Exclusive: Niger's Issoufou echoes warning that coronavirus could kill millions in Africa
10 hours ago
In an exclusive interview with FRANCE 24, Niger’s President Mahamadou Issoufou discussed the COVID-19 pandemic that is spreading across the whole African continent. He called for a "Marshall Plan" from the international community to help African countries face the unprecedented health crisis.
South African homeless speak about life in the time of coronavirus
12 hours ago
As the coronavirus continues to spread, South Africa's homeless are classed as one of the country's most vulnerable groups. South Africa has been under a nationwide lockdown for a week, and temporary shelters are filling to capacity as the government tries to provide support for this high risk community.
Amid coronavirus spread, measles outbreak kills thousands of children in DR Congo
2 days ago
As DR Congo faces the onslaught of the Covid-19 pandemic, the country is already struggling to deal with the world's worst measles outbreak. Since January 2019, the virus has claimed the lives of over 6,300 children and infected hundreds of thousands of others. Our correspondents Clément Bonnerot and Juliette Dubois report from the north of the country.
Probe ordered into fatal shooting of Kenyan teenager during virus curfew
3 days ago
Kenya's strict coronavirus curfew is blamed for the death of a 13-year-old boy at the hands of police and South Africa sends testing teams into townships in a bid to contain the spread of the virus. Also, Ethiopia postpones its landmark August election due to the pandemic and Madagascar launches an emergency plan to help those forced to stop work.
COVID-19: How African countries can insure against outbreaks
4 days ago
The Africa Risk Capacity is a specialised Agency of the African Union and they are currently undertaking an urgent exercise to model the potential impact of the coronavirus on Africa to inform and guide member states. This modelling according to the ARC will look into the likely short-term and medium-term effects of the pandemic on the continent as well as how to mitigate these shocks. Mohamed Beavogui, Director General and United Nations Assistant Secretary General, African Risk Capacity joins CNBC Africa for more insight into this.
Coronavirus pandemic: South Africa three-week lockdown comes into effect
4 days ago
In tonight's bulletin, we continue to look at how the coronavirus is impacting the African continent. Our South Africa correspondent brings us the latest on the first day of the three-week lockdown in the country. She tells us that not everyone is respecting the confinement. Also, police in Uganda use force and fire bullets to stop public gatherings. And in DR Congo, our correspondents bring us a report on how hygiene measures are proving hard to implement in the country.
Coronavirus Pandemic: 21-day nationwide lockdown begins in Zimbabwe
4 days ago
On tonight's programme, Zimbabwe follows neighbouring South Africa and imposes a 21-day lockdown to stop the spread of coronavirus. We talk to our correspondent about the implications it will have on people in precarious conditions. Nigeria will also be putting its citizens in confinement. We bring you a report on how the country is handling the situation. Finally, our correspondents show you how tech-savvy Tunisians are using their creativity to help reduce covid-19 contamination.