UN Calls for Global Ceasefire to Focus on Covid-19 Fight
UN Secretary-General António Guterres has urged warring parties across the world to lay down their weapons in support of the bigger battle against COVID-19. The ceasefire would allow humanitarians to reach populations that are most vulnerable to the spread of COVID-19, which first emerged in Wuhan, China, in December 2019, and has now been reported in more than 180 countries. A separatist group in Cameroon has responded by declaring a two-week ceasefire.
Separatist Group Announces Two-Week Ceasefire During COVID-19 Pandemic
allAfrica, 27 March 2020
A separatist militia in Cameroon is to implement a two-week ceasefire during the COVID-19 pandemic, the BBC reports. Read more »
What Does UN Secretary General's Ceasefire Call Mean for Countries in Conflict?
IPS, 25 March 2020
Conflict experts are concerned the the global ceasefire called for by the United Nations amid the coronavirus outbreak may not work and could lead to a rise in violence. Read more »
Security and Defence Council Declares Curfew
SNA, 23 March 2020
The Security and Defence Council, represented in the higher health and security emergency committee, has issued a statement in which it declared curfew from 08:00 pm until 06:00 am… Read more »
Separatist Leader Willing to Talk Peace, But Only With UN Backing
DW, 23 March 2020
Sisiku AyukTabe is due to appeal his life sentence in court in April. The leader of the bloody quest for an independent Ambazonia in Anglophone Cameroon told DW about his terms for… Read more »
State Intervention Necessary to Overcome COVID-19 Threats
IPS, 19 March 2020
It is now clear that most East Asian government responses to novel coronavirus or Covid-19 outbreaks have been effective. In Hong Kong, Japan, Singapore and Taiwan, the number… Read more »
As of July 14, the confirmed cases of COVID-19 from 55 African countries have reached 611,115. Reported deaths in Africa have reached 13,463 and recoveries 302,923.
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With several African governments closing borders, implementing travel bans and enforcing strict quarantine measures to curb the spread of the virus, experts have said there will be ... Read more »