[African Arguments] Global demand for cobalt is estimated to more than quadruple in the next ten years.
[Nyasa Times] Seven people charged over their alleged role in the stoning of President Peter Mutharika’s convoy with stones in Ndirande last Thursday have been formally charged in Magistrate Court.
[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.
[VOA] An attack on civilians at Virunga National Park in the Democratic Republic of Congo killed at least 18 people, including 12 rangers.
[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.
[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.
[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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[ISS] If the rolling political turmoil of the past six years has taught the Basotho people nothing else, it must surely be the meaning of the ungainly word ‘prorogue’.
[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.