Coronavirus

Africans React As Two French Doctors Calls for Coronavirus Vaccines to be Tested in Africa

We are not laboratory rats: Two French doctors have been accused of racism after calling for coronavirus vaccines to be trialled in Africa.Jean-Paul Mira, head of intensive care at Cochin hospital in Paris, and Camille Locht, head of research...

Covid-19: Rwanda Extends Coronavirus Lockdown by Two Weeks

The government in Rwanda has extended rigid lockdown restrictions imposed last month to 19 April. The lockdown that begun on 21 March banned people from leaving their homes unless going out to shop for food or buy medicine. The government deployed...

Nigeria: Ondo State Closes Borders, Declares Three-Day Fasting And Prayers Over Coronavirus

As the cases of coronavirus continue to rise in Nigeria, the Ondo state government has decla­red a three-day period of fasting and prayers commencing from Th­ursday, 2nd to Satur­day, 4th April for Ondo State and the country to seek...

Covid-19: Nigeria, Zimbabwe Begins Coronavirus Lockdown

The president of Nigeria, Muhammadu Buhari has ordered residents of Lagos, Ogun and Abuja to stay at home for 14 days from Monday. The president gave this directive on Sunday in his first address to Nigerians on the coronavirus crisis. "Based...

Coronavirus: Namibia Announces 21-Day Partial Lockdown Starting Friday

Namibia will be on a partial lockdown for 21 days until 16 April in an attempt to curtail the further spread of the novel coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic. The announcement by President Hage Geingob and Health Minister Kalumbi Shangula coincided with...

Updated: States With Confirmed Coronavirus Cases in Nigeria

Since the first case of Covid-19 was reported in Nigeria, ten states have so far confirmed at least a case of the disease.Nigeria recorded its first case of Covid-19 after an Italian national tested positive to the virus on...

Coronavirus: Ten New Cases Confirmed In Nigeria

Nigeria has now confirmed 10 new cases of COVID19. 3 in the country's capital Abuja, and 7 more in Lagos.One of the three is an official of the Federal Inland Revenue Service and was one of the passengers on...

Coronavirus: Niger Confirms First Case

Niger has reported its first case of the coronavirus - in a man who returned from Togo via Ivory Coast and Burkina Faso.The patient was a 36-year-old Niger national who worked for a transport company, the government said on...

Coronavirus in Africa: 111,825 Cases; 3,353 Deaths; 45,000 Recoveries (Updated)

Africa has lagged behind the global curve for coronavirus infections and deaths, but in the past few months has seen a significant rise in cases. Currently there are more than 91,514 confirmed cases of coronavirus across the continent. According to the...

Ghana Suspends all Public Gatherings, Closes Schools As Coronavirus Cases Increase

The president of Ghana Nana Akufo-Addo has suspended all public gatherings, including prayer sessions in mosques and churches, as the country's number of infected cases of the coronavirus pandemic climbed from two to six on Sunday.President Nana Akufo-Addo, in...
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Isaac Simmons: The Black Minister Brutally Lynched by a White Mob for His 220-Acre Land in 1945

Reverend Isaac Simmons was a Black preacher and farmer from Amite County, Mississippi, who was murdered by a gang...