Lesotho: Coalition Govt of PM Thomas Thabane Collapses

[Lesotho Times] The Thomas Thabane-led government collapsed on Monday. This after all three of the four parties in the governing coalition including Mr Thabane’s All Basotho Convention (ABC) informed the speaker of parliament, Sephiri Motanyane, of their withdrawal from the coalition.

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Africa: The Shift to Virtual World – An Experience Worth Archiving

[SDGC/A] Kigali -The novel Coronavirus, COVID-19, has brought forth unprecedented challenges to humanity across the world regardless of the level of economic development. In the absence of a vaccine or medicine, the only measure that has been deemed appropriate is confinement (shelter-in-place) and the limiting of physical interactions through social distancing and self-quarantining.

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Egypt: Egypt Sends U.S. Medical Aid Even Though the States Have Threatened to Pull Military Aid

[RFI] A plane full of medical supplies to combat the Covid-19 pandemic was sent to the United States by Egypt on Tuesday, a move that a US official said showed support to President Donald Trump, according to the Washington Post daily.

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Africa: COVID-19 (Coronavirus) in Africa: Questions and answers with Dr. Muhammad Pate

[World Bank] Since early reports of the coronavirus (COVID-19) in China, we’ve seen countries with robust health systems successively overwhelmed by the pandemic. Now global health experts fear the virus’ potential impact on Sub-Saharan Africa, where many countries have weaker health systems.

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Congo-Kinshasa: Convicted Warlord Escapes – Again

[HRW] A week ago, President Felix Tshisekedi of the Democratic Republic of Congo gave the order to arrest a notorious warlord responsible for atrocities in the southern region of Katanga. Two days earlier, Gédéon Kyungu had escaped from house arrest in Lubumbashi after dozens of his militiamen entered the city and other towns in the region.

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