Category Archives: Medical & Health

At Least 60 Ethiopian Migrants Found Dead in Cargo Truck in Mozambique

At least 60 people, believed to be undocumented migrants from Ethiopia, were found dead in a cargo truck in Mozambique this week. 

Authorities heard banging noises from inside the truck’s container at a checkpoint in …

Third Day of Fighting Rocks Libyan Capital Amid Country’s First Coronavirus Case

 Libyan fighter jets flew over the strategic al-Watiya Airbase near the capital Tripoli, amid conflicting reports over which side now controls the area. Sporadic fighting also continued in the capital Wednesday, as residents reported artillery …

COVID-19 Kills Cameroon Saxophone Legend

Cameroon is mourning the loss of legendary saxophonist and singer Manu Dibango, who died of COVID-19 in France. Family members and lovers of his music have been visiting the iconic musician’s relatives in his country …

Botswana, with No COVID-19 Cases, Closes Borders After Death in Zimbabwe

Botswana, one of the few countries in Africa without a confirmed case of coronavirus, has moved to secure its borders after neighboring Zimbabwe recorded its first coronavirus-related death on Monday. Soldiers will be watching border …

South African Mining Sector Braces for Coronavirus Lockdown

South African mining companies are bracing for a heavy hit from the country’s looming nationwide lockdown to slow the spread of the coronavirus, warning of an expected leap in costs in addition to their lost …

South African Houses of Worship Find Creative Ways to Address COVID Threat

 As South Africa’s government tries to stop the spread of the novel coronavirus, houses of worship have been particularly impacted by guidelines to limit gatherings to fewer than 100 people. But they are finding ways …

6 Chinese, 2 Ugandans Accused of Evading COVID Quarantine in Uganda

 Ugandan authorities have charged six Chinese nationals and two Ugandans with conducting acts likely to spread disease after they allegedly violated a coronavirus quarantine order.  The eight men were arrested at a border crossing Sunday as the Chinese nationals allegedly tried to enter the …