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El Salvador’s Pregnant Girls Raped In Lockdown

El Salvador’s Pregnant Girls Raped In Lockdown

More than 100 girls in El Salvador, some as young as 10, got pregnant after being raped at home during the coronavirus lockdown, but strict laws mean they have no safe options to end unwanted pregnancies, campaigners said on Monday. Under El Salvador’s total ban on abortion, even in cases of rape, incest, a deformed […]

The advent of the COVID-19 pandemic has further marginalized women and exposed them to a plethora of security challenges and domestic violence, a new survey has observed. The survey further indicates that COVID-19 “exacerbates pre-existing structural inequalities in income, decision making between men and women.” The outcome of the survey on “Rapid Gender Analysis of […]

Covid-19 Cases Rise By 138 to 53,865 In Nigeria

Covid-19 Cases Rise By 138 to 53,865 In Nigeria

Nigeria has recorded 138 new cases of COVID-19, bringing to 53,865 the number of confirmed cases in the country. Announcing this yesterday, the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) said Plateau State recorded 55 new cases; Lagos, 15; Ebonyi and Oyo, 11 each; Abia, eight; Anambra, Federal Capital Territory (FCT) and Rivers, seven each; Kaduna, […]

Refugees In Kenya Suffer Aid Cuts Amid Covid-19 Pandemic

Refugees In Kenya Suffer Aid Cuts Amid Covid-19 Pandemic

The roughly half-million refugees living in Kenya are experiencing steep reductions in aid as the coronavirus pandemic causes some rich countries to limit their donations. Cash allotments for the purchase of food have had to be cut by 30 per cent for residents of the Dadaab and Kakuma camps, the United Nations’ World Food Programme […]

Coronavirus Forces Tourism Rethink In World’s Most Visited City

Coronavirus Forces Tourism Rethink In World’s Most Visited City

Bangkok tourist destination Khao San Road is usually heaving with people on weekends, its cheap beer bars, tattoo parlours, street vendors, hostels and buzzing nightlife drawing budget travellers and tour group alike. On a recent Saturday evening, the street was deserted except for a few dozen locals who wandered past boarded up shops, ignoring restaurant […]

Does The Coronavirus Still Exist?

Does The Coronavirus Still Exist?

First of all, let me congratulate you for making it to the post-COVID-19 era. Thank you for staying safe and staying healthy. It’s been a long time since the whole pandemic started and it has successfully but unfortunately affected a lot of activities. I’m so glad things are returning back to normal, I’m sure you […]

Total Number Of Covid-19 Deaths Across Continent Nears 28,000

Total Number Of Covid-19 Deaths Across Continent Nears 28,000

As of August 24, the confirmed Covid-19 case total from 55 African countries has reached 1,187,968. Reported deaths in Africa have reached 27,786 and recoveries 906,068. South Africa has the most reported cases – 609,773, with deaths numbering 13,059. Other most-affected countries include Egypt (97,340), Morocco (52,349), Nigeria (52,227) and Ghana (43,505). The numbers are […]

Zambia Vice President Tests Positive For Covid-19

Zambia Vice President Tests Positive For Covid-19

Zambia’s vice president Inonge Mutukwa has tested positive for coronavirus. This was revealed in a tweet by President Edgar Lungu who wished his deputy good health. “I have wished Her Honour the Republican Vice President Mrs Inonge Mutukwa Wina a quick recovery after she tested positive for #Covid_19 following a positive result of her daughter […]

Coronavirus Reveals ‘Green Apartheid’ In South African cities

Coronavirus Reveals ‘Green Apartheid’ In South African cities

It took the new coronavirus to reveal green apartheid lurking in South Africa’s cities as parks shut, lockdown kept millions home and only the lucky few had a garden for sanctuary. Satellite imagery shows this inequality blighted almost every South African city, with poorer, mainly Black residents living with less greenery and left with fewer […]

Fear, Rumours Lead To Hundreds Of Attacks On COVID-19 Responders

Fear, Rumours Lead To Hundreds Of Attacks On COVID-19 Responders

Healthcare workers fighting coronavirus in dozens of countries are facing violence from fearful communities who have attacked doctors and burned down clinics, aid agencies said on Tuesday. In Colombia, ambulances were blocked from entering a town to screen for COVID-19 cases, said the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), which recorded 611 incidents targeting […]