Nigerian security forces kill 18 during virus lockdown
18 April 2020 | 11:05 am
Security forces have killed 18 people in Nigeria in a bid to enforce coronavirus lockdown restrictions. The figure is higher than the official death toll from coronavirus in the country; our correspondent tells us more. Also, South Africans are increasingly frustrated by an alcohol ban that is accompanying the lockdown. Our reporters have been looking into bubbling tensions over the decision. And new government rules in Madagascar are causing certain media organisations to cry foul as press freedom is threatened; our correspondent reports.
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