Ramaphosa in self-quarantine after guest at fundraising dinner tests positive for COVID-19

“President Cyril Ramaphosa has begun a period of self-quarantine following the positive COVID-19 diagnosis of a guest at a dinner attended by Ramaphosa on Saturday.”

via News 24

Ghana: Port activities see further decline as int’l trade suffers

“Activities at the country’s two major harbours, Tema and Takoradi, continue to experience a decline as trade between Ghana and other countries remain negatively affected by the coronavirus pandemic.”

via Business & Financial Times (Ghana)

Why Kenya may reimpose restrictions after surge in virus cases

“The worrying fact is that the virus is spreading rapidly across the country apart from the hotspot counties of Nairobi, Mombasa, Kiambu and Kajiado.”

via The Star

Sierra Leone lifts COVID-19 curfew to ease pressure on economy

“Sierra Leone’s National Centre for COVID-19 Response yesterday announced that the government has decided with immediate effect, to lift the night time curfew imposed by the president early this year to help curb the transmission and spread of the COVID-19 virus across the country.”

via Sierra Leone Telegraph

Sanwo-Olu orders full reopening of all markets in Lagos

“The Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu has approved the full reopening of all markets in the state following the flattening COVID-19 in Lagos.”

via PM News

Not waiting for a savior

“The picture of how successfully Africa has combated COVID-19 to date may be up for discussion, but the innovation and ingenuity demonstrated in the continent’s response to the pandemic deserves to be reflected in writing on the global response.”

via Africa is a Country

Algeria: President Tebboune Hospitalized Following COVID-19 Quarantine

“Algeria’s President Abdelmadjid Tebboune is in the hospital following several days of COVID-19 self isolation. The 75-year-old head of state is in a specialized care unit at Ain Naadja military hospital in Algiers. The president’s office announced Tebboune’s hospitalization on Tuesday, October 27, stressing that he will continue with his daily activities from the medical facility.”

via Morocco World News

Morocco: Unrest simmers over economy and COVID-19

“Tempers are rising over COVID-19 and ahead of elections in 2021, while concern grows about King Mohammed VI’s health.”

via Africa Confidential

Restrictions in trade to contain COVID-19 have been devastating for Africa’s urban poor

“In Africa, there’s a growing body of evidence showing that firms – from large to very small – have been severely affected by restrictions in the movement of goods and people. For many this means not only losing a livelihood, but a direct impact on their ability to meet basic needs.”

via The Conversation

Kenya: Red flag as COVID-19 deaths continue to rise

“Deaths from the disease rose by over 20 per cent in the past week, according to the latest African situation report, and the steady rise has continued this week.”

via Daily Nation