Coronavirus Disease Covid-19

Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) is an infectious disease caused by a newly discovered coronavirus.
Most people infected with the COVID-19 virus will experience mild to moderate respiratory illness and recover without requiring special treatment.  Older people, and those with underlying medical problems like cardiovascular disease, diabetes, chronic respiratory disease, and cancer are more likely to develop serious illness.

The best way to prevent and slow down transmission is be well informed about the COVID-19 virus, the disease it causes and how it spreads. Protect yourself and others from infection by washing your hands or using an alcohol based rub frequently and not touching your face.

Global Statistics on COVID-19

Be in Solidarity

We are more than 40,000 in this movement and in this period of crisis, we all appeal to your great faith in social justice because it alone can save humanity. As we confront the threat of Covid-19, we appeal to the spirit of solidarity that led you to join Africans Rising by asking you to play your part so that together, we can curb this pandemic. Please follow the WHO preventive recommendations to stop the spread of this virus and share them with your loved ones.

Stay informed about the latest information on the COVID-19 outbreak, with information from the WHO website and through your national and local public health authority. Most people who become infected, experience mild illness and recover, but it can be more severe for others. Below are WHO resources about COVID-19 and its prevention.

Basic protective measures against the new coronavirus

Message from Africans Rising Movement Coordinator Coumba Toure

Please take a few minutes to watch this video from Africans Rising Movement Coordinator Coumba Toure inviting you to take part in the Pan-African solidarity against the coronavirus and COVID-19 in these difficult times.

Pan-African Solidarity Actions to Stop the Spread of COVID-19

Activists in The Gambia are organizing events to sensitize Gambians to the seriousness of COVID-19 and raise awareness about the WHO preventive measures to stop its spread.

Through the Department of Chemical Engineering and Applied Biology, technicians, doctors, laboratory workers, and students have contributed to the fighting effort against Covid19 with the production… More

Nubian Youth Council in partnership with Nubian University Students Organisation are collecting Food for less unfortunate individuals in the Community to help them in this hard time. 

Congolese Activists are organizing events

Telema, a youth movement in the Congo, is launching an education campaign to help vulnerable populations stay informed about the virus.

150 Tunisians self-isolate in factory to make masks

Tunisian factory workers are focusing their efforts on producing face masks and other medical gear.

Share a Message on

Share a message of solidarity on your Twitter feed by posting one of these tweets

I am a member of Africans Rising & I stand with people struggling to protect themselves from #COVID19. If you don't have a safe home for shelter, food to eat, or soap for proper hygiene, share your story using the hashtag #AfricaWideSolidarity

I am a member of Africans Rising & I stand with people struggling to protect themselves from #COVID19. If you are having difficulty following WHO recommendations to prevent the spread of the virus, share your story using the hashtag #AfricaWideSolidarity

I am a member of Africans Rising & I stand against businesses and sellers raising prices on basic commodities during this global health crisis. #StandWithMe by filling out this form when you encounter incidences of price gouging #AfricansRising

I am a member of Africans Rising & I am safely giving out soap and hand sanitizer to protect my community from #COVID19 #AfricaWeWant

I am a member of Africans Rising & I am staying home If you can, you should too! #COVID19 #AfricaWeWant

I am a member of Africans Rising & I am safely helping people protect themselves from #COVID19. How are you joining in the struggle? Share your story using the hashtag #AfricaWideSolidarity

Situation map from Geo Consulting Services in Senegal

African Activists Share their Message in the Movement to prevent COVID-19

Individual Giving

Our core duty is to foster solidarity among all Africans and we do that by hosting and co-creating events, key actions, and campaigns. We are constantly working to amplify our efforts and impact, but we can only do that with your support. Please donate to Africans Rising so that together we can build the #AfricaWeWant.