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Protests, postponements and the last stand of an African strongman

Once hailed as a champion of democracy, Alpha Condé is threatening to outstay his welcome as Guinea’s president Even before the pandemic there were postponements. Before that, there were protests. From a large armchair positioned beneath his own portrait, the 82-year-old president of Guinea is not answering the key question preoccupying his country whether or not he wants to remain in situ until he is 94.In the Sekhoutoureah presidential palace in Conakry, wearing a short-sleeved shirt and trous...
Tags: White House, China, Africa, Barack Obama, World news, Guinea, Global development, Governance, Conakry, Mao, Recep Erdogan, Robert Dossou


Soundtrack to a pandemic: Africa’s best coronavirus songs

Drawing on lessons from Ebola, African artists are using music to convey public health messaging. And they are doing it in style The post Soundtrack to a pandemic: Africa’s best coronavirus songs appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
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G-20 prepares coronavirus rescue package for Africa

Africa has been less badly hit by the crisis so far than Europe and Asia, but the impact is projected to be huge.
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Coronavirus live news: global cases near million mark as US federal stockpile of medical equipment dwindles

Trump says personal protective gear has nearly run out; Florida, Georgia, Mississippi ordered to shelter in place; record daily fatalities in UK. Follow the latest updates. At a glance: summary of key eventsWimbledon cancelled due to coronavirus crisisAustralia coronavirus – latest updatesSee all of our coronavirus coverage 3.22am BST In Australia, prime minister Scott Morrison has announced that parents need childcare during the crisis will be able to access it for free, and that childcare ...
Tags: Europe, Japan, UK, Science, Australia, China, Russia, Africa, US, UK News, World news, Medical Research, Asia Pacific, Middle East and North Africa, South Africa, Infectious Diseases




Coronavirus live news: global cases near million mark as US records highest daily death toll

Trump says federal stockpile of personal protective gear nearly empty; Florida, Georgia, Mississippi ordered to shelter in place; record daily fatalities in UK. Follow the latest updates. At a glance: summary of key eventsWimbledon cancelled due to coronavirus crisisAustralia coronavirus – latest updatesSee all of our coronavirus coverage 2.27am BST While humans have been using Netflix and Zoom to quell the coronavirus lockdown ennui, New Zealand’s zoo animals have also been struggling with ...
Tags: Europe, Japan, UK, Science, China, Russia, Africa, US, UK News, World news, Netflix, Medical Research, Asia Pacific, Shinzo Abe, Middle East and North Africa, South Africa


Coronavirus live news: Global cases near million mark as US federal stockpiles of medical gear dwindle

Trump says federal stockpile of personal protective gear nearly empty; Florida, Georgia and Mississippi ordered to shelter in place; record daily fatalities in UK. Follow the latest updates. At a glance: summary of key eventsWimbledon cancelled due to coronavirus crisisUS coronavirus - latest updatesAustralia coronavirus – latest updatesSee all of our coronavirus coverage 1.20am BST Nearly 3,000 sailors aboard a US aircraft carrier where the coronavirus has spread will be taken off the ship ...
Tags: Europe, Japan, UK, Science, Mississippi, Navy, China, Russia, Africa, US, UK News, World news, Ap, Medical Research, Asia Pacific, Middle East and North Africa


Coronavirus live news: Italy records lowest daily increase in deaths in a week as known global cases pass 900,000

Germany and Italy extend lockdowns; Spain cases pass 100,000; known global cases pass 900,000; record daily fatalities in UKUS coronavirus - latest updatesAt a glance: summary of key events Wimbledon cancelled due to coronavirus crisisBrazil state governors ignore Bolsonaro amid anger over handling of crisis See all our coronavirus coverage 7.05pm BST The first coronavirus case among Brazil’s 300 indigenous tribes has been confirmed by the Health Ministry’s indigenous health service Sesai.Th...
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Coronavirus live news: Italy records lowest daily increase in deaths in a week

