Rights groups fear diaster in DRCongo’s overcrowded prisons

Tonight we bring you a report from the Democratic Republic of the Congo, where detainees’ safety is increasingly concerned about the coronavirus epidemic. More than 100 cases of Covid-19 have been reported in Ndolo military prison in Kinshasa. The UN estimates that the country’s main prisons have an average capacity of 432%. We speak to the director of Central Africa for Human Rights Watch for his take on the situation.

Also on the show, the President of Madagascar continues to distribute a controversial herbal drink despite warnings from WHO. The international organization recommends clinical trials for any potential Covid-19 remedy.

And our journalists in Benin have looked at how the restrictions on Covid-19 have led to extreme hardship for many poor families with their sources of income drying up in the midst of the crisis.