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US air strike in Somalia slams into rural village

US air strikes in Somalia killed two civilians and injured three in February, human rights watchdog Amnesty International said in a statement on Wednesday.
Source: Reuters | 2020/4/1 19:08:40

President of Mozambique declares state of emergency

President of Mozambique Filipe Nyusi on Monday declared a state of emergency due to COVID-19 for 30 days, starting from April 1.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/3/31 14:29:52

COVID-19 cases in Libya confirmed as war escalates

Two new cases of the coronavirus have been confirmed in Libya, authorities said on Saturday, after the first was detected earlier this week, with international aid agencies warning of a disaster if it spreads.
Source: Reuters | 2020/3/29 18:03:40

DRC president declares state of emergency to fight COVID-19

Felix Tshisekedi, president of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), declared on Tuesday a state of emergency across the country to fight the coronavirus pandemic.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/3/25 13:57:52

1st COVID-19 case confirmed in Libya

The Minister of Health of Libya's UN-backed government, Ehmid Bin Omar, on Tuesday announced the first novel coronavirus infection in the country.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/3/25 6:52:35

Mozambique insurgents attack troops

Suspected jihadists on Monday attacked military barracks and ringed a northern Mozambican town, hoisting their flag a few kilometers from a major gas exploration site, police said.
Source: AFP | 2020/3/24 19:03:40

Zimbabwe closes borders to reduce spread of COVID-19

Zimbabwean President Emmerson Mnangagwa on Monday announced further stringent measures to combat the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19) after the country on Monday recorded its first coronavirus-related death.
Source: Global Times | 2020/3/24 14:12:59

China-Africa cooperation to increase over COVID-19 threat

African experts and Chinese doctors who are providing aid in the continent called for more prevention efforts for COVID-19 and further China-Africa cooperation considering the severity of the pandemic and the vulnerable medical systems in several African nations.
Source: Globaltimes.cn | 2020/3/24 0:36:53

No holds barred

African countries have been among the last to be hit by the global coronavirus pandemic, but as cases rise, many nations are now taking strict measures to block the deadly illness.
Source: AFP | 2020/3/18 19:53:40

UN-AU report calls for political mission in Darfur

A joint UN-African Union report released Monday on Darfur, Sudan called for a political mission to replace the peace operation there, raising fears by rights groups that civilians could lose all protection.
Source: AFP | 2020/3/17 19:43:41

Rwandan courts to suspend operation for 2 weeks over COVID-19

The Rwandan judiciary Sunday announced a decision to suspend court operations countrywide for two weeks, effective Monday, as a precautionary measure to curb coronavirus spread.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/3/16 12:54:32

Sudan closes schools for one month to prevent coronavirus spread

Sudan's Council of Ministers on Saturday decided to close universities and schools for one month and ban public gatherings to prevent coronavirus spread, according to a council statement.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/3/15 14:09:03

'Follow the water': Worsening drought dries up housing for rural Namibians

As rural Namibians move to cities to escape the worst drought in nearly a century, many find themselves navigating a no-man's-land between oversaturated slums and the parched farmland they hope to one day return to, say activists and aid officials.
Source: Reuters | 2020/3/10 18:53:40

Togo reports first confirmed COVID-19 case

The Togolese government on Friday reported the country's first confirmed COVID-19 case, a 42-year-old woman who returned to Togo after being in Benin, Germany, France, and Turkey on Feb. 22-March 2.
Source: Global Times | 2020/3/7 10:40:49

Nigeria revives int'l fishing festival to boost tourism

Nigeria is reviving its globally-recognized intangible cultural heritage Argungu International Fishing and Cultural Festival after a 10-year hiatus to boost tourism, the government said Tuesday.
Source: Global Times | 2020/3/4 15:25:45

IOM says over 50,000 migrants left Libya for home countries

The International Organization for Migration (IOM) on Tuesday said over 50,000 migrants have voluntarily returned to their countries of origin from Libya since 2015.
Source: Global Times | 2020/3/4 10:14:15

Algeria confirms 3 new cases of COVID-19

Algerian Health Ministry announced on Tuesday that three new cases of COVID-19 were confirmed, bringing the total number in the country to eight.
Source: Global Times | 2020/3/4 9:23:07

Senegal reports first confirmed case of COVID-19: official

Senegalese Ministry of Health and Social Action confirmed on Monday the country's first case of COVID-19.
Source: Global Times | 2020/3/3 8:40:40