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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)

South Africa records highest daily increase in COVID-19 cases

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South Africa on Thursday recorded 3,267 COVID-19 cases in the past 24 hours, the highest daily surge since the disease break out in early...
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Kenyan top flight football league management hints at post COVID-19 restart

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The Kenyan Premier League (KPL) Limited on Thursday announced plans to restart the 2019/20 season after the local federation's decision to cancel the competition...
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Coronavirus: CAF Announce Suspension of Coaching Courses

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The Confederation of African Football (CAF) has announced the suspension of Coaching License Courses until further notice as a result of the Coronavirus (Covid-19)...
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Three recover from Covid-19, one to serve as an ambassador

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Three persons out of the seven who tested positive to COVID-19 in Sissala East have recovered and reunited with their families. This...
Covid China Holds Discussions With African Ambassadors Over Fallout

China provides pragmatic, long-term relations with Africa

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China provides dependable basis of long-term and pragmatic relations with Africa in the post-COVID-19 period, a Kenyan researcher said on Thursday. Adhere...
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COVID-19: Tolon District Health Directorate receives support

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The Tolon District Health Directorate has taken delivery of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) to support its fight against the COVID-19 in the area. ...
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COVID-19: Rawlings hails frontline health workers

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Former President Jerry John Rawlings on Thursday hailed the nation’s frontline health workers for their efforts in combating the COVID-19 pandemic. “I commend all health...
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Ghana to enforce compliance to COVID-19 protocols at hospitality, event centers

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The Ghana Tourism Authority (GTA) will work to ensure compliance with safety protocols at hospitality and event centers across the country, as the government...
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Ghana’s COVID-19 cases jump to 8,885 with 337 more confirmed

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The number of Ghana's COVID-19 cases jumps to 8,885 with 337 new cases confirmed Thursday, Ghana Health Service (GHS) said. According to...
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Africa’s confirmed COVID-19 cases surpass 160,000 mark

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The number of confirmed COVID-19 positive cases across the African continent surpassed 162,673, the Africa Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC) said...
Fashionpreneurs Exchange Ideas On Ways Of Conquering Covid

Fashionpreneurs exchange ideas on ways of conquering COVID-19

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The African Development Bank’s Fashionomics Africa initiative has launched its first webinar series to discuss the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the fashion...
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Covid-19: Stigmatisation undermining fight – Minister

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Mr Simon Osei Mensah, the Ashanti Regional Minister, has warned against the continued stigmatisation of persons infected by the coronavirus disease (COVId-19). ...
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More than 110 health workers test positive for COVID-19 in Central Region

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One hundred and eleven (111) health workers in the Central Region have tested positive for the novel coronavirus - COVIS-19, with 45 of them,...
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UN, international humanitarian movement call for “people’s vaccine” against COVID-19

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The United Nations and the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement on Wednesday called on governments, the private sector, international organizations and civil...
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Africa’s COVID-19 caseload nearing 160,000, while Italy partially reopens border

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With the novel coronavirus still in pandemic mode, the African continent has seen a continued growth in the total tally, while Italy, an earlier...
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Mozambique Bar Association calls for reopening of courts

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The Mozambique Bar Association (OAM) on Wednesday called for the reopening of courts to allow trials to be held when announcing the review results...
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Mozambican health authorities concerned about stigmatization against COVID-19 patients

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Health authorities in Mozambique on Wednesday expressed concerns over the cases of stigmatization and discrimination against people who were infected with the coronavirus, saying...
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South Africa’s COVID-19 epicenter gripped by testing backlog

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The Western Cape province, South Africa's COVID-19 epicenter, is gripped by a severe backlog of tests, Western Cape Governor Allan Winde said on Wednesday. ...
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Researcher says COVID-19 to affect Africa’s food situation

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An International maize researcher said on Wednesday the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic is likely to affect Africa's food security situation. Boddupalli Prasanna, director...
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Zambian traders seek online trading with Chinese firms

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Online trading has become a norm with Zambians who have resolved to continue business amid COVID-19, an industry group said on Wednesday. ...
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Adherence to COVID-19 preventive measures in Zambia warning

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While governments have intensified awareness programs to help people to adhere to the preventive measures of COVID-19, the situation seems to be changing in...
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Kenyan researchers release analysis of coronavirus strains

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Researchers at the Kenya Medical Research Institute (KEMRI) said in a report that they had sequenced genomes of SARS-CoV-2, the virus responsible for the...
Africa Armwrestling

Covid-19: Africa Armwrestling heads agree to suspend 2020 Africa Armwrestling championship

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The Armwrestling Federation of Africa (AFA) has reaffirmed its decision to suspend the 2020 Africa Armwrestling championship in Ghana due to the Coronavirus...

Churches must register their premises – Security Council warns

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Churches in the Ashanti Region have been directed to officially register their premises for effective monitoring by the Metropolitan, Municipal and District Assemblies (MMDAs). The...
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COVID-19: Victory Bible Church suspends church services

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The leadership of Victory Bible Church International (VBCI), has directed all its churches nationwide to remain closed, until they are told to do otherwise. A...
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Over 127 journalists die from COVID-19 globally

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At least 127 journalists have died of COVID-19 between March 1, and May 31, this year, around the world, according to a count by...
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South African court declares lockdown regulations “unconstitutional”

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A South African court ruled on Tuesday that the COVID-19 lockdown regulations in the country are "unconstitutional" and "invalid." "Some of the regulations promulgated...
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Angola to join G20 initiative to suspend debt payments

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Angola will join the Group of 20 (G20) Debt Service Suspension Initiative (DSSI), which allows the country to direct funds to combat the impact...
Border

COVID-19: FOSDA hails Government for extending nation’s border closure

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The Foundation for Security and Development in Africa (FOSDA), a regional civil society organization, has lauded Government for extending the closure of the nation’s...
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COVID-19 could push 29 million Africans into extreme poverty – UNECA

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The United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA) on Wednesday projected that the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic could push 29 million people into extreme poverty...