Daily Archives: April 29, 2020

African Population Oppressed By Violent Enforcement Of National Lockdowns Amid COVID-19 Crisis

Abusive Authorities Kenya is one of several African states who have implemented strict and sometimes violent lockdown measures in the battle against Coronavirus. Kenya, Uganda and South Africa are not only imposing hand washing and social distancing regulations. Lockdowns, curfews and crowd control enforcement have resulted in civilian oppression and […]

No Ceasefire For African Conflicts Amidst COVID-19

Amidst pleas from UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres for a global ceasefire to combat the spread of the novel coronavirus, violent conflict in Africa rages on. On March 23, Guterres urged warring parties worldwide to unite against the COVID-19 pandemic by laying down their arms temporarily. “The fury of the virus illustrates the […]

Protests Pressure U.S. To Reopen Its Economy And End Lockdown

Despite the advised precautions such as social distancing and wearing protective masks and gloves, many Americans gathered to protest. In more than 17 states, residents gathered and rallied to the government’s decision to close the country’s economy and the lockdown. According to the Labor Department, the closure of businesses (due […]

Australia Calls On G20 Nations To Launch An Inspection On Wet Wildlife Markets Following COVID-19 Outbreak

The term “wet markets” has been brought into public interest since a wet wildlife market in Wuhan, China was identified as the potential source of the COVID-19 outbreak in early December. The UN Biodiversity Chief, many U.S. Officials, and the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases called for their […]

Criticism Mounts As More Details Emerge Of Kenya’s COVID-19 Response

The level of international scrutiny towards Kenya’s COVID-19 response has increased in the last week. This is chiefly due to a recent Human Rights watch report establishing at least six people died due to excessive police force in the first 10 days of the curfew. Kenya’s central government have done […]

Flouting The Constitution? Brazilian President Joins Anti-Lockdown Protests

COVID-19 is threatening to further destabilize democracy in Brazil, with mounting fears over President Bolsonaro’s response to the pandemic adding fuel to the fire of popular unrest. On Sunday April 19th, Bolsonaro took to the streets and joined with protesters demanding a return to the type of military rule that external […]