Germany and Italy extend lockdowns; Spain cases pass 100,000; global cases near 900,000; record daily fatalities in UKUS coronavirus - latest updatesUK coronavirus – live updatesWimbledon cancelled due to coronavirus crisisBrazil state governors ignore Bolsonaro amid anger over handling of crisis See all our coronavirus coverage 6.14pm BST Portugal’s government has cleared the way to extend the nationwide state of emergency by 15 days to combat the spread of coronavirus.President Marcelo Reb...
Tags: Europe, Science, Biology, France, China, Germany, Russia, Africa, Spain, World news, US news, Medical Research, Asia Pacific, Middle East and North Africa, South Africa, Infectious Diseases


Coronavirus live news: Spain passes 100,000 cases, as global number of infections nears 900,000

Germany and Italy extend lockdowns; global cases near 900,000; record daily fatalities in UKUS coronavirus - latest updatesUK coronavirus – live updatesWimbledon cancelled due to coronavirus crisisBrazil state governors ignore Bolsonaro amid anger over handling of crisis See all our coronavirus coverage 5.20pm BST Unemployment in Austria has jumped by 66% to the highest level since records began in 1946, despite a government bid to avoid mass lay-offs amid the coronavirus outbreak.Official d...
Tags: Europe, Science, Biology, China, Germany, Russia, Africa, Spain, World news, US news, Medical Research, Austria, Asia Pacific, Middle East and North Africa, South Africa, Infectious Diseases


Ugandan police accused of abusing lockdown laws after LGBT arrests

Twenty people arrested in raid on shelter and charged with disobeying distancing rulesCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coveragePolice in Uganda have charged 20 LGBT people with disobeying rules on physical distancing and risking the spread of coronavirus, in what campaigners say is a clear case of authorities in parts of Africa abusing newly imposed restrictions to target sexual minorities.Fourteen gay men, two bisexual men and four transgender women were taken into custody on...
Tags: Africa, World news, Uganda, LGBT rights, Coronavirus outbreak, Kampala Continue


Fears for civilians in Chad after army suffers devastating Boko Haram attack

Local communities flee as boundaries with Lake Chad become a war zone following ambush in which almost 100 soldiers diedThe Chadian army that lost nearly 100 soldiers to a Boko Haram ambush a week ago has declared the Lake Chad borderlands a war zone, heightening fears that civilians will suffer an escalation in violence.President Idriss Déby travelled to the region to announce the Wrath of Boma operation, named after the island where Boko Haram launched a seven-hour assault that Déby said was t...
Tags: Islamic State, Boko Haram, Nigeria, Africa, World news, Global development, Chad, Lake Chad, Boma, Idriss Deby, Deby, Conflict and arms


In East Africa, the locusts are coming back for more

In February the devastating locust swarms were the biggest seen in East Africa for 70 years. Now they’re even bigger The post In East Africa, the locusts are coming back for more appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Africa, Article, Ethiopia, Kenya, Somalia, Food Security, East Africa, Horn of Africa, Locusts, The Editors Picks, COVID-19, Keith Cressman, Baldwyn Torto


South Africa can reclaim its role as a diplomatic powerhouse in Africa

Pretoria can make a real difference in helping to solve conflicts and other issues in Burundi, the DRC, South Sudan and Zimbabwe The post South Africa can reclaim its role as a diplomatic powerhouse in Africa appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Africa, Uganda, Article, South Africa, Jacob Zuma, Zimbabwe, South Sudan, Violence, United Nations Security Council, Burundi, Rwanda, Democratic Republic Of Congo, Pretoria, Salva Kiir, Pierre Nkurunziza, Cyril Ramaphosa


Coronavirus in Africa: How to save water so you can wash your hands

In many African countries water is a scarce resource, so the WHO is encouraging people to store it.
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Coronavirus live news: Spain passes 100,000 cases, as UN says world faces worst crisis since WW2

