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June 14, 2020
Islamic extremists attack 3 towns in northeastern Nigeria
Three attacks by Islamic extremists, including an assault on Monguno, a military garrison town, have killed more than 40 ...
June 12, 2020
Aid groups 'alarmed' by little US coronavirus assistance
More than two dozen international aid groups have told the U.S. government they are “increasingly alarmed” that “little to ...
June 10, 2020
Suspected Boko Haram fighters kill 81 in Nigeria's northeast
Suspected members of the Islamic extremist group Boko Haram have killed at least 81 people in Nigeria’s northeast, the state ...
May 29, 2020
South Africa has virus testing backlog of nearly 100,000
South Africa says it has a backlog of nearly 100,000 unprocessed tests for the coronavirus, a striking example of the painful ...
May 18, 2020
Authorities: Boko Haram attacks Nigerian village, killing 20
Islamic extremists stormed a village just as people were preparing to break their Ramadan fast after sundown, killing at ...
May 17, 2020
As mosques reopen in West Africa, COVID-19 fears grow
It’s been a Ramadan unlike any other for Abdourahmane Sall, far from the mosque during the Muslim holy month as coronavirus ...
May 01, 2020
Drummer Tony Allen, driver of Afrobeat sound, dies at 79
Pioneering drummer Tony Allen, the driver of the Afrobeat sound, has died in Paris at age 79. Allen died Thursday night at ...
April 30, 2020
Ghana's virus cases spike 10 days after lockdown is lifted
Confirmed coronavirus cases in Ghana have surged above 2,000, increasing 24% in a matter of days, health officials announced ...
April 23, 2020
Africa's 43% jump in virus cases in 1 week worries experts
Africa registered a 43% jump in reported COVID-19 cases in the last week, highlighting a warning from the World Health ...
April 18, 2020
Medical workers far from struggling homelands yearn to help
The medical supplies had been shipped. The planning began a year in advance. Then the coronavirus arrived, and Dr.
April 18, 2020
Africa deaths above 1,000, including Nigerian chief of staff
Africa now has more than 1,000 deaths from COVID-19, the Africa Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Saturday, ...
April 14, 2020
Americans stuck in Africa trying to bring adopted kids home
Stranded in Nigeria for months, a Colorado couple had a rare chance to catch an evacuation flight to the U.S. recently during ...
April 04, 2020
African elite who once sought treatment abroad are grounded
The coronavirus pandemic could narrow one gaping inequality in Africa, where some heads of state and other elite jet off to ...
April 02, 2020
Extremists see global chaos from virus as an opportunity
Both the Islamic State group and al-Qaida see the coronavirus as a threat, but some of their fighters also see the upheaval ...
March 27, 2020
'Go home!' South Africa has 1st death as lockdown begins
South Africa announced its first death from the coronavirus Friday as the country's cases rose well above 1,000 and a ...
March 24, 2020
50 Nigerian soldiers killed in deadly Boko Haram ambush
Boko Haram extremists killed at least 50 soldiers during an ambush in northern Yobe state, one of the deadliest recent ...
March 23, 2020
South Africa to go into nationwide lockdown from Thursday
South Africa, Africa's most industrialized economy and a nation of 57 million people, will to go into a nationwide lockdown ...
March 21, 2020
Africa lockdowns begin as coronavirus cases above 1,000
Lockdowns have begun in Africa as coronavirus cases rise above 1,000, while Nigeria on Saturday announced it is closing ...
March 20, 2020
Zimbabwe has 1st COVID-19 case while Africa cancels flights
Anxiety rose in Africa as two major airlines announced sweeping cancellations of international flights on Friday over the ...
March 15, 2020
Explosion in Lagos kills at least 15, Nigerians probe cause
An explosion hit Nigeria's commercial capital of Lagos early Sunday, killing at least 15 people and sparking search-and- ...
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