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Uganda: Virus lab staff goes on strike over lack of pay

ANKARA A medical laboratory team in Uganda tasked with conducting coronavirus tests started a strike over non-payment of their...

Kenyan schools will only reopen in January 2021

The country says the 2020 school year will be considered lost due to Covid-19 Schools in Kenya will reopen...

Burundi’s new coronavirus policy: Mass testing in Bujumbura city

Burundi has launched a campaign of mass testing for the coronavirus in the country's largest city, in a significant shift in policy...

AU donates reusable face masks to South Sudan

The African Union on Monday handed over a donation of reusable face masks to South Sudan to bolster its fight against COVID-19.

Coronavirus: Burundi changes strategy and takes new measures

Burundian authorities are announcing new measures to fight the coronavirus pandemic. By this act, they depart from the attitude of the previous government.

Kenya’s rural areas turning weak link in COVID-19 fight

From carrying more than the authorized number of passengers in public transport vehicles and motorbike taxis to failing to wear face masks...

Rwanda to reopen airports on August 1: ministry

Rwanda on Saturday announced that its airports will reopen for scheduled commercial flight operations at the start of August.

Covid-19: Cases shoot to 7,886 as ‘bad behavior’ sets Kenya back

Three hundred and nine more people have contracted the coronavirus, the Health ministry announced on Sunday, raising Kenya's total number of cases...

WHO says first alerted to coronavirus by its office, not China

The World Health Organization has updated its account of the early stages of the Covid crisis to say it was alerted by its...

2.7 m Kenyans may be exposed to Covid-19, study shows

Scientists and doctors now say Kenya could be in the eye of a Covid-19 storm, estimating that the number of people exposed...

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Nine years later, South Sudan is still a nation in waiting

“What was the point of independence if we are still destitute and in chaos?” a woman from Duk county in Jonglei state,...

Salva Kiir Mayardit Address to the Nation on the Ninth Anniversary of the Country’s Independence

His Excellency, Good evening fellow citizens. I come before you this evening to wish you...

UNHCR calls on South Sudan leaders to reinvigorate peace efforts on 9th anniversary of independence

Nine years since South Sudan gained independence and became the world’s youngest nation, UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency is calling on the...

With schools closed, child labour on the rise in lockdown Uganda

Every morning soon after dawn, 10-year-old Moses leaves home carrying trays of hard-boiled eggs and walks for half an hour to sell...

How did the crisis in South Sudan start?

Akot Deng Ngongdit - South Sudan legitimately attained her independence from Sudan in July/09/2011, but the hard-won celebration was short-lived, and entered...
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