednesday, crushing local markets, infecting more members of the country’s political elite and prompting loud protests against President Jair...

Virus-free Niger announces COVID-19 preventive measures

By Africanews Niger’s president Mahamadou Issoufou has announced the closure of the country’s land borders, Niamey airport and its educational institutions to prevent the entry into the territory...

Stunned world grapples with ‘once-in-100-year’ coronavirus battle

Swati Pandey, Ryan Woo Hundreds of millions of people worldwide were adjusting on Wednesday to once-in-a-generation measures to battle the coronavirus crisis that is not only killing the old...

Kenya orders closure of training camps and clubs over coronavirus worries Omar Mohammed

Kenya’s athletics authority on Wednesday ordered the closure of training camps and clubs due to the coronavirus outbreak, a move that threatens the ability of the country’s athletes to prepare for the...

Coronavirus hub: Gambia, Djibouti, Zambia record first cases

By Abdur Rahman Alfa Shabanwith DANIEL MUMBERE The coronavirus was confirmed in the Chinese city of Wuhan in late December 2019. Cases have since been confirmed in over scores...

Coronavirus: Hundreds stranded on ships off Cape Town

Pumza Fihlani More than 1,700 people are stranded on a cruise liner and a cargo ship off the coast of Cape Town in South Africa over fears that some...

South African trade unions dig in for fight over public sector wages

By Agencies South African trade unions are digging in for a fight over public sector wages, after they rejected the government’s latest attempt to renegotiate a previously agreed pay...

Global powers unleash trillions of dollars to stem spiraling coronavirus crisis

David Shepardson, David Milliken The world’s richest nations prepared more costly measures on Tuesday to combat the global fallout of the coronavirus that has infected tens of thousands of...

Armed with lessons from Ebola, Africa braces for coronavirus surge

By Agencies When a passenger arriving from Brussels at Cameroon’s Yaounde Nsimalen airport on Saturday was found to have a temperature, health officials say he was whisked to...

Coronavirus-free Zimbabwe declares national disaster

Zimbabwe's President Emmerson Mnangagwa has declared a national disaster over coronavirus even as the country is yet to confirm any case. Mr Mnangagwa has also postponed independence day celebrations...

ECOWAS mediation mission to Guinea postponed due to coronavirus

By Nyasha K. MUTIZWA Concerns have been raised over Guinea’s political future as ECOWAS postpones its mediation mission to Guinea indefinitely due to the coronavirus. ECOWAS was meant...

Mideast states need to offer more information on coronavirus cases: WHO

The World Health Organization (WHO) said on Wednesday that Middle East states need to offer more information about coronavirus cases to help bolster the fight against the disease across the region.

‘Preparing for war’: Africans scramble for groceries

Clement Uwiringiyimana Alarmed consumers thronged markets across Africa on Tuesday, many in masks and gloves, to stock up as the coronavirus spread on the world’s poorest continent.

Europe to shut borders as lengthy virus crisis looms

Gabriela Baczynska, Francesco Guarascio European Union leaders meeting via videoconference on Tuesday are likely to seal off Europe’s external borders and stress a “whatever it takes” approach to easing...