Title

The Kano COVID-19 Deaths: Stories untold (Part I)

Document Type

News Article

Publication Date

6-19-2020

Capture Date

6-21-2020

Abstract

This article details the COVID-19 outbreak in the state of Kano, Nigeria and the misinformation and response of the Kano State Government (KNSG). Issues such as suppression of news, false information, political rivalries. media narratives, and social media response are included in the article. Tensions between science and Islam, specifically around government response to death and dying, is discussed. The Health Minister of Nigeria, Dr. Osagie Ehanire, youth activist Dr. Zainab Mahmoud, professor of hematology-oncology Usman Yusuf, investigative journalist Fisayo Soyombo, and activist and “self-proclaimed” atheist Mubarak Bala are featured in the article.

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