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Violence, looting in S/Africa as food crisis set in amid lockdown

"Mr President we are in the middle of a food crisis. It's war out here," warned Joanie Fredericks, a community leader in Mitchells Plain township in Cape Town.The desperate plea was made in a video posted on social media...

Lesotho, Sao Tome and Principe among 16 nations without coronavirus

Lesotho, Sao Tome and Principe and North Korea. What do these countries have in common with 13 other nations?Until 17 April, they had no reported cases of the coronavirus, Al Jazeera reports.The Johns Hopkins University shows on its website...

Kenyan gospel singer quizzed by police over her Nigerian husband’s death

Kenyan gospel artiste Ruth Matete Amoyi on Thursday recorded a statement with detectives over the death of her Nigerian husband John Apewajoye, reports Kenyan Daily NationApewajoye, a pastor, died on April 11, two weeks after he suffered burn wounds...

Coronavirus lockdown choking off food supply in Africa

In a pre-dawn raid in food-starved Zimbabwe, police enforcing a coronavirus lockdown confiscated and destroyed 3 tons of fresh fruit and vegetables by setting fire to it.Wielding batons, they scattered a group of rural farmers who had traveled overnight,...

Hundreds injured in a stampede over food aid in Kenyan slum (with more pictures)

Thousands of people surged for food aid in a brief stampede Friday in Kenya’s capital, desperate for help as coronavirus restrictions keep them from making a living. Police fired tear gas and injured several people, witnesses said.Residents of Nairobi’s...

New, larger wave of locusts threatens millions in East Africa

Weeks before the coronavirus spread through much of the world, parts of Africa were already threatened by another kind of plague, the biggest locust outbreak some countries had seen in 70 years.Now the second wave of the voracious insects,...

Kenyan sex workers say list us as essential services

Commercial sex workers in Mombasa, Kenya have come out to urge the county government to include them in the group of essential service providers, noting that life has become unbearable due to the coronavirus pandemic.They say their trade has...

Coronavirus kills grandma, her 3 sons in a span of 10 days

Four members of a Louisiana family who tested positive for the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) have all passed away within a space of 10 days, according to their relatives.Antoinette Franklin, an 86-year-old matriarch described as a “lifetime resident of New...

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...
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ICC hands fmr Ugandan child soldier 25 years for war crime

The International Criminal Court sentenced Ugandan former child soldier Dominic Ongwen,  who turned into a brutal rebel commander to 25...
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