Coronavirus: The world needs to learn from the Ebola fight

Image copyright Getty Images Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, who made history as Africa’s first elected female president, led Liberia for 12 years including during the 2014-16 Ebola outbreak that killed nearly 5,000 people in her country. The BBC asked the Nobel Peace Laureate for her reflections on the current coronavirus crisis. Dear fellow citizens of the

Coronavirus: The fears of a Kenyan domestic worker who can’t stay at home

As the number of coronavirus cases in Kenya rise, citizens have been advised to stay at home in isolation. The country begins a 19:00 to 05:00 curfew on Friday. Informal employment contributes 83% of all jobs in Kenya, with those workers particularly vulnerable, living from pay cheque to pay cheque. BBC Africa spoke to Esther,

Coronavirus: Trump extends restrictions beyond Easter

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption President Trump: “Nothing would be worse than declaring victory before victory is won” US President Donald Trump has said coronavirus restrictions such as social distancing will be extended across the country until at least 30 April. “The highest point of the death rate is likely to hit in two

Trump says Harry and Meghan must pay for security

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Harry and Meghan have reportedly relocated from Canada to California President Donald Trump says the US will not foot the bill for Prince Harry and Meghan’s security amid reports that the pair have moved to the US from Canada. Mr Trump tweeted he was “a great friend and admirer

Coronavirus: ‘Millions’ of Americans could be infected, expert warns

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Dr Anthony Fauci (L), seen here with President Donald Trump, is a leading expert in infectious diseases The coronavirus pandemic could kill up to 200,000 Americans and millions more could be infected, the US government’s leading expert has warned. Dr Anthony Fauci, the face of the Trump administration’s coronavirus task

Coronavirus: Belarus Premier League attracts global attention as it plays on

An FC Minsk fan watches his team play on Saturday Football is suspended in the UK and across most of world because of the coronavirus pandemic – but the game rolls on in Belarus. The Belarusian Premier League rarely gets a mention in normal circumstances yet it is attracting attention from foreign fans as one

Coronavirus: India’s PM Modi seeks ‘forgiveness’ over lockdown

Image copyright AFP Image caption Migrants workers and their families have been crowding at bus stations as they try to get home India’s prime minister has asked for his country’s forgiveness after imposing a sweeping lockdown that he said had hurt millions of poor people. Criticism has mounted over the lack of planning ahead of

Coronavirus: Brazil’s Bolsonaro in denial and out on a limb

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption President Jair Bolsonaro has previously accused the media of “fear-mongering” over coronavirus As the world tries desperately to tackle the coronavirus pandemic, Brazil’s president is doing his best to downplay it. Jair Bolsonaro has largely struggled to take it seriously. Going against his own health ministry’s advice earlier in

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