Daily Archives: May 8, 2020

Amid Pandemic, World’s Working Poor Hustle to Survive

From India to Argentina, untold millions who were already struggling to get by on the economic margins have had their lives made even harder by pandemic lockdowns, layoffs and the loss of a chance to earn from a hard day’s work. More than four out of five people in the global labor force of 3.3

Burundi Opposition Leader Says Party Members Attacked in Run-up to Elections

Burundi’s main opposition leader and presidential candidate Agathon Rwasa says supporters of his CNL party are being arrested, attacked and in some cases killed ahead of the country’s May 20 elections. “We are experiencing some behaviors which are meant to destabilize mainly the CNL where our people are attacked and there is no judiciary or

WHO: Coronavirus Could Kill 190,000 in Africa and ‘Smolder’ on Continent

An estimated 190,000 people in Africa could die of COVID-19 in the first year of the pandemic and the disease could “smolder” across the continent for years, the World Health Organization has warned. As many as 44 million of the continent’s 1.3 billion people could be infected during the same period, the U.N. health agency