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African Innovators Tackle Coronavirus With Drones And Phones

African Innovators Tackle Coronavirus With Drones And Phones

Ghanaian pilot Eric Acquah started a drone company in 2017 to spray crops with pesticides, but when coronavirus hit the West African country he found a new mission: saving lives. The company has used 20 drones to disinfect 38 open-air markets in Ghana – spraying a couple of acres in minutes, a job that would take […]

Philadelphia Doctor Brings Coronavirus Testing To The City’s Black Communities

Philadelphia Doctor Brings Coronavirus Testing To The City’s Black Communities

When Dr Ala Stanford received a flurry of calls in March from Black friends who feared they had COVID-19 but couldn’t get tested at hospitals in Philadelphia, she knew she had to act. The virus was tearing through the city’s Black community but many – even those with health insurance – were getting turned away. […]

South Africa Records The Deadliest COVID-19 Outbreak In 24hrs

South Africa Records The Deadliest COVID-19 Outbreak In 24hrs

South Africa recorded its deadliest 24 hours since the Coronavirus outbreak after 128 people succumbed to COVID-19 on Tuesday. Of the new deaths, 52 are from the Western Cape, 36 from Gauteng, 25 from the Eastern Cape, 11 from KwaZulu-Natal and four from Mpumalanga, bringing the death toll to 2 657. The number of COVID-19 […]

Africa’s Unsung Army Of Women Wage War On COVID-19

Africa’s Unsung Army Of Women Wage War On COVID-19

Armed with a face mask, notebook and pen, Everlyne Akinyi Omondi sets out each morning from her one-room home in Nairobi’s informal settlement of Kawangware to do a job few others would contemplate in a pandemic. As cases of the new coronavirus climb and Kenyans are told to stay home and avoid human contact, 38-year-old […]

The Country Mourns Ajimobi

President Muhammadu Buhari has condoled with the government and people of Oyo State over the passing of a former governor, Abiola Ajimobi. Mr Ajimobi’s death was announced on Thursday. The president commiserated with the family of the former governor, who served as a senator before winning the governorship election in 2011. “As the party chieftain […]

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 […]

The Impact Of COVID-19 On Survivors Of Conflict-Related Sexual Violence

The Impact Of COVID-19 On Survivors Of Conflict-Related Sexual Violence

The Coronavirus pandemic is impacting dramatically the lives of victims and survivors of conflict-related sexual violence (CRSV), as well as all aspects of the work carried out by the Offices of the SRSG on Sexual Violence in Conflict and SRSG on Children and Armed Conflict, and the United Nations as a whole. Already a dramatically under-reported crime, CRSV has been […]

Black-Owned U.S. Businesses Are Hardest Hit By Coronavirus Shutdowns

Black-Owned U.S. Businesses Are Hardest Hit By Coronavirus Shutdowns

After 15 years working as a hairstylist in other people’s salons, Gary Connell opened his “Healthy Hair” studio in Montgomery County, Maryland in early March, sinking his savings into a two-chair shop in a busy mall. It hadn’t even been up and running for a full month when stay-at-home orders were issued because of the […]

Child Marriage Worries Rise Amid Coronavirus Lockdown In Cameroon

Child Marriage Worries Rise Amid Coronavirus Lockdown In Cameroon

‘At night, I pray he doesn’t come to my room.’ She Said: Women’s lives, women’s voices You’ve heard it before. Women and girls pay a heavy price during humanitarian crises. She Said is an ongoing collection of reporting in which women offer glimpses of their lives, speaking with TNH from COVID-19 lockdowns, situations of conflict […]

Why We Can’t Reopen Schools Now – Govt

Why We Can’t Reopen Schools Now – Govt

The Federal Government says it cannot reopen schools now as it is not yet safe to do so. The Minister of State for Education, Chukwuemeka Nwajiuba, said this in Abuja on Monday during the briefing of the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19. He described as fake, reports that the government would reopen schools on June […]

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