Coronavirus

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...

43 Million West Africans at Risk of Food Shortage as Covid-19 Hits – Report

The World Food Programme (WFP) on Tuesday said over 40 million people across West Africa will face desperate food shortages in coming months. According to a report on the United Nations (UN) website, the food shortages are coming with COVID-19...

Plane Carrying Coronavirus Aid Supplies Crashes in Somalia

A plane carrying aid supplies for use in the fight against the coronavirus crashed in Somalia on Monday, killing all six people on board, the Somali transport minister said. The Somali authorities say a plane carrying coronavirus aid supplies has...

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: Goat, Sheep, Pawpaw Test Positive In Tanzania. President Orders Probe into Imported Kits

President Magufuli of Tanzania orders probe into Imported coronavirus kits after goat, sheep and pawpaw samples test positive for COVID-19. Tanzania's President John Magufuli has dismissed imported coronavirus testing kits as faulty, saying they returned positive results on samples taken...

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,...
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‘Hit the Nigg*r Baby’ – How African-Americans Were Used as Human Targets in the 1880s

The African Dodger, also known as the "hit the Nigg*r baby" was a racist carnival game that was popular...