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Africa's coronavirus infection data is correct, says WHO

Apr 02 2020 21:22

The World Health Organisation has said data on Africa’s confirmed coronavirus cases fairly reflects the underlying trend even though governments are grappling with a shortage of test kits.

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    Water crisis could sabotage Zimbabwe's coronavirus lockdown

    Mar 31 2020 18:58

    Buckets and jerrycans in hand or in wheelbarrows, dozens of Zimbabweans stand close to each other in a long queue, patiently waiting at a borehole in Harare's middle-class Mabelreign suburb to collect water.

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    Africa a few weeks from height of coronavirus storm, says UN

    Mar 29 2020 16:14

    Africa is two to three weeks away from the worst of the coronavirus storm and needs $100 billion to bolster preventative measures, says the UN Economic Commission for Africa.

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    Delays and shattered hopes: Uganda still waiting for oil riches

    Mar 27 2020 13:26

    It was the promise of oil - billions of barrels of black gold, discovered locked beneath Lake Albert - and the riches to follow that brought electricity to Buliisa.

    Africa

    Zimbabwe reintroduces US dollar amid coronavirus panic

    Mar 26 2020 20:06

    Zimbabwe's government has reintroduced the use of foreign currency as a stabilising measure as the coronavirus pandemic strikes.

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    Zimbabwe banks close branches, suspend some services after first Covid-19 death

    Mar 24 2020 20:40

    Several Zimbabwean banks have seen closures at some of their branches, while others are no longer accepting physical documents, as the southern African country ramps up preventive measures against the spread of the coronavirus pandemic.

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    WATCH: Coronavirus gives an unexpected boost to Kenyan fishermen

    Mar 24 2020 17:48

    On the shore of Lake Victoria, Kenyan fishermen are benefiting from a fall in cheap imports from China, as well as wary customers - fearing coronavirus - turning away from Chinese fish.

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    SA erects fence on Zimbabwe border as coronavirus measure

    Mar 19 2020 16:25

    South Africa plans to install a 40-kilometer fence on its land border crossing with Zimbabwe to prevent undocumented migrants and people infected with the coronavirus from entering.

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