AJ Impact

Developing countries face economic collapse in COVID-19 fight: UN

$220bn in lost income; nearly half of all jobs in Africa wiped out; UNDP warns of economic devastation for poor nations.

Developing countries face economic collapse in COVID-19 fight: UN

Mali

Polls close in Mali amid coronavirus threat, security fears

Long-delayed parliamentary elections overshadowed by kidnapping of opposition leader, concerns over coronavirus.

Polls close in Mali amid coronavirus threat, security fears

Coronavirus pandemic

New front: Worry over COVID-19 spreading in African refugee camps

A severe coronavirus outbreak in camps hosting vulnerable people across the continent will have disastrous consequences.

New front: Worry over COVID-19 spreading in African refugee camps

AJ Impact

Kenyans brace for tough times as economic shock looms

Day labourers, informal traders feel the heat as steps against coronavirus pandemic hit East Africa's largest economy.

COVID-19: Kenyans brace for tough times as economic shock looms

Coronavirus pandemic

Kenya police under fire over 'excessive force' as curfew begins

Police fire tear gas and beat commuters with batons as country imposes dusk-to-dawn measure amid coronavirus fight.

Kenya police under fire over 'excessive force' as curfew begins

Africa

France and allies establish new task force in Sahel

'Takuba' will be made of European forces that will fight armed groups in Liptako alongside Malian and Nigerien armies.

France and allies establish new task force in Sahel

Coronavirus pandemic

US confirmed coronavirus cases top 100,000: Live updates

Global coronavirus death toll passes 25,000, with Italy and Spain announcing almost 2,000 fatalities in just 24 hours.

US confirmed coronavirus cases top 100,000: Live updates

Africa

Guinea voters back controversial constitution changes

New constitution would limit presidential terms to two, but potentially enable Alpha Conde to govern for 12 more years.

Guinea voters back controversial constitution changes

Coronavirus pandemic

Italy reports 683 more coronavirus deaths: Live updates

The death toll in Italy rose to 7,503, with 74,386 infections, as Spain's death toll surpassed China's.

Italy reports 683 more coronavirus deaths: Live updates

Mali

Mali to head to polls amid security crisis, coronavirus pandemic

Malians to vote on Sunday in parliamentary election delayed several times since 2018.

Mali to head to polls amid security crisis, coronavirus pandemic

Health

10-minute diagnostic test may be coming soon - for $1

Until a vaccine is ready, widespread testing is one of the key strategies employed to 'flatten the curve' of pandemic.

Senegal: 10-minute coronavirus test may be on its way - for $1

Coronavirus pandemic

'Unprecedented': South Africa goes into coronavirus lockdown

Fifty-seven million South Africans told to to stay home during unprecedented three-week total lockdown.

'Unprecedented': South Africa goes into coronavirus lockdown

AJ Impact

Virus fears prompt Zimbabwe to let citizens pay in US dollars

Zimbabwe is poorly equipped to deal with a major COVID-19 outbreak because it is in the throes of an economic crisis.

Virus fears prompt Zimbabwe to let citizens pay in US dollars

Coronavirus pandemic

US coronavirus cases surge, most in world: Live updates

US reports more than 82,400 COVID-19 cases as Italy's death toll surges past 8,000.

US coronavirus cases surge, most in world: Live updates

Coronavirus pandemic

In Pictures: Riding Kenya's matatus amid new coronavirus measures

Kenyan authorities have issued a series of directives for companies that operate matatu minibuses.

In Pictures: Riding Kenya's matatus amid new coronavirus measures