US President Donald Trump held telephone conversations with two African leaders about their responses to the coronavirus pandemic

Mr Trump spoke with South African President Cyril Ramaphosa and President Uhuru Kenyatta of Kenya on Thursday.

He offered assistance to South Africa to support its efforts to battle the pandemic and said that the US stands with the people of South Africa in the battle against the pandemic, according to a readout of their conversation.

President Trump also offered assistance to Kenya’s response to coronavirus and agreed to remain in close communication with President Kenyatta.