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Africa’s COVID-19 cases pass 976,000

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The number of confirmed COVID-19 cases across the African continent reached 976,028 on Wednesday, the Africa Center for Disease Control and...
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About 41 mln people food insecure in E. Africa amid COVID-19 pandemic: UN

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The number of food insecure people in East Africa is estimated to increase this year to more than 41 million as a result of...
Even before the impact studies have been started, officials say 50 percent of the dam's construction has been completed [Reuters]

Ethiopians celebrate first filling of controversial Nile dam

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Ethiopians celebrated the first filling of the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam on Sunday, flooding the streets of the capital Addis Ababa in support of...
Mapping Africa

Africa’s COVID-19 related deaths near 20,000 mark as 944,450 cases confirmed

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The number of COVID-19 related deaths in the African continent reached 19,920 as the number of COVID-19 cases in the continent reached 944,450 on...
Photo taken on Feb. 4, 2020 shows a cloud of locusts flying in Mwingi North, Kenya. A number of East African countries are suffering serious locust infestation, with Kenya experiencing its worst in 70 years, which, if left unchecked, could grow 500 times in scale by June, a UN spokesman said Friday. Stephane Dujarric, spokesman for the UN secretary-general, said besides Kenya, Somalia and Ethiopia are undergoing their worst locust infestation in 25 years, and that Djibouti, Eritrea, Uganda and Tanzania are also experiencing swarm activity and locust breeding, while the risk of spread to South Sudan is high. (Xinhua/Fred Mutune)

FAO warns large desert locust swarms in East Africa could migrate west

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The Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations said on Sunday that large numbers of desert locust swarms that have formed in...
Mapping Africa

Africa’s COVID-19 cases near 930,000

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The number of confirmed COVID-19 cases across the African continent reached 927,661 on Saturday, the Africa Center for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC)...
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Ethiopia records highest number of daily cases

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Ethiopia's confirmed COVID-19 cases reached 17,530 after 915 new COVID-19 positive cases were confirmed on Friday, the Ethiopian Ministry of Health said. This is so...
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Africa’s COVID-19 cases pass 900,000 mark

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The number of confirmed COVID-19 cases across the African continent reached 908,931 on Friday, the Africa Center for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC)...
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Africa’s confirmed COVID-19 cases near 860,000

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The number of confirmed COVID-19 cases across the African continent reached 859,237 on Tuesday, the Africa Center for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC)...
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Africa CDC warns of possible “acute shortage” of COVID-19 protective equipment in Africa

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The Africa Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC) on Tuesday warned African countries to brace for possible "acute shortage" of COVID-19 Personal...
Family members of a person that died of COVID-19 converse with health workers during a burial ceremony, on the outskirts of Mogadishu, Somalia, May 8, 2020. Somali health ministry on Sunday confirmed 57 new cases of the novel coronavirus, bringing the total infections to 1,054. Fawziya Abikar, health minister said three people succumbed to the deadly respiratory disease, raising the death toll to 51. (Xinhua/Hassan Bashi)

Africa’s confirmed coronavirus cases pass 828,214

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The number of confirmed COVID-19 cases across the African continent reached 828,214 on Sunday, the Africa Center for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC)...
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Africa’s confirmed COVID-19 cases pass 810,000

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The number of confirmed COVID-19 cases across the African continent reached 810,008 on Saturday, the Africa Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC)...
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Africa’s confirmed COVID-19 cases hit 768,978

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The number of confirmed COVID-19 cases across the African continent reached 768,978 on Thursday, the Africa Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC)...
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Ethiopian government restores total internet access as normalcy returns in unrest-hit areas

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The Ethiopian government on Thursday has restored total access to the internet after a total shutdown since June 29 following deadly unrest in the...
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Africa’s confirmed COVID-19 cases close to 750,000

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The number of confirmed COVID-19 cases across the African continent reached 749,492 on Wednesday, the Africa Center for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC)...
Health extension workers conduct a temperature screening in Ethiopia. Photo by: UNICEF Ethiopia / 2020 / Tewodros Tadasse / CC BY-NC-ND

Ethiopia’s COVID-19 cases pass 11,000-mark

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The Ethiopia Ministry of Health (MoH) on Tuesday evening reported 561 new COVID-19 cases, bringing the country's total confirmed cases to 11,072. ...
Africa Center for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC)

Africa’s COVID-19 tally rises to 736,288

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The number of confirmed COVID-19 cases across the African continent reached 736,288 on Tuesday, the Africa Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC)...
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Africa needs to increase internet penetration as COVID-19 disrupts trade condition – UNECA

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Much still needs to be done for Africa to increase internet penetration as the COVID-19 pandemic disrupted the continent's trade and socioeconomic condition, the...
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Africa free trade area to create new opportunities for China-Africa cooperation – Gedion Jalata

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The African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) will create new opportunities for China-Africa cooperation, an Ethiopian expert said on Tuesday. Speaking to...
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Africa’s confirmed COVID-19 cases surge nearly 20,000 to hit 720,622

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The number of confirmed COVID-19 cases across the African continent reached 720,622 on Monday morning, up nearly 20,000 from Sunday's 701,573, the Africa Center...
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Ethiopia’s confirmed COVID-19 cases pass 10,000 mark

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Ethiopia on Sunday reported 704 new COVID-19 cases, the highest daily tally so far, bringing the country's total confirmed cases to 10,207. ...
A medic introduces the procedure of COVID-19 testing to citizens in Johannesburg, South Africa, April 8, 2020. The number of COVID-19 cases in South Africa has risen steadily over the past fews days amid massive community testing in a 21-day national lockdown. The country reported a total of 1,749 cases as of Tuesday, an increase of over 60 from Monday's announcement, Health Minister Zweli Mkhize said. (Photo by Shiraaz/Xinhua)

Africa’s confirmed COVID-19 cases pass 700,000 mark

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The number of confirmed COVID-19 cases across the African continent reached 701,573 as of Sunday morning, the Africa Center for Disease Control and Prevention...
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Ethiopia’s confirmed COVID-19 cases pass 9,500 mark

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Ethiopia's confirmed COVID-19 cases reached 9,503 after 356 new COVID-19 positive cases were confirmed, the Ethiopian Ministry of Health (MoH) said on Sunday morning. ...
Africa Center for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC)

About 40 African countries under full border closure due to COVID-19

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The Africa Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC) on Saturday said that 40 African countries are under full border closure due to...
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Africa’s confirmed COVID-19 cases surpass 664,051 – Africa CDC

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The number of confirmed COVID-19 cases across the African continent reached 664,051 as of Friday, the Africa Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa...
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Africa’s confirmed COVID-19 cases hit 644,205 – Africa CDC

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The number of confirmed COVID-19 cases across the African continent reached 644,205 as of Thursday morning, the Africa Center for Disease Control and Prevention...
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Ethiopian Airlines resumes flights to Cameroon on special permit

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Ethiopian Airlines, Africa’s largest airline, has resumed its service to Duala and Yaoundé in Cameroon. The service, which started on Monday, July 13, would initially...
Mapping Africa

Africa’s confirmed COVID-19 cases hit 612,586

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The number of confirmed COVID-19 cases across the African continent reached 612,586 as of Wednesday morning, the Africa Centers for Disease Control and Prevention...
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Ethiopian government restores partial internet access as normalcy returns in unrest-hit areas

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The Ethiopian government on Wednesday restored partial access to the internet after a total shutdown since June 29 following deadly unrest that erupted in...
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Uncertainties mount over implementation of AfCFTA amid COVID-19 crisis

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As African countries brace for the upcoming trading regime under the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) Agreement, uncertainties are looming as to whether...