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Why is Coronavirus affecting so many of South Sudan's top politicians?

Dr. Makur Matur Koriom, the undersecretary in the national ministry of health and secretary of the national taskforce of South Sudan has dismissed reports that ten ministers have tested positive for the coronavirus.

The singer Mory Kanté, who helped bring African music to world audiences with hits like Yéké Yéké, has died in Guinea.

We also go to a Somali-run community kitchen in London.

Lesotho's new prime minister sworn in

Lesotho's former Finance Minister Moeketsi Majoro has been sworn in as the new prime minister just a day after Thomas Thabane stepped down.

A United Nations report is warning that new breeding of locusts in different parts of East Africa is elevating the risk of the swarms to food security.

And we speak to Ethiopian Canadian film director Tamara Dawit about her latest movie "Finding Sally”, she talks about the disappearance of her aunt during the ‘Red Terror’ in Ethiopia.

Thomas Thabane resigns as Lesotho prime minister

Thomas Thabane has formally stepped down as prime minister of Lesotho following months of pressure after he was named as a suspect in the murder of his ex-wife.

We will look at how the lockdown affects young people by talking to a 16 year-old carer in Ghana.

We go to Zimbabwe where a special summit on the islamic insurgency in Mozambique's Cabo Delgado region is taking place.

Félicien Kabuga: Rwanda genocide suspect arrested in France

Félicien Kabuga, one of the most wanted suspects of the Rwandan genocide, has been arrested near Paris. We speak to Serge Brammertz, the Chief prosecutor for the International Residual Mechanism for Criminal Tribunals.

Our correspondent in Johannesburg Andrew Harding tell us about the impact of the alcohol ban in South Africa.

Tiwa Savage, one of the biggest names in Afrobeats talks about her latest song, named 'Let Them Know', and how it's been received online.

Global leaders call for free coronavirus vaccine

African presidents are among world leaders calling for a free Covid-19 vaccine that should be made available worldwide.

The European Union pledges 480 million Euros to help revive Sudan's struggling economy.

Our Resident Presidents tell us why health experts aren’t their cup of tea.

Ghana experiments innovative COVID-19 testing method

We visit a Ghanaian laboratory where scientists are experimenting with a new method that is hoped will increase the testing capabilities of the country to COVID-19

Too many doctors in Nigeria are getting infected with COVID19 because they lack necessary protective equipment, says the Nigerian Medical Association.

Ghana Former President John Kufour thinks traditional media's mission to support public debate and "empowering the individual" is under threat by a lack of money, so he is setting up an "international fund" to finance it. He tells us where he plans to find the money

Burundi May elections to go ahead despite Covid-19

The campaign period for Burundi's elections begins despite concerns from the opposition and human rights groups about the coronavirus pandemic.

Are African scientists and doctors in a better position to innovate in the fight against coronavirus, due to past experiences?

Plus a Cameroonian doctor on the frontline in the UK who has recovered from Covid-19, describes what it was like.

South Africa government outlines plan for COVID19 recovery

The South Africa government has outlined a stimulus package to aid the country's recovery from the effects of coronavirus

The South African-Ghanaian entrepreneur helping light up Sierra Leone

East Africa face the combined threat of coronavirus and a second wave of locust swarms thought be 20 times bigger that the one which began last year

Thousands arrested in Morocco for Covid19 violations

Police in Morocco have arrested more than fifty thousand people for violating coronavirus emergency measures

African nurses and doctors on how they are dealing with coronavirus on the frontline of the fight in Europe and the US.

And Angelique Kidjo repurpose an old song to help spread the message on coronavirus

Ghana lifts three-week lockdown

Ghana's president Nana Akuffo Addo has lifted a three week lockdown in the country
A political standoff developing in Lesotho after Prime Minister Thomas Thabane deployed the army on the streets of Maseru
How the food delivery service has become a lifeline for the thousands of Nigerians in lockdown the commercial city of Lagos

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