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Covid 19: South Africa has passed the hundred thousand cases

South Africa has passed the 100,000 mark for coronavirus cases, with the number of deaths now approaching 2,000, the authorities announced Monday. The country accounts for more than half of all coronavirus infections in sub-Saharan Africa. The South African Department of Health announced in a statement on Monday June 23 that the country now has […]

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RDC: 20 years of hard labor for chief of staff of President Félix Tshisekedi

Vital Kamerhe, chief of staff of President Félix Tshisekedi, was handed 20 years of hard labor after he was found guilty of embezzlement of $48 million. He was also sentenced to 10 years of ineligibility. Presiding judge, Pierrot Bankenge, explained that it is not necessary to find the money in the defendant’s accounts to establish […]

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Côte d’Ivoire: Former President Bédié announces candidacy for the 2020 presidential election

Former president of Côte d’Ivoire Henri Konan Bédié is officially candidate for the presidential election. The candidacy of the former Ivorian head of state, 86, was announced Saturday in Abidjan at a ceremony of the Democratic Party of Côte d’Ivoire (PDCI). He was officially urged to stand at the party’s nomination convention scheduled for the […]

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Nigeria holds Ghanaian authorities accountable for demolition of diplomatic building in Accra

Nigeria holds Ghana to account after the demolition of its High Commissioner’s residence in Accra. In a tweet published on Sunday 21 June, Nigerian Foreign Minister Geoffrey Onyeama said that “unknown persons” destroyed the diplomatic building with a bulldozer on Friday, June 19. Ghanaian authorities say that the situation is under control and that an […]

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Comorian Supreme Court dismissed appeal by former president Ahmed Abdallah Mohamed Sambi

The Comorian Supreme Court on Saturday dismissed the appeal by former president Ahmed Abdallah Mohamed Sambi’s lawyer. Imprisoned at his home for about two years on charges of embezzlement of public funds worth several hundred million dollars, Mohamed Sambi has neither been tried nor released, despite the fact that the legal length of pre-trial detention […]

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After football, school to resume in Tanzania amidst virus concerns

Tanzania announced the reopening of schools closed for 3 months due to the Covid-19 epidemic. Primary schools will reopen in 10 days, June 29, President John Magufuli announced. The universities have already taken over since the beginning of June. This announcement raises questions, since the last time the government published the figures for the pandemic […]

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Army announces death of rebel Kerbino Wol in South Sudan

Only ten days after launching his rebel group, Kerbino Wol was killed. The former soldier who became entrepreneur and philanthropist had been imprisoned for twenty months. Released in January, he had decided early June to found a rebel group, the October 7 Movement. Defense spokesman said he was shot dead with three fighters “when he […]

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Kenya and Djibouti, who will replace South Africa at the UN Security Council?

A long diplomatic battle between two African countries will come to an end today Wednesday 17 June at the United Nations. Kenya and Djibouti have been battling for a year to claim the non-permanent African seat on the Security Council for the years 2021 and 2022 to replace the outgoing South Africa. Diplomats are returning […]

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Health workers started unlimited strike in Nigeria

One of the main unions of medical doctors in Nigeria began on June 15 an unlimited strike throughout the country as the country has just passed the bar of 16,000 confirmed cases of Covid-19 including more than 800 contaminated health workers according to official data (16,085 cases, 420 deaths). They denounce poor working conditions and […]

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Reconciliation dialogue started between Somalia and Somaliland in Djibouti

The presidents of Somalia and the former province of British Somalia that seceded in 1991, called Somaliland, met face to face for the first time on Sunday 14 June in Djibouti. Officially, it was a “consultation summit” intended, above all, to open negotiations on the conflictual relations between the two capitals. After being greeted on […]

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