Kenya has reported 22 new cases of coronavirus, thus putting Kenya at 81. Speaking to the media, Health Minister Mutahi Kagwe said there was good news, however. Three patients have recovered from COVID-19 so far, Kagwe said. He added that 13 patients were male and nine were female. The patients include 18 Kenyans, 2 Pakistani citizens, and 2 Cameroonians.
Senegal is preparing to bring emergency food aid to about eight million people exposed to the effects of the new coronavirus pandemic, officials announced today. To that end, the Senegalese government published public tenders in the press for the acquisition of 5,000 tonnes of rice, 500 tonnes of sugar, 1,000 tonnes of pasta, and 10,000 liters of oil and soap.
Tanzania’s Ministry of health has announced five new coronavirus patients Monday, bringing the number of cases in the country to 19. According to a statement by Health Minister Ummy Mwalimu, the five new patients are all citizens of Tanzania. Two patients are from Zanzibar and three from Dar es Salaam.
According to Health Minister Mutahi Kagwe, four additional cases of COVID-19 have been confirmed in Kenya, bringing the total to 42. The first case was reported on March 13. The cases include one Kenyan, one Cameroonian, one American, and one Burkinese. Commenting on the coronavirus epidemic. Mr. Kagwe has urged all Kenyans to work together to prevent coronavirus infections, rather than leaving the burden to the government alone.
Families affected by lockdown legislation in Rwanda have begun receiving food assistance from the government. The number of cases of coronavirus infections has reached 60 people, while hundreds of others continue to be screened after encountering previous cases. On Saturday alone, Rwanda announced six new coronavirus cases.
Ugandan opposition leader and singer Bobi Wine has released a song asking people to wash their hands and criticizing his government’s response to the coronavirus pandemic. In particular, his song criticizes the poor state of health care systems ins his country and others on the continent.
The number of deaths in Africa from covid-19 infection has risen from 117 to 134 in the last 24 hours, with the number of infections cases rising from 3,924 to 4,282, as per the latest statistics. In total, 46 African Union countries have registered at least one cases of coronavirus. Of these, 19 have recorded at least one death from COVID-19.
Sixty-four people, believed to be undocumented immigrants from Ethiopia, were found dead in a cargo truck in the northwestern Mozambican province of Tete, a senior hospital official confirmed. The victims were discovered in a blue cargo container loaded truck, and they were surrounded by survivors.
At least 92 Chadian soldiers have been killed and 47 others injured in an attack by Boko Haram militants in Boma, in Chad’s western province of Lac. “We lost 92 of our soldiers, non-commissioned officers and officers,” President Idriss Deby said. “It’s the first time we have lost so many men.”
The Kenyan government has issued a directive disallowing all passenger flights. This is in a bid to curb the spread of coronavirus. According to a statement, issued by Health Cabinet Secretary Mutahi Kagwe on Sunday, the rule will come into effect on Wednesday. Cargo aircraft will, however, be allowed, and all crew-members are expected to adhere to strict precautionary guidelines.
At least 10 people are said to have been killed in clashes between police and protesters during a bitterly contested referendum in Guinea on Sunday, opposition activists said. The National Front for the Defense of the Constitution (FNDC) accused security forces of firing on anti-government protesters.
Rwanda has closed its borders and people have been ordered to stay in their homes in efforts to control the coronavirus. Other measures taken include requiring both government and private sector workers to work from home. Travel between regions has been suspended for a two-week period, with the possibility of an extension.
Tanzanian President John Pombe Magufuli has announced that the country has 12 patients suffering from disease caused by the coronavirus. Eight of these patients are Tanzanian citizens and four are foreign nationals. Addressing the nation, President Magufuli said, “we are so busy in Tanzania as if there is no disease that kills people.”
After being assured by the Prime Minister of Mali that the elections will actually take place on the 29th of this month, the country registered a new jihadist attack on Thursday that killed 20 Malian soldiers following the invasion of a military post in Tarkint, in the north, according to local military and civilian officials.
