Pandemic Magnifies South Africa’s Mental Health Care Problems, Experts Say

JOHANNESBURG – The coronavirus has hit South Africa harder than any other country on the continent.  So far it has infected more than 23,000 people and killed more than 480.  But the disease is also …

AFRICOM: Russia Deploys Fighter Jets to Libya

WASHINGTON – U.S. Africa Command (AFRICOM) says Russia recently deployed military fighter aircraft to Libya to support Russian state-sponsored, private military contractors, who are helping forces fighting the U.N.-supported Libyan government.
The Russian fighter aircraft …

A Voice for Justice for Rohingyas, Rwandans and Gambians

Protecting vulnerable people “is a question of our humanity, over and above anything else,” Abubacarr Tambadou says.
That belief motivated Tambadou, as attorney general and justice minister of the Gambia since early 2017, to set …

China Reports No New COVID-19 Cases for 1st Time; NY Reports Fewer Than 100

The daily death toll from the coronavirus contagion in New York state was fewer than 100, the first time that has happened since March 24.

Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Saturday the deaths of the 84 …

Muslims in Cameroon Defy Eid-al Fitr Prayer Ban

YAOUNDE, CAMEROON – Thousands of Muslims in Cameroon’s capital, Yaoundé, have defied Sunday’s ban of Eid-al Fitr public prayers, ordered as part of measures to stop the spread of COVID-19.  There have been 4,400 confirmed …

Moroccans Trapped in Spain for 2 Months Head Home at Last  

RABAT, MOROCCO – It’s a reverse migrant crisis: Moroccan workers trapped in Spain are begging their own government to let them come back home.

Construction worker Mohammed Benali is among hundreds of Moroccans who headed …

Bomb Blast in Somalia Kills 4 During Eid Celebrations

At least four civilians were killed and more than 15 others were wounded in a bomb blast during Eid al Fitr celebrations outside the Somali town of Baidoa, witnesses said.

Two of the dead are …

In Somalia, Many Medics Chose Caring for COVID Patients Over Marking Eid

Somalia was among Muslim countries Saturday that performed Eid al-Fitr, the holiday marking the end of the Islamic observance of Ramadan.

Many Muslims across East and West Africa are celebrating the holiday, though the majority …

COVID-19 Drives Health Care Tech Innovation in Ghana  

ACCRA – In Ghana, the COVID-19 pandemic has spurred people to adopt innovations in health care, from apps that help diagnose coronavirus symptoms to drones transporting blood samples.  As confirmed infections continue to rise in …