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Cameroonian student in China contracts coronavirus

A 21-year-old Cameroonian student in China has become the first African known to be diagnosed with the deadly coronavirus, local media reported. In a statement, Yangtze University said the student was being treated in hospital in southern Jingzhou City after contracting the illness while on a visit to Wuhan City, the epicentre of the outbreak. […]

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Eritrea, others denounce Trump’s expanded US travel ban

The government of Eritrea has described a US ban on immigrant visas for its citizens as “unacceptable”.   Eritrean Foreign Minister Osman Saleh Mohammed said the government saw the ban as a political move that would hurt the country’s relations with the United States. He however ruled out the expulsion of the US ambassador over […]

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Foreign Ministers to Meet on Libya (again) in Mid-March

Foreign ministers of countries seeking to broker a peace agreement in Libya have agreed to meet again in the middle of March, German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas said. “All foreign ministers present at the recent Libya conference in Berlin will meet again in mid-March,” Maas told German broadcaster ZDF. It was important that the Libyan […]

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Coronavirus: Moroccan nationals returning from Wuhan to be quarantined for 20 days

Morocco will put people airlifted from China’s Wuhan into quarantine of 20 days amid the implementation of measures to avert the spread of the virus in the country where no case has been registered so far.   The 167 people on board the RAM Dreamliner will be transferred to Hospital Sidi Said in Meknes and […]

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Coronavirus: Algeria to repatriate Tunisian, Libyan nationals from Wuhan

Algeria’s national carrier, Air Algérie has flown to Wuhan, the epicenter of the Coronavirus outbreak, to bring back its nationals as well as citizens of its neighbors, Libya and Tunisia. The aircraft, TSA reports, took off from capital Algiers Sunday morning for the Chinese city, which has been locked down over coronavirus outbreak which has […]

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Africa’s economy to grow despite external shocks – AfDB

Africa’s economic growth is forecast to rise to about 4% this year and next year from 3.4% in 2019, driven by infrastructure investments and natural resource exports, the African Development Bank (AfDB) said. The forecast which is roughly at the same level as that estimated by the institution for the year 2018, was driven by […]

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Coronavirus: African airlines suspend flights to China

Ethiopian Airlines, Kenya Airways, RwandAir, Air Madagascar, Air Mauritus and Royal Air Maroc have suspended flights to mainland China because of the coronavirus outbreak that has killed at least 213 people there. The airlines said the suspensions are indefinite or temporary, and have offered to refund or re-route passengers who had booked flights to China. […]

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Ethiopia: New investment law to attract FDI

Ethiopia has passed a new investment law on Thursday as part of the Horn of Africa nation’s economy and drive progress toward a middle-income status. According to the new law, banking, insurance, micro-credit and micro-saving services will be reserved for domestic investors. The country’s banking sector, dominated by the two oldest and most profitable institutions […]

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Over 200 African Inmates granted free pardon in Morocco

King Mohammed VI of Morocco has granted free pardon to 201 African inmates, for humanitarian reasons. The exceptional royal pardon was granted to the 201 inmates for humanitarian reasons and benefited elderly prisoners or those suffering from illness, the Moroccan Ministry of Justice said in a press release. All necessary measures have been taken to […]

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Côte d’Ivoire: Ex-rebel leader says he remains presidential candidate

Former Ivorian rebel leader Guillaume Soro on Tuesday said he would not drop out of presidential elections set for the end of the year, despite an arrest warrant against him. Ivorian public prosecutor issued a warrant for Soro on Dec. 23 as part of an investigation into an alleged coup plot. Soro denied any wrongdoing […]

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