US has one 1 in 5 cases globally; global cases pass 860,000; record daily fatalities in UK, France, Spain and RussiaWhite House officials predict up to 240,000 US coronavirus deathsUK coronavirus – live updatesThe most extreme lockdown controls around the worldSee all our coronavirus coverage 11.14am BST A former Vietnam war era refugee camp on an uninhabited island in Indonesia is being repurposed to house a new emergency hospital to treat Covid-19 patients.Indonesia, which has recorded 1,6...
Tags: Europe, Science, Biology, Indonesia, France, China, Russia, Africa, US, Spain, World news, US news, Medical Research, Asia Pacific, Middle East and North Africa, South Africa


Africa Roundup: Africa’s tech ecosystem responds to COVID-19

In March, the virus gripping the world — COVID-19 — started to spread in Africa. In short order, actors across the continent’s tech ecosystem began to step up to stem the spread. Early in March Africa’s coronavirus cases by country were in the single digits, but by mid-month those numbers had spiked leading the World Health Organization to sound an alarm. “About 10 days ago we had 5 countries affected, now we’ve got 30,” WHO Regional Director  Dr Matshidiso Moeti said at a press conference on Ma...
Tags: TC, UK, Nigeria, Africa, Articles, Tech, E-commerce, Ceo, Economy, Artificial Intelligence, Broadband, Uganda, Canada, Telecommunications, United Kingdom, Morocco


Teargas, beatings and bleach: the most extreme Covid-19 lockdown controls around the world

Violence and humiliation used to police coronavirus curfews around globe, often affecting the poorest and more vulnerableCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageAs coronavirus lockdowns have been expanded globally, billions of people have found that they are now faced with unprecedented restrictions. Police across the world have been given licence to control behaviour in a way that would normally be extreme even for an authoritarian state. Related: ‘We can’t go back to norm...
Tags: Europe, Human Rights, Police, India, Africa, Americas, World news, Hungary, Asia Pacific, Philippines, Paraguay, Global development, Kenya, Coronavirus outbreak


Coronavirus live news: US deaths could reach 240,000 as UN says world faces worst crisis since WW2

US has one 1 in 5 cases globally; global cases pass 850,000; record daily fatalities in UK, France, Italy, Spain and Russia. Follow the latest updates. UK coronavirus - latest updatesUS coronavirus - live updatesAustralia coronavirus – live updatesChina and Korea delay college exams to get lid on coronavirusSee all our coronavirus coverage 1.32am BST In the US, Politico reports: “Trump officials have decided against reopening Obamacare enrolment to uninsured Americans during the coronavirus ...
Tags: Europe, UK, Science, Biology, China, Russia, Africa, US, World news, US news, Medical Research, Asia Pacific, Middle East and North Africa, South Africa, Infectious Diseases, Microbiology


Coronavirus: What misinformation has spread in Africa?

Which claims about the coronavirus are gaining the most traction in Africa?
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Coronavirus live news: rise in Italy, US and France deaths takes global confirmed toll past 40,000

Worldwide confirmed cases pass 800,000 as Spain and Russia also report record single-day death tolls and Mexico wakes to state of emergencyUK coronavirus - latest updatesUS coronavirus - live updatesChina and Korea delay college exams to get lid on coronavirusNew study reveals increased risks from middle ageSee all our coronavirus coverage 7.27pm BST A group of 28 spring break tourists who returned to Texas from the Mexican beach resort of Cabo San Lucas have tested positive for coronavirus,...
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The insurgency in northern Mozambique has got worse. Why?