Angolan President João Lourenço flew to Namibia on Saturday to witness the inauguration of President Hage Geingob’s second five-year term. The Angolan Head of State noted that the ceremony is taking place at a time when the world faces a major threat, that of Covid-19, which advises everyone to avoid unnecessary travel.
Today saw the number of infections by the new coronavirus in Africa exceed by 1,000 in 40 countries across the continent, with records of 30 deaths, according to the latest statistics on the covid-19 pandemic. In total, 1,107 cases of infection have been recorded since the beginning of the pandemic. The very first case on the continent was reported on February 14, in Egypt.
The South African government on Thursday put into place a new law that provides for up to six months’ imprisonment for any citizen found guilty of spreading false information regarding the new Coronavirus pandemic. South Africa has 202 cases of people infected with Coronavirus and it is the most affected country in sub-Saharan Africa.
More than 20 people have been killed in some worst the worst flooding to hit Egypt in decades, the country’s prime minister said in a statement on Friday. The North African country has been battered by heavy rains and strong winds that began in the earlier hours of Thursday and continued on Friday.
While Covid-19 puts Italy under the bell, Africa continues to slowly calculate proven cases on its territory. After the latest Coronavirus case in Kinshasa, a Congolese resident from France, the number of patients with coronavirus on the continent has reached 111, according to the news sources.
Morocco has соnсludеd a new аrmѕ deal with thе United Stаtеѕ to рrоvіdе іt with military hаrdwаrе for lоgіѕtісаl ѕuрроrt wоrth $239.35 mіllіоn, ассоrdіng to thе US government’s Defense Security Cooperation Agency. Thе US Dераrtmеnt of Defense аррrоvеd the аrmѕ dеаl with Morocco, at the request of the Moroccan government, and notified the U.S. Congress of this step.
Afrіса has gained geopolitical іmроrtаnсе оn thе first оffісіаl trip of Urѕulа vоn dеr Lеуеn. Thе nеw EU Commission President dіd nоt go to Washington but to Addis Ababa, headquarters of the African Union. Thе іntеrnаtіоnаl оrgаnіzаtіоn of 55 African countries, located in the Ethiopian capital, іѕ tо bесоmе a kеу раrtnеr оf thе EU in thе futurе.
Cipriano Cassamá has resigned as President of Guinea-Bissau just one day after being elected by parliamentarians, following a disputed election in December. On the other hand, former general Umaro Cissoko Embaló had already been sworn in as the country’s president in a hotel in the country’s capital.
Senegal announced the first new coronavirus case on Monday. The patient is a Frenchman who remained in France in February before returning to Senegal and being isolated in Dakar. Senegalese authorities want to isolate all passengers on Senegal Airlines flights from Paris to Dakar.
Twеntу-twо сіvіlіаnѕ were killed Friday іn a vіllаgе іn nоrthwеѕt Cаmеrооn, аn area populated bу thе English-speaking mіnоrіtу. “The еvіdеnсе іndісаtеѕ that the majority оf victims аrе wоmеn аnd сhіldrеn,” Jаmеѕ Nunаn, the head оf the UN’s Offісе fоr thе Coordination of Humаnіtаrіаn Affаіrѕ (OCHA) fоr thе rеgіоnѕ said.
At least 24 people have been killed after unidentified gunmen attacked a church in northern Burkina Faso, Al Jazeera reported and officials have confirmed. A local pastor was among the dead. This is the latest assault against places of worship in the West African nation as religious attacks continue. The attack took place on Sunday during a weekly service at a Protestant church in the village of Pansi, in Yagha, a volatile province near the border with Niger.
Popular Rwandan singer Kizito Mihigo, 38, killed himself on Monday morning, a police statement said. He is a рорulаr Rwandan artist whо wаѕ соnvісtеd іn 2015 оf a соnѕріrасу targeting Prеѕіdеnt Pаul Kаgаmе. Hіѕ lіfеlеѕѕ bоdу wаѕ found іn the cell whеrе hе wаѕ returned thrее dауѕ earlier.
At least forty people have been killed in separate attacks in Mali. Thirty one were killed when gunmen attacked the village of Ogossagou in central Mali, burning houses, crops and livestock. “There is need to break the spiral of violence in this region,” the head of UN mission in Mali, Mahamat Saleh Annadif, said.
