Virus caseload exceeds 10,000 in Madagascar

Posted by - July 29, 2020

Virus caseload in Madagascar has passed the 10,000 mark as of today according to Johns Hopkins University tallies. Recoveries have also risen markedly to 6,613 with 93 deaths. The country becomes the second most impacted in the southern Africa region behind South Africa – the continent’s runaway leader with over 450,000 cases. President Rajoelina meanwhile

Football picks up in Africa despite Covid-19

Posted by - July 29, 2020

Morocco decided to re-open its Major League Football tournament the Botola Pro 1, after four months away from the pitch. Leader of the competition before Covid 19 put a stop to the Botola, Wydad Athletic Club is aiming to maintain itself at the top of the league, with only 9 games to play. Despite its draw

Somalia court jails journalist over Covid-19 Facebook posts

Posted by - July 29, 2020

A court in Somalia has sentenced journalist Abdiaziz Ahmed Gurbiye to six months in prison over Facebook posts that were critical of the government’s response to the coronavirus pandemic. Mr Gurbiye is the chief editor and deputy director of the independent Goobjoog Media Group based in Mogadishu. He was charged with publication of false news

Popular Kenyan actor, Charles Bukeko, dies from Covid-19 complications

Posted by - July 20, 2020

Popular Kenyan actor Charles Bukeko, who passed away on Saturday at 58, died in a car while waiting for admission to a hospital in the capital, Nairobi, his widow has told mourners. The hospital has not responded to requests from the BBC for comment. The actor has now been buried under strict Covid-19 regulations at

Family reveals that Zindzi Mandela had COVID-19

Posted by - July 17, 2020

The deceased daughter of Nelson Mandela, ambassador Zindzi Mandela, tested positive for COVID-19 before her death, the family disclosed this week. Local media reports cited her son, Zondwa as confirming the news. Authorities are yet to ascertain whether it was the cause of death. Ms Mandela has been buried today, July 17; next to her mother

Tanzania shuts down COVID-19 treatment centres

Posted by - July 6, 2020

Tanzania has closed most centres designated to handle Covid-19 patients. The government said that a significant drop in the number of coronavirus infections led to the closure of the treatment centres across the country. On Friday, Health Minister Ummy Mwalimu said there are now only 11 centres, including private health centres, that are open. These

President of Senegal quarantines self after contact with COVID-19 patient

Posted by - June 25, 2020

Senegal’s President, Macky Sall, has quarantined himself after coming in contact with someone who tested positive for coronavirus. The president himself tested negative but will self-isolate for two weeks as a precaution, his office said in a short televised statement. Senegalese lawmaker, Yeya Diallo, announced earlier on Wednesday that she had tested positive for the

Cricket: Zimbabwe to play Australia in August ODI series

Posted by - May 29, 2020

Cricket Australia have announced that the men’s team will commence their summer tour with a three-match ODI series against Zimbabwe starting August 9. Australia have been reported to be one of the countries most effectively containing the spread of the Covid-19. The country has had around 7,000 cases reported, over 6,500 recoveries and 103 deaths. It

Tanzania summons US envoy over warning against COVID-19 exponential increase

Posted by - May 27, 2020

Tanzania summoned a US envoy in the country to clarify a recent warning about the risk of “exponential growth” of Covid-19 cases in the country. A fortnight ago, the US embassy said that hospitals in the main city, Dar es Salaam, were “overwhelmed” and that the chance of contracting the virus was “extremely high”. At a time

COVID-19: Study links hydroxychloroquine to a higher risk of death

Posted by - May 23, 2020

Hydroxychloroquine which has since been touted as a solution to coronavirus is not as effective after all, according to an observational study of nearly 100,000 coronavirus patients who received antimalarial drugs-including hydroxychloroquine. The study found that the patients on whom the drug was applied had an increased risk of death or cardiac issue. The findings,