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Gambian leader declares state of emergency

Gambian President Adama Barrow has declared a state of emergency and introduced nationwide night curfew for 21 days as coronavirus cases keep rising. The president said the borders and airspace will remain closed except for cargo, diplomats and those seeking treatment abroad. He said the rising cases were “worrisome”, Anadolu …

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Egypt investigates alleged gang rape at luxury hotel

Egypt’s public prosecutor said Wednesday it has ordered an investigation into a gang rape allegation at a luxury hotel in Cairo in 2014 that surfaced on social media last month. “The Public Prosecution received a letter from the National Council for Women, accompanied by a complaint filed by one of …

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Lady paraded after being caught stealing cassava

A lady has been caught stealing cassava from a farm in Nkwedi village of Ohafia local government area of Abia state.   The lady got more than she bargained for as she was paraded round the village with what she stole. Facebook user, Endurance Kalu wrote;   A vibrant married lady …

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WHO surge team expected in SA

The first team of experts from the World Health Organisation, who will assist South Africa in its fight against Coronavirus, is set to arrive in the country today. A total of 43 senior experts from across the globe, including renowned specialists Dr David Heymann (a seasoned infectious disease epidemiologist and …

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Zimbabwe’s Mnangagwa vows to ‘flush out’ opponents

Zimbabwe’s president has vowed to “flush out” his opponents as anger with his government grows over alleged corruption and economic mismanagement. Attempts by “a few rogue Zimbabweans” to destabilise the country in “league with foreign detractors” would be overcome, Emmerson Mnangagwa added. More than 20 people have been arrested since …

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Abducted 2-month-old baby found alive, woman arrested

A 38-year-old Bloemfontein woman who allegedly abducted a two-month-old baby while his mom was fetching medication at a clinic, has been arrested after the child was found on Tuesday. According to police, their investigation led them to a house in Phase 6, in the Bloemspruit area in Mangaung, where they …

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WHO urges mothers to breastfeed even if infected with Coronavirus

Mothers should breastfeed their babies even if they have contracted COVID-19, the World Health Organization’s head said on Monday, as the benefits outweigh the risks of infection. “WHO recommends that mothers with suspected or confirmed COVID-19 should be encouraged the same as all other mothers to initiate or continue breastfeeding,” Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus …

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