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The International Monetary Fund sees the Middle East and North Africa regional economy shrinking by 5.7% in 2020
Manufacturing production in South Africa decreases by 49.4% in April 2020 compared with April 2019
The African Development Bank says Nigeria, the continent's most populous country, would see the greatest rise in poverty
Authorities say East Cape was the first province in the country to request military assistance to help fight the coronavirus
The African Union says 'there are airlines that may not survive COVID-19'
(UPDATED) The International Air Transport Association urges governments to 'implement alternatives to quarantine on arrival,' warning of the policy's impact on the aviation industry
The African Continental Free Trade Agreement is supposed to take operational effect on Wednesday, July 1, but the coronavirus pandemic and slow negotiations hamper the deal
Mining and manufacturing are the biggest drags on South Africa's overall economic activity in the 1st quarter of 2020
The International Monetary Fund sees the economy of sub-Saharan Africa contracting by 3.2% in 2020
The South African economy could suffer its worst contraction in 90 years due to the coronavirus pandemic
The number of unemployed reaches 7.1 million in South Africa, with the formal sector shedding the most jobs
South Africa is set to vaccinate 2,000 people with the vaccine known as ChAdOx1 nCoV-19
Wine producers in the valleys of South Africa's Western Cape province are concerned the industry will struggle to bounce back from a liquor ban
'When national processes consistently fail, international processes are needed,' says John Fisher, head of Human Rights Watch's Geneva office
South Africa is ranked among countries with one of the highest levels of intimate partner violence in the world
Overstretched health facilities, economic hardships, and parents' fears of contracting COVID-19 may cause a huge rise of coronavirus child deaths in the Middle East and North Africa, according to the WHO and Unicef
The killings are the latest in a spike of assaults by fighters believed to be from the Islamic State West Africa Province (ISWAP) faction
'It took 98 days to reach the first 100,000 cases, and only 18 days to move to 200,000 cases,' says Doctor Matshidiso Moeti, the WHO's regional director for Africa
Restrictions such as a night-time curfew will remain in place, though it will start later
Akinwumi Adesina, who is seeking reelection as president of the African Development Bank, now faces an independent inquiry
Africa records 162,000 cases and 4,600 deaths, with an average of 5,400 new cases per day in the past week
Education Minister Angelina Motshekga apologizes for the inconvenience caused by the 'very late' decision, which was made on Saturday, May 30
British American Tobacco South Africa says a continued ban on legal cigarette sales threatens the sector and the livelihoods it supports
Niale Kaba, the chair of the African Development Bank board, counters what she says was 'false' information
'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