GENEVA – The U.N. refugee agency UNHCR warns hundreds of thousands of urban refugees across the East, Horn and Great Lakes region of Africa are resorting to desperate measures to survive as the economic impact of COVID-19, the illness caused by the coronavirus, takes hold. Government-imposed lockdowns and curfews aimed at preventing the spread of the coronavirus are restricting everyone’s freedom of movement and ability to earn a living. The U.N. refugee agency says urban…"Urban Refugees in East Africa Resort to Desperate Measures as COVID-19 Takes Hold"
WASHINGTON – U.S. Africa Command (AFRICOM) says Russia recently deployed military fighter aircraft to Libya to support Russian state-sponsored, private military contractors, who are helping forces fighting the U.N.-supported Libyan government. The Russian fighter aircraft arrived at al-Jufra Airfield in Libya from an airbase in Russia after a stop in Syria where they were repainted to camouflage their Russian origin, AFRICOM said Tuesday. The fighter jets are expected to provide close air support for Russian…"AFRICOM: Russia Deploys Fighter Jets to Libya"
The numbers of Covid 19 infections are yet to stabilise in the country as at Monday as 72 individuals have tested positive for the virus out of 2,711 samples tested in the last 24 hours. The cumulative case load of positives now stands at 1,286, while the total number of samples so far tested in the country is 61,971. The Health Chief Administrative Secretary (CAS), Dr. Mercy Mwangangi said cases continue to be recorded, sometimes…"Government Confirms 72 Cases Corona Virus"
The Murang’a County Women Representative, Sabina Wanjiru Chege has promised to work out ways of rehabilitating commercial sex workers from the county and help them set up legal income-generating projects. The legislator has said she would start with educating the group on dangers of the age-old trade before supporting them to start other activities to eke a living. Speaking as she distributed food to about 120 commercial sex workers and other needy groups form Murang’a…"Women Rep To Support Commercial Sex Workers To Give Up The Trade"
Coffee farmers in Murang’a have decried the low international prices of the cash crop occasioned by the COVID-19 pandemic. The farmers claim that countries that buy their coffee are struggling to fight coronavirus, hence requested the government to come up with measures to cushion them from hardships. Led by the Chairman of Kagiri Farmers’ Cooperative Society in Kigumo Sub-county, James Kibugu, the farmers observed that in the economic recovery measures being employed by the government,…"Coffee Farmers Decry Difficult Times Occasioned By Covid-19"