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Uganda’s Bobi Wine Releases Song To Fight Coronavirus Pandemic

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Uganda's Bobi Wine Releases Song To Fight Coronavirus Pandemic

As African countries continue to take measures to battle the spread of Covid-19 and to create awareness, the entertainment industry is not left out in doing same. Ugandan musician-turned-politician Bobi Wine has just released a song to raise awareness about the coronavirus pandemic.

Uganda has so far registered 14 cases of COVID-19 and most of them had traveled recently, authorities in Uganda confirmed five new cases of COVID-19, among them an eight-month-old baby and two Chinese nationals who left their quarantine.

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All of its patients are reported to be in stable condition.

Legislator and musician Bobi Wine, whose real name is Robert Kyagulanyi Ssentamu, teamed up with fellow musician Nubian Li to highlight the importance of personal hygiene in the fight against the disease.

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Wine said in the song “the bad news is that everyone is a potential victim. But the good news is that everyone is a potential solution.”

The 38-year-old said added “the Coronavirus is sweeping over mankind, everybody must be alert. It’s a global pandemic we cannot afford to ignore you better watch for yourself. Yes man, this is Bobi Wine himself. Watch out for the coronavirus, you can be a very important in stopping the spread of the coronavirus.”

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In a bid to stem the spread of the virus, Uganda imposed new travel restrictions and banned public gatherings.

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Cameroon Prison Fire Seriously Injures Inmates

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Cameroon Prison Fire Seriously Injures Inmates

Authorities in Cameroon say a fire tore through an overcrowded maximum security prison- new bell jail in Cameroon’s port city of Douala on Thursday leading to the hospitalization of three prisoners with severe burns. Two firefighters were also injured.

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Firefighters and the police were able to contain the blaze and stop it from spreading beyond the jail, which sits in a densely populated neighbourhood of the commercial capital, close to the central market.

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Human rights groups say Cameroon’s prisons suffer from chronic overcrowding, poor sanitation conditions and disease, and cases of violence and torture are frequent. New bell prison facility was built in the 1930s for 800 inmates, amnesty international report shows it held around 2,500 as of 2011.

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Africa CDC Calls For Greater Effort To Counter Coronavirus

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Africa CDC Calls For Greater Effort To Counter Coronavirus

The head of Africa Centres for Disease Control and Prevention, John Nkengasong has called for a greater effort to counter coronavirus at a time when there is evidence of increasing community spread in countries across the continent.

He said people with flu-like symptoms must be tested and public health measures like social distancing, wearing of masks and hand washing must intensify as cases of the virus multiplied but more slowly in Africa than in Asia or Europe.

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Community transmission refers to cases where covid-19 patients had no travel history or known contact with infected people.

All nations on the continent have now reported more than 129,000 confirmed cases of the infection and more than 3,700 deaths from a population of more than one billion.

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Nearly two million tests had been carried out across the continent and is aiming to reach 12 million goal.

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Libya’s Tripoli Government Says 30 Migrants Killed In Revenge Attack

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Libya's Tripoli Government Says 30 Migrants Killed In Revenge Attack

Libya’s internationally recognized Government of National Accord (GNA) said on Thursday, the family of a Libyan people trafficker has killed 30 migrants in revenge for his death.

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The GNA interior ministry said in a statement 26 Bangladeshi and four African migrants were killed in Mizda town. It says 11 injured survivors had been taken to a hospital in Zintan.

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Libya has long been a destination for migrants, some who are attempting to reach Europe through the Mediterranean Sea.

Libya spokeswoman for the International Organization for Migration, Safa Msehli says I.O.M. is following up on the tragedy to get more details and provide assistance to survivors.

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