“LET MY PEOPLE go, so that they may worship me. If you refuse to let them go, I will bring locusts into your country tomorrow.” So said God, rather vengefully, according to Moses and Aaron.
THE HENCHMEN of Muqtada al-Sadr, Iraq’s most capricious—and perhaps most powerful—cleric, not only participated in the anti-government protests that have rocked Baghdad and other cities for months, they defended them.
A SICK PERSON would once have to sell land or cows to pay hospital bills, says Owen Orishaba, a teacher in the Kigezi highlands of Uganda. But now “a goat can solve your problem.” Four years ago he joined a community health-insurance scheme managed by Kisiizi Hospital, a church-run institution.
[The Herald] Daniel Nemukuyu Investigations and Special Reports Editor
[Vanguard] The 2020 Grammy awards have come and gone; we have seen the winners and the losers. However, since Nigeria’s representative in the Grammy, Burna Boy lost the coveted award to Beninese singer and actress, Angelique Kidjo, people have been reacting to the former’s loss on social media.
[New Zimbabwe] A canine unit from the Zimbabwe National Army (ZNA) was Tuesday spotted sweeping through Zanu PF headquarters in an unexpected security operation that took both senior party officials and employees by surprise.
[VOA] Authorities in the western African nation of Burkina Faso say as many as 30 people were killed in an attack on a village by suspected Islamic extremists late last week.
[VOA] Last year was the deadliest in recent history for extremist violence in the Sahel region of Africa. The trend appears to be continuing in 2020 and experts warn more must be done to avoid a crisis in the region.
[VOA] Somali students in coronavirus-stricken Wuhan say they are trapped in their university rooms feeling frightened and lonely, and are appealing for the Somali government to help them leave the besieged Chinese city.
[VOA] South African officials say they’re ready for the possible spread of coronavirus to African shores.