Monday, 8th August 2022
<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

19 Dec 2021
Traditionally, growing avocados requires lots of water. But entrepreneurs in Nigeria are attempting to grow them in a new water-saving and sustainable way by using drip irrigation systems and recycling water.
14 Dec 2021
Here are a few reasons to pick up a copy of The Guardian on Wednesday⁣⁣⁣
19 Dec 2021
South Africa is grappling with the fourth wave of the coronavirus, driven by the omicron variant. The country is pushing for more vaccinations — and for its own mRNA vaccine.
15 Dec 2021
The former South African president's medical parole was found to be "unlawful". He was instructed to return to jail to serve out the remainder of his sentence.
16 Dec 2021
Will Jacob Zuma return to prison? South Africa's highest court orders the former president to be re-incarcerated after setting aside an earlier decision to release him on medical parole. Meanwhile, the country records close to 27,000 new Covid-19 cases, an all-time record. Plus, European football clubs say they may not release their African players to take part in the Africa Cup of Nations, amid fears surrounding the tournament's Covid-19 health protocol.
19 Dec 2021
The omicron coronavirus variant is spreading rapidly in the UK, where the number of daily infections has hit a record high. Health experts warn that it's the most significant threat to public health since the start of the pandemic.
20 Dec 2021
Overgrazing of grasslands on the lower slopes of the Drakensberg escarpment is degrading the land. Two women run a group that promotes measures to restore the ecosystem, which is key to South Africa's water resources.
19 Dec 2021
Overgrazing of grasslands on the lower slopes of the Drakensberg escarpment is degrading the land. Two women run a group that promotes measures to restore the ecosystem, which is key to South Africa's water resources.
18 Dec 2021
The Attorney General of the Federation (AGF) and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami was berated by the Nigeria Governors’ Forum (NGF) over plans to deduct about $418 million from the federal account to pay private contractors and firms allegedly owed by the 36 states and local governments over the Paris Club refund.⁣
17 Dec 2021
Find these stories and much more when you grab a copy of The Guardian on Saturday.⁣⁣
20 Dec 2021
Simon Case was leading the probe into alleged Christmas parties held by Prime Minister Boris Johnson's staff in breach of COVID restrictions. Case has quit after reports of parties in his own office.
21 Dec 2021
The High Court in South Africa has ruled that the former president be allowed to appeal a decision setting aside medical parole. Last week it was decided he should return to jail.