South Africans warned over coronavirus money scam

South Africans have been told not to hand over money to people who say there are collecting bank notes contaminated by the coronavirus. The South African Reserve Bank (SARB)...

Zimbabwe VP in China for medical check

By Agencies Zimbabwe’s vice president Constantino Chiwenga was flown at the weekend to China for medical checks, an official said Tuesday. Presidential spokesman George Charamba told...

Factbox: Sports events still ongoing despite coronavirus pandemic

Sports events around the world that have not been suspended, postponed or canceled due to the coronavirus outbreak:A view of Rome's Olympic Stadium, one of the venues planned for the Euro 2020...

Kosmos to scrap dividend, cut spending to generate cash at $35 a barrel

Oil and gas producer Kosmos Energy suspended its dividend on Tuesday and said it was aiming to reduce 2020 capital spending by 30% to become cash flow neutral at an oil price...

Malawi president rejects vote reform bill, backs embattled election chiefs

By Abdur Rahman Alfa Shaban Malawian president Peter Mutharika has refused to assent to the electoral reforms bill passed by parliament last February. Presidential press officer...

First Liberian with Covid-19 suspended from work

Liberia's President George Weah has suspended a government official who tested positive for Covid-19 after he returned to the country from Switzerland, becoming the West Africa nation's first case.

Pangolin sales plunge in Gabon over coronavirus fears

By Agencies Pangolins were once a prized item in the markets of Gabon’s capital Libreville, but bushmeat sellers have started hiding the small, scaly mammals behind boar legs and...

Tunisia begs citizens for donations to help tackle coronavirus

By Agencies Tunisia has created a voluntary fund dedicated to fighting the coronavirus outbreak and reducing its economic repercussions, the North African country’s Ministry of Finance said Sunday.

South Africa joins Kenya in banning foreign visitors

South Africa has announced strict measures to limit foreign visitors, following the example of Kenya. On a continent which the virus has been slow to penetrate – there is a...

Coronavirus: Africa to get 100% testing capacity ‘soon’ – WHO

By Abdur Rahman Alfa Shaban In the next couple of weeks all African countries will have the capacity to test for coronavirus as part of preparedness for the rampaging...

Bosnian region declares state of disaster over coronavirus: PM

Bosnia’s autonomous Bosniak-Croat Federation declared a state of disaster on Monday, which will enable it to introduce emergency measures to halt the spread of the coronavirus, the region’s Prime Minister Fadil Novalic...

Sweden says to send up to 150 special forces troops to Mali

Sweden’s government on Monday said it had decided to send troops to Mali to join French-led special forces that are fighting militants linked to al Qaeda and Islamic State in the Sahel...

Ghana bans cluster gatherings in churches, mosques as coronavirus cases increase

By Agencies Ghana moved swiftly to ban mass cluster gatherings, including prayer sessions in mosques and churches, as the country’s number of infected cases of the COVID-19 pandemic climbed...

More African states impose travel restrictions

Increasing numbers of African countries are confirming coronavirus cases, prompting many to announce measures to control the spread of the virus. Ghana is the latest nation to ban entry to...