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Nigeria: Coronavirus – Abuja Records Fourth Confirmed Case

Another new case of COVID-19 has been reported in Abuja, the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has disclosed. This implies Abuja now has four cases of COVID-19. The new case was reported at 11:00 a.m. Three of the previous cases in the Nigerian capital were reported last week. The latest COVID-19 case brings the total number so far announced on Sunday morning to five: three in Lagos, one in Abuja and one in Oyo state. This implies tha..

Burundi: Govt Suspends All Flights, Screens Returnees and Visitors for Covid-19

Burundi's minister in charge of Public Security, Alain-Guillaume Bunyoni, has suspended all flights in and out of the country's Melchior Ndadaye International Airport to prevent the spread of the coronavirus into the country. "The borders will remain open and we strongly advise citizens not to travel to countries that already have Covid-19 cases," said Mr Bunyoni. Burundi is yet to register a case of Covid-19, however all the borderin..

Nigeria: Govt Bans All International Flights Amid COVID-19

The Federal Government of Nigeria has announced the closure of all the country's airports to international flights till April 23, 2020. The Director-General of the Nigeria Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA), Capt. Musa Nuhu disclosed this in a letter to all foreign airlines and operators on Saturday. He said domestic flights will continue normal operations at all airports. The NCAA had shut down the international wing of three airports in Ni..

Nigeria: Lagos Bans Gatherings of Over 20 to Prevent Spread of COVID-19

The Lagos State Government on Saturday banned all religious and social gathering of over 20 people after the deadly Coronavirus spread further in the country. The Federal Ministry of Health had earlier on Saturday confirmed 10 new cases of the Coronavirus disease in Nigeria - three in the Federal Capital Territory and seven in Lagos State. The fresh development brings to 22 the number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in the country. The state gover..

Angola: Angola Records Two COVID-19 Cases

Angola has recorded two positive cases of coronavirus (Covid-19), the country's health minister confirmed on Saturday. Ms Silvia Lutukuta told journalists the two cases were recorded in two Angolan nationals who were in Portugal and arrived in Angola on Tuesday and Wednesday respectively. The new developments came as Angolan authorities on Wednesday arrested a medical doctor who spread on WhatsApp an audio claiming there had been a positiv..

Congo-Kinshasa: First Coronavirus Patient to Leave Hospital ‘Soon’ as New Cases Rise

The Democratic Republic of Congo's infection toll for coronavirus (covid-19) rose by five cases on Saturday even as officials announced the first reported case may soon leave hospital. The country's numbers hit 22 after five more people tested positive. All were quarantined after tests confirmed their situation. Health Minister Eteni Longodo, however, indicated that the country's first patient may soon leave hospital after his co..

Tanzania: Tanzania Bans All Public Gathering, Closes Schools, Suspends the Premier League Over Coronavirus

Dar Es Salaaam — A day after a case of Coronavirus was confirmed in Tanzania, government has banned all forms of public gatherings calling on the public to observe caution. In a live broadcast the Prime Minister Kassim Majaliwa said government had taken steps to suspend political gatherings and rallies, close all schools from kindergarten to Form Six for 30 days. The government has also suspended sports activities such as the Vodacom Premier Le..

Ethiopia: Govt Bans Public Events as Coronavirus Cases Hit Five

Ethiopia has announced closure of schools and suspension of sporting events, as well as a ban on large gatherings across the country as a precautionary measure to contain the spread of coronavirus (Covid-19). This comes after the country reported a new coronavirus case yesterday, raising its total number of confirmed patients to five. As of March 16, 2020, Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed has announced that all schools across the country wil..

Uganda: ‘There is Room for People to Co-exist’ – Ex-Rebels in Everyday Life

After more than 20 years of fighting, the war between the Ugandan government and ex-rebels from the West Nile region ended in 2002. Today, former fighters look back on their reintegration into civil life. The main street of Yumbe is bustling with workshops, food stalls and small shops. The restaurants are full at lunchtime. In this city of 50,000 in north-western Uganda, only a few ruins still serve as a reminder of the war that raged through th..

Central African Republic: In Search of the State in the Central African Republic

A February 2019 agreement is the latest in a string of attempts to bring peace to the Central African Republic. Will it hold? Crisis Group expert Hans de Marie Heungoup goes to the country to find out, along with photographer Julie David de Lossy. The Central African Republic (CAR) has seen more than its fair share of conflict and a long string of agreements to try to resolve it. The country plunged into crisis in 2013, when a coalition of armed..

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