More than 50 Presumed Dead After DRC Mine Collapse

Hundreds of young men in rubber boots crowded around the site of Friday’s cave-in, with some removing rocks by hand from the muddy hillside, video footage showed. Dozens of people die each year in accidents in largely unregulated artisanal mines in Congo, where often ill-equipped diggers borrow deep underground in...

China Hid Extent of Virus Outbreak: U.S. Intelligence

China has concealed the extent of the coronavirus outbreak in its country, under-reporting both total cases and deaths it’s suffered from the disease, the U.S. intelligence community concluded in a classified report to the White House, according to three U.S. officials. The officials asked not to be identified because the...

President Kenyatta Apologises For Police Brutality

Kenya's President Uhuru Kenyatta has apologised for violence by the police following the enforcement of a nationwide curfew last week. The police have been accused of using heavy-handed tactics to enforce the dusk-to-dawn curfew since its introduction on Friday to mitigate the spread of the coronavirus pandemic, with tear gas,...

Ugandan Doctors Warn Coronavirus Measures Could Cost Lives

Ugandan health workers have accused the government of endangering the lives of expectant mothers and those in medical emergencies by requiring that all seek permission to secure transportation to hospitals. President Yoweri Museveni imposed a virtual lockdown on Monday to try to stem the spread of the coronavirus, which has...

Uganda Begins 14 Day Coronavirus Lockdown

Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni on Monday ordered an immediate 14-day nationwide lockdown in a bid to halt the spread of the coronavirus which has so far infected 33 people in the country. Uganda last week banned public transport and sealed its borders and urged the population to stay home, but...

Tanzania Reports First COVID-19 Death

Tanzania recorded its first Covid-19 death on Tuesday, 31 March 2020 when a 49-year old man succumbed to the pandemic at Mloganzila in Dar es Salaam. “I regret to announce that we have registered the first Covid-19 death in the country,” Health minister Ummy Mwalimu said in a statement on...

Police Rescue Workers Locked In Mask Factory

Police have rescued 14 workers from a mask factory in Glen Anil, Durban, where they were allegedly locked up since Monday last week. "No amount of words could ever describe my anger following a shocking report I have just received from officials I assigned to investigate a complaint I received early...

Ethiopian Airlines Suspends Flights To 80 Destinations

The Ethiopian Airlines announced on Sunday that it had suspended passenger flight to over 80 destinations around the world as the COVID 19 infection number hit over 700,000 around the world. Some of the major competitors like Turkish Airlines and Emirates have suspended flights. But there are also those that...