Coronavirus: South Africa Begins 3-week Lockdown

Coronavirus: South Africa Begins 3-week Lockdown

South African security forces have begun enforcing a three-week nationwide lockdown in an effort to stem the spread of the coronavirus. All but essential movement is forbidden and both the army and the police are enforcing the measures. Ahead of the midnight deadline there were long queues outside supermarkets as people stocked up on essentials. […]

DR Congo President’s Aide Dies of Covid-19

DR Congo President’s Aide Dies of Covid-19

The third person to die of Covid-19 complications in the Democratic Republic of Congo is a respected human rights lawyer and an aide of President Félix Tshisekedi. Jean-Joseph Mukendi wa Mulumba was the acting head of President Tshisekedi’s legal advisory council. He is likely to have contracted the respiratory illness during his trip to France […]

Nigeria Confirms First Coronavirus Death

Nigeria Confirms First Coronavirus Death

Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has announced the country’s first death from coronavirus. In a tweet, NCDC said the victim was a 67-year-old man who returned to the country following a medical procedure in the UK. He had underlying medical conditions and was undergoing chemotherapy.

Female Prisoners Beg For Sexual Intimacy In Kenya

Female Prisoners Beg For Sexual Intimacy In Kenya

Some inmates of Mtangani GK Prison in Malindi, Kilifi County of Kenya have begged the country’s government to institute new laws that will allow them enjoy sexual intimacy with their visiting spouses.   Speaking on behalf of other inmates, Sofia Swaleh who is serving a life sentence said the time allocated to their visiting spouses and relatives […]

Policeman who shot and killed student jailed for 20 years

Policeman who shot and killed student jailed for 20 years

On September 25, 2014, Corporal Edward Wanyonyi Makokha walked into a kiosk in Benane town, Garissa County, Kenya and grabbed a mobile phone from a Form Four student. The student, Ibrahim Hassan Shid, followed the officer and demanded to be given his phone back. Without any provocation and at close range, the officer shot him […]

Man Flees Zimbabwe Hospit Before Coronavirus Test

Man Flees Zimbabwe Hospit Before Coronavirus Test

Zimbabwe has no confirmed cases of coronavirus, but the health ministry has confirmed that a man who was due to be tested in a hospital “absconded before testing was done”. In a statement on Monday it added that the 26-year-old entered Zimbabwe in February from Thailand, and was referred from a private clinic to Wilkins […]

Egypt Records First Coronavirus Death In Africa

Egypt Records First Coronavirus Death In Africa

A German tourist who was being treated for coronavirus in Egypt is the first fatality to be recorded in Africa because of the outbreak. The 60-year-old had arrived in Egypt a week ago and complained of a fever. He was taken to a hospital in the Red Sea resort of Hurghada for treatment where he […]

Iran frees 54,000 prisoners to combat coronavirus spread

Iran frees 54,000 prisoners to combat coronavirus spread

Iran has temporarily released more than 54,000 prisoners in an effort to combat the spread of the new coronavirus disease in crowded jails. Judiciary spokesman Gholamhossein Esmaili told reporters the inmates were allowed out of prison after testing negative for Covid-19 and posting bail. “Security prisoners” sentenced to more than five years will not be […]

Former President of Egypt Hosni Mubarak Has Died Aged 91

Former President of Egypt Hosni Mubarak Has Died Aged 91

CAIRO — Hosni Mubarak, the Egyptian leader who was the autocratic face of stability in the Middle East for nearly 30 years before being forced from power in an Arab Spring uprising, died Tuesday, state-run TV announced. He was 91. Mubarak was a stalwart U.S. ally, a bulwark against Islamic militancy and guardian of Egypt’s […]

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