Ivory Coast PM dies after cabinet meeting

Ivory Coast's PM Amadou Gon Coulibaly has died after falling ill at a ministerial meeting. The 61-year-old had been chosen as the ruling party's candidate for October's presidential election, after Alassane Ouattara said he would...

WHO: Airborne transmission cannot be ruled out

The World Health Organization has acknowledged there is emerging evidence that the coronavirus can be spread by tiny particles suspended in the air. The airborne transmission could not be ruled out in crowded, closed or...

Trump moves to pull US out of WHO amid pandemic

President Donald Trump has formally moved to withdraw the US from the World Health Organization (WHO). The president had made his intentions clear in late May, accusing the WHO of being under China's control in...

More outbreaks if we keep exploiting wildlife – UN

Zoonotic diseases - which jump from animals to humans - are increasing and will continue to do so without action to protect wildlife and preserve the environment, UN experts have warned. They blame the rise...

Brazil’s President Jair Bolsonaro tests positive for COVID-19

Brazil's President Jair Bolsonaro has tested positive for coronavirus. He took the test, his fourth, on Monday after developing symptoms, including a high temperature. Mr Bolsonaro has repeatedly played down the risks posed by the virus,...

Peng Liyuan seconds China’s support to Africa in the fight against COVID-19

China's First Lady Peng Liyuan seconds the support by the Chinese government to the people of Africa in the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic. In her written response on Tuesday to the First Lady of...

Madagascar imposes lockdown to curb coronavirus infections

Madagascar has placed one of its main regions, which covers the capital, Antananarivo, back under a strict lockdown following a surge in coronavirus infections. The government announced that the lockdown would come into effect on...
Somali

Six killed in Somalia restaurant attack

A bomb explosion at a restaurant in the southern Somali town of Baidoa has killed six people, officials have told the BBC. There has also been a suicide bomb attack close to the port of...

Mexico’s coronavirus death toll passes 30,000

Mexico has recorded more than 30,000 deaths from its coronavirus outbreak, as the disease continues to ravage one of Latin America's worst-hit countries. The health ministry said deaths rose by 523 on Saturday, pushing the...

Khashoggi murder trial begins in Turkey

Twenty Saudi nationals have gone on trial in absentia in Turkey over the murder of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi. He was killed inside the Saudi consulate in Istanbul in October 2018. Those being tried include two...
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