Month: March 2021

Coronavirus cases in Africa surpass 180,000

The total number of coronavirus cases in Africa climbed to 183,474, the Africa Centres for Disease Control and Prevention said on Sunday, as the continent grapples with community spread. At least 5,041 coronavirus patients have died so far, while a total of 81,367 patients have recovered, it said. North Africa registered 53,000 cases, with Egypt, …

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Podcast | Why a group of men is fighting for women’s empowerment Ep. 2

Is a man who cooks for his wife submissive? Is a husband supposed to be “king of the house” or a caring partner? How far does a man have to go to prove his “manhood?” In Burundi, husband Innocent came to the realisation that abusing and betraying his wife was ruining their lives. They were …

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Tanzania opposition demands whereabouts of President Magufuli

Several opposition members in Tanzania have called on the authorities to release news of President John Magufuli, who has not appeared in public since February 27, prompting questions about his state of health. Rumours have swirled on social media about if he has contracted coronavirus, especially in neighbouring Kenya under the hashtag # pray4magufuli. Magufuli, …

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Mauritius imposes new lockdown as coronavirus cases rise

Mauritius began another national lockdown on Wednesday that will last until March 25. It is the second lockdown since coronavirus infections were detected in the Indian Ocean archipelago a year ago and come as 14 new cases were recorded. “We had no other choice but total containment in order to prevent the spread of the …

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