Monthly Archives: March 2020

Saudi Arabia Launches New Anti-Human-Trafficking Measures

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia, March 31, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia’s National Committee to Combat Human Trafficking (NCCHT), in cooperation with the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) and the International Organization of Migration (IOM), has launched

Coronavirus: Sierra Leone confirms first case of COVID-19

FREETOWN, Sierra Leone, March 31, 2020/ — The Ministry of Health and Sanitation of the Republic of Sierra Leone has reported the country’s first case of COVID-19. Samples tested at the Military 34 Hospital, and two other accredited laboratories to

South Africa Provides Special Transportation for Social Grant Recipients

South Africa is allowing bus and taxi service to resume this week to ease the burden on social grant beneficiaries collecting their funds, in the midst of the 21-day coronavirus lockdown. Transport Minister Fikile Mbalula said Sunday the relaxed rules for buses and taxis begins Monday and will last through Friday from 5am until 8pm. Social

South Africa Launches Door-to-Door Coronavirus Screening

South Africa is launching an aggressive coronavirus screening program as the total  number of confirmed cases tops 1,000, the largest amount of any country on the continent. President Cyril Ramaphosa announced Monday night that at least 10,000 field workers will

Botswana Declares Emergency on First Confirmed COVID Cases

Botswana’s President Mokgweetsi Masisi on Tuesday declared an indefinite state of emergency effective after the southern African country recorded its first confirmed cases of coronavirus. Botswana had appeared to be keeping the virus at bay. But, on Monday night, the

South Sudan Activists Hope to Unify Divided Nation

Thirty-one-year-old Junior Dau sits in the parlor of his home in the South Sudanese capital of Juba, gazing at photos of his slain cousin. The cousin was killed as a soldier fighting in the civil war that broke out in 2013. “He got shot