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'I maintain my innocence with regard to trumped-up allegations that unjustly seek to impugn my honor and integrity, as well as the reputation of the African Development Bank,' says Akinwumi Adesina
Quarraisha Abdool Karim is best known for a study that found that a gel of the anti-retroviral drug tenofovir is effective in reducing the risk of women catching HIV and genital herpes during sex
(UPDATED) A letter shows United States Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin expressed 'deep reservations' about the outcome of an internal inquiry clearing African Development Bank chief Akinwumi Adesina
The virus spreads to every country in the continent, with the highest death tolls occurring in countries in northern Africa
As the coronavirus impact grows, the South African economy is now expected to decline by 7% in 2020
Fatou, a woman who came into contact with a sick person, says rumors were spread that she 'contracted the virus by sleeping with white people'
Mining is a critical cog in South Africa's already struggling economy. After more than a month of stalled operations, unions are worried about job losses.
Some health experts are beginning to see the limits of the country's lauded mass screening strategy, with results taking up to two weeks to come through
Researchers say frangible health systems on the world's poorest continent could quickly be overwhelmed, with modeling suggesting 231 million people could become infected
According to the study, some 231 million people, or 22% of the one billion people in the region are expected to be infected in the 12 month period – most of them showing few or no symptoms
Here is a look at how African oil-exporting countries are faring in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic
Whistleblowers claim the internal probe into allegations against African Development Bank president Akinwumi Adesina 'was tainted by irregularities'
The African Development Bank's ethics committee finds that the complaint against Akinwumi Adesina 'rested on no objective, solid facts'
A six-month disruption of antiretroviral therapy due to the COVID-19 pandemic could lead to more than 500,000 extra deaths in the region in 2020-2021, according to the WHO and UNAIDS
Experts consistently warn that Africa is particularly vulnerable to an outbreak, due to weak health infrastructure, high rates of poverty, numerous roiling conflicts, and a proven susceptibility to previous epidemics
Trials start in Cape Town, where BCG booster shots are administered to 250 healthcare workers, while another 250 receive a dummy formula, or placebo
With the number of coronavirus cases at 3,953 including 75 deaths, South Africa is the worst affected country on the African continent
The International Air Transport Association expects airlines in the Middle East and North Africa to see their revenues slashed by $24.5 billion in 2020
The wealthiest people in Africa are being urged to join the battle against the coronavirus – and fast
The World Bank and International Monetary Fund say Africa, the world's poorest continent, needs $44 billion more to combat the coronavirus pandemic
This election is the country's first parliamentary poll since 2013
With no booze supply anywhere due to the coronavirus lockdown, South Africans are fermenting their own 'creamy, thick' brew at home, called 'umqombothi'
The debt moratorium 'will stop African economies from falling off the cliff in the immediate future, but if solutions aren't forthcoming, catastrophe lies ahead'
Countries in the Middle East and North Africa will lose hundreds of billions of dollars in revenues in 2020, says the International Monetary Fund
'It's not possible for 10 people living in a tin shack...to not go outside for 3 weeks,' says Jakkie Cilliers of the Institute for Security Studies
The South African government is now 'unable to provide additional funding' to South African Airways, which has failed to make a profit since 2011
The International Monetary Fund forecasts a 1.6% contraction for sub-Saharan Africa in 2020
For 2020, the International Monetary Fund sees the Middle East and North Africa region suffering its worst economic performance since 1978
(UPDATED) South Africa now expects its gross domestic product to contract by 6.1% in 2020 due to the coronavirus pandemic
Here are Africa's key economic issues as the coronavirus pandemic hammers industries and threatens millions of jobs
President George Weah warns that the country is facing its biggest threat since the devastating Ebola outbreak
Governments across the continent reacted ahead of time, closing borders and imposing lockdowns and curfews when just a handful of cases had been detected
The head of the Africa Centres for Disease Control and Prevention, Dr John Nkengasong, laments the continent's limited testing capacity and says other essential tools are similarly lacking
(UPDATED) 'African countries are likely to be hit particularly hard' by the coronavirus pandemic, says Hafez Ghanem, the World Bank's vice president for Africa
The African Development Bank vows that 'no country will be left behind'
The trials in Sudan do not relate to charges Omar al-Bashir faces at the International Criminal Court for genocide, war crimes and crimes against humanity
Akinwumi Adesina, who faces accusations of unethical conduct and preferential treatment, says the allegations against him are 'blatantly false'
An African Union study notes that countries relying heavily on tourism and oil production stand to be hit especially hard
Former international football star Didier Drogba joins lawyers and a French anti-racism organization in criticizing the two scientists
Niger, Ivory Coast, and Burkina Faso say the coronavirus pandemic has devastated their prospects for growth in 2020
The UN High Commissioner for Refugees warns that the health system in Libya, the scene of a year of fighting for control of Tripoli, is already on the verge of collapse
Rappler talks to Sonny Africa of IBON Foundation on which programs the government should prioritize to deal with the coronavirus pandemic
'We have the responsibility of avoiding a drama in developing nations, especially in Africa,' says French Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire
Moody's move 'could not have come at a worse time,' the South African government says, as it would 'further add to the prevailing financial market stress'
Aid groups are sounding the alarm on the potentially devastating consequences of a severe outbreak in low-income and conflict-ridden countries, where healthcare systems are in tatters and hygiene conditions poor
President Cyril Ramaphosa has ordered South Africa's 57 million people to stay at home for 21 days
'If the African carriers do not receive support, they will find themselves insolvent come the end of June,' warns the African Airlines Association
'It is exactly that stubborn behavior that has caused us a national lockdown,' the police say in a statement
Africa has lagged behind the global curve for coronavirus infections and deaths but in the past few days has seen a significant rise in cases
Chinese billionaire Jack Ma announces he is donating 20,000 testing kits, 100,000 masks, and 1,000 protective suits to each of the continent's 54 countries