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Kenya president sorry for coronavirus cop violence

Nairobi, Kenya | AFP | Kenya’s president on Wednesday apologised for violence meted out by police following the declaration of a nationwide curfew last week to curb the spread of coronavirus. “I want to apologise to all Kenyans for… some excesses that were conducted,” President Uhuru Kenyatta said in a live …

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Africans rush for chloroquine as virus tsunami looms

Libreville, Gabon | AFP | Despite loud appeals for caution, Africans are rushing to embrace chloroquine, the venerable anti-malaria drug touted as a possible treatment for coronavirus. From hospitals in Senegal to pharmaceutical companies in South Africa and street sellers in Cameroon, chloroquine has fired hopes of a medicinal fix against …

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Putin working remotely after meeting infected doctor: Kremlin

Moscow, Russia | AFP | Russian leader Vladimir Putin has decided to handle his duties remotely, the Kremlin said Wednesday, after the head of the country’s main coronavirus hospital tested positive following a meeting with the president. Denis Protsenko, who met with Putin last week as the Russian leader visited the Kommunarka hospital in Moscow, …

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Ministry of Energy extends deadline for oil licensing applications

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Uganda has extended the deadline for submitting competitive bids for the second licensing round for oil exploration after the coronavirus disrupted the oil industry and therefore submissions. In a notice sent out today, the Ministry of Energy and Mineral development said companies intending to …

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No insurance cover for Uganda’s coronavirus patients

  Kampala, Uganda | ISAAC KHISA | International Air Ambulance (IAA) Healthcare, a leading Health Membership Organisation in Uganda has announced that it will not cater for medical bills for any of its clients infected with coronavirus. This follows declaration of the disease as pandemic by the World Health Organisation. …

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