Coronavirus Pandemic : Tanzania lifts flight restrictions and quarantines
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Tanzania has lifted flight restrictions and quarantine for travellers from abroad in an effort to revive tourism. We’ll being you more on this from our regional correspondent. Also, a key suspect in the Rwandan Genocide was arrested in France and brought to a Paris court on Tuesday. Félicien Kabuga had been a fugitive for 25 years before being caught. Finally, Human Rights Watch has accused DR Congo of using excessive force against the separatist religious group Bundu dia Kongo. At least 55 people were killed in a crackdown in April but the rights organisation says the number is much higher.
Former Liberian president Sirleaf: 'Let's fight Covid-19, let's also fight malaria'
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In an interview with FRANCE 24, former Liberian president Ellen Johnson Sirleaf discussed the Covid-19 pandemic and its consequences on Africa. Sirleaf, who was president during the deadly Ebola outbreak of 2014, voiced concern about the forthcoming economic crisis. She also called on world leaders not to overlook the fight against malaria.
South Sudan tribal clashes: hundreds killed and wounded in inter-communal violence
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Reports say that some 300 people were killed in South Sudan in inter-communal violence. We speak to Professor Awol Allo, who sheds light on what is behind the tribal clashes. Also, the WHO and UNAIDS have expressed concern about people living with HIV in Africa, and how the distribution of medication could be disrupted due to the coronavirus. We bring you a report from the ground. And Ethiopian domestic workers are stranded in Lebanon and unable to return home - many are no longer working and have had their passports confiscated.
Burundi election: Citizens vote to replace president of 15 years
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In this edition, Burundi held an election to replace President Pierre Kurunziza, who has been in power for fifteen years. Controversy has overshadowed the voting process with opposition politicians saying their supporters have been subject to intimidation. Also, Zimbabwe has received medical help from China to treat coronavirus patients. We'll bring you a report from our correspondents.
Zimbabwe opposition arrests: Three female MDC members injured and sexually assaulted
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On this edition, new developments have emerged regarding the arrest of three female opposition figures in Zimbabwe. The three MDC members were found on the side of the road after being beaten and sexually assaulted. Our correspondent has the details. Also, truck drivers have been found to be super-spreaders of coronavirus in Africa. Kenyan authorities are mass testing truckers crossing the border. Finally, we look at how the lockdown in Morocco is increasing tensions between the Berber villagers and nomadic herders.