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

Sierra Leone’s President Julius Maada Bio confirms the first case of COVID-19, announces new measures to fight the virus

State House, Freetown– His Excellency President Dr Julius Maada Bio has confirmed that Sierra Leone has recorded its first case of the Coronavirus, COVID-19 and announced new measures as part of government’s efforts to fight the virus. Addressing pressmen and

If Coronavirus Hits Libyan Detention Centers It Would be a ‘Massacre’

While much of the world is under orders to practice social distancing to slow the spread of coronavirus, there are certain places where such distance is impossible. Overcrowded migrant detention centers, particularly those in Libya, are among the places most

In Cameroon, Violating COVID-19 Restrictions Can Get You Arrested

Police in Cameroon have begun arresting people who defy measures put in place to stop the spread of the coronavirus, which has so far has infected 139 people in the central African state. Police are sealing shops that exceed maximum

Nigeria Shuts Down Lagos and Abuja to Control Coronavirus Spread

Nigeria’s two main cities — Abuja and Lagos — are preparing to go on lockdown to help prevent the spread of the coronavirus.  The arrival of coronavirus testing kits donated by a Chinese billionaire is expected to give officials a more