India's coronavirus cases tick up despite lockdown of 1.3 billion people
The health ministry said the number of cases of coronavirus had risen to 649, of which 13 had died.
UK struggling with coronavirus tests amid global shortage
Not all staff working within Britain’s National Health Service (NHS) are being tested, a major concern for health workers and a cause of mounting criticism of the government’s response.
Mariah Carey, Billie Eilish to headline coronavirus benefit TV special
The special is aimed at paying tribute to health workers and those on the front lines of efforts to cope with the pandemic, which has overwhelmed hospitals.
Prince Charles tests positive for coronavirus
Prince Charles, the heir to the British throne, has tested positive for coronavirus, a spokeswoman said.
Old Mutual pledges R50 million to help fight COVID-19
The country will be going on a 21-day lockdown as of Thursday midnight to try to curb the spread of the virus.
Ighalo set for Man United stay as Martins prepares to join Shanghai
Odion Ighalo has made an impressive start to life at United, scoring four times in eight games since signing on loan until 31 May from the Chinese Super League club.
Messi, Guardiola donate $1.08 million each to coronavirus battle
Argentina international Messi’s donation will be split between Hospital Clinic in Barcelona and another medical centre in his home country, according to a report in Marca.
Van Niekerk looks for positives in Tokyo postponement
The 27-year-old was one of the stand-out performers of the 2016 Rio Games where he stormed to gold in a world record time of 43.03, smashing the previous mark of 43.18 set by Michael Johnson in 1999.
Eskom says coal stocks healthy ahead of lockdown
Eskom said all its activities were considered 'essential services' under labour law and that it would apply for an exemption from the 21-day lockdown for critical staff.
Libya confirms first coronavirus case amid fear over readiness
Both the internationally recognised government in Tripoli, in the west, and a rival administration ruling from Benghazi in the east have imposed lockdowns, stopped foreign travel and promised resources for the health service.
Islamic State claims Mozambique attack close to gas projects
Islamic State claimed the attack through its Amaq news agency, which said dozens of soldiers and police officers had been killed or injured. The government has not provided a figure of dead or injured.
Boko Haram militants kill 92 Chadian soldiers - president
Footage on state TV showed Deby, who has ruled Chad since 1990 and survived several rebellions and coup attempts, walking among the charred remains of burned-out vehicles.
US could be next 'virus epicentre' as India locks down, global recession looms
India joined the ranks of Britain and other countries clamping down to hold back the virus as business activity collapsed from Japan to the United States at a record pace in March.
UK calls for 250,000 volunteers as virus deaths surge
However, public transport in London was busy during the morning rush hour and the streets were far from deserted amid confusion over the government’s advice to workers.
African jazz legend Manu Dibango dies from coronavirus in France
In the early 1960s, his style of playing took on more African rhythms as he collaborated with Brussels-based musicians from Congo and he began touring in Africa, developing his trademark pumping saxophone rhythms.
Asterix's second 'father' Uderzo dies at 92
Albert Uderzo and author Rene Goscinny are known as the 'fathers' of the French comic series about a small village of Gauls who stand up to Roman occupiers.
Africans improvise sanitisers, masks to plug shortages
Across Africa, dwindling supplies of sanitiser and surgical masks could prove a boon for entrepreneurs seeking to plug shortages.
SA's foreign direct investment dips in 2019
Since the beginning of February, as coronavirus infections climbed, the rand plunged more than 10%, bond yields rose to all-time highs, while around R4.5 trillion exited the Johannesburg Stock Exchange.