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Death and destruction as floods hit western Uganda

Thousands of Ugandans have been displaced from their homes after heavy rains hit the East African country. Reports say the overflow of two rivers in western Uganda exacerbated the situation, causing buildings to submerge. A…

Tanzania opposition demand updated virus stats

A Tanzanian opposition figure and leader of the Alliance for Change and Transparency has called on the government to publish updated infection figures of the novel coronavirus. This comes as President John Magufuli announces that…

COVID-19: South African nurse dies in the UK

A South African nurse working for the UK’s national health service (NHS) who died after contracting the new coronavirus was planning to return to her home country next year. Josephine Peter had worked as an…

Too early to reopen schools in South Africa…

The South African government is facing criticism over its plans to reopen schools. Learning centers are to be opened when the country eases its lockdown from level four to level three of a five-level system…

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Ethiopia coronavirus: 193 cases in 5 days as…

Ethiopia is one of East / Horn of Africa’s least impacted nations as compared to rate of COVID-19 case growth and infection of its neighbours. A state of emergency lasting five-months has been imposed by…