DR Congo officials deny virus figures manipulated

Johannesburg – Government officials in the Democratic Republic of Congo have denied any manipulations of its figures for coronavirus cases and deaths. The controversy came as health officials made an announcement that the country’s Covid-19 figures which stand at 63 deaths from 2,025 cases, most of them in the capital Kinshasa. 312 people have recovered […]

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Burundi polls count continues, ‘many’ opposition supporters detained

Burundi’s leading opposition candidate says over 200 party supporters were arrested during Wednesday’s election, and he is keeping open the possibility of challenging the results over suspected fraud. Agathon Rwasa spoke to media a day after the East African country went to the polls on its most important election since the country gained independence in […]

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Nigeria: Police embark on strict enforcement of curfew, interstate travel ban

Lagos – Nigerian police yesterday began strict enforcement of the nationwide curfew and interstate travel ban imposed by President Muhammadu Buhari two weeks ago. The police, particularly in Lagos and Ogu States, locked down their areas of operation from 8pm, insisting that there was no exemption for anybody including essential workers. This came as the […]

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Thabane’s murder charges in spotlight after resignation as Lesotho MP

Maseru – Now that Tom Thabane is no longer a member of parliament and prime minister of Lesotho,  his constitutional court application challenging the murder charges of his second wife Lipolelo Thabane is under the spotlight. Thabane’s current wife, Maessiah, has already been charged but she is out on bail that was granted under suspicious […]

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Nigeria now has more Covid-19 infections than Ghana, as cases reach 84,000 in Africa

Johannesburg – The World Health Organisation on Monday said that Nigeria has surpassed Ghana in having the highest number of Covid-19 infections in West Africa, data showed on Monday. Figures on Worldmeter showed that Nigeria was sitting on 5,959 confirmed cases with 182 deaths, while Ghana was sitting at 5,735 cases of which 29 people […]

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Uganda activit Stella Nyanzi arrested at food protest

Kampala – Ugandan academic Stella Nyanzi, who once called President Yoweri Museveni a “pair of buttocks”, has been arrested during a protest against the “slow distribution” of relief food to people affected by the Covid-19 lockdow. Television station NTV aired footage of Nyanzi being arrested in the capital Kampala on Monday. In the video, Nyanzi  […]

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Nigeria coronavirus: 5,162, Canada evacuation hits snag

Lagos – Speaking at a daily briefing, Foreign Affairs Minister Geoffrey Onyeama disclosed that evacuation plans from Canada had hit a glitch. “It is true that Canadian government denied landing rights to a Nigerian carrier scheduled for evacuation duty, on grounds that the airline does not have a license to undertake commercial flights to Canada. […]

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Lockdown: Zimbabwean government moves to repatriate its citizens stuck in SA

Johannesburg – The Embassy of Zimbabwe says it has been inundated by distress calls from Zimbabwean nationals in South Africa who have asked to return home. They say they can’t sustain themselves in South Africa due to the lockdown. On Wednesday, the embassy released a statement where it said that it had provided permits for […]

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Malawi Covid-19 patient spotted in bar after escaping from isolation facility

Johannesburg – A 27-year-old Covid-19 patient who escaped from his isolation room at Karonga District Hospital in Malawi was spotted in a bar in Chintheche on Wednesday. According to reports, the man escaped on Saturday after beating the hospital’s security system. Health workers said his escape was worrisome as the patient was likely to have […]

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China sends doctors, equipment to help Zimbabwe fight virus

Harare – China on Monday deployed a team of doctors and donated a consignment of medical equipment to Zimbabwe to help with the country with the fight against coronavirus. “The Chinese medical experts will make a contribution to the battle… against the coronavirus,” said Chinese ambassador Guo Shaochun at the Robert Mugabe International Airport after […]

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