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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.



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
In Kenya slums, community leaders step up to coronavirus challenge Reuters
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