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COVID-19 patients escape isolation centre in Rwanda

Rwandan police on Thursday arrested four people who had escaped from a COVID-19 treatment centre in Eastern province. The quartet, who contracted the disease and were receiving treatment at the centre set up at a secondary school in…

40 dies in Japan flood as heavy rain hits

The death toll from three days of heavy rain and flooding in southern Japan rose to 40 on Monday, including 14 who drowned at a riverside nursing home, as rescuers searched for 10 missing people and rain threatened wider areas of the main…

Kenya: Police Killings at climax in Law Enforcement

Deaths climaxed under curfew as the first five months recorded the second-highest toll in six years. Police brutality has been linked to at least 101 deaths in the first five months of the year. This is 40 per cent more than an average of…

Nigerian Oil workers suspends Planned Strike

The three days strike by oil workers scheduled to commence on Wednesday has been suspended, the General Secretary, Petroleum and Natural Gas Senior Staff Association of Nigeria (PENGASSAN), Lumumba Okugbawa, has said. Mr Okugbawa said…

Saudi Cancels forthcoming Hajj for foreigners

This year's hajj will be restricted to residents in Saudi Arabia, the government of the country said in a statement Monday. The decision was made to ensure the safety of pilgrims due to the coronavirus pandemic, Riyadh's Ministry of…

Malawi to have an Election Re-run

Malawi goes to the polls tomorrow in a historic presidential re-run after a court overturned last year's elections and ordered a fresh vote, notes Legalbrief. Although there are three candidates, the election is effectively a two-horse…