Daily Archives: May 4, 2020

UNHCR Condemns Attacks Against Malian Refugees by Burkina Faso Security Forces

GENEVA – The United Nations refugee agency is calling for an investigation into a violent attack against Malian refugees on May 2 by Burkina Faso security forces, which  left dozens injured, many seriously.  Security forces reportedly burst into the Mentao

Low Turnout as Kenya Offers Free Testing in Feared Coronavirus Hotspots

NAIROBI – Kenya is offering free testing for the coronavirus in densely populated, high-risk areas of Nairobi but the Ministry of Health says that so far, it’s been a low turnout. The testing, which kicked off Friday and continues this

Journalist Critical of Madagascar President Released

ANTANANARIVO – A prominent Madagascar journalist detained a month ago after criticizing President Andry Rajoelina’s handling of the coronavirus pandemic was released on Monday. Arphine Rahelisoa, who heads the pro-opposition newspaper Valisoa, was charged on April 4 with “inciting hatred” after

Same unity and determination that inspired Namibians to join hands in the fight against colonialism will inspire the country to overcome other challenges faced by the nation

 The same unity and determination that inspired Namibians to join hands in the fight against colonialism will inspire the country to overcome other challenges faced by the nation, including COVID-19. These remarks were made by President Hage Geingob in a

MoHSS to release document to control movement of persons at Namibia/Angola border

  The Ministry if Health and Social Services says it will soon release a document to control the movement of those seeking medical attention. Last Monday during the regional updates at the COVID-19 communication centre in Windhoek the governor of

Geingob pays tribute to Cassinga heroes and heroines

 President Hage Geingob has commented those that lost their lives at Cassinga while fighting for Namibian liberation saying the path to freedom often comes with great loss and determination and that the Cassinga massacre intensified the people’s resolve to unite