In Africa, stigma surrounding coronavirus hinders response

By Associated Press KAMPALA: After 23 days in quarantine in Uganda — far longer than required — Jimmy Spire Ssentongo walked free in part because of a cartoon he drew.…

Africa is approaching one million Covid-19 cases – here’s how countries are faring

Africa is now edging towards a million cases of coronavirus, but experts warn far worse lies ahead in a continent struggling with fragile health systems and slender economic resources. Countries…

VP Mohadi attends former Tanzania’s President funeral service

By ZBC Reporter Vice President, Cde Kembo Mohadi is in Dar-es-Salaam to attend the funeral service of former Tanzania’s President, Benjamin William Mkapa who died on Friday last week. Vice…

AFREXIMBANK regional office construction set to start in Zimbabwe

AFRICA Export-Import Bank (AFREXIMBANK) will kickstart the construction of its headquarters in Zimbabwe soon following an invitation to contractors willing to be part of the project. The multilateral financial institution…

South Africa loses the last of the Rivonia triallists

Andrew Mlangeni 1925-2020: South Africa loses the last of the Rivonia triallists South African freedom struggle stalwart Andrew Mlangeni at the UN. Keith Gottschalk, University of the Western Cape Anti-apartheid…

UN demands justice for aid workers killed in Nigeria

THE Islamic State group has claimed responsibility for the killing of four aid workers and a security guard in Nigeria’s north-eastern Borno state. UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has called on…

Five African leaders in Mali to resolve political crisis amid ongoing protests

BAMAKO – Five African leaders are set to make a fresh bid to end Mali’s political crisis on Thursday, following weeks of sometimes deadly protests demanding the embattled president’s resignation.…

Nigeria: Aid workers ‘killed’ by Boko haram in Borno state

FIVE aid workers abducted last month in north-east Nigeria’s Borno State have been killed, reportedly by jihadists. The men were working for Action Against Hunger, the International Rescue Committee, Rich…

Covid-19: SA’s recovery rate improves to 54%

OF the 381 798 confirmed Covid-19 cases in South Africa, the number of recoveries currently stands at 208 144, which translates to a recovery rate of 54%, Health Minister Zweli…

Covid-19 patients ‘overwhelm’ Madagascar hospitals

OFFICIALS at some hospitals in Madagascar’s capital, Antananarivo, are warning that their facilities are overwhelmed following a recent spike in Covid-19 cases. The minister for health has written an open…