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  • Sat, 04 Apr 2020 13:40

    Ethiopia signs $800 mln geothermal power purchase agreement

    ADDIS ABABA - Ethiopia has signed a power purchase agreement worth $800 million with the developers of a 150 MW geothermal plant, the prime minister said on Thursday.

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  • Sat, 04 Apr 2020 13:30

    Zimbabwe turns water cannon on coronavirus

    HARARE - Zimbabwe’s police began using water cannon on Friday to disinfect markets and bus ranks, turning instruments associated with repression into weapons against the new coronavirus.

  • Sat, 04 Apr 2020 13:23

    Medical aid marooned as Africa shuts borders amid coronavirus pandemic

    DAKAR/BANGUI - Medical charity Alima planned to open an emergency operating theatre this week in Burkina Faso, but the project has stalled because the country closed its borders before a surgeon and anaesthetist could fly in, its director told.

  • Sat, 04 Apr 2020 13:17

    Masks do reduce spread of flu and some coronaviruses, study finds

    LONDON - Face masks could help limit the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic, according to researchers who studied the effect of surgical masks on the transmission of other corona and flu viruses.

  • Sat, 04 Apr 2020 13:03

    COVID-19 cases continue to rise across Africa

    Fifty African Union member states registered over 7000 cases of COVID19, 289 deaths, and 592 recoveries.

  • Fri, 03 Apr 2020 13:41

    Egypt's health sector races to scale up coronavirus readiness

    CAIRO (Reuters) - Egypt has ramped up efforts to fight the coronavirus, ordering manufacturers to channel medical protective equipment to public hospitals and announcing 1 billion Egyptian pounds ($64 million) in extra funding for its health services.

  • Fri, 03 Apr 2020 13:36

    Wives rejoice and traders despair as coronavirus halts khat supply to Somalia

    (Reuters) - Before the coronavirus hit, Muna Nur Farah had started to hate her husband. He’d slink into their home in the Somali capital Mogadishu at 3:00am with empty pockets, his money squandered on the narcotic leaf khat.

  • Fri, 03 Apr 2020 13:31

    Zambia records first coronavirus death

    LUSAKA (Reuters) - Zambia has recorded its first death from coronavirus, and the number of confirmed cases has risen by three to 39, Health Minister Chitalu Chilufya said on Thursday.

  • Fri, 03 Apr 2020 13:23

    South Africa needs 'hundreds of thousands' of virus tests - health minister

    JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - South Africa needs to conduct “hundreds of thousands” of coronavirus tests to understand the true number of infections and halt their spread, Health Minister Zweli Mkhize said on Wednesday.