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Safety divide fears in South Africa during lockdown

With South Africa into day one of a 21-day national lockdown to stem the coronavirus outbreak, poorer residents fear being exposed to worsening violence...

First coronavirus deaths in South Africa

Cases of coronavirus in South Africa passed the thousand mark on Friday, the health ministry said and reporting its first two deaths on the...

South Africa prepares quarantine sites

South African officials identified quarantine sites across the country on Wednesday, as the number of confirmed coronavirus cases rose to 709 and the health...

Nigeria preparing for lockdown

The Nigerian Army is preparing to forcibly transfer the sick to hospital and enforce curbs on movement to shield the country from coronavirus and...

Sudan releases prisoners

Sudan released 4 217 prisoners on Wednesday as a precaution against the spread of coronavirus, state news agency SUNA said, citing a health ministry...

Zimbabwe: nurses walk out, customs officials protest over coronavirus

Nurses at Zimbabwe state hospitals walked off the job on Wednesday, saying government failed to respond to demands for protective equipment as they brace...

Algerian activist sentenced

An Algerian court sentenced a prominent figure in the protest movement that toppled long-time leader Abdelaziz Bouteflika to a year in prison, leading rights...

Coronavirus claims second Egyptian military officer

A senior Egyptian military official died from coronavirus, state newspaper Al-Ahram said, a day after state media announced the death of another senior military...

Tunisian army enforcing lockdown

Tunisia’s President Kais Saied ordered the army deployed in the streets to force people to respect a lockdown imposed to halt the spread of...

Lockdown in DR Congo mining heartland

Democratic Republic of Congo imposed a two-day lockdown in part of its copper and cobalt heartland, as two of the largest mines took steps...

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Coronavirus shows why the SANDF needs to be adequately funded

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The deployment of the South African National Defence Force (SANDF) to help fight the COVID-19 novel coronavirus yet again demonstrates the need for a...