AFRICA’S COVID-19 CASES OVER 144,700 ― WHO

The World Health Organisation (WHO), on Monday, reported that COVID-19 cases in Africa as at June 1 had risen to over 144, 700. The WHO Regional Office for Africa in Brazzaville, Congo, gave the update on its official twitter handle @WHOAFRO. “There are over 144,700 confirmed COVID-19 cases on the African continent – with more…

COVID-19: AFRICAN VACCINE IS POSSIBLE

The Ranking Member on Parliament’s Foreign Affairs Committee, Samuel Okudzeto Ablakwa is unwavering in is call for a vaccine for COVID-19 developed in Africa. “A belief that an African treatment and an African vaccine for COVID-19 is possible,” he said in a statement to commemorate AU Day today, May 25, 2020. The African Union was…

LANDLORD SHOOTS AND KILLS TENANT FOR REFUSING TO VACATE APARTMENT

A tenant was on Sunday shot dead by his landlord in Ghana for refusing to vacate the apartment after he was given quit notice some months ago, Ghanaweb, a Ghanaian online news agency, reported on Monday. The landlord, Victor Stephen Nana Kankam, according to police, shot budding musician, Spark Benjamin, at the residence in Spot…

DR CONGO OFFICIALS DENY CORONAVIRUS FIGURES MANIPULATED

Government officials in the Democratic Republic of Congo have denied any manipulation of its figures for coronavirus cases and deaths. The controversy came as health officials announced DR Congo’s latest COVID-19 figures which stand at 63 deaths from 2,025 cases, most of them in the capital, Kinshasa. So far, 312 people have recovered. The vast…

COVID-19: ‘GOD WILL HELP US,’ TANZANIA PRESIDENT ‘REJECTS’ LOCKDOWN

At a time when countries have imposed and are easing lockdowns in the fight against COVID-19, Tanzanian president John Magufuli insists there will be no such thing as lockdown in the east African nation.  During an address to a church congregation over the weekend, Magufuli stressed that when the neighbours are done with their lockdowns, they…

FRENCH POLICE ARREST AFRICA’S MOST WANTED MAN OVER RWANDAN GENOCIDE

One of the most wanted fugitives in Rwanada's 1994 genocide has been arrested outside Paris, France, today, according to Daily Mail. Felicien Kabuga, 84, who had a £4m bounty on his head, had been accused of equipping ethnic Hutu extremists in the 100-day genocide that killed more than 800,000 ethnic Tutsis and moderate Hutus.    Kabuga,…

ZIMBABWE EXTENDS CORONAVIRUS LOCKDOWN ‘INDEFINITELY’

Zimbabwean President Emmerson Mnangagwa has extended a nationwide lockdown meant to control the spread of coronavirus, though the restrictions will be reviewed every two weeks. In a live broadcast on Saturday, Mnangagwa said the measure would remain in place "for an indefinite period", adding that "the country needs to ease out of the lockdown in…