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Argentina Battles Coronavirus Spike As Pandemic Grips Poverty-Hit ‘Villas’

Argentina Battles Coronavirus Spike As Pandemic Grips Poverty-Hit ‘Villas’

In Villa 31, a densely populated and poor neighbourhood in the heart of Buenos Aires, Lilian Andrade is getting used to tragedy after the area and others like it around the Argentine capital were hit by a spike of coronavirus infections. The spread of the virus in the so-called “villas” underscores how millions of often […]

Striking Doctors In Nigeria Demand COVID-19 PPE, Hazard Pay

Striking Doctors In Nigeria Demand COVID-19 PPE, Hazard Pay

A Nigerian doctors union is demanding that the government provide members with more personal protective equipment and hazard pay in treating patients infected with COVID-19, or they will escalate a strike that began Monday, its leader said. Dr. Aliyu Sokomba, president of the Nigerian Association of Resident Doctors, said union members now caring for patients […]

Black Women March For Equality

Black Women March For Equality

Lisa Lloyd, a black communications specialist, once discovered a white male coworker whom she had trained was earning $15,000 more than she was at rental car company where they worked in Maryland. “On paper, I am a senior-level manager with hundreds of subordinates. But when I walk into the office, I am a black woman […]

Malawi Electoral Commission Gazettes June 23 Voting Day

Malawi Electoral Commission Gazettes June 23 Voting Day

Malawi Electoral Commission (MEC) says it will publish in the Malawi Government Gazette, the official publication of legal notices, June 23, 2020, as the date of voting for the court-sanctioned fresh presidential elections but has indicated the country should expect a lot of irregularities in view of the short period of time for preparations In […]

President Pierre Nkurunziza Dies At Age 55

President Pierre Nkurunziza Dies At Age 55

Burundi’s government announced the “unexpected death” of the president, saying that he had died following cardiac arrest. Nkurunziza had been president of the smaller neighbour to the DRC, Uganda and Tanzania since 2005. “The Government of the Republic of Burundi announces with great sadness the unexpected death of His Excellency Pierre Nkurunziza, President of the […]

Nigerian Campaigners Stage Protest Over Sexual Violence

Nigerian Campaigners Stage Protest Over Sexual Violence

Nigerian rights campaigners took to the streets of the capital Abuja on Friday to raise awareness about sexual violence in the West African country after a series of high-profile rape cases. #JusticeforUwa has trended on social media in the last week after Vera Uwaila Omosuwa, a 22-year-old student, died two days after she was raped […]

France Confirms Death Of North Africa’s Al-Qaeda Head

France Confirms Death Of North Africa’s Al-Qaeda Head

French Minister of the Armed Forces Florence Parly confirmed on Friday that France and its military partners had killed Abdelmalek Droukdal, the North African head of the terror network, al-Qaida. Parly said Droukdal and some of his “close collaborators” were killed during an operation in the West African country of Mali. France’s role in North […]

Materials Arrive For Fresh Elections In Malawi

Materials Arrive For Fresh Elections In Malawi

Malawi Electoral Commission (MEC) says it will take delivery of a consignment of indelible link and thumbprint pads ahead of the court-ordered fresh presidential election tentatively set for June 23. Mathanga: The indelible ink and thumbprint pads will be taken for storage at MEC warehouses in Lilongwe, Mzuzu and Blantyre. Chief elections officer Sam Alufandika […]

Loss Of Canada Elders To Coronavirus Threatens Indigenous Culture

Loss Of Canada Elders To Coronavirus Threatens Indigenous Culture

When Diane Janvier Dugan’s mother was born in 1929, there were no roads or stores in her indigenous village in northwest Saskatchewan so as a child she learned how to hunt and trap for her food. “I’m starting to realize how much my mother knows about being Dene,” said Dugan, a teacher in the Canadian […]

DR Congo – Ituri Governor Appeals For Help To Stop ‘Ongoing Genocide’

DR Congo – Ituri Governor Appeals For Help To Stop ‘Ongoing Genocide’

Since the beginning of March, nearly 300 people have died as a result of the ongoing violence in Ituri Province. Jean Bamanisa Saidi, governor of the volatile region described the killings as genocide. “This must stop in our country!” the governor said. “It is estimated that more than 4,000 people have been brutally massacred since […]