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South Africa’s health minister gets COVID-19, as cases rise

SOUTH AFRICA South Africa’s health minister Dr. Zweli Mkhize has announced that he and his wife have tested positive...

‘It was so abrupt’: COVID-19 upends burial rites in Cameroon

CAMEROON The commotion broke out in the cemetery after dark, flashlights flickering wildly. Curious, neighbors stumbled upon a dispute...

South African coffin-maker saw COVID-19 at work and at home

SOUTH AFRICA The coffin-maker knew death too well. The boxes were stacked in his echoing workshop like the...

Trump COVID infection thrusts world in uncharted territory

PARIS News that the world’s most powerful man was infected with the world’s most notorious disease dominated screens...

Teen pregnancies rise in Malawi amid coronavirus pandemic

MALAWI Eliza Majuri is 17 years old and one of the thousands of teenagers in Malawi who has fallen...

1 million people displaced in Burkina Faso – Group

BURKINA FASO The Norwegian Refugee Council said Tuesday that a record one million people are displaced by violence in...

As virus cases fall, South Africa allows liquor sales

SOUTH AFRICA South Africa, which had one of the world’s strictest anti-coronavirus lockdowns for five months, relaxed its...

Extreme poverty rises and a generation sees future slip away

ETHIOPIA As a domestic worker, Amsale Hailemariam knew from the inside out the luxury villas that had grown up...

Nigeria’s Plateau to partner parents to provide facemasks for students, pupils

NIGERIA Nigeria’s north central Plateau State government on Tuesday said it has partnered parents to provide facemasks for students...

In Africa, stigma surrounding coronavirus hinders response

SOUTH AFRICA After 23 days in quarantine in Uganda — far longer than required — Jimmy Spire Ssentongo...
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