Zimbabwe Leader Extends COVID-19 Lockdown

HARARE, ZIMABABWE – Zimbabwe’s leader has extended a lockdown to contain COVID-19, which has officially infected 42 people in the poverty-stricken nation. Public health experts say the extension is the right move, but jobless informal workers are asking the government to pay them. In a televised address, President Emmerson Mnangagwa said Saturday that he was worried by the increase in cases of local transmission of the coronavirus in Zimbabwe and that the country was not yet in a position to lift the lockdown. “Zimbabwe will therefore continue on Level 2…

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France Arrests Rwandan Businessman Wanted in Connection With 1994 Genocide

French police have arrested a man accused of funding militias that massacred hundreds of thousands of people in Rwanda 1994 genocide. The French Justice Ministry said police arrested Felicien Kabuga near Paris Saturday after 26 years on the run. The 84-year-old was Rwanda’s most wanted man and one of the last primary suspects in the 1994 slaughter of some 800,000 ethnic Tutsis and moderate Hutus by Hutu extremists. Kabuga, once one of Rwanda’s wealthiest men, was indicted in 1997 on a charge of genocide and six other criminal counts, according…

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Uganda High Court Rules Police Halting Bobi Wine Concerts Illegal

KAMPALA – Robert Kyagulanyi, a member of Uganda’s National Assembly popularly known as Bobi Wine says he is not excited about a court ruling that declared police orders to halt his concerts in the country illegal. Obiga Kania, Uganda’s internal affairs minister, says as long as the law says they can halt his shows, they will continue doing so. Wine last held a concert in Uganda three years ago. The High Court of Kampala nullified Uganda Police Force orders barring popular legislator and musician Wine from staging concerts in the…

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Shelling Kills 2 at Tripoli Displaced People Shelter, Officials Say

TUNIS, TUNISIA – Shelling killed two people on Saturday at a displaced people’s shelter in a part of the Libyan capital of Tripoli that has been under bombardment by eastern forces seeking to capture the city, officials said. The shelling caused a fire at the shelter in Fornaj district, located near a front line and home to people forced from their homes after earlier bouts of fighting, said Usama Ali, spokesperson for Tripoli’s emergency and ambulance service. Ali said the emergency services were attempting to evacuate the shelter of the…

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