The coronavirus, called Covid-19 by the World Health Organization, is now present on all continents. The number of victims of the epidemic of the new coronavirus on Saturday exceeded 1,500 in China, and the first case of infection in Africa was recorded in Egypt. It was the Egyptian Ministry of Health that announced on Friday that it had registered the first case of the disease on the African continent.
The leaders of the African Union countries, at the beginning of their 3-day summit in Addis Ababa, sought to enhance their participation in mediations in a number of armed conflicts that are tearing the continent apart. Egyptian President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi announced his country’s readiness to host an African summit devoted to discussing the formation of a joint African force to combat terrorism.
The 33rd African Union Summit will be launched Sunday in the Ethiopian capital, Addis Ababa, under the slogan “Silencing the guns to create conditions for Africa’s development.” The presidency of the summit will move from Egypt to South Africa, and to President Cyril Ramaphosa from President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi. Today, Ramaphosa presides over a closed session to present the challenges that stand in the way of Africa’s progress.
At least 20 Malian soldiers have been killed in an attack on a military post in Mali on Sunday. Mali’s government said that there was significant material damage in the attack. “Reinforcements have been dispatched to the scene and aerial reconnaissance is underway in the area to track down the attackers,” it said in a statement that condemned the incident.
Recently, a fictional movie about Putin has been completed. The budget for the film was 800 million Rubles ($13.1 million) The movie has a historic theme and Vladimir Putin is portrayed as Czar Nikolas I and the whole plot is about how the emperor is always right. The epoch is early 1800s. It is not a surprise, with the movie budget alone, to believe the film is social engineering propaganda in the post Russian space. Of course, along the golden Russian tradition, the film has already been leaked on purpose. That way it will reach a wider audience everywhere versus people having to go to a Russian movie theater to see it. It is a prelude.
Twenty-five soldiers have been killed in a suspected jihadist attack on a military camp in Niger along the western border with Mali, Niger’s army has confirmed. The army has said that more than 60 militants were also killed when the army responded backed up French air strikes.
Security was heightened in Kenya after an attack by al-Shabaab at a military base in Lamu that is usually used by US and Kenyan military personnel. A US military service member and two US contractors were killed in the attack. Two other Department of Defense personnel were injured is Sunday’s attack on Manda Bay Airfield in Lamu County. “The wounded Americans are in stable condition and being evacuated,” African Command (AFRICOM) said in a statement.
Five Malian soldiers have been killed and four others wounded in a roadside bomb attack, a government spokesperson has said. The troops were travelling in the region of Alatona, near the border with Mauritania, when their convoy hit a bomb on Monday morning. Four vehicles were destroyed in the blast. “Reinforcements are already in place for the operation to neutralize the enemies,” government spokesman, Yaya Sangare said on Twitter.
A rise in the attacks by terrorists in West Africa has raised concerns over French military involvement in the region. The current French operation has been on-going since 2014, coordinating security related issues with Niger, Mali, Burkina Faso, Mauritania, and Chad. Currently, over 4,500 French troops are in the region. Despite the challenge, the French President, Emmanuel Macron vows to give a new force to the fight armed groups in the Sahel states in West Africa.
The Ministry of Education in Liberia has ordered the closure of all public schools a week before scheduled time due to a teachers’ strike. In a press statement over the weekend, the ministry said the decision was arrived at because of the strike that was set to begin on Monday, as announced by the National Teachers Association of Liberia (NTAL) and the Monrovia Consolidated School System Teachers Association.
The World Summit for Industry and Manufacturing organized a joint initiative between the United Arab Emirates and the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) with a new promotional tour in the city of Pretoria. The aim of the initiative is to examine the untapped industrial potential of countries in Southern Africa and its potential impacts on global value chains, and its role in shaping the future of the industrial sector.
A court in Sudan has sentenced the country’s former President, Omar al-Bashir, 75, to two years in prison for money laundering and corruption. This is the first conviction amid a series of lawsuits against the former Sudanese president. Due to his advanced age, he will serve his sentence in a rehabilitation center for seniors convicted of crimes not punishable by death. “Under the law, those who reached the age of 70 shall not serve jail terms,” the judge said.
