Africa: Dilemma – Dealing With COVID-19 While 4 Times As Many Could Die of Malaria

[IPS] Bulawayo, Zimbabwe -Experts across Africa are warning that as hospitals and health facilities focus on COVID-19, less attention is being given to the management of other deadly diseases like HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria, which affect millions more people.

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South Africa: Gender-Based Violence During Lockdown – Looking for Answers

[ISS] The COVID-19 crisis and social distancing measures have caused deep concerns about their impact on women in abusive relationships. Numerous articles in the South African media have pointed to the increased risk women in these relationships face under lockdown conditions. The fear is that they are trapped inside with their abusers, unable to leave, escape or reach out for help.

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Ghana: Global Community Lists Atewa Forest Mining As ‘High Risk’ Post COVID-19 Venture

[Ghanaian Times] Over 260 organisations from across the world have petitioned Chinese Ministry of Commerce and copied over 10 Chinese institutions not to include projects that directly impact local environments, communities, and livelihoods, in their COVID-19 financial support.

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Zimbabwe: Govt’s COVID-19 Kitty Raises Stink

[Zimbabwe Standard] Government has imposed one of its ailing parastatals, NetOne, to exclusively manage the transfer of millions of dollars meant to cushion vulnerable populations against the effects of the coronavirus pandemic, it has emerged.But some of the beneficiaries have vowed to resist the move, preferring to use their Ecocash accounts.

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