[The New Humanitarian] Nairobi -’The security forces are mandated to protect, and protect equally.’
[Namibian] A 12-YEAR-OLD Walvis Bay boy has set up a classroom in his parent’s yard to teach other children mathematics and English during the lockdown.
[Namibian] NAMIBIA has suspended the import and in-transit movement of live poultry and poultry products from South Carolina in the United States of America due to a bird flu outbreak.
[IPS] Amsterdam, Netherlands -In recent days we have seen the understandable decision reached to postpone the UN climate change conference – COP26 – which was due to take place this November. As the world reels from the widespread impacts of the coronavirus crisis, it is the right call.
[East African] Zimbabwe, perennially in need of foreign currency reserves, was banking on its annual tobacco exports to earn needed Forex from this month, as the harvest is readied for export. Then coronavirus happened, stopping all exports.
[Namibian] THE N$8,1 billion Covid-19 economic stimulus package has put government in a very tight financial position.
[VOA] Addis Ababa -With the African Union now predicting the continent’s economy will contract by 0.8 percent this year, African finance ministers are scheduled to meet via video conference on Thursday to discuss ways countries can mitigate a looming economic disaster.
THE YEAR had got off to a good start for Saudi Arabia. After a sluggish stretch the non-oil economy was growing, and officials were eager to lure new investment.
[This Day] Amidst the burden from COVID-19, Nigeria has recorded three new deaths from Lassa fever, bringing the total number of deaths in the country to 176 since the outbreak in January.
[East African] As Tanzania prepares for a general election this year, Zanzibar, a hotbed of opposition politics, seems to be receiving attention from both development partners and the government in Dar es Salaam.