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Today’s numbers

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South Africa has 3,300 cases, with 58 deaths and 1055 recoveries. There were 2,463,357 cases of Covid-19 worldwide as of Monday night, with 168,906 deaths. In Africa, the total is 23,517 cases, 1,160 deaths and 6,116 recoveries. Egypt currently has the most cases, with 3,333.

Losing face, saving lives

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We’re looking at coronavirus videos from other countries this week – especially those promoting masks. Yesterday it was Nigeria, today it’s Czech Republic.

Oil shock

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The world has been shocked by a massive drop in the price of American oil – to below $0 a barrel.  -The price went as low as -$40,32 barrel on Monday. That means oil traders were paying to get oil off their hands. International prices then fell too, to an...

Today’s numbers

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There were 2,463,357 cases of Covid-19 worldwide on Monday night, with 168,906 deaths. In Africa, 23,517 cases, 1,160 deaths and 6,116 recoveries. Egypt currently has the most cases, with 3,333. South Africa has 3,300 cases, with 58 deaths and 1055 recoveries.

Losing face, saving lives

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NIgeria mask
It’s the big question across the world – are masks the key to allowing us to go back to work, while also limiting the spread of the virus. We’ll be looking at mask campaigns in other countries. Here’s a Hausa one from Nigeria. 

Ghana lifts lockdown

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Ghana is the first African country to lift some of its coronavirus lockdown. The government said on Monday: -nonessential businesses can now open -There are still bans on large gatherings and schools will stay closed -Masks are encouraged President Nana Akufo-Addo said government was confident to do this because it had expanded testing...

Army vs. police

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Lesotho’s army had a surprise outing this weekend. On Saturday Prime Minister Tom Thabane deployed troops in the streets to “restore order”, although there was not much happening on Maseru’s streets.  He accused law enforcement agencies of “undermining democracy”. The army arrested the chief of police and his deputy, who are investigating...

Big numbers

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Before the weekend South Africa had 2,506 Covid-19 cases. Now we have 3,158 — an increase of more than 650 in four days — with 54 deaths and 903 recoveries.  Part of that big increase is due to increased testing by government last week.  As of 1pm, the world now has...

Court blocks lockdown

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The High Court in Malawi has blocked the government from launching a coronavirus lockdown. The court said on Friday that the government had to prepare more to protect the poor from the blow. The ruling could encourage similar legal challenges in other countries.  Many African countries have followed South Africa and launched...

“Sit tight, we just want to rob you”

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Violent robbers in Lagos targeting rich houses during the coronavirus lockdown have written a letter (above) to residents warning they’re on their way. In the formal letter, the robbers – calling themselves the 100 Million Boys of Nigeria Surulere – threaten that residents should comply or risk death.  The chairman of...