Archive for July 27th, 2020

Ugandan Boda Bodas Return to Road – With Requirements

KAMPALA – After four months in lockdown, motorcycles commonly known as boda bodas have resumed public transport in Uganda and are allowed to carry passengers. However, boda bodas must follow strict measures to curb the spread of COVID-19, much to the displeasure of both cyclists...
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Malawi Government Under Pressure to Pardon COVID-19 Prisoners

BLANTYRE – In Malawi, pressure is mounting on authorities to consider decongesting the country’s prisons after 51 inmates and 16 prison guards tested positive for COVID-19 in the past two weeks. Prisoners’ rights activists are pushing for immediate release of the infected inmates as a...
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South Sudan Misses Deadline to Form New Parliament

JUBA , SOUTH SUDAN – Parties to South Sudan’s revitalized peace deal missed a regional deadline Sunday to dissolve and reconstitute parliament. A July 14 communiqué by East African bloc IGAD (Inter-Governmental Authority on Development), which mediated South Sudan’s peace agreement, called on President Salva...
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To Halt Mali Unrest, ECOWAS Calls for 31 MPs to Resign

The leaders of West Africa’s ECOWAS bloc concluded a summit on Mali by calling for the immediate resignations of 31 parliamentarians whose contested elections in March triggered the country’s political crisis. The 15 heads of state, meeting online Monday, did not request the resignation of...
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