N49bn out of N50bn COVID-19 intervention fund disbursed- CBN, FG shuts Kara Bridge in Lagos and more
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Four years after Ebola crisis, Liberia braces for coronavirus
Governments across Africa are scrambling to increase their capacity to deal with an expected surge in cases of COVID-19. Several countries are putting the focus on ramping up detection and prevention measures. We take a closer look at Liberia: The West African country had to deal with a devastating Ebola outbreak that ended just four years ago. Have lessons been learned and is its health infrastructure ready for another potential crisis? Finally, we report on the situation in Ivory Coast and Zimbabwe.
SARS on a killing spree in Nigeria
At least five cases of extra-judicial killings by Nigeria’s anti-robbery squad, SARS were recorded in recent weeks, including the murder of Kolade Johnson, a young father, on Sunday, March 31. The police has unleashed terror on the citizens it is meant to protect, leaving sorrow, tears, and blood in their wake.
SARS: To end or to reform?
There are various units in the Nigeria Police Force, but none more maligned than the Special Anti-Robbery Squad. So scorned is the unit that many have called for its eradication, but is ending SARS the way to go, or should the unit be reformed?