Connect with us

African News

Liberian Army: 80% of Liberian Women ‘Too Unfit To Join Army’ 

Published

on

Covid-19 Derails South Sudan's Peacekeeping Troop Rotation

Liberian army says most women who applied to join the country`s force have failed because they were physically unfit.

Army officials say recruiters were unable to enroll eighty per cent of female candidates partly because they were unable to meet minimum educational requirement, but also their inability to meet certain physical fitness standards.

READ:  SANDF Deploys Police To Violence-Hit Communities In Cape Town

Army chief of staff, Maj Gen prince Johnson says, in post-war Liberian army, a candidate must have at least a high school education. Johnson says the army had decided to do pre-recruitment training for women wanting to join the force.

READ:  Viral Video Of Soldiers' Execution Is Fake, Says Army

He says, after the women might have passed the medicals, they would undergo what sounds like a boot camp for four weeks to prepare them.

African News

Former Libya Prime Minister Mahmoud Jibril Dies From Coronavirus

Published

on

By

Former Libya Prime Minister Mahmoud Jibril Dies From Coronavirus

Libya`s former interim prime minister Mahmoud Jibril, has died on Sunday from the novel coronavirus.

Jibril was interim leader until the country held its first free elections in four decades in 2012, following the toppling of Muammar Gaddafi the previous year. An aide, Fawzi Ammar and his party, said he died in a private hospital in Cairo where he had been treated since contracting the virus late last month.

READ:  Plateau State Police Declares 8 Suspects Wanted For Disappearance Of Former Army Chief

Jibril, a former technocrat in Gaddafi’s regime, was 67, and had mainly lived in Egypt in recent years after losing power.  Libya’s internationally-recognized government in Tripoli confirmed 18 coronavirus cases and one death in the country.

READ:  36 Burundi Rebels Killed By DR Congo Troops - Army

Continue Reading

African News

Algeria Extends Curfew As Coronavirus Cases Rise

Published

on

By

Algeria Extends Curfew As Coronavirus Cases Rise

Algeria says it will extend curfews it has put in place to limit the spread of the coronavirus.  The prime minister said on the weekend, the number of confirmed cases has risen to twelve hundred fifty-one.

The curfew will last from 3 p.m. P.M. until 7 a.m. Local time in the capital Algiers and eight other provinces, and from 7 p.m. until 7 a.m. Local time in most of the others. The two southernmost provinces, which are almost entirely desert, have no confirmed cases and will not be under curfew.

READ:  Uganda Activist Back In Jail For Insulting President

Algeria had installed new leadership in recent months in the wake of mass protests that forced from office the veteran president, Abdelaziz Bouteflika. The protests, which drew tens of thousands of demonstrators to central Algiers weekly, only stopped last month as the scale of the coronavirus threat became evident.

READ:  Plateau State Police Declares 8 Suspects Wanted For Disappearance Of Former Army Chief

Meanwhile, Ethiopia has reported its first covid-19 death on Sunday, involving a 60-year old woman who had been receiving treatment at a hospital in the capital.

Continue Reading

African News

African Countries Impose Strict Restrictions To Combat Coronavirus

Published

on

By

Coronavirus: African States Impose Strict Restrictions

Coronavirus cases in Africa have risen to nearly ten thousand with South Africa having the highest number of more than sixteen hundred confirmed cases.  Some African countries have imposed a wide range of prevention and containment measures against the spread of the pandemic.

READ:  India Monsoon Floods Kill More Than 200, Displace 1.2 Million

Some have argued that the cases remain fluid. So far at least 52 African countries have confirmed Covid-19. With only two countries holding out as of Monday.

Statistics from Africa Centre for Disease Control shows, ninety thousand-three hundred and ninety-three confirmed cases, 446 deaths, and 906 recoveries.

READ:  Fire Disrupts One Departure Terminal At Kenya's Main Airport In Nairobi

Meanwhile, a doctor and head of the infectious diseases department at Fann hospital in Dakar, Senegal, Moussa Seydi has said, covid-19 patients on hydroxychloroquine heal faster. He announced 55 persons had recovered from the virus after taking the medication.

READ:  Ghana, Uganda, Rwanda Record More Cases Of Coronavirus

Senegal has registered more than 220 cases of covid-19.  82 have recovered and two have died.

Continue Reading

Trending

Copyright © 2018 African News Network. All Rights Reserved.

%d bloggers like this: