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Dozens have been killed in flooding in Somalia that has affected nearly 1 million people and displaced over 400 thousand from their homes, according to the United Nations.

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The coronavirus pandemic has seized the world in multiple ways, snuffing lives out of humans, economies and everyday activities of millions across the globe.

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4,971 cases, recoveries pass 1,000 Total confirmed cases = 4,971 (new cases = 184) Total recoveries = 1,070 Total deaths = 164 Active cases = 3,737

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Only Lesotho is yet to record a case of coronavirus as of May 11. 53 African countries have officially recorded cases. The death toll is past 2,000, recoveries are also past 23,000 with confirmed cases past the 60,000 mark.

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The numbers of confirmed cases across the continent continues to grow with each passing day. The World Health Organization Africa regional head warns that a spike likely to result in the wake of improved and increased testing.

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Tanzania president John Magufuli over the weekend spoke about the country’s response to the coronavirus pandemic disclosing that prayers were central to the country’s positive response this far.

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There are now more than over 70,000 confirmed cases of coronavirus across the continent, with a number of African countries imposing a range of prevention and containment measures against the spread of the pandemic.

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Officials and experts are sounding the alarm as Malawi shifts to top campaign gear with giant rallies for an unprecedented presidential re-run despite the coronavirus pandemic.

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Madagascar on Sunday announced the first death of a patient suffering from the novel coronavirus, nearly two months after it was first detected in the country.

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Sudan’s inflation rate has risen further to 99% in April due to rising food prices, the Sudanese Central Bureau of Statistics announced on Saturday.

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The president of Kenya on Saturday announced its borders with neighbouring Somalia and Tanzania would be closed as the African country continued to battle the coronavirus outbreak.

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It’s been a Ramadan unlike any other for Abdourahmane Sall, far from the mosque during the Muslim holy month as coronavirus cases mount.

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World leaders pledge 8 billion dollars for research, and manufacture of a possible vaccine and treatments for COVID-19. This amount will come from several sources of funding, including equity, loans and grants from governments and institutions. World leaders hope to soon find a vaccine against COVID-19.

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Africa’s insurance sector is facing modernization and innovation challenges. Current penetration rate in the entire continent stands at 3%. Insurance, insurance contract, claims, services. What role does insurance play in Africa? What can be done to modernize the African insurance sector and make it more reliable for greater penetration of the continental market?

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In some households, hunger is more devastating than the coronavirus. In Zimbabwe, in particular, containment measures prevent many day-to-day workers from earning their daily bread. For the past 19 days, Samantha Murozoki, an immigration lawyer, has been helping the most vulnerable residents of her neighbourhood in Chitungwiza.

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In the United States, the family of a Georgia man, killed after being pursued by white armed men are demanding arrests more than two months after the killing. The armed father and son claimed they suspected he was a burglar.

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The Prime Minister of Lesotho, Thomas Thabane, on Thursday reiterated his intention to retire by the end of July. This is inspite of the risk of prosecution for his alleged involvement in the murder of his wife from whom he separated in 2017.

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Thousands of migrants have been left stranded by the coronavirus pandemic, unable to move due to lockdowns and border closures around the globe, the United Nations said Thursday. The UN’s International Organization for Migration said in southeast Asia, east Africa and Latin America, many were attempting to return to their countries of origin but were unable to do so.

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Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed has accused the opposition of trying to take advantage of the postponement of elections to seize power by unconstitutional means. In a speech posted to his Facebook page, the Nobel Peace Prize winner said ‘’ those who push unconstitutional maneuvers to seize power will be punished by law’‘, he warned.

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May 3: Afwerki in town for 2-day visit Case count reached 135 with two new infections out of 1,560 tests. In addition, 6 more patients from Dire Dawa have recovered, bringing the recovery tally to 75. There is no patient in Intensive Care Unit; with 55 patients in the isolation / treatment center.

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May 6: ECOWAS disowns Madagascar cure donation The Economic Community of West African States, ECOWAS, has dissociated itself from reports of a donation from Madagascar regarding a coronavirus herbal cure, COVID-Organics. In a May 6 press release, the ECOWAS Commission said it dissociates itself from claims that it had “ordered a package of COVID Organics (CVO) medicine from a third country.

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The coronavirus pandemic has seized the world in multiple ways, snuffing lives out of humans, economies and everyday activities of millions across the globe. The fight against the rampaging virus has been classed as one that can be won if all hands now more than ever are brought on deck, from the frontline workers to the infected, from the ordinary citizen to the political class, from the national level to the global levels.

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The United Nations announced Thursday it is increasing its appeal to fight the coronavirus pandemic in fragile and vulnerable countries from $2 billion to $6.7 billion. U.N. humanitarian chief Mark Lowcock reiterated that the peak of the pandemic is not expected to hit the world’s poorest countries for three to six months.

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Africa’s most populous country Nigeria, has evacuated some of its stranded citizens from the United Arab Emirates UAE and the United Kingdom UK nationals amid the coronavirus pandemic. 250 citizens from the UAE and about 300 from the UK all arrived Wednesday in Lagos according to information from the foreign ministry.

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