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WHO Urges Caution As Countries In Africa Ease Lockdowns

WHO Urges Caution As Countries In Africa Ease Lockdowns

Three months after the first case of COVID-19 was detected in sub-Saharan Africa, the region has made progress in tackling the virus. Many countries implemented lockdowns and key public health measures early and these appear to have helped slow down the spread of the disease. However, there are concerns that if these measures are relaxed […]

Zimbabwe Records 764 GBV Cases During First 11 Days Of Lockdown

Zimbabwe Records 764 GBV Cases During First 11 Days Of Lockdown

At least 764 cases of gender-based violence were reported in the country inside the first 11 days of the coronavirus induced national lockdown. This was revealed in a statement by the Women’s Coalition of Zimbabwe (WCoZ). The feminist group urged the government to take the lead in strategies aimed at dealing with rampant gender-based violence […]

The Story Corner : Hunger, Robbery, Lockdown

The Story Corner : Hunger, Robbery, Lockdown

What shall we say to these times, we say let it pass. We are tired. Have you heard you about the unrest in Ogun state and some parts of Lagos, Nigeria?  The streets aren’t safe these days in some parts of Lagos and Ogun state. Thieves have been breaking into the homes of people and […]

Coronavirus Seen As Trigger For Mobile Money Growth In West Africa

Coronavirus Seen As Trigger For Mobile Money Growth In West Africa

Penda Kande usually pays for taxis in cash, but since coronavirus hit Senegal, the 30-year-old nurse has switched to mobile money to avoid contamination. “With the virus it’s better to use Orange Money,” said Kande, referring to the West African country’s most popular mobile money service, offered by French telecoms group Orange. She was one […]

Virtual Connection Step In To Replace Physical Meetings Amidst COVID-19 Lockdown

Virtual Connection Step In To Replace Physical Meetings Amidst COVID-19 Lockdown

It has been five days since the government declared a countywide lockdown allowing only essential services to remain in operation. All public and social gatherings including schools, churches and weddings were suspended. The lockdown was part of the effort to combat the COVID-19 which has ravaged the world where Rwanda has so far registered 41 […]