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Kenya: When Uhuru Kenyatta Told Off Son Who Broke COVID-19 Rules

From AllAfrica News: Latest. Published on May 28, 2020.

[Nation] As Covid-19 continues to spread, President Uhuru Kenyatta is grappling with the same problems facing many Kenyan families -- being torn apart, and having their social lives disrupted.

Nigeria: COVID-19 - Govt Considers Two-Shift Option for Reopening of Schools

From AllAfrica News: Latest. Published on May 28, 2020.

[This Day] Lagos, Abuja -The federal government has disclosed that it would soon unveil the policy for safe reopening of schools, saying it's also weighing the option of running two classes in the morning and afternoon in secondary schools to enable students make up for lost grounds.

Nigeria: Dangote Writes Ohanaeze Ndigbo, Denies Haulage of Almajirai to South-East

From AllAfrica News: Latest. Published on May 28, 2020.

[This Day] Abuja -Dangote Industries Ltd has distanced itself from any involvement in the haulage of youths (Almajirai) from Northern Nigeria to the South-east.

Lesotho: Thabane Resigns, Pledges Support for Majoro

From AllAfrica News: Latest. Published on May 28, 2020.

[Lesotho Times] All Basotho Convention (ABC) leader and former prime minister, Thomas Thabane, has pledged his support for incoming Prime Minister Moeketsi Majoro.

Namibia: Ministry Boosts Khomas Agriculture

From AllAfrica News: Latest. Published on May 28, 2020.

[Namibian] The Ministry of Agriculture, Water and Forestry has donated breeding stock to vulnerable communities in Khomas to generate income and ensure food security.

Zimbabwe: COVID-19 Cases Rise to 132

From AllAfrica News: Latest. Published on May 28, 2020.

[New Zimbabwe] Zimbabwe's confirmed coronavirus cases have accelerated to a shock 132 with 76 new cases recorded in Beitbridge, Masvingo and Harare.

Lesotho: Prime Minister Moeketsi Majoro at a Glance

From AllAfrica News: Latest. Published on May 28, 2020.

[Lesotho Times] Moeketsi Majoro, who has assumed the reins of power in Lesotho, is considered less of a career politician and more of a technocrat.

Algeria: Algeria Recalls Paris Ambassador Over Airing of 'Revolution' Documentaries

From AllAfrica News: Latest. Published on May 28, 2020.

[RFI] Algeria has recalled its ambassador in France, in response to the airing of two documentaries on the anti-regime protest movement known as 'Hirak'.

Rwanda: Rwanda Genocide Suspect to Remain Behind Bars in Extradition Battle

From AllAfrica News: Latest. Published on May 28, 2020.

[RFI] Félicien Kabuga, one of the last key suspects in the Rwandan genocide, lost an appeal on Wednesday to be released under court supervision. French judges have put off a decision on whether to transfer him to an international court until 3 June.

Lesotho: Majoro Takes Over Amid High Expectations That He Will Revive Comatose Economy

From AllAfrica News: Latest. Published on May 28, 2020.

[Lesotho Times] Former Finance minister Moeketsi Majoro yesterday took over as the new premier of Lesotho amid high expectations that he will revive the comatose economy.

Africa: Philanthropists Team Up to Manufacture COVID-19 Medical Equipment

From AllAfrica News: Latest. Published on May 28, 2020.

[263Chat] African and global philanthropists have teamed up to help African nations secure urgently needed ventilators, breathing support devices and other medical equipment, in the battle against the COVID-19 pandemic.

Zimbabwe: Informal Sector Remains Closed - Court

From AllAfrica News: Latest. Published on May 28, 2020.

[The Herald] The informal sector remains closed under lockdown after the High Court found that the Government acted reasonably and lawfully by keeping it closed while allowing the formal sector to reopen under strict conditions.

Tanzania: Tackling Menstrual Shame in Tanzania

From AllAfrica News: Latest. Published on May 28, 2020.

[Citizen] Dar es Salaam -Menstruation continues to persistently limit the lives and future aspirations of girls and women, as well as the development of the society as a whole, especially in developing countries and, above all, among the most vulnerable.

Sudan: Al Bashir in Khartoum Hospital With 'Suspected COVID-19'

From AllAfrica News: Latest. Published on May 28, 2020.