French President Emanuel Macron has not been a strong leader. France is experiencing a negative pattern and the next election will be held in 2022. France reached its zenith in global influence in 1812. Napoleon Bonaparte became the Emperor of France in 1804. The title was created for Napoleon to preserve the appearance of the French Republic and show that after the French Revolution, the feudal system was abandoned and a nation state was created.
Mudslides that were caused by heavy rains have killed at least 29 people in western Kenya, the nation’s interior minister said Saturday. A previous record of local officials reported at least twelve dead. “We are saddened to confirm that 12 people from Tapach and Parua in Pokot South, and 17 from Tamkal in Pokot Central lost their lives,” Kenyan Interior Minister Fred Matiang’i said in a statement.
Uganda wants to introduce a law that makes homosexuality punishable by a death penalty. The Ugandan government made the announcement. The new law is meant to curb what the local authorities describe as the rise of “unnatural sex” in the East African country. Human rights activists fear that the plan will encourage violence against LGBTs and transgender people.
Muammar Mohammed Abu Minyar al-Gaddafi was murdered 8 years ago. Gaddafi, commonly known as Colonel Gaddafi, was a Libyan revolutionary, politician, and political theorist. Shortly after his death, it was announced that the war in Libya was over. In reality, the war mutated into a new trajectory. Even the worst pessimists could not have predicted the ramifications. Former US President Barack Obama scarcely admitted it was a mistake.
This week Russia will host a Russia-Africa summit from October 23-24. The purpose of the summit is to promote Russian initiatives in Africa. There are 54 countries on the African continent and 47 of the nations confirmed their attendance. Russian’s official strategy pertaining to Africa will be unveiled at the summit.
In the framework of Egypt’s efforts to retrieval the smuggled Egyptian antiquities abroad, the Egyptian State and its institutions attach great importance to preserving their heritage and civilizational history, the role played by the Ministries of Foreign Affairs and Antiquities in the field of restoring smuggled Egyptian antiquities, and in the framework of bilateral cooperation with the United States and the Memorandum of Understanding The foreign ministers of the two countries in November 2016 on the protection of Egyptian antiquities from smuggling, Egypt succeeded in retrieval the Egyptian artifact “Golden Coffin of the Egyptian priest Nedjemankh”, which was on display at the “Metropolitan Museum” in New York, where he participated Cary, the secretary of state at the ceremony to receive the coffin at the US Attorney’s Office in New York State, and signed the protocol on the restoration of the coffin with the US attorney in New York.
Zimbabwe’s former president Robert Mugabe has died, aged 95 years old. The country’s current President, Emerson Mnangagwa, has confirmed the news of his death via the social media network, Twitter. “It is with the utmost sadness that I announce the passing on of Zimbabwe’s founding father and former President, Cde Robert Mugabe,” he tweeted.
Passengers “quarantined” on a plane after a suspected Ebola virus outbreak occurred on board. Dozens of emergency services personnel are at the scene and passengers were not allowed to leave the tarmac. Photos taken from inside the aircraft by passengers showed dozens of emergency services vehicles lined up on the tarmac surrounding the plane.
Zimbabwean Police armed with tear gas and clubs today clashed with the opposition party’s protesters in the country’s capital city Harare after the protesters went ahead with their planned demonstrations despite the previous ban on their protests by the government. Supporters of Zimbabwe’s main opposition political party, the Movement for Democratic Change (MDC), sang songs condemning the police brutality while the police dispersed them with tear gas. At one instance, police surrounded a group of protesters and beat them mercilessly with clubs. A woman was later on seen being evacuated in a Red Cross ambulance.
Nearly 100 presidential candidates have filed their candidacy for the presidential election anticipated in Tunisia in the hope of succeeding Beji Caid Essebsi, the first democratically elected head of state following the Arab Spring country. In total, the names of 98 applicants interested in competing in the presidential election were recorded by the closing of registrations today. This was officially confirmed by the country’s Election commision (Isie).