The US Department of the Treasury has called on the African Development Bank (AfDB) to carry out an independent probe into alleged ethics breaches by its president, Akinwumi Adesina.
This week in his letter to the nation, President Cyril Ramaphosa has reflected on 25 May being Africa Day, and the strides the continent has taken in mitigating the impact of the coronavirus.
More than 660,000 people have been displaced from their homes in conflict zones around the world since March, despite a UN call for a global ceasefire during the coronavirus pandemic, a top international aid group said Friday.
A drink made from a bright-green fern-like plant is being promoted in African countries as the go-to cure for Covid-19.
Madagascar President Andry Rajoelina is the promoter-in-chief of the substance, marketed as Covid-Organics and sold in the form of a herbal infusion.
Anastacio Matavele, 58, was shot dead at the wheel of his car in the city of Xai-Xai shortly before nationwide elections last October.

Africa Egypt hospitals near ‘critical threshold’ in virus fight

The country’s 17 isolation hospitals reached their maximum capacity at the start of the month.

Africa Lesotho’s new PM sworn in after ex-leader accused of murder

A seasoned economist, Majoro previously worked as a executive director at the International Monetary Fund in one of its Africa offices. 

Africa Burundians vote despite virus outbreak

Electors are being called out after five years of turmoil sparked by Nkurunziza’s bid for a disputed third term, which unleashed unrest that left at least 1,200 dead and saw 400,000 flee the country.

Africa Mozambique elite police on trial for murder of poll observer

The remarkable case only came to light because the attackers had a car accident as they fled the scene.

Africa Virus stigma weighs heavily in sub-Saharan Africa

In Cameroon, a landlord evicted a tenant who tested positive for coronavirus

Africa Botswana probes mysterious death of 12 elephants

The tourism ministry on Tuesday ruled out poaching because the animals’ valuable tusks were not missing.

Africa Lesotho PM Thabane officially resigns on TV

The tiny southern African state has been plagued by instability since early this year, when police accused Thabane of having a hand in the killing of his estranged wife in June 2017.

Africa ‘We can get it done here’: Africa’s tech scene tackles virus

In Benin, the start-up Blolab — a digital fabrication laboratory – has also been printing 3D face shields.

Africa Lesotho’s PM Thabane announces resignation

‘I decided to personally come and inform you that I am stepping down as prime minister of Lesotho,’ Thabane told supporters in his Abia home constituency.

Africa France a sought-after country for Rwandan genocide suspects

France’s role before, during and after the genocide remains a matter of substantial controversy.

Africa Burundi to vote in tense poll amid virus outbreak

Burundi has so far officially recorded only 42 cases and one death from the virus.

Africa Tanzanian President says prayers quelled Covid-19

John Magufuli’s government has been criticised for a lack of transparency regarding the toll that Covid-19 has taken, with the last official update on 29 April listing 480 cases, including 16 deaths.

Africa 20 civilians killed in northeast DR Congo

Local authorities blamed the Cooperative for the Development of Congo for the massacre, one of dozens of armed groups spread across the conflict-wracked country.

Africa Madagascar reports first Covid-19 death

The country which has reported 304 cases has hit the headlines over a home-grown herbal concoction that President Andry Rajoelina claims can cure people infected with the virus.



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