Covid targets Africa’s vice presidents

Africa’s vice presidents have felt the wrath of Covid-19, with seven testing positive for Covid-19 so far.

In May, three of five of South Sudan’s VPs – James Wani Igga, Riek Machar and Hussein Abdelbagi – tested positive for Covid-19.

Gambia’s VP Isatou Touray went into self-isolation after he tested positive in late July. 

Then Liberia’s VP Jewel Howard-Taylor followed recently in August.

Namibia’s VP Nangolo Mbumba and his wife Susitjie are about to finish 14 days of self-isolation. 

And Zambia’s VP Inonge Mutukwa tested positive last Wednesday.