Coronavirus Patient in Cameroon Gives Birth in Isolation Ward
A woman undergoing treatment for coronavirus in an isolation ward in Cameroon's capital, Yaoundé, gave birth to a baby girl over the weekend, according to reports. The mother, 19-year-old Marie, gave birth normally but has since been separated from the...
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...
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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...
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Samuel Green, the Abolitionist Who Was Convicted for Possessing a Copy of an Anti-slavery Novel
Samuel Green was an African-American self-emancipated abolitionist who was jailed in 1857 for possessing a copy of the anti-slavery novel Uncle Tom’s Cabin by Harriet Beecher Stowe.