[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.
[DW] President Alpha Conde postponed a referendum that could pave the way for his third term bid, citing flaws with voter register. About 2.5 million unverified voters were discovered, experts call the situation “dangerous”.
[Shabelle] The Federal Republic of Somalia has declared the Desert Locust invasion a matter of national emergency.
[New Zimbabwe] Marry, the estranged wife of Vice President Constantino Chiwenga has told High Court judge, Pisirai Kwenda that her husband is the one in possession of passports he wants surrendered to the state in variation of her bail conditions.
[Deutsche Welle] Turkey is building on its already-strong relationship with Somalia as it accepts an invitation to explore for oil in its seas.
[African Arguments] When Adama Barrow became The Gambia’s new president in January 2017, he quickly reversed many of his predecessor’s isolationist policies. After 22 years of authoritarian rule under Yahya Jammeh – who had to be pressured to leave the country by a regional military intervention when he refused to step down after losing the elections – the democratically-elected President Barrow announced The Gambia would rejoin the Commonwealth and the International Criminal Court (ICC). At the same time, international suppo
[New Zimbabwe] Workers across the country’s different employment sectors are likely to lose jobs in the coming year owing to a critical decline in sale volumes as reported by Zimbabwe Stock Exchange listed companies.
[Lesotho Times] Opposition legislators have refused to adopt a parliamentary report recommending salary increments for members of parliament and officials in charge of the parastatals.
[African Arguments] Some in the ruling Patriotic Front have rallied behind the president. Others have developed a four-point plan to get rid of him.
[allAfrica] Cape Town -South Africa has become the 57th country in the world to prohibit the corporal punishment of children. This comes after the Constitutional Court’s ruling that the common law defence of “reasonable and moderate chastisement” is unconstitutional.