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A participant washes her hands with soap and water against the new coronavirus at a women's 5km fun run in the capital Addis Ababa, Ethiopia Sunday, March 15, 2020. Ethiopia reported on Thursday its first case of the new coronavirus which causes COVID-19. For most people, the new coronavirus causes only mild or moderate symptoms, such as fever and cough but for some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness, including pneumonia. (AP Photo/Mulugeta Ayene)

Several African nations roll out measures to fight virus

Mar. 15, 2020 3:12 PM EDT

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Several African countries have announced sweeping restrictions to try to contain the steady spread of the coronavirus, which has reached at least 25 of Africa's 54 countries. South Africa, Kenya, Senegal and Mauritania are among the countries that have imposed travel restrictions and...

In this photo taken Thursday, Feb. 20, 2020 2020 testing kits are displayed on a worktop in Johannesburg where a workshop was held for delegates from across Africa on laboratory confirmation of COVID-19 in suspected human cases. Across Africa, steps are being taken to prepare for and to reduce the effects of the spread of the new coronavirus. (AP Photo/Denis Farrell)

Africa readies for new virus as cases confirmed on continent

Mar. 2, 2020 1:14 PM EST

DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — Across Africa, steps are being taken to prepare for — and to reduce the effects of — the spread of the new coronavirus. Testing laboratories are being supplied, quarantine and hospital treatment facilities are being readied for patients, and public health advisories have...

A man wearing face mask walks at the Yaba Mainland hospital where an Italian citizen who entered Nigeria on Tuesday from Milan on a business trip,  the first case of the COVID-19 virus is being treated in Lagos Nigeria Friday, Feb. 28, 2020. Nigeria's health authorities have reported the country's first case of a new coronavirus in Lagos, the first confirmed appearance of the disease in sub-Saharan Africa. (AP Photo/ Sunday Alamba)

Nigeria confirms 1st case of new virus in sub-Saharan Africa

Feb. 28, 2020 12:23 PM EST

ABUJA, Nigeria (AP) — Nigerian authorities on Friday confirmed the first case of the new coronavirus in sub-Saharan Africa as the outbreak spread to a region with some of the world's weakest health systems. The health commissioner for Lagos, Africa's largest city with more than 20 million people, said an...

President Donald Trump welcomes Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta at the White House, Thursday, Feb. 6, 2020, in Washington. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)

Trump administration to open free-trade talks with Kenya

Feb. 6, 2020 5:11 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration announced Thursday that it intends to open free-trade talks with Kenya in pursuit of what would be the first trade agreement between the United States and a nation in sub-Saharan Africa. The announcement followed a White House meeting between President Donald...

FILE - In this Saturday, June 29, 2002 file photo, Kenyan President Daniel arap Moi addresses a crowd of supporters, during a political rally by the ruling KANU party in the capital Nairobi, Kenya. Moi, a former schoolteacher who became Kenya’s longest-serving president and presided over years of repression and economic turmoil fueled by runaway corruption, has died. He was 95. (AP Photo/Karel Prinsloo, File)

Former Kenyan President Daniel arap Moi is dead at age 95

Feb. 4, 2020 1:55 PM EST

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Daniel arap Moi, a former schoolteacher who became Kenya’s longest-serving president and led the East African nation through years of repression and economic turmoil fueled by runaway corruption, died Tuesday at age 95. Moi succeeded Kenya's founding president, Jomo Kenyatta,...

Malawi court nullifies presidential vote, orders new one

Feb. 3, 2020 5:03 PM EST

BLANTYRE, Malawi (AP) — The Constitutional Court in the southern African nation of Malawi on Monday nullified the results of last year's presidential election, citing “widespread, systematic and grave” irregularities including significant use of correction fluid to alter the outcome. A new...