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Sudan: Sadeq al-Mahdi died of Covid-19 at the age of 85

The last democratically elected Sudanese head of government, Sadeq al-Mahdi, died on Thursday of Covid-19. The head of the Umma party had been overthrown by the military coup of former leader Omar al-Bashir in 1989. Sadeq al-Mahdi was transferred to the United Arab Emirates on 3 November, along with several members of his family and […]

Tax evasion costs Africa $25 billion a year, a research reveals

Tax evasion costs Africa more than US$25 billion a year, according to a study conducted by a network of NGOs, including the Global Tax Justice Alliance. In the fight against the Covid-19 pandemic, tax evasion is considered “unacceptable”, as it reduces the revenue that African countries could spend on their health. Twenty-three billion dollars is […]

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Côte d’Ivoire: Augustin Sidy Diallo passed away after tested positive to COVID-19

Day of mourning for Ivorian football. On Saturday 21 November, Augustin Sidy Diallo was swept away at the age of 61. He had tested positive at Covid-19 in early November. Great figures of football, shocked by this brutal loss, pay tribute to the leader. It was under his presidency that the Elephants had once again […]

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Kenya: The death of the renowned surgeon Dr Nira Patel and Anthony Were Omollo rose anger among health professionals

Anger is mounting in Kenya after the deaths this weekend of two prominent doctors. They succumbed to Covid-19 as the country faces a second wave of killings. More than 2,000 health workers have contracted the virus since the start of the pandemic. Dozens have died from it. Their union is threatening to strike if nothing […]

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Zambia admits serious financial difficulties due to Covid 19 pandemic

Having failed to meet a $42.5 million payment due to its Western creditors in October, Zambia acknowledges that it has serious cash flow problems, but says it is not in default. Lusaka explains that it “All creditors must be treated fairly,” according to Zambian Central Bank Governor Christopher Mvunga. Zambia had only $36 million available […]

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Africa Cup of Nations 2021: Qualifiers resumed

Qualification for the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations football tournament resumed on 11 November 2020 after a year’s interruption due to the Covid-19 pandemic. For this third day, Mauritania and Comoros were held in check (1-1) by Burundi and Kenya. But the taste of a draw does not have the same flavour among the Mourabitounes […]

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Morocco-COVID-19: Over 140,000 students moved from private to public schools

Over 140,000 Moroccan Students have left private schools and enrolled this year in Public schools after the covid-19 health crisis had forced some independent schools to shutdown due to incurred financial losses. In a presentation before the parliamentary education committee, Saaid Amzazi, Minister of National Education, said last year 52,000 students switched to public schooling […]

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Morocco to launch large-scale vaccination campaign against COVID-19

Morocco will launch, in the coming weeks, a large-scale vaccination operation against Covid-19 to end the acute phase of the pandemic. The announcement was made by the Royal Office in a statement issued after King Mohammed VI chaired, Monday, Nov. 9, at the Royal Palace in Rabat, a working session on the vaccination strategy against […]

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Covid-19: WB-IMF Annual Meetings Planned in Marrakesh Rescheduled until 2022

The World Bank -IMF annual meetings planned in Marrakesh (Morocco) in October 2021 have been rescheduled until 2022 due to the covid-19-pandemic. The announcement was made Thursday by the host country and the two international financial institutions. The annual meetings are usually held for two consecutive years at the WB and IMF headquarters in Washington […]

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Algerian President transferred to Germany for “in-depth medical checkups

Algerian President Abdelmadjid Tebboune has been transferred to Germany for in-depth medical examinations following recommendation from his medical staff, his office said in a statement Wednesday. Tebboune, a 74-year old heavy smoker, has not made any public appearance since Saturday following indications from his office that he has gone into self-isolation as part of precautions […]

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