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COVID-19: Africa passes the 500,000 confirmed cases threshold

Africa has passed the 500,000 confirmed cases threshold. This represents an additional 100,000 cases since July 1. According to the World Health Organization, 22 countries on the continent have seen their number of cases double in one month. With more than 12,000 deaths in five months on the continent, the Covid-19 pandemic is already more […]

Zimbabwe: Health minister fired for alleged corruption

Zimbabwean President Emmerson Mnangagwa finally separated on July 8 from his health minister, who was arrested two weeks ago on corruption charges. Obadiah Moyo, a former hospital director, was alleged to have fraudulently awarded $60 million worth of government contracts for tests and equipment against Covid-19, including to a Hungarian company. His arrest led to […]

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Covid-19: Morocco Extends State of Health Emergency until August 10

Moroccan authorities have decided to extend by one month the state of health emergency until August 10 to keep up the efforts deployed in the country against the coronavirus pandemic as the lockdown restrictions have been increasingly eased, while respecting safety guidelines. The ongoing public health emergency, which has been enforced in Morocco since March […]

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Sudan reopens airports for flights from Egypt, Turkey, UAE

Sudan Thursday said it has re-opened Khartoum international airport for flights from Egypt, Turkey and UAE, after a four-month hiatus because of covid-19 pandemic. Ibrahim Adlan, the general director of Sudan’s Civil Aviation Authority, said air traffic has partially resumed as of Thursday, Anadolu news agency reports. The Sudanese official also indicated that all passengers […]

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UN: Morocco Calls for Realistic & Pragmatic Solution to Libyan Crisis

Morocco has called for a realistic and pragmatic solution to the Libyan crisis, which continues to get worse every day, go unresolved and rip through the country with the intensification of foreign interventions. “Let us be realistic and pragmatic in addressing the situation in Libya. The proliferation of initiatives has the opposite effect”, Morocco’s top […]

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Côte d’Ivoire: Prime Minister Amadou Gon Coulibaly passed away

The Ivorian Prime Minister died on July 8 afternoon in Abidjan. He collapsed during a meeting of the Council of Ministers. He died after being evacuated to the Pisam polyclinic. Amadou Gon Coulibaly was 61 years old. He had gone to the Pitié-Salpêtrière Hospital in Paris at the beginning of May for medical follow-up following […]

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Central African Republic: Parliament passes the law to establish a new National Elections Authority

The draft law on the organization and functioning of the National Elections Authority in the Central African Republic was in the hands of MPs on July 7. New commissioners are expected to take office as soon as the law comes into force. They will be in charge of participating in the conduct of electoral operations. […]

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Morocco: the city of Safi quarantined

The city of Safi, which until then had been able to resist the spread of the virus, has been affected by the epidemic very quickly to the extent that the southern port town has been reconfined, Moroccan authorities announced on Sunday. This decision was taken after an outbreak of contamination in a fish canning factory […]

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Benin: Attempt of coup d’état against Patrice Talon?

Rumors and social networks have reported an attempted coup d’état that reportedly failed on the night of 25-26 June. Conflicting information was circulated on the subject and for the first time the minister spokesman made an official statement on 1 July. He acknowledged that there had been arrests for “acts contrary to peace”. The Minister […]

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Côte d’Ivoire: Prime Minister Amadou Gon Coulibaly back to Abidjan

Evacuated to Paris two months ago for follow-up care for his heart transplant, Prime Minister Amadou Gon Coulibaly returned on Thursday 2 July on a presidential plane sent to pick him up. With four months to go before the presidential election, the prolonged absence of the man who will wear the RHDP colours in the […]

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