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Mauritania records first coronavirus death

Mauritania has declared its first fatality from coronavirus, state media reported on Tuesday, adding to the growing death toll on the African continent.

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Algeria’s Bouteflika languishes at home a year after his fall

A year after the unexpected downfall of Algeria’s longtime president Abdelaziz Bouteflika, the ailing octogenarian remains holed up in his plush and ...

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Lagos in lockdown as Africa virus closures spread

Africa’s largest city Lagos was deserted Tuesday after Nigeria locked down its economic hub and shuttered its capital, in the continent’s latest ...

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Sierra Leone records first coronavirus case

Sierra Leone has recorded its first case of the new coronavirus, the government said on Tuesday, making it the latest African country to register an infection.
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Tanzania records first death from coronavirus

Tanzania on Tuesday recorded its first death from the Covid-19 coronavirus, a 49-year-old man who had underlying health issues, the health ministry said.
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WATCH | 'Avoid overcrowded places like your boyfriend's heart': Kenyan MP's tips on ...

As health authorities and leaders offer guidelines on keeping healthy amid the Covid-19 outbreak, one Kenyan MP's ...

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Sierra Leone scraps pregnant girl school ban

Sierra Leone has overturned a ban on pregnant girls attending school, the government said Monday, adding that it sought ...

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Kings and chiefs fight coronavirus in Ivory Coast

“Good day, this message is about the coronavirus. It is a very dangerous disease,” warns a voice relayed by ...

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Nigerians brace for lockdown as Africa tries to halt virus

Over 20 million Nigerians on Monday scrambled to prepare for lockdown in sub-Saharan Africa’s biggest city Lagos and ...

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DR Congo security forces kill 31 attackers in Lubumbashi: NGO

DR Congo security forces have killed 31 armed assailants in clashes around Lubumbashi, the country’s second-largest ...

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Zimbabweans enter coronavirus lockdown amid severe economic crisis

Zimbabweans enter coronavirus lockdown amid severe economic crisis

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DR Congo security forces kill 31 attackers in Lubumbashi: NGO

DR Congo security forces have killed 31 armed assailants in clashes around Lubumbashi, the country’s second-largest ...

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Somali governor killed in Al-Shabaab suicide blast: official

A governor in Somalia’s Puntland has been killed in a suicide bombing claimed by the al-Shabaab jihadist group

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Nigeria orders lockdown in Lagos, Abuja over virus

Nigeria's President Muhammadu Buhari on Sunday ordered the "cessation of all movements" for two weeks in largest city ...

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Zimbabwe begins coronavirus lockdown

Zimbabwean authorities on Monday began enforcing a three-week lockdown in its fight against the spread of coronavirus ...

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Production and sale of booze allowed during Covid-19 lockdown in Zim

The manufacturing and sale of alcohol has been deemed an “essential service” during Zimbabwe’s 21-day coronavirus ...

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'Just one case': fears coronavirus may spread like wildfire in world's refugee camps

HEALTH-CORONAVIRUS/REFUGEES (PIX):'Just one case': fears coronavirus may spread like wildfire in world's refugee camps

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Botswana executes two convicted murderers

Botswana, one of the few democracies to still enforce the death penalty, on Saturday executed two men convicted of ...

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Senegal’s graffiti artists join fight against coronavirus

Senegal's graffiti artists join fight against coronavirus

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