South Africans that SABC News spoke to, believe Madagascar’s claim that they discovered a cure for COVID-19 should not be belittled and that African remedies should be given a chance.
The World Health Organisation (WHO) said on Monday that medicinal plants such as Artemisia annua, touted as possible treatments for COVID-19, should be tested for efficacy and side effects.
Madagascar’s President Andry Rajoelina has called a May 27 referendum on changing the constitution, to do away with the country’s Senate and give more powers to the regions.
Andry Rajoelina was sworn in on Saturday in Antananarivo as President of Madagascar for a five-year term.
The 2018 two-round elections in Madagascar were beset by allegations of fraud from both leading political parties and a contested result which may raise the risk of renewed political instability.