Sunday, 5th February 2023
<To guardian.ng
Search

Curfew crackdowns in several African countries kill more people than Covid-19

By France24
18 April 2020   |   7:06 am
We look at the wave of police brutality sparked by coronavirus lockdowns in Nigeria, South Africa and Kenya. Nigeria's national human rights commission says the police crackdown has killed 18 people in two weeks, more than the 12 who have so far died of the virus. For a dose of positivity, we turn to the UK, where British papers are hailing 99-year-old war veteran "Captain Tom," who has raised over £17 million for the National Health Service by walking 100 laps of his garden.

Related

27 Jun 2022
Here are a few reasons to pick up a copy of The Guardian on Monday. Find these stories and much more when you grab a copy of The Guardian on Monday.⁣
30 Jun 2022
The Nigerian financial technology industry has not only proven the fact but has also attracted big global technical brands in business transactions. Here are some financial technology companies that are thriving in Nigeria;
2 Jul 2022
South Africa's small businesses, still reeling from the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic and squeezed by inflation at a five-year peak, are now taking further strain during the worst power cuts in over two years.
3 Jul 2022
British police have continued to keep a stolen Nigerian artefact. This is as a result of Nigerian officials and a Belgian antique dealer failing to reach an agreement on the return of the Ife Head.
1 Jul 2022
In South Africa, a xenophobic movement called Operation Dudula is accusing illegal immigrants of taking jobs from South Africans. Operation Dudula vigilantes are known to raid small businesses owned by foreigners. With an unemployment rate close to 35 percent, the situation is tense and the populist rhetoric of Operation Dudula supporters is raising fears of new xenophobic riots in South Africa, like in 2008, 2015 and 2019. Our correspondents report.
1 Jul 2022
Find these stories and much more when you grab a copy of The Guardian on Friday.⁣
4 Jul 2022
Foreign Minister Annalena Baerbock has written an opinion piece with her Irish counterpart in a British paper, saying the UK was "not engaging in good faith" with its plans to change the Northern Ireland protocol.
5 Jul 2022
Nigerian manufacturers are lamenting the impact of higher diesel prices on operations, stressing that most businesses are at risk of shutting down due to macroeconomic challenges.
6 Jul 2022
Fitch Ratings says it expects Nigeria’s economy to witness a 3.1 per cent growth this year, as it expects rising inflation, estimated at 17 per cent this year, may dampen the country’s economic growth.
7 Jul 2022
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson was clinging to power on Wednesday, gravely wounded by the resignation of ministers who said he was not fit to govern and with a growing number of lawmakers calling for him to go.
6 Jul 2022
UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson has faced lawmakers' questions after two of the most-senior figures in his government resigned. The finance and health ministers said they could no longer tolerate the culture of scandal.
10 Jul 2022
VVF is an acronym for vesicovaginal fistula which affects around 250,00 women in Nigeria. Hidaya Ahmad has created a foundation to care for them.