Africa

TO GO WITH AFP STORY BY REINNIER KAZE A photo taken on November 20, 2013 shows Imam Dalil Hayatou (L), leading the prayers at…
They say the government order defies God’s teachings
Moki Edwin Kindzeka
Sat, 03/28/2020 - 15:07
TOPSHOT - A South African policeman points his pump rifle to disperse a crowd of shoppers in Yeoville, Johannesburg, on March…
They say what happens to Africa has global consequences
Lisa Bryant
Sat, 03/28/2020 - 17:24
A woman stands outside a shop at the end of a night-long curfew ordered by Kenya's President Uhuru Kenyatta to slow the spread…
Economists fear eruption of violence in country possible if planned lockdowns are enforced
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Sat, 03/28/2020 - 04:01
A man wearing a face mask and a plastic raincoat is seen at a railway station of Wuhan on the first day of inbound train…
Some African students remain stuck in China, months after the coronavirus first gripped the country
Salem Solomon
Sat, 03/28/2020 - 03:52
TOPSHOT - An Algerian woman waves a national flag as she takes part in an anti-government demonstration in the capital Algiers…
Rights group says government using coronavirus as excuse to 'settle scores' with journalists
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Fri, 03/27/2020 - 20:52
FILE - A lone motorcyclist is seen on an otherwise empty street in Khartoum , Sudan, March 24, 2020, as the Sudanese government ordered a nighttime curfew to prevent the spread of the coronavirus.
Country's health officials are worried as many people who were possibly exposed to the coronavirus are not cooperating with isolation efforts
Naba Mohiedeen
Sat, 03/28/2020 - 13:17
FILE - Tanzania's President John Magufuli addresses a news conference during his official visit to Nairobi, Kenya, Oct. 31, 2016.
John Magufuli claims coronavirus is 'satanic' and, as such, it can't survive in churches
Charles Kombe
Fri, 03/27/2020 - 16:29
Singer turned politician Robert Kyagulanyi, also known as Bobi Wine gestures during a press conference, held at his home in…
Public education seen as key to stopping spread of COVID-19, so prominent figures use music to reach the masses
Salem Solomon
Sat, 03/28/2020 - 10:54
Nigerian Education Technology Seeks to Bridge Learning Gap
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Digital innovators are looking at ways to teach Nigerian children with mobile learning applications
Ifiok Ettang
Fri, 03/27/2020 - 09:29
South African Defense Forces patrol downtown Johannesburg, South Africa, Friday, March 27, 2020. Police and army started…
21-day lockdown aims to stop rise in coronavirus cases
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Fri, 03/27/2020 - 00:13
Kenya's Turkana Herders Facing Droughts, Floods
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Herders say climate change is making it harder for them to maintain their livelihood
David Lomuria
Thu, 03/26/2020 - 19:44
A man wearing a mask is seen near a food queue in Harare, Zimbabwe, March 25, 2020.
They go on strike over lack of adequate protective gear
Columbus Mavhunga
Thu, 03/26/2020 - 13:32
Efforts by President Mutharika to opposition leaders to a negotiating table has been rejected. (Lameck Masina/VOA)
Government says only trained health officials should advise the public on COVID-19 
Lameck Masina
Thu, 03/26/2020 - 13:55
Volunteers stand ready to provide soap and water for participants to wash their hands against the new coronavirus at a women's 5km fun run in the capital Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, March 15, 2020.
Earlier this week, Ethiopia’s government ordered security forces to enforce a ban on large gatherings aimed at preventing the spread of COVID-19
Simon Marks
Thu, 03/26/2020 - 22:32
TOPSHOT - A cleaning staff waers protective gear to disinfect a metro carriage as a prevemtive measure against the spreading of…
Inmates convicted of minor crimes, women with babies, eligible for release
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Thu, 03/26/2020 - 05:46