Former Congolese President dies of COVID 19

Former Congolese President Joachim Yhombi has died in a Paris hospital of COVID 19. He was 81. Yhombi was ill before he was infected with the coronavirus. ends intro Joachim Yhombi was an army officer who came to power in Congo Brazzaville in 1977 following the assassination of Marien Ngouabi. He was deposed in 1979 […]

First case of COVID 19 recorded in EBOLA-hit region of Congo

A confirmed case of COVID 19 has been registered in the eastern Congolese capital Goma. The region is within weeks of declaring itself EBOLA free after an outbreak that started last year. The COVID 19 case in Goma is the first of the 17 cases of coronavirus in the DRC not originating in Kinshasa. Authorities […]

UNDP warns COVID 19 could rob Africa of half its jobs

The United Nations Development Program says nearly half the jobs in Africa could be lost due to the COVID 19 pandemic. Gains made by the developing world over the past 20 years could be reversed as an entire generation is lost. UNDP administrator Adam Steiner warns that more than losing lives, Africans will lose rights, […]