[Africa Renewal] Only 30 per cent of Ethiopian migrants seeking to find work in Saudi Arabia are aware that Yemen – the one country they must cross –is in its sixth year of conflict, while less than 50 per cent know of the dangers of boats capsizing at sea.
[allAfrica] Cape Town -It took 36 days to reach 1,000 reported cases of COVID-19 on the continent. In 62 days, 100,000 cases were reported, Dr Matshidiso Moeti, World Health Organization (WHO) Regional Director for Africa, said during an online media briefing hosted by the World Economic Forum.
[VOA] Travel restrictions meant to slow down the coronavirus are hurting efforts to combat swarms of locusts that are ravaging crops in East Africa, posing a serious threat to regional food security.
[RFI] The Africa Centres for Disease Control and Prevention said Thursday that 46 out of 54 African countries have reported cases of Covid-19, with 72 deaths and 210 recoveries throughout the continent.
[WHO] Senegal today reported its first case of COVID-19, becoming the fourth country in Africa to confirm the virus. The patient is a French national and a resident of Senegal who returned to Dakar on 26 February.
[New Zimbabwe] Victoria Falls -There is need for development programmers to unite and speak with one voice on issues affecting the young and old, and deal with their challenges holistically than separately.
[Monitor] After engaging police in Bugiri District in running battles on Tuesday, former Forum for Democratic Change (FDC) President, Dr Kizza Besigye, was expected in Jinja on Wednesday morning to address a rally in Kazimingi market.
[News24Wire] Limpopo police commissioner Lieutenant General Nneke Jim Ledwaba has welcomed the long sentences handed down by two courts in the province, after two men were convicted for raping girls.
[VOA] Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is in Senegal, where he will hold talks with President Macky Sall focused on strengthening security ties and promoting deeper economic cooperation.
THERE ARE many ways to rig an election. Voters can be beaten or bribed. Ballot boxes can be stuffed