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August 02, 2020
South Africa hits 500,000 confirmed cases, still not at peak
South Africa on Saturday surpassed 500,000 confirmed COVID-19 cases, representing more than 50% of all reported coronavirus ...
July 26, 2020
South Africa warns COVID-19 corruption puts 'lives at risk'
South Africa’s COVID-19 response is marred by corruption allegations around its historic $26 billion economic relief package, ...
July 23, 2020
South Africa's excess deaths surge as virus like 'wildfire'
Global hot spot South Africa is seeing a “huge discrepancy” between confirmed COVID-19 deaths and an unusually high number ...
July 21, 2020
Ethiopia, Egypt reach 'major common understanding' on dam
Ethiopia’s prime minister said Tuesday his country, Egypt and Sudan have reached a “major common understanding which paves ...
July 14, 2020
South Africa surpasses the UK in confirmed coronavirus cases
South Africa on Tuesday surpassed the U.K. in its number of confirmed coronavirus cases as the country's president warns of ...
July 12, 2020
South Africa returns to ban on alcohol sales as virus surges
South African President Cyril Ramaphosa says the country will immediately return to a ban on the sale of alcohol to reduce ...
June 21, 2020
China, Korea report new infections; Trump wants less testing
China and South Korea reported new coronavirus cases Sunday in outbreaks that threatened to set back their recovery, while ...
June 18, 2020
The Latest: Texas gov says localities can mandate mask use
AUSTIN, Texas — ___ HERE’S WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT THE VIRUS OUTBREAK: __ World Health Organization says more ...
June 17, 2020
South Africa says 2 pandemics now, virus and gender violence
South Africa now faces two pandemics, COVID-19 and the violence against women and children that has risen sharply since ...
June 10, 2020
In poor regions, easing virus lockdowns brings new risks
As many countries gingerly start lifting their lockdown measures, experts worry that a further surge of the coronavirus in ...
June 08, 2020
President 'worried' as South Africa's virus cases rise fast
South Africa's numbers of COVID-19 are “rising fast,” according to President Cyril Ramaphosa, who says that he's worried.
May 14, 2020
EU: Possible virus drug approval 'before the summer'
The European Medicines Agency predicted that there could be licensed drugs to treat the new coronavirus in the next few ...
May 11, 2020
Cape Town and its province are South Africa's virus hotspot
Cape Town and the surrounding Western Cape province have become South Africa's coronavirus hotspot, accounting for more than ...
May 01, 2020
South Africa eases one of world's strictest lockdowns
South Africa began easing one of the world's strictest lockdowns on Friday, with runners and dog-walkers returning eagerly ...
April 27, 2020
South Africa's inequalities exposed by virus, says leader
The coronavirus is highlighting South Africa's stark inequalities, 26 years after the end of the country's apartheid regime ...
April 21, 2020
South Africa announces $26 billion to help struggling nation
South Africa’s president on Tuesday announced an “extraordinary budget” of $500 billion rand ($26 billion) to address the ...
April 13, 2020
South Africa's lockdown effective, but some problems emerge
South Africa's strict, five-week lockdown, credited with slowing the rate of coronavirus infections and reducing overall ...
April 09, 2020
Africa must not be 'neglected' in virus fight, officials say
African officials objected Thursday to the global jostling to obtain medical equipment to combat the coronavirus, warning ...
April 06, 2020
Kenya bans travel in and out of Nairobi to fight coronavirus
Kenya increased its restrictions to combat the coronavirus on Monday, announcing travel bans into and out of the capital ...
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 ...
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