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South Africans disregard lockdown as they scramble for meat from crashed truck

Residents of Swalala, outside Hazyview in Mpumalanga, South Africa have broken lockdown rules to steal meat from a truck that was involved in an accident.According to the residents, they pounced after the meat delivery truck rammed into a tree...

Gabon bans eating of pangolin and bats amid coronavirus pandemic

Gabon's government on Friday banned the sale and eating of bats and pangolins, which are suspected of sparking the novel coronavirus in China where they are highly prized in traditional medicine.The novel coronavirus is believed to have come from...

Kenyan minister condemns mockery of coronavirus survivors online

Kenya’s Health Minister Mutahi Kagwe has criticised Kenyans for their mockery of two Kenyans who recovered from coronavirus.Kenyans online have criticised the announcement of the two recoveries on Wednesday – during a press conference – saying it was a...

20 arrested in Uganda LGBT community over social distancing

A gay rights leader in Uganda says 20 members of the local LGBT community have been detained after police raided their shelter and accused them of violating coronavirus-related social distancing measures.“It is evident that they were arrested because of...

Boy 13, shot dead in Kenya by police enforcing curfew

The bullet struck the 13-year-old as he stood on the balcony of his family’s home with his siblings. Below, police officers moved through the crowded neighborhood, enforcing Kenya’s new coronavirus curfew.Go upstairs, the children’s mother had shouted minutes earlier,...

Water crisis may sabotage Zimbabwe’s coronavirus lockdown

Dozens of Zimbabweans stand close to each other in a long queue, patiently waiting at a borehole in Harare's middle-class Mabelreign suburb to collect water.While this is a daily sight, this week things are different.The water-short southern African country...

Man shot dead in South Africa over coronavirus lockdown

A policeman and security guard has been arrested in South Africa, for killing a man during the coronavirus lockdown on Sunday, South African police are quoted as saying to Reuters news agency.Police officers had encountered some men drinking in...

Authorities in S/Africa free 14 workers locked in mask-making factory

The authorities in the South African city of Durban have freed 14 workers who had been "locked up in a factory since Monday", a local government minister said.They also arrested the owner of the business.The workers "were forced...

Police shoot 2 men in Uganda for violating movement ban

Ugandan police said on Friday that two men were in hospital after being shot for violating restrictions on transport in a bid to curb the spread of coronavirus.Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni has urged people to stay home but has...

Couple arrested on bus in Tanzania for claiming coronavirus a hoax

Police in Tanzania's commercial capital Dar es Salaam are holding a couple for allegedly spreading false information that coronavirus is a hoax from government.Dar es Salaam's police chief Lazaro Mambosasa said that the husband and wife ridiculed the government...
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Four soldiers, 63 jihadists killed as Niger battle Islamists

Four soldiers and 63 jihadists have been killed in fighting between Niger’s army and heavily armed extremists in the nation’s west, the government said...

French embassy in SA ‘deeply shocked’ on proposal to test vaccine on poor Africans

The French embassy in South Africa has expressed shock about a proposal by two top French doctors that Africa should become a giant laboratory...

Senegal cancels big independent party to fight coronavirus

Authorities in Senegal has cancelled giant celebrations to mark its 60th anniversary of independence from France because of coronavirus pandemic reports the BBC.Senegal recorded...

Morocco king frees 5,654 prisoners amid coronavirus outbreak

Morocco’s King Mohammed VI has pardoned 5,654 prisoners and ordered measures to protect inmates from the coronavirus outbreak, the justice ministry said on Sunday.The...