Daily Archives: March 27, 2020

Sierra Leone: Ethiopian Airlines just shipped in to Sierra Leone Jack Ma’s promise of essential medical supplies for COVID-19

FREETOWN, Sierra Leone, March 27, 2020/ — Ethiopian Airlines just shipped in to Sierra Leone Jack Ma’s promise of essential medical supplies for COVID-19. This is part of Jack Ma’s effort to combat the spread of COVID-19 in Africa. Distributed

Sierra Leone: All land borders are closed except for the transportation of essential commodities into Sierra Leone

FREETOWN, Sierra Leone– “I wish to announce that effective midnight, all our land borders are closed except for the transportation of essential commodities into Sierra Leone under strict supervision. This measure will be in force for 30 days and subject

South Africa Begins Nationwide Coronavirus Lockdown

South Africans on Friday began the first day of a three-week nationwide lockdown aimed at stemming the tide of coronavirus cases, now topping 900 in South Africa. President Cyril Ramaphosa urged troops on Thursday to be a “force of kindness,”

Tanzanian President Criticized for Refusing to Close Places of Worship

Opposition leaders in Tanzania are criticizing the government’s response to the coronavirus, after President John Magufuli said he would never close down places of worship. While Tanzania has been taking the same measures against coronavirus as other African nations — closing schools,

Media Watchdog: Algeria Arrests Independent Journalist

An Algerian journalist was arrested on Friday, press freedom group Reporters Without Borders (RSF) said, accusing the country’s government of using the coronavirus crisis to crack down on independent media. Khaled Drareni, who serves as RSF’s Algerian correspondent, has been

Sierra Leone’s President Julius Maada Bio Announces Closure of Land Borders

State House, Freetown– His Excellency President Dr Julius Maada Bio has announced that Sierra Leone will close its land borders except for essential commodities effective midnight – 27 March 2020, as part of government’s efforts to fight the Coronavirus. Addressing