Archive for May 20th, 2020

Fear of COVID-19 Slows Trucking in East Africa

KIGALI, RWANDA – In East Africa, long-distance truckers are suspected of carrying the dreaded coronavirus along with their cargo. So for weeks, trucks have stalled at border crossings — with trucks sometimes stretching back hundreds deep at some points — as governments restrict access and...
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COVID-19, Separatist Fighting, Overshadow Cameroon’s National Day

YAOUNDE – Cameroon is marking its national day Wednesday under coronavirus restrictions and amid ongoing clashes between the military and anglophone separatists.  President Paul Biya has spoken publicly for the first time about the pandemic. Cameroon’s president, Paul Biya, broke his silence on the coronavirus...
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