Ethiopia Declares State of Emergency to Fight Coronavirus

Ethiopia has declared a state of emergency in the country to help curb the spread of the coronavirus pandemic. Home to almost 110 million people, Ethiopia has recorded 55 coronavirus cases and two deaths to date. According to Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed, the Ethiopian government has decided to declare a state of emergency under Article 93 of the constitution […]

Guinea President Enact New Constitution

The President of Guinea Alpha Conde has enacted a new constitution following a referendum last month on changes that opponents fear are aimed at extending his time in office. Changing the constitution was hugely controversial and it spurred mass demonstrations against the proposed amendments that left dozens of people dead.  After months of tensions, Conde […]

Coronavirus: Cameroon Cases on the Rise

The number of confirmed cases of the coronavirus in Cameroon reached 658 after 352 people tested positive over the weekend. Public Health Minister Manaouda Malachie said 8 people have died from the coronavirus while 17 have recovered. The new confirmed cases were part of a large-scale sampling and testing that involved some 800 people who […]

Rwanda Records over 100 Cases of Covid-19

The Ministry of Health recorded 15 new Covid-19 cases over the weekend, taking the total of those diagnosed with the virus to 104. The new cases include two travellers from Dubai, two travellers from Turkey and the other cases that are contacts of previously confirmed positive cases who were identified through contact tracing. So far, […]

Libya Former Pm Mahmoud Jibril Dies from Coronavirus

Mahmoud Jibril, the former head of Libya rebel government that overthrew long time ruler Muammar Gaddafi in 2011, has died from the coronavirus, his party said. Jibril, 68, died on Sunday in Cairo where he had been hospitalised for two weeks, said Khaled al-Mrimi, secretary of the National Forces Alliance. He was admitted to the Ganzouri Specialized […]

Malawi President and Ministers take 10% Pay Cut

The President of Malawi and all government ministers are taking a 10% wage cut for three months to raise money to tackle the coronavirus outbreak. President Peter Mutharika made the announcement as he set out a stimulus package to help cushion the economic impact of the disease. Malawi reported its first cases of the coronavirus […]