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Rwandans mark genocide anniversary under nationwide lockdownPeople across Rwanda are marking the anniversary of the 1994 genocide at home
The Associated Press27 minutes ago
A woman walks back to her home after being summoned to do so by a South African police patrol in the densely populated Alexandra township of Johannesburg, Monday April 6, 2020. More than half of Africa’s 54 countries have imposed lockdowns, curfews, travel bans or other restrictions to try to contain the spread of COVID-19. he new coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms for most people, but for some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness or death. (AP Photo/Jerome Delay)
Kenya bans travel in and out of Nairobi to fight coronavirusKenya increased its restrictions to combat the coronavirus, announcing travel bans into and out of the capital city, Nairobi, the port of Mombasa and two counties
The Associated Press18 hours ago
South Africa's TB, HIV history prepares it for virus testingSouth Africa may have an advantage in the coronavirus outbreak, despite being one of the world’s most unequal countries with a large population vulnerable to the new virus
The Associated Press1 day ago
Rwanda finds genocide grave that could contain 30,000 bodiesA valley dam that authorities in Rwanda say could contain about 30,000 bodies has been discovered more than a quarter-century after the country’s genocide in which 800,000 people were killed
The Associated Press1 day ago
A priest wears a mask to limit the risk of infection by the new coronavirus, as he attends a Sunday morning mass at the Bole Medhane Alem Ethiopian Orthodox Cathedral in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia Sunday, April 5, 2020. The new coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms for most people, but for some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness or death. (AP Photo/Mulugeta Ayene)
South Sudan 51st of 54 African nations to report virus caseOfficials in South Sudan say the country has its first case of COVID-19, making it the 51st of Africa’s 54 countries to report the disease
The Associated Press1 day ago
'Complete collapse of economies' ahead as Africa faces virusThe global economic crisis linked to the coronavirus could wipe out jobs for millions across the African continent, many who live hand-to-mouth with zero savings
The Associated Press2 days ago
4 soldiers, 63 jihadists killed in clash in Niger Niger's government says four soldiers and 63 jihadists have been killed in fighting in the nation’s west
The Associated Press2 days ago
FILE - In this Sept. 11, 2019, file photo, a coffin carrying the body of Zimbabwe's former ruler Robert Mugabe arrives from Singapore, at the airport in Harare, Zimbabwe. The coronavirus pandemic could narrow one gaping inequality in Africa, where some heads of state and other elite jet off to Europe or Asia for health care unavailable in their nations but as global travel restrictions tighten, they might have to take their chances at home. (AP Photo/Themba Hadebe, File)
African elite who once sought treatment abroad are groundedThe coronavirus could narrow one gaping inequality in Africa, where heads of state and other elite jet off to Europe or Asia for health care unavailable in their own nations
The Associated Press3 days ago
A man wearing a face mask to protect against coronavirus, cycles on the street in Thokoza, east of Johannesburg, South Africa, Friday, April 3, 2020. South Africa went into a nationwide lockdown for 21 days in an effort to control the spread of the coronavirus. The new coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms for most people, but for some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness or death. (AP Photo/Themba Hadebe)
As Africa locks down, some deliveries of aid are threatenedMore than half of Africa’s 54 countries have closed their land, air and sea borders, while fears rise that the coronavirus-related restrictions are delaying access to critical aid
The Associated Press3 days ago
Police remove foreign migrants from the Central Methodist Church in Cape Town, Sourth Africa, Thursday, April 2, 2020. The migrants, who had been sheltering there for months, refused to leave the church and had previously demanded that South Africa relocate them to other countries, including the United States and Canada, because they had been victims of xenophobic threats in South Africa last year. (AP Photo)
South African cops storm Cape Town church to expel migrantsSouth African police wearing riot gear have forced their way into a church in central Cape Town to remove hundreds of migrants who had been sheltering there for months
The Associated Press4 days ago
Un hombre que porta un cubrebocas como medida ante el coronavirus camina enfrente de personas formadas para realizar compras en Duduza, al este de Johannesburgo, Sudáfrica, el jueves 2 de abril de 2020. (AP Foto/Themba Hadebe)
Africa faces an 'existential threat' as virus cases spreadHealth officials say some African countries will have more than 10,000 coronavirus cases by the end of April
The Associated Press4 days ago
FILE - In this March 24, 2020, file photo, medical workers oversee the disinfection of streets in order to halt the spread of the new coronavirus in Qamishli, Syria. Both the Islamic State group and al-Qaida see the global upheaval caused by the new coronavirus as a threat but also as an opportunity to strike harder than before, asserting that the virus is punishment for non-Muslims while also urging followers to repent and take care of themselves. (AP Photo/Baderkhan Ahmad, File)
Extremists see global chaos from virus as an opportunityThe Islamic State group and al-Qaida are seeing the coronavirus pandemic as a chance to strike harder than ever
The Associated Press5 days ago
LGBT community raided in Uganda over social distancingA gay rights leader in Uganda says 20 members of the local LGBT community have been detained after police raided their shelter and accused them of violating coronavirus-related social distancing measures
The Associated Press5 days ago
US again accused of killing civilians in Somalia airstrikesThe U.S. military is facing more allegations of killing civilians with airstrikes in Somalia, and now says it will address the issue more fully in upcoming public reports
The Associated Press6 days ago
Ethiopia postpones major election because of coronavirusEthiopia's election set for August has been postponed as the national election board says the coronavirus makes it impossible to prepare
The Associated Press6 days ago
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