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Rights groups fear disaster in DR Congo’s overcrowded prisons

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We bring you a report from the Democratic Republic of Congo, where there is growing concern about the safety of prisoners due to the coronavirus outbreak. More than 100 cases of Covid-19 have been reported in Kinshasa's Ndolo military prison. The UN estimates that the country's main prisons are, on average, at 432% capacity. We speak to the Central Africa Director for Human Rights Watch for his take on the situation.

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Also on the show, Madagascar's president continues to distribute a controversial herbal drink despite WHO warnings. The international organisation advises clinical trials for any potential Covid-19 remedies.

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