Health

COVID-19 Spread Provokes Anti-Foreigner, Anti-Diaspora Sentiment in Cameroon

 Officials in Cameroon are calling on citizens to stop attacks on foreigners and visitors from the diaspora who are being blamed for an increase in coronavirus cases.  The attacks began after some passengers on an Air France flight that landed in Cameroon last week ignored a quarantine order.   Forty-three-year-old businessman Ferdinand Muffo Che says he has been victim of regular attacks and harassment […]

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Rights Group Condemns Internet Shutdown in Ethiopia, Points to Threats of Coronavirus Spread

Millions of Ethiopians in western Oromia are cut off from phone and internet access due to a government-imposed shutdown, according to the advocacy group Human Rights Watch.  The lack of information is particularly important as Ethiopians seek vital news about the global spread of coronavirus, HRW said Monday.   The shutdown is also making it difficult for outside observers to gauge the […]

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6 Chinese, 2 Ugandans Accused of Evading COVID Quarantine in Uganda

 Ugandan authorities have charged six Chinese nationals and two Ugandans with conducting acts likely to spread disease after they allegedly violated a coronavirus quarantine order.  The eight men were arrested at a border crossing Sunday as the Chinese nationals allegedly tried to enter the Democratic Republic of Congo.  They  face a prison sentence of up to seven years if found guilty of the charges.    Authorities say the six Chinese left a […]