Wine, a musician-turned-legislator whose real name is Robert Kyagulanyi Ssentamu, was meeting with other leaders of his National Unity Platform party when the police swooped in and cordoned off the area.
The UN Mapping Report on mass killings, rapes and displacement in the Democratic Republic of Congo was a milestone in documenting crimes against humanity.
A total of 219 inmates have escaped from a jail in Karamoja, a remote, semi-arid northeastern region, some with weapons and ammunition, said a military spokeswoman.
The pandemic has temporarily derailed the African Continental Free Trade Area, one the continent's most exciting prospects.
Not everyone has access to computers and the internet to continue attending school from home.
Millions of migrants who rely on Europe's informal economy have hit rock bottom, creating a domino effect in North Africa and the Middle East.
The entire continent's promising outlook for 2020 will have to be revised.
Uganda banned road travel without permission on March 30. The restrictions are designed to slow spread of coronavirus, but women in labour cannot reach hospitals, doctors say.
We speak to a Turkish doctor who's done extensive aid work in Africa and he tells us how Covid-19 once again puts African bodies at risk of ethically wrong medical experiments conducted by the West.
Training doctors and investing in health care was key to suppressing previous lethal outbreaks in the Kerala state of India, Sierra Leone and Nigeria.
Health officials plead for global solidarity for helping the poor continent at a time when even some of the world’s richest countries are scrambling for basic medical needs, including face masks.
In his new song, “Corona Virus Alert,” Wine and collaborator Nubian Li highlight prevention measures against the virus, which now has been reported in at least 46 of Africa's 54 countries.
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