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Zimbabwe: President vows to ‘flush out’ opponents

“The bad apples that tried to divide our people and weaken our system will be eliminated,” the Zimbabwean President promised in a speech to the nation. “We will overcome the attempts of a few thugs, acting with foreign detractors, to destabilize our society,” President Emmerson Mnangagwa, said. Authorities on Friday banned demonstrations meant to protest […]

Zimbabwe: Vice-President Constantino Chiwenga appointed Minister of Health

Zimbabwe has not had a real Minister of Health since the dismissal of Obadiah Moyo, 66, accused of illegally awarding a $20 million contract to a Dubai company to provide Covid-19 tests and protective equipment. And this while the country has record figures of contamination with the new coronavirus and the public health system is […]

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Senegal: “Les Echos” newspaper premises vandalized in Dakar

The premises of Les Echos daily in Dakar were vandalized Wednesday by supporters of Serigne Moustapha Sy, a religious leader, who blamed the daily’s editorial staff for claiming that the religious leader had tested positive for coronavirus. Several international organizations and Senegalese media have condemned the violent acts and are calling for sanctions. Computers with […]

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Benin classified as a middle-income country

Benin, considered so far a low-income country, has been upgraded by the World Bank, since July 1, to the category of middle-income countries such as Morocco, Côte d’Ivoire and Senegal after its per capita income rose from $870 to $1,250. A historic performance recalled by Patrice Talon on Friday, during his speech on the 60th […]

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Gabon: Coronavirus invades oil production sites

In Gabon, the peak of the Covid-19 pandemic was reached last May. Data on the pandemic are significantly down. However, the virus has just emerged at the heart of the Gabonese economy. Last week, 125 oil employees tested positive for Covid-19 at three oil production sites. Concerned, Health Minister Guy Patrick Obiang Ndong made a […]

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Togo: Resumption of air traffic

In Togo, the international airport Gnassingbé Eyadéma of Lomé has resumed its commercial flights since Saturday. Several measures are being taken to prevent the contamination or spread of the coronavirus disease. RFI visited the site. At the entrance to the terminal on the departure level, a hand-washing facility is in place and the floor is […]

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Covid-19: Algeria Appeals for Urgent International Aid to Sahrawis in Polisario-controlled Camps

After having denied the existence of positive Covid-19 cases in the Tindouf camps, the Algerian regime and the Polisario now admit the situation is “critical”, calling for an emergency international aid for the Sahrawis sequestered in these camps where the spread of the coronavirus pandemic is making things worse. Through its official news agency, Algeria, […]

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Ex-Chelsea striker Drogba submits candidacy for Ivory Coast FA presidency

Didier Drogba officially submitted his candidacy for the presidency of the FIF on Saturday 1st August, the deadline for starting the race. The former captain of the Elephants, who had to fight to build his candidacy, will know within five days if the electoral commission validates his file. There were a lot of people in […]

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Gabon: PDG party penalizes its members who did not vote to decriminalize homosexuality

The Gabonese Democratic Party (PDG) does not mess with internal discipline. All senators and deputies who did not vote or abstained during the adoption of the law decriminalising homosexuality in the country were punished, the party’s Standing Disciplinary Committee announced on 1 August. The 25 executives who received a formal notice and a warning with […]

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Côte d’Ivoire: Alassane Ouattara reserves his answer over his acceptance to be candidate

Ivorian President Alassane Ouattara announced in front of dozens of leaders and elected officials of his movement gathered at the Palais des Congrès in Abidjan come to ask him to accept to run for a third term, that he was taking note of their request, without revealing his decision. “With great attachment and affection to […]

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