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UN Appeals for Nearly $7 Billion in Coronavirus Aid for Poorest Nations  

The United Nations is boosting its appeal for coronavirus aid by billions of dollars, saying more money is necessary to protect millions of lives and help stop the spread of the infection in fragile countries. “We have made a good start, now we must build on it,” U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said Thursday in a video message […]

Human Rights

Suspect behind bars for murder, attempted murder, possession of an unlicensed firearm and ammunition

JOHANNESBURG CENTRAL – Trio detectives arrested a 32-year-old suspect for murder, attempted murder, possession of an unlicensed firearm and ammunition corner Mooi and Albertina Sisulu Street on the 06th of May 2020 at 12:30. Police were following up information about a silver Chevrolet involved in business robberies around the Johannesburg CBD. They saw a male […]

Human Rights

South Africa Has Affordable Ventilators, Thanks to Doctors, Engineers

South African engineers and doctors are designing makeshift, inexpensive devices to address a major challenge posed by the coronavirus – the lack of ventilators for patients.  South Africa is scrambling for thousands more ventilators as confirmed COVID-19 cases have increased to more than 7,200, with at least 138 deaths. Franco Puglisi reports from Johannesburg. Source: Voice of America

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South Sudan in Focus

Sudan’s information minister self-isolates after coming into contact with people suspected of having COVID-19; Juba residents say a local public health laboratory is not using protective measures to fight the spread of the virus; and the World Health Organization urges health officials in South Sudan to isolate coronavirus patients and adhere to strict preventative guidelines […]