COVID-19 Spread Speeding up in Africa, WHO says

The World Health Organization said the rate of infection of the novel coronavirus is accelerating across Africa. The WHO warned Thursday it took 98 days to reach 100,000 cases on the continent and just 19 days to reach 200,000 cases. South Africa, which has one of the highest coronavirus rates on the continent, is representative […]

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Ex-Lesotho PM Linked to Murder for Hire Plot in Ex-Wife’s Killing

A just filed police affidavit revealed a murder for hire scheme, where Lesotho’s former Prime Minister Thomas Thabane and his wife, Maesaiah, made a down payment of $24,000 to kill his estranged wife Lipolelo three years ago. The French News Press (AFP) said, Deputy Commissioner of Police Paseka Mokete said, Thabane and Maesaiah “wanted the deceased dead so that (Maesaiah) could assume the position of First Lady.” Thabane was in a nasty divorce with Lipolelo when […]

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WHO Says COVID-19 Pandemic is Accelerating in Africa

The World Health Organization reports the COVID-19 pandemic is accelerating in Africa and moving from the continent’s large capital cities into the remote rural areas where it will be more difficult to contain the spread of the disease.   Globally, there were  more than seven million coronavirus infections Wednesday, including more than 400,000 deaths. Latest reports […]

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Coronavirus Poses Leadership Test for Africa’s Heads of State

As Burundi enters a period of mourning for President Pierre Nkurunziza, who died Monday, his leadership during the coronavirus pandemic is being scrutinized.   Nkurunziza’s official cause of death was listed as “cardiac arrest.” However, many have speculated that he contracted COVID-19 following reports that his wife was flown to Kenya to be treated for […]

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