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Nigeria locks down Lagos, Abuja to curb Covid-19 spread

With coronavirus cases on the rise, the Nigerian government has opted to curtail movement in its two major cities to curb the spread. On Sunday,...

Burkina Faso bomb kills 3 soldiers

A homemade bomb killed three paramilitary gendarmes and wounded three more Sunday in northwest Burkina Faso, security sources said. The attack on the patrol...

Ethiopia’s confirmed COVID-19 cases rise to 21

The Ethiopia Ministry of Health on late Sunday reported two more confirmed cases of COVID-19, bringing the total cases in the East African country...

COVID-19 infections near 600,000 globally: Johns Hopkins

The number of infections from the coronavirus globally approached 650,000, according to a tally by the Johns Hopkins University. The United States has the highest...

Italy records second consecutive daily drop in COVID-19 deaths

Italy on Sunday reported 756 deaths from the coronavirus representing a second straight day in which the number of deaths of reduced. The figures mean...

Somali army kills 142 Al-Shabaab militants during operation

The Somali National Army said on Sunday that 142 Al-Shabaab militants had been killed, 29 injured and 18 arrested during an on-going operation in Janale...

Zambia reports 29 COVID-19 cases as one more confirmed

Zambia on Sunday recorded one new COVID-19 case, bringing the total number of cases to 29. The new case is part of the matrix of...

Kenya reports four new COVID-19 cases

Kenya registered four new cases of the coronavirus, the Cabinet Secretary in the Ministry of Health Mutahi Kagwe announced on Sunday. This brings the total...

AfDB launches $3 billion “Fight COVID-19” social bond

The African Development Bank (AfDB) announced that it had raised $3 billion in a three-year bond to help ease the negative economic and social...

Mali holds election despite COVID-19 concerns and kidnapping of opposition leader

Mali held its long-delayed parliamentary election on Sunday despite an insurgency in its central and northern regions, concerns about coronavirus and the recent kidnapping...
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