Tag: coronavirus


Coronavirus: for Africa’s sake, the West should be selfish this time

By Carlos Lopes The COVID-19 pandemic cannot be classified as a surprise. Several studies, intelligence reports and epidemiologic knowledge all predicted some infectious disease caused by severe acute respiratory syndrome would likely spread around the world. The recent warnings of coronavirus type of infections had been limited in geographical range […]


Mnangagwa threatens fake news author with 20 years’ jail

Statement purporting to bear President Mnangagwa’s signature said coronavirus lockdown would be extended. Zimbabwe‘s President Emmerson Mnangagwa has threatened a jail term of up to 20 years to the author of a statement, purporting to bear his signature, that said the lockdown to contain the coronavirus outbreak had been extended. Mnangagwa, who was speaking […]


5G radiation does not cause or spread coronavirus. Saying it does is destructive

A conspiracy theory claiming 5G can spread the coronavirus is making the rounds on social media. The myth supposedly gained traction when a Belgian doctor linked the “dangers” of 5G technology to the virus during an interview in January. Closer to home, Facebook group Stop5G Australia (with more than 31,700 members) has various posts linking […]