Daily Archives: May 3, 2020

Desert or Sea: Virus Traps Migrants in Mid-Route Danger Zone

Thousands of desperate migrants are trapped in limbo and even at risk of death without food, water or shelter in scorching deserts and at sea, as governments close off borders and ports in the face of the coronavirus pandemic. Migrants have been dropped by the truckload in the Sahara or bused to Mexico’s border with Guatemala and beyond.

Amnesty Publishes Report on Egyptian Media Clampdown

Sunday is World Press Freedom Day and a global human rights group has marked the observance by publishing an overview of Egypt’s assault on journalists and other media workers.  Amnesty International said in its report that “This clampdown on media not only violates journalists’ right to freedom of expression, but also the general public’s access to independent information . . . Guaranteeing freedom of expression and access

Being a Journalist is Risky Business in Somalia

Journalists in Somalia routinely face many difficulties but this year, under the stress of the spread of COVID-19, they say feel even more threatened by intimidation and arrest by what they call hostile leaders.  Cautiously celebrating World Press Freedom Day, a number of Somali journalists and journalists’ rights activists shared their experiences with the VOA

President Queries Tanzania Coronavirus Kits After Goat Test

 Coronavirus test kits used in Tanzania were dismissed as faulty by President John Magufuli on Sunday, because he said they had returned positive results on samples taken from a goat and a pawpaw. Magufuli, whose government has already drawn criticism for being secretive about the coronavirus outbreak and has previously asked Tanzanians to pray the

‫طائرات سبايس جيت بمشاركة إم جي إتش جروب تحلق لضمان سير عمليات سلاسل التوريد الهندية في خضم جائحة فيروس كورونا COVID-19

غورغاون، الهند، 3 مايو/ أيار، 2020 /PRNewswire/ — يجوب أسطول من خمس طائرات شحن تتبع شركة سبايس جيت “SpiceJet” أجواء العالم وتحمل المستلزمات الحيوية التي تتضمن الأدوية، والأجهزة الطبية، ومستلزمات اللقاحات الطبية، والمنتجات الزراعية لصالح العديد من الحكومات، والشركات الطبية والصيدلانية، وتجار التجزئة وهيئات المزارعين في خضم هذه الحرب العالمية ضد جائحة فيروس كورونا COVID-19. وتولت […]