[Radio Dabanga] Khartoum -Deposed president Omar Al Bashir and seven former members of his regime, who are being held in Khartoum prisons, have been transferred to hospitals in the capital; three with chronic conditions, three with confirmed Covid-19, and two, including Al Bashir, with suspected coronavirus symptoms, Sudan's Public Prosecution reports.

Kenya: Coronavirus Worsens Malnutrition Burden

From AllAfrica News: Latest. Published on May 28, 2020.

[Nation] As the fight against Covid-19 intensifies, more Kenyans are joining the starving lot, with the most affected being children.

South Sudan: Vice President Abdelbagi Contracts COVID-19

From AllAfrica News: Latest. Published on May 28, 2020.

[East African] The newly appointed chairman of the South Sudan's reconstituted National Committee on Covid-19 has tested positive for the coronavirus, the national Ministry of Health has confirmed.

Zimbabwe: Mliswa Urges Matanga Sacking for Failing to Deal With Abductions

From AllAfrica News: Latest. Published on May 28, 2020.

[New Zimbabwe] Independent legislator for Norton, Temba Mliswa has called for the expulsion of Police Commissioner-General Godwin Matanga for failing to catch criminals linked to the abduction and disappearance of government critics.

Zimbabwe: Baby 'Scales Razor Wired Wall' With Mom to Escape Quarantine With 17 Others

From AllAfrica News: Latest. Published on May 28, 2020.

[New Zimbabwe] Government says 18 returning Zimbabweans have escaped from Gweru's Mkoba Teachers College where they were being accommodated for compulsory quarantine against coronavirus.

Lockdown: South Africa's authorities demolish 'illegal' shacks

From BBC News - Africa. Published on May 28, 2020.

South Africa's local authorities have been demolishing shacks claiming they were built illegally.

Africa: Over 120,000 Confirmed COVID-19 Cases on the Continent

From AllAfrica News: Latest. Published on May 28, 2020.

[allAfrica] As of May 28, confirmed the COVID-19 case total from 55 African countries has reached 124,846.

Kenya: Quarantine Conditions Undermine Rights

From AllAfrica News: Latest. Published on May 28, 2020.

[HRW] Nairobi -Kenyan authorities are potentially facilitating transmission of the Covid-19 virus while forcefully quarantining tens of thousands of people in facilities that lack proper sanitation, protective equipment and food, Human Rights Watch, Kenya Human Rights Commission, and Journalists for Justice said today.

Africa: West Africa At Risk of Desert Locust Invasion - FAO

From AllAfrica News: Latest. Published on May 28, 2020.

[Premium Times] New swarms of desert locusts will threaten West Africa in June, the Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO), has warned.

Nigeria: Over U.S.$18 Million in Ransom Paid to Kidnappers in Nine Years - Report

From AllAfrica News: Latest. Published on May 28, 2020.

[Premium Times] In Nigeria, kidnapping for ransom has become a feature in all parts of the country with thousands of people falling victim.

Nigeria: Disease Control Body Records 389 COVID-19 Cases, Highest Daily Figure Ever

From AllAfrica News: Latest. Published on May 28, 2020.

[Premium Times] The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) on Wednesday announced 389 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the country, bringing the new tally of confirmed infections in the country to 8,733.

Somalia: Country Looks to First Full Elections in 51 Years, Despite COVID-19 Crisis

From AllAfrica News: Latest. Published on May 28, 2020.

[UN News] The consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic are acute for Somalia, but the Horn of Africa nation is doing what it can with the resources it has, even as it looks ahead to its first direct elections in a half-century, the top UN official in the country said on Thursday.

Rwanda: Kabuga Calls Genocide Charges 'Lies' As French Court Denies Him Bail

From AllAfrica News: Latest. Published on May 28, 2020.

[DW] A French court denied bail to a Rwandan accused of genocide. After decades on the run, Felicien Kabuga called the charges against him "lies" and his lawyer doubted he would receive a fair trial in an international court.

Africa: Coronavirus Hampers Continent's Fight Against Malaria, TB, AIDS

From AllAfrica News: Latest. Published on May 28, 2020.

