Over a hundred migrants arrive on the southern Italian island of Lampedusa | AFP

More than a hundred migrants from sub-Saharan Africa who left from Libya arrive in Lampedusa after being rescued by two Italian coast guard vessels. Another group of Tunisias was also rescued at sea and brought onto one of the boats on the Island.

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S. Africa health authorities conduct checks in informal Johannesburg settlement | AFP

Responding to the threat posed by COVID-19, South African health authorities set up a testing site in the poor informal settlement of Diepsloot, in Johannesburg. The aim is to reach more people, while also ensuring that health clinics are not overwhelmed. Here, they are on the lookout for signs of COVID-19, but also other diseases, like HIV. South Africa has the highest recorded numbers of coronavirus infection in sub-Saharan Africa, with over 2,400 cases. IMAGES

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Delays and shattered hopes: Uganda still waiting for oil riches | AFP

Fourteen years after Uganda discovered sub-Saharan Africaโ€™s fourth-largest oil reserves, not a drop has been extracted. The prospect of wealth has so far brought evictions, commercial disputes, debt and concern over the environment.

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The virus across Africa: continent prepares for a long battle | AFP

Sub-Saharan Africa has recorded its first deaths from the coronavirus. After a slow start, the case tally has more than tripled in the space of a week. Countries have reacted with stringent restrictions, from flight bans to school closures, while Rwanda went even further to order a general lockdown. AFP looks at some of the effects of the COVID-19 on the continent.

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The coronavirus across Africa: continent prepares for a long battle | AFP

A high-ranking politician in Burkina Faso was the first person to die from the coronavirus in Sub-Saharan Africa. Major travel restrictions and school closures are just a few of the changes being felt on the ground as the continent grapples with the effects of COVID-19. This week in Africa Weekly.

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Coronavirus reaches sub-Saharan Africa: Africa this week | AFP

This week in Africa: The first countries in sub-Saharan Africa report cases of COVID-19 and start body temperature screenings for travellers. Netflix launches its first original series produced in Africa. Black and mixed-race South Africans hope to return to Cape Town’s iconic District 6, where they were forced out during apartheid. In Uganda, victims speak of acid attacks that seem much more prevalent than the few cases reported to police.

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Nigeria confirms coronavirus case, first in sub-Saharan Africa | AFP

Nigerian Health Minister Osagie Ehanire says the first case of the novel coronavirus has been confirmed in Lagos, during a press conference in Abuja.

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