Samantha Murozoki bartered her jeans and sneakers to stop the food running out, inspiring others to pitch in
Dozens of doctors are infected and gravediggers are overwhelmed in Kano, Nigeria’s second-largest city, where inaction led to an unchecked outbreak. Across Africa, other hot spots are emerging.
Powerful politicians in northern Nigeria are pushing for the scrapping of controversial Koranic schools after some pupils found themselves at the centre of the coronavirus outbreak, write the BBC's Nduka Orjinmo and Mansur Abubakar.
Some may be based on scientific inquiry; others may be unsubstantiated opinions. They may all be trying to allay the fears of an anxious public.
Uganda’s democratic space has been described as “shrinking”. Increasing political intimidation and patronage have steadily undermined the quality of Uganda’s elections.
There is already concern that COVID-19 is leading to an increase of sexual and gender-based violence.
We are keeping the bodies in the morgues in the hope that this dreadful nightmare will soon be over and the dead can be given befitting Ghanaian burials.
None of this is intended to take away from the ambivalent and sometimes plainly harmful effects of attempts to spiritualise the pandemic.
Girls get cut because of a widespread cultural belief that it is essential for girls' reputations and future marriage prospects.
With substandard medicines already in wide circulation, fears are growing that coronavirus could create a lethal ‘parallel crisis’
The Kenyan government has also enforced a dusk-to-dawn curfew. In addition, residents of Nairobi, Mombasa, Kwale and Kilifi have been advised not to leave their counties.
"We are going to die inside our homes because we will run out of food yet we've been told not to leave our homes."
"If we end the prohibition on alcohol sales, we're going to see about 5,000 alcohol admissions in trauma units coming back into the system [each week],"
Poorer and crisis-stricken countries likely to suffer far higher death tolls due to coronavirus
Female Islamic authority in Kenya is restricted by the traditional gender customs also evident in other Muslim societies.
By Akujor Clinton Since the lock down was declared, everything in the country seems to be on standstill. Prior to the lock down everyone was busy; we now you have […]