Africa: Statistics



Manu Dibango: African saxophone legend dies of Covid-19

The African saxophone legend Manu Dibango has died in Paris after catching coronavirus. Dibango – best known for his 1972 hit Soul Makossa – is one of the first global stars to die from Covid-19. The 86-year-old fused jazz and funk music with traditional sounds from his home country, Cameroon.


Zororo Makamba dies

Zimbabwe has recorded its first coronavirus death. Broadcast journalist and son of prominent businessman an politician James Makamba, Zororo, succumbed to the lethal virus today.