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Up to 190,000 People Could Die of COVID-19 in Africa If Not Controlled – WHO

As many as 190,000 people across Africa could die in the first year of the coronavirus pandemic if crucial containment measures fail, the World Health Organization (WHO) warns. The new research which is based on prediction modelling also predicts a...

Twitter Users React as Ivory Coast PM Flies to France for Medical Checks Amid Coronavirus

Ivory Coast Prime Minister Amadou Gon Coulibaly, the ruling party's candidate in October's presidential election, has flown to France for medical checks, the presidency said on Sunday. The statement announcing Gon Coulibaly’s departure said he left the country Saturday without...

Coronavirus: Madagascar to Begin Clinical Trials for Artemisia Vaccine

Madagascar's President has said that the country will begin clinical trials for an artemisia-based vaccine for Coronavirus starting from next week. The president also urged the citizens of Madagascar to plant artemisia. President Rajoelina said he was in touch with scientists...

Coronavirus: England and Wales Records Higher Death Rates Among Blacks

Coronavirus patients from black African backgrounds in England and Wales are dying at more than triple the rate of white Britons, according to analysis by the London-based Institute of Fiscal Studies (IFS). The study found that after eliminating age and...

Coronavirus: WHO Set To Commence Vaccine Trials In Nigeria

The World Health Organization (WHO) has said that Nigeria has expressed interest to be part of the global solidarity trial of the vaccines being developed to tackle COVID-19 pandemic and efforts are underway to start the process in the...

Top 10 African Nations with the Largest Number of COVID-19 Infections

Just over 35,000 coronavirus cases have now been reported in 53 of the 54 countries in Africa, according to the Africa Centers for Disease Prevention and Control (Africa CDC). Top 10 countries in Africa with the largest number of COVID-19...

South Africa Eases Coronavirus Lockdown

South African government begins to gradually loosen its strict coronavirus lockdown. The ease which started on Friday will allow limited movement of people and allow restricted openings of businesses including restaurants and textile factories. The economy of Africa's most industrialised...

10 Days After Lifting Lockdown, Ghana Records 1,032 More COVID-19 Cases

Ghana has recorded more than 1,000 additional cases of COVID-19 since the country lifted its lockdown on the 20th of April. Last week, Ghana President Nana Akufo-Addo lifted a three-week lockdown on the basis of “improved coronavirus testing”. The Ghanaian president,...

Top 10 Notable Africans Who Have Died Of Coronavirus

Since the Coronavirus came into Africa, there have been thousands of recorded deaths, and some of those people who died have been celebrities, performers, politicians, etc Basically people notable for what they gave society during their lifetimes. Below is the...

Over 200 Cuban Doctors Land In South Africa To Help Fight Coronavirus

A delegation of more than 200 health professionals including doctors, nurses, epidemiologists and technical experts from Cuba has arrived in South Africa to bolster support in the fight against COVID-19 in South Africa. The South African government has thanked the...

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The Creation Story of the Akamba People of Kenya

In the beginning, Mulungu the creator is said to have formed a man and a woman in heaven before placing them on a rock in on earth, where it is said that their footprints, as well as the footprints of their animals, can still be seen today.

Bussa’s Rebellion of 1816, the Largest Slave Revolt in Barbadian History

The largest slave rebellion in Barbadian history took place during the Bussa uprising in April 1816. The rebellion takes its name from the African-born...

Top 10 Longest Serving Presidents in Africa, 2022

Equatorial Guinea's president Teodoro Obiang is the longest serving president in Africa and the world. He is closely followed by Cameroons President Paul Biya.

Cornelius Frederiks: the Namibian Captain Who Was Locked Up in a Concentration Camp for Fighting Against German Colonialists

Cornelius Frederiks was a Namibian freedom fighter who actively fought a guerrilla-style war against German colonialists during the Herero-Nama war of 1904.

List of African Countries and Their Presidents (2022)

This is a list of African countries and their presidents, heads of state, heads of governments, and other rulers in the year 2022.