[DW] African countries have imposed tough measures against COVID-19. But it may come at the cost of other untreated diseases such as malaria and AIDS.

Africa: Britain Needs African Partners After Brexit - It Must Not Neglect the Continent Now

From AllAfrica News: Latest. Published on May 28, 2020.

[The Conversation Africa] These are uncertain times, for Africa as much as for Britain. Will they prove each others' friend in need? Or will circumstances pull the UK and African countries apart? It will all depend on what priority each gives to the other.

West Africa: The Children Left Behind in Conflict-Torn Regions

From AllAfrica News: Latest. Published on May 28, 2020.

[DW] Human rights groups say children in conflict regions aren't receiving enough support. Children who have escaped from Boko Haram are treated with suspicion in Nigeria, while schools are closing in Burkina Faso.

Félicien Kabuga: Captured fugitive denies financing Rwanda's genocide

From BBC News - Africa. Published on May 27, 2020.

Businessman Félicien Kabuga, who evaded capture for 26 years, says he was trying to help victims.

Congo-Kinshasa: Judge in Tshisekedi Ex-Aide Graft Case Dies

From AllAfrica News: Latest. Published on May 27, 2020.

[East African] A Congolese judge handling the graft case against Vital Kamerhe, former top aide to President Felix Tshisekedi, has died.

Zambia probes Chinese clothes factory murders

From BBC News - Africa. Published on May 27, 2020.

The killings of three Chinese nationals come amid a crackdown on firms accused of discrimination.

Namibia: Fishrot Accused Contributed to Economic Woes - Prosecution

From AllAfrica News: Latest. Published on May 27, 2020.

[New Era] The State has accused those implicated in the multi-million-dollar fisheries bribery scandal of having contributed to the country's economic demise.

How a steeplechase champion is training at home

From BBC News - Africa. Published on May 27, 2020.

Conseslus Kipruto is an Olympic and two-time World champion in the 3000m steeplechase. He's shared his homemade workout regime.

Coronavirus: Egypt doctors accuse government over medics' deaths

From BBC News - Africa. Published on May 26, 2020.

A union says the health ministry bears "full responsibility" for doctors' deaths from Covid-19.

Coronavirus and children: 'I can't hug my mum any more'

From BBC News - Africa. Published on May 24, 2020.

Life for children whose parents work on the frontline against Covid-19 has changed.

Rwanda genocide: How Félicien Kabuga evaded capture for 26 years

From BBC News - Africa. Published on May 24, 2020.

Félicien Kabuga outwitted Rwandan genocide prosecutors by using 28 aliases and powerful connections.

The Egyptian couple trapped on never-ending honeymoon

From BBC News - Africa. Published on May 23, 2020.

A Dubai-based couple are still stuck at a deserted resort, more than two months after their wedding.

Coronavirus in Tanzania: What do we know?

From BBC News - Africa. Published on May 22, 2020.

President Magufuli says cases are falling, but the government hasn't released new official figures. What do we know?

Coronavirus in Africa: Ghana WW2 in a Covid-19 fundraiser

From BBC News - Africa. Published on May 22, 2020.

Private Joseph Hammond is fundraising for frontline workers and vulnerable veterans across Africa.

Lockdown: South African actors create a hit online soap opera

From BBC News - Africa. Published on May 21, 2020.

A group of South African actors in lockdown are making a hit online soap opera from their homes.

Ugandan and Mamelodi Sundowns goalkeeper Denis Onyango on how he is working to keep fit.

From BBC News - Africa. Published on May 20, 2020.

Ugandan and Mamelodi Sundowns goalkeeper Denis Onyango is still working hard to keep fit, despite the uncertainty surrounding the return of football in South Africa.

Teranga, a Naples nightclub helping migrants overcome trauma

From BBC News - Africa. Published on May 19, 2020.

Teranga provides a safe space for migrants to dance and overcome their journey to Europe.

Coronavirus: South Africans in massive queues for food parcels

From BBC News - Africa. Published on May 17, 2020.

Aerial footage shows thousands of people in snaking lines hoping to get supplies.

Coronavirus: South Africa's alcohol and cigarette lockdown

From BBC News - Africa. Published on May 17, 2020.

In South Africa, illegal sellers are defying the prohibition on buying alcohol and cigarettes.