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Gambia government officials ravaged by Covid-19

Three ministers in Gambia's government have tested positive for the coronavirus, officials said, days after the West African nation's president went into self-isolation.President Adama Barrow said last week he would self-isolate for two weeks after Vice President Isatou Touray...

Kenya quarantine escapees arrested in bar

Police in Kenya have arrested two people seen in a viral video climbing through a fence to escaped from a coronavirus quarantine centre in the capital, Nairobi.They were among dozens of others who were filmed jumping over a wall...

Ugandan court convict 6 Chinese nationals for escaping quarantine

Court in Uganda has convicted 6 Chinese nationals for disobeying lawful orders on prevention of Covid-19 when they escaped from a quarantine facility in Kampala, the Daily Monitor reports.The group was arrested last month together with their Ugandan driver...

Clinic closed in South Africa after nurse catches coronavirus

A clinic in South Africa's largest city, Johannesburg, has been closed after a nurse tested positive for coronavirus.It is thought the health worker contracted the virus after attending a church service in another province last month.All staff members who...

Quarantined S/African woman takes her life in Kenya

A 27-year-old South African woman, who had been placed on a 14-day mandatory quarantine was on Friday morning found dead in her room in apparent suicide reports Daily NationHealth workers found her dead at the Kenya Industrial Training Institute...

Eight months old Ugandan baby tests positive for coronavirus

An eight-month-old baby in Uganda, whose father recently travelled back from Kenya's western city of Kisumu, has tested positive for coronavirus.The baby girl is one of five new cases detected in Uganda.According to health officials, she is being treated...

Gambia hunt for 14 quarantined for coronavirus who violently escaped

Gambian authorities were on Friday searching for 14 people who broke out of a hotel where they had been quarantined as a coronavirus precaution and escaped, health officials said.The group was among 32 passengers who arrived on a flight...

Uganda turns back travellers who refused to self-quarantine

Uganda has told 22 foreigners who refused to self-quarantine on arrival for a business forum to return to their home countries.Uganda's Health Minister Jane Ruth Aceng said the 22 travellers arrived from "category one" countries deemed high-risk in the...

China’s coronavirus quarantine hotel collapses trapping over 70

A five-storey hotel being used for coronavirus quarantine collapsed in the southeast Chinese port city of Quanzhou on Saturday trapping about 70 people, state media said.A video stream posted by the government-backed Beijing News site showed rescue workers in...
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South Africa white farmers, Black protesters face off over farm murder case

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The Tragic Silence: Rising Cases of Violence Against Women and Poor Policy Response

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Somali al Shabaab militants ambush soldiers, kill 8

Associated PressSomalia’s extremist group, al Shabaab have carried out an attack killing at least eight soldiers in an ambush in the country’s south, according...