Mozambique needs to restructure its defence force and build an alliance with its neighbour Tanzania in preparation for a drawn-out struggle against ‘jihadists’ The post The insurgency in northern Mozambique has got worse. Why? appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Islamic State, Africa, Article, Tanzania, Mozambique, Jihadists, Northern Mozambique, Filipe Nyusi, Erik Prince, Lockdown, Top Six, Mocimboa da Praia, Wagner Group, Coronavirus, COVID-19, Afungi peninsula


Subsistence miners lose out as coronavirus crushes local gold prices

Informal gold miners from South America to Africa are selling gold at almost 40% discounts as measures to curb the coronavirus crimp supply routes and dry up funding.
Tags: Money, Africa, businessNews, South America


Coronavirus live news: rise in Italy and US deaths takes global confirmed toll past 40,000

Worldwide confirmed cases pass 800,000 as Spain and Russia report record single-day death tolls and Mexico wakes to state of emergencyUK coronavirus - latest updatesUS coronavirus - live updatesChina and Korea delay college exams to get lid on coronavirusNew study reveals increased risks from middle ageSee all our coronavirus coverage 6.24pm BST The US has more confirmed cases of coronavirus infection than China, according to official statistics given by both countries that in all likelihood...
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'We don't work, we don't eat': Informal workers face stark choices as Africa's largest megacity shuts down

Nigeria, Africa's most populous country, became the latest country on the continent to impose a 14-day lockdown in major states but daily wage earners are complaining of hunger.
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Coronavirus live news: World Bank warns of 'unprecedented shock' as global confirmed cases pass 800,000

Spain reports record single-day death toll; Vietnam enters lockdown; Russia records biggest daily rise in cases for seventh day runningUK coronavirus - latest updatesCoronavirus epidemic ‘far from over’ in Asia-Pacific, warns WHONew study reveals increased risks from middle ageAt a glance: latest key developmentsSee all our coronavirus coverage 1.12pm BST The number of confirmed cases of coronavirus infection around the world has passed 800,000, with more than 38,000 deaths, according to the...
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Coronavirus live news: Spain reports record single-day death toll; World Bank warns of 'unprecedented global shock'

Global cases pass 750,000; Vietnam enters lockdown; Russia records biggest daily rise in cases for seventh day runningUK coronavirus - latest updatesCoronavirus epidemic ‘far from over’ in Asia-Pacific, warns WHONew study reveals increased risks from middle ageLas Vegas parking lot turned into homeless ‘shelter’ with distance markersSee all our coronavirus coverage 11.26am BST Ireland has issued guidelines on safe sex during the coronavirus pandemic, writes Rory Carroll in Dublin. Only be se...
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Huawei Warns Of ‘Pandora’s Box’ If U.S. Curbs Taiwan Supply

(Bloomberg) -- Huawei Technologies Co. is bracing for its most difficult year on record in 2020, when tightening U.S. sanctions and the Covid-19 pandemic threaten to slam an already slowing business.Rotating Chairman Eric Xu said he’s aware of the potential for Washington to tighten restrictions on the company, including by stopping Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. from selling chips to Huawei. The Chinese government wouldn’t tolerate such action and it would irrevocably damage the global ...
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In Search of Zambia’s Stunning Wildlife: A Virtual Safari

Join us on a virtual safari in Zambia, which boasts some of Africa’s best national parks, mainly those along the hippo-infested Luangwa River.
Tags: Photography, News, Africa, Elephants, Zambia, Safaris, Travel and Vacations, Parks and Other Recreation Areas, Hippopotamuses, Wilderness Areas, Victoria Falls (Zimbabwe


Sierra Leone lifts ban on pregnant girls going to school but shutdown expected

Decision hailed as ‘victory’ comes amid warnings that coronavirus could close schools and leave teenagers vulnerable in quarantineSierra Leone has lifted an internationally criticised ban that prohibited pregnant schoolgirls from attending school and sitting exams, in a move heralded by activists as a “victory for feminism” in the west African nation.The decision, announced on Monday, follows a judgment last December by a top regional court that ordered the immediate overturn of the ban, which e...
Tags: Africa, Society, World news, Sierra Leone, Global development, Young People, Teenage pregnancy, Global Education, Women's rights and gender equality, quarantineSierra Leone