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Coronavirus and Africa

African nations are fighting to contain the coronavirus amid fears that widespread poverty and weak health systems could result in devastating losses across the continent. Follow the latest developments here.



Kenya to probe rise in violence against women during pandemic Nita Bhalla
Coronavirus exposes 'brutal inequality' of S.Africa townships Kim Harrisberg
Women hit as Congo faces triple disease threat Kim Harrisberg
Ethiopia's mobile camel libraries keep children from forced labour Emeline Wuilbercq
Ugandans melt plastic waste into coronavirus face shields John Okot
Safe sex app aims to halt teenage pregnancy surge in Sierra Leone Amber Milne
Murders of S.African women spark online campaigns Kim Harrisberg
As lockdown fuels food shortages, Africa goes online for groceries Kim Harrisberg and Lungelo Ndlovu
In conflict-hit countries, coronavirus testing may not reach women Nellie Peyton
Rwandan medical workers deploy robots to minimise coronavirus risk Reuters
After drought, Kenya's herders hammered by coronavirus curbs Wesley Langat
Hit the brakes on reform, say Kampala's transport workers Liam Taylor
Idris Elba sounds alarm as virus threatens food crisis for farmers Nellie Peyton
With climate change, conflict and COVID, stresses grow in Mali Laurie Goering
Africa's women journalists use radio against coronavirus fake news Kim Harrisberg
Uganda women fear food shortages, coronavirus and HIV a deadly mix Sally Hayden
Lockdown poverty exposes African sex workers to more violence Nita Bhalla
Wealthy countries failing Africa during pandemic, presidents say Reuters
Virus exposes gaping holes in Africa’s health systems Reuters
Court allows lawyers to see LGBT+ Ugandans jailed over coronavirus Alice McCool
South African children face hunger as school closure halts meals Reuters
Pandemic may reverse development for first time in 30 years: UN Megan Rowling
In parched southern Africa, coronavirus spurs action on water Kim Harrisberg and Lungelo Ndlovu
Forced evictions leave Kenyan slum dwellers at risk of virus Nita Bhalla
How Ethiopia's health minister is preparing for COVID-19 Emeline Wuilbercq
Climate-smart cassava gets new use in Zambia: hand sanitiser Danstan Kaunda
Under the cover of lockdown, illegal logging surges in Tunisia Layli Foroudi
Ethiopian migrants quarantined in universities wait to go home Emeline Wuilbercq
City demolitions expose Ethiopian families to coronavirus Nita Bhalla and Emeline Wuilbercq
Kenya floods uproot families, complicating coronavirus fight Wesley Langat
Africa faces 'hunger pandemic' as coronavirus fuels poverty Thin Lei Win and Kim Harrisberg
West Africa on alert for child labor spike due to coronavirus Nellie Peyton
Coronavirus lockdown worsens S. Africa's housing crisis Kim Harrisberg
African dance hit 'Pata Pata' gets reboot for coronavirus Nellie Peyton
Mandela's granddaughter uses social media to help abused women Kim Harrisberg
Kenyan chiefs go door-to-door to stop FGM amid coronavirus Nita Bhalla
Boost for Kenya farmers as children lend a hand during coronavirus Wesley Langat
Coronavirus takes a toll on LGBT+ Africans Nita Bhalla and Alice McCool
Life under lockdown: A trans sex worker in Uganda Thomson Reuters Foundation
Ethiopia taps army of women health workers to fight coronavirus Emeline Wuilbercq
Life under lockdown: A South African waste picker Kim Harrisberg
Kenya's water harvest push has a new payoff: battling coronavirus Kagondu Njagi
Ugandan activists demand release of LGBT+ people jailed over virus Alice McCool
S. Africans fear safety divide as coronavirus panic takes hold Kim Harrisberg
Using lessons from Ebola, Africa prepares villages for coronavirus Nellie Peyton
Coronavirus seen as trigger to improve water supplies in Africa Kim Harrisberg
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