Ethiopia coronavirus: 131m masks needed, active cases pass 1,000

By Africanews Ethiopia is one of East / Horn of Africa’s least impacted nations as compared to rate of COVID-19 case growth and infection of its neighbours.

Tunisia to open sea, air and land borders on June 27

By Agencies Tunisia will open its sea, land and air borders on June 27, authorities said on Monday, in hopes of rescuing its tourism industry as the coronavirus pandemic...

South African rand falls as risk appetite wanes on US protests, Sino-US tensions

By Agencies The South African rand fell against the dollar in early trade on Tuesday, amid growing concerns over U.S.-China tensions and rising violent protests across the United...

Ethiopia to investigate Amnesty accusations Ameyu Etana

Ethiopia’s attorney general has said the authorities there are preparing an investigation after human rights group Amnesty International released a report saying security forces were involved in extrajudicial killings.

Influential South Sudanese politician dies

Emmanuel Igunza South Sudan’s Minister for East Africa Affairs John Luk Jok has died in the capital, Juba, after falling sick on Monday night. Authorities say...

Nigerian men arrested for raping 12-year-old girl

Celestina Olulode The country has an extremely low conviction rate for rape and sexual abuseImage caption: The country has an extremely low conviction rate for rape and sexual abuse

AfDB: Sierra Leone assures Akinwumi Adesina of support

By  Agences President Julius Maad Bio of Sierra Leone has assured President of African Development Bank, Dr Akinwumi Adesina, of his support and that of his country.

Zimbabwe summons US ambassador over George Floyd comments

By  Agencies Zimbabwe summoned its US ambassador on Monday over remarks by a senior American official accusing the southern African country of stirring anti-racism protests over the death...

Ugandan to lose $1.6 billion in tourism earnings as a result of coronavirus

By Agencies Uganda will lose $1.6 billion a year in earnings from tourism as visitors stay away due to the impact of the coronavirus, President Yoweri Museveni said.

Senegal postpones school restart after teachers test positive for coronavirus

By Agencies Senegal has postponed the restart of schools until further notice after several teachers tested positive for the new coronavirus, the education ministry said late on Monday.

Rwanda set to announce new coronavirus restrictions

By Agencies Rwanda says it will announce new restrictions on containing the coronavirus Tuesday, a stark reversal of the country’s plan days ago to ease restrictions, including motor...

Ethiopia probing critical human rights report – after rejection

by africanews Ethiopia will probe a critical human rights report by Amnesty International, Attorney General Adanech Abiebie confirmed on Monday. Amnesty’s report said extrajudicial killings had been undertaken by the security forces in...

Ghana coronavirus: Operational guidelines for churches, mosques issued

By Abdur Rahman Alfa Shaban Ghana is West Africa’s most impacted nation behind Nigeria, at a point in May 2020, Ghana led the regional case load. June has started...

OGF tasks Makinde on Akesan market, Atiba FM, others

The Oyo State governor, Engr. Seyi Makinde has been called upon to ensure the reconstruction of the recently razed Akesan market in Oyo town to restore the livelihood of the affected traders,...