Uganda on Alert, Fight Locusts Amid the COVID-19 Pandemic

Uganda on Alert, Fight Locusts Amid the COVID-19 Pandemic Countries across East Africa are battling the worst locust outbreak in decades. | Photo: EFE Desert locusts swarm into Uganda from neighboring Kenya, threatening food security and livelihoods, while the country also faces another problem, the new coronavirus, COVID-19. Farmers in Uganda are bracing for a …

COVID-19: Venezuelan President’s message to the people of the world

Image: Presidential Press From President Nicolas Maduro Moros To the peoples of the world, In greeting you with affection, I take the liberty of addressing you on the occasion of denouncing the severe events taking place against the peace and stability of Venezuela, at a time when the concern of the States and Governments should …

US invades Venezuela: President Maduro’s letter to American people

President of Venezuela Nicolas Maduro. Photo: Carolina Cabral/Getty Images By BO Staff Writer “In expressing my solidarity to you in this important historic challenge, as well as our consternation and grief for the consequences of the pandemic in the U.S., I also have the obligation to make you aware that as the world focuses on …

COVID-19 lockdown: spaza shops and hawkers, which is which?

By Andile Mngxitama Following President Ramaphosa’s announcement last week of the 21 days national lockdown and the subsequent intervention measures to support SMMEs affected by the Covid-19 pandemic, a lot of confusion prevails regarding  the business operations of the spaza shops and hawkers in the townships. Check this: 1. The Minister of Justice Ronald Lamola …

St. Kitts and Nevis Thanks Cuba for Its Aid Against COVID-19

Cuba has been at the frontline of the fight against the coronavirus pandemic. | Photo: EFE The government of Saint Kitts and Nevis expressed Saturday its appreciation and gratitude for the assistance Cuban authorities are providing to the Caribbean island to help it handle the novel coronavirus outbreak. In a message published on Twitter, Saint …

Amid Coronavirus Pandemic, Bolsonaro’s Brazil Begs for Cuban Doctors – after Expelling Them

Brazil’s far-right government requested the return of thousands of Cuban doctors to help fight the coronavirus. Months ago, President Jair Bolsonaro smeared the doctors as “terrorists” and expelled them. By Ben Norton, The Grayzone The coronavirus pandemic has overwhelmed the health infrastructure of countries around the world. Desperate to contain the deadly virus, hard-hit countries, …

COVID-19 pandemic: Ramaphosa didn’t shutdown SA immediately

By Andile Mngxitama When South Africa (SA) recorded the first case of COVID-19 infection on 5th March, Cyril Ramaphosa didn’t do what was necessary to isolate, monitor, track, and defeat the virus. And when by 15 March there were 61 cases of infections recorded, Ramaphosa didn’t see it fit to shut the country down immediately, …