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Prisoners run amok over fake COVID-19 news

Kaduna Prisons (Correctional Service)

from EMEKA OKONKWO in Abuja, Nigeria ABUJA, (CAJ News) – FAKE news over the coronavirus (COVID-19) has turned disastrous in Nigeria after prisoners ran riot demanding their release from jail. Ten prison officers were injured at the Kaduna Maximum Custodial Centre as convicts agitated for their release based on the rumor making the rounds in […]

Booze, sex aplenty in violation of lockdowns

Alcohol

from MARIA MACHARIA in Nairobi, OKORO CHINEDU in Lagos & AKANI CHAUKE in Johannesburg Africa Bureaus AFRICA BUREAU, (CAJ News) – WHILE a majority of citizens have heeded lockdowns as the continent experiences a rise in the coronavirus (COVID-19), some residents are exposing themselves to the virus through sexual intercourse and alcohol. This is largely […]

SA COVID-19 tracking gets tech boost

South Africa health minister, Dr Zweli Mkihize (2nd from right), receives equipment donated by Samsung and Telkom for the fight against COVID-19.

by TINTSWALO BALOYI JOHANNESBURG, (CAJ News) – THE South African government’s efforts to track and trace cases of the coronavirus (COVID-19) have received a major boost following a provider of communication services and a technology firm partnered to assist authorities with the exercise. Telkom and Samsung announced the partnership. Samsung has donated 1 500 handsets […]

Deadlock over killings of albinos in Malawi

Albinos being hunted in Malawi, photo supplied

from MAVHUTO BANDA in Lilongwe, Malawi LILONGWE, (CAJ News) – PEOPLE living with albinism (PWAs) are demanding the release of a report into the killings of these disadvantaged members of the community in Malawi. The Commission of Inquiry on the Killings of PWAs conducted the probe since March last year but it is uncertain when […]

Digital transactions take over Zimbabwe COVID-19 fight

Steward Bank

from WELLINGTON TONI in Harare, Zimbabwe HARARE, (CAJ News) – SOME banks and a mobile network operator have shut their branches as digital transactions take centre stage in the fight against the coronavirus (COVID-19) in Zimbabwe. The move, which discourages the use of cash transactions, also complements an ongoing 21-day lockdown enforced by government to […]

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