Eye on Africa

'Fierce' second wave of Covid-19 hits Africa

EYE ON AFRICA
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By: Georja Calvin-Smith Follow | Laura DI BIASIO
14 min

In tonight's edition: South Africa loses a prominent cabinet minister to Covid-19 as the continent struggles with a "fierce" second wave of coronavirus. Africa's CDC warns that the virus is leading to higher fatality rates on the continent than the global average. Also, the UN warns that an Islamist insurgency in northern Mozambique has caused a deepening humanitarian crisis. And finally, the city of Gondar in Ethiopia celebrates "Timket", the Orthodox Epiphany.