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Emerging markets face wave of unrest as lockdowns ease – risk study

17 July 2020, 2:03 AM

Dozens of emerging and frontier markets are likely to face mass protests in the coming months as lockdowns imposed to control the coronavirus pandemic ease and the dire economic impact of the virus hits home, according to new research.

In Africa, lack of coronavirus data raises fears of “silent epidemic”

8 July 2020, 3:19 PM

When the new coronavirus hit Tanzania in mid-April, President John Magufuli called for three days of national prayer to seek God’s protection from the scourge. Barely a month later, he claimed victory over the disease and invited tourists to return to his East African nation.

“Every action counts”, UNHCR says for World Refugee Day

19 June 2020, 6:07 PM

The United Nations’ refugee agency is marking this year’s World Refugee Day with the message that “every action counts”, as it faces the challenge of the COVID-19 pandemic and record numbers of people forced from their homes by war and extreme weather.

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DRC probing ‘violent death’ of judge in landmark graft trial

17 June 2020, 3:20 AM

Democratic Republic of Congo’s justice ministry said it had launched a murder investigation after an autopsy found the judge overseeing a landmark corruption trial of the president’s chief of staff had died from violent blows to the head.

Uganda to lose $1.6 bln in tourism earnings as a result of COVID-19

2 June 2020, 4:00 PM

Uganda will lose $1.6 billion a year in earnings from tourism as visitors stay away due to the impact of the coronavirus, President Yoweri Museveni said.

Coronavirus screening at borders slow down food deliveries in East Africa

30 May 2020, 10:58 AM

Bottlenecks at borders as government screen lorry drivers to contain the new coronavirus are putting the delivery of vital food supplies in East Africa at risk, the United Nations’ World Food Programme (WFP) warned on Friday.

After COVID-19, Africa can build back better

27 May 2020, 2:19 PM

We mourn the lives of the people we have lost and recognize the sorrow and burden of families and loved ones they have left behind. Life, as we have known it, has changed in unimaginable ways, writes Amina J. Mohammed.

93 South Africans stranded in Turkey brought back home

23 May 2020, 12:22 PM

Government has brought back 93 South Africans who were stranded in Turkey, including 29 musicians.

22 South Africans remain stranded in Kenya as airline cancels flight

19 May 2020, 8:41 PM

A group of 22 South Africans who were to be repatriated from Kenya – as the world battles coronavirus – remain stranded in Nairobi.

Uganda restricts truckers on busy trade route to curb coronavirus

29 April 2020, 4:02 PM

Uganda has stepped up restrictions on trucks passing through its territory – limiting them to one driver and banning them from stopping over in hotels – in a bid to curb the spread of the new coronavirus.

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