Archive for September 12th, 2020

Malawi Sweeps Access to Information Law Into Effect

BLANTRYE, MALAWI – Malawi’s government has moved to implement the Access to Information law. The approval came four years after the law was passed by the country’s parliament. This follows the official publication of the law Friday by the information minister. A regional media watchdog...
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Cameroon Says Patients at Risk as COVID Scares Away Blood Donors

YAOUNDE, CAMEROON – Cameroon says it urgently needs more than 2,000 pints of blood to save the lives of about 300 people, including hemodialysis patients, in the central African state’s troubled English-speaking town of Bamenda. Health workers say the fear of COVID-19, coupled with increasing...
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DRC, Congo Face Risk of Ebola Spreading Across Border

GENEVA – The World Health Organization is raising the prospect that the deadly Ebola virus in the Democratic Republic of the Congo’s Equateur province could spread across borders. The latest figures put the number of cases in the province at 113, including 48 deaths. The...
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Congo Gold Miners Scour Rubble for Bodies After Cave-in

BUKAVU, D.R.C. – Informal gold miners in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo scoured rubble Saturday for more than 50 colleagues presumed dead after a mine collapsed under the weight of heavy rain. Hundreds of young men in rubber boots crowded around the site of Friday’s...